Young Vic Taking Part are creating FOREST, a new show inspired by Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah’s Tree and we’re looking for people from Lambeth and Southwark to be part of it.
This is the first time we have joined together our three strands of work; Learning, Participation and Neighbourhood Theatre, to create a theatre experience which feels like it is for everyone, using live music and other media to tell stories from the people in our neighbourhood.
Rehearsals: Occasional rehearsals in June/ July (Exact dates TBC). Then, 29 July – 17 August 2019.
Tech and shows: 19 – 24 August 2019
Tree takes you on a thrilling journey in search of the soul and spirit of contemporary South Africa. Created by Idris Elba, whose album Mi Mandela provides the inspiration for the soundtrack, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, this major world-premiere production performed in the round, is also directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah.
Music, dance and film combine with an exciting cast to explore the past, present and future of this country at a crossroads – all through the eyes of one young man on a journey of healing.
We would like to invite artists and companies to submit expressions of interest and a short description of how you think the community of Lambeth and Southwark can respond to Tree. We are looking to form a team of artists from multiple disciplines, so we would like to hear from collectives, companies, film makers, musicians, directors, writers, and designers.
Please tell us what you’d like to do in any of the following ways:
- A letter (either on paper or emailed)
- A video (no longer than 5 minutes) .mov or .mp4 good for us
- A voice recording (no longer than 5 minutes) .wav or .mp3 good for us
- A PowerPoint presentation (of no more than 10 slides)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your expression of interest by Friday 23 November at 1pm. We will be meeting people to discuss ideas on 4 and 5 December.