Thursday, 28 January 2010

The Invitation.

Hello ALL!

I would like to open up the opportunity to attend the development reading of Golden Delilah's new spring production; 7:1 Beyond Control (more details below). Having sent all 7 plays out to a reading panel which consisted of Actors, Directors, Producers, Writers and people who are not apart of the industry and collated feedback. The writers have gained an insight into how an audience may percieve their work and how they can further develop their piece.

We are now at the stage of a development reading. We need your opinions and suggestions to get us to the next stage. We currently can only offer 10 places as spaces are limited if you fancy coming along and putting in your tupence worth please contact us on the email address at the end of the message and we will inform you of the venue.

The dates and times of the reading on 13th February is as follows:

Date: Saturday 13th February 2010

Times: 2pm - 5pm

At this stage we would just like industry people (Actors, Directors, Writers etc) to attend. We feel that it is important in these early stages to have an audience that understands the process of developing a play and the specific details required to do so.

What is 7:1 Beyond Control

In October 2009 Golden Delilah had a very successful week run at the Hackney Empire with our Autumn production Under Her Skin. Under Her Skin was a collection of three provocative plays by Zoe Simon, Hannah Burke and Alexander Williams which concentrated on female characters across the social spectrum and how they were effected by loneliness, dependency and alienation within London. Under Her Skin was performed in the Marie Lloyd Bar -Hackney Empire, 19th October- 24th October 2009.

Golden Delilah has now commissioned 7 writers for our Spring season 7:1 Beyond Control. 7:1 Beyond Control is a collection of 7 short plays (10 mins each) by new writers focusing on *Saligia and it's effects on the human nature. In this new decade, many issues concerning our moral values and how they effect our, family, social and work relationships have been exposed. As the new decade offers us the opportunity to reflect on the last decade as well as offering us the chance to form fresh perspectives, 7:1 Beyond Control revises the Seven Deadly Sins in relation to living in the 21st century.

7:1 Beyond Control revises the Seven Deadly Sins in relation to the 21st Century.

- Pride


- Lust



- Envy

- Greed

The Writers

Gluttony: Joel Horwood: Joel is a member of the Royal Court/BBC 'The 50' scheme and took part in The Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays in November 2006. He is currently Nabokov's playwright-in-residence. His plays include: I Caught Crabs in Walberswick (Hightide Festival), The Count of Monte Cristo (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Is Everyone Okay (nabokov), Stoopud Fucken Animals (Traverse), Food (Traverse) and Mikey the Pikey (Edinburgh Festival Fringe).

Envy: Graham Dickson : Graham Dickson is a young actor and writer based in East London. In early 2009 he was named the winner of Soho Theatre's Westminster Prize for short playwriting with his first play, 'Divine'. He has just finished writing his first full-length play, 'Buttons', which he hopes to bring to the stage in 2010. Graham also co-wrote a short film, 'Duty', which earned honourable mention last year in the 'Three Graces' film competition hosted by TANK magazine and Swarovski, and he is about to start work co-scripting an upcoming feature film from writer-director Nicholas Winter.

Pride: Gbolahan Obisesan: A writer and director who has described as ‘personifying the future of Contemporary British Theatre’ He is the Bulldog Princep Directors Bursary Recipient 2008 - 2009 at the National Theatre Studio and the recipient of the 2009 Jerwood Directors Award at the Young Vic.

Sloth: John Gordon: An Afrocentric white male writer resident in Shepherds Bush, London, England.

Gordon script-edited two seasons of Patrik-Ian Polk's television show Noah's Arc (2005-6) for the US cable channel Logo. He wrote two episodes of the second season, and across 2007 co-storylined (with Polk and Q. Allan Brocka) the spin-off feature-film, subsequently co-writing the screenplay with Polk. The film, Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom, was given a limited release in six American cities, where it played to sold-out houses at the end of October 2008 and recouped $500,000 in ticket sales alone. In January 2009 the Jumping The Broom script that Gordon and Polk wrote was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, as was the film itself in the Best Independent Feature category. In April 2009 the film won the GLAAD Best (limited release) Feature Film.His 10-minute short film Souljah - about a gay African former child soldier (B3/Angelica Entertainments 2007), and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair is currently doing the rounds of film festivals, having premiered at the London Film Festival on 30 October 2007. July 2008 Souljah won the award for Best Short Film at the Rushes Soho Shorts festival. April 2009 it won Best International Short at the Toronto Reelworld Film Festival. Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair for Team Angelica Productions produced by Beadle-Blair, Gordon and Carleen Beadle

Lust: Zoe Simon: Up and coming playwright Zoe Simon has been making waves on the London and Edinburgh Fringe with her gritty narratives and fiery, sawn-off dialogue. Zoe beat off stiff competition to be short listed for Off West End's 2008 'Adopt a Playwright Award for her play Saturday Night (White Bear) a powerful examination of what it really means to be a woman in the 21st century. Her play Scratch about the 7/7 bombings received excellent reviews, and also played at The White Bear where Zoe was attached as a playwright. Zoe’s play Head a tale of alienated the youth played at The Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe, where it was Fringe First nominated. Zoe also works as an artists model and performance artist, her work includes a live installation for The Barbican's Seduced exhibition. Press for Zoe’s writing: Simon reveals herself here as a writer of rare audacity and ambition (Lucy Powell in Time Out on 'Scratch' ***), Simon is showing the promise of being an outstanding theatrical player (The Stage on 'Head'). A writer to watch (The Metro on 'Head)

Wrath: Hannah Burke: A young Irish writer, Hannah began her career writing plays with big casts for small children. She now has a residency with Stage Craft Youth Theatre Eire and tops them up with great new pieces every year. Hannah contributed her outstanding writing to Mothers of Modern Ireland a documentary filmed last year and due for circulation in 2011. A new and energetic play of hers The Bay had it’s Edinburgh d├ębut at the Te Pooka venue 2009 after a triumphant run it transferred to the prestigious Theatre 503, London. Other recent projects include; Mum, Me (Tristan Bates Theatre) Dir: Ariella Eshed. SKOLKA London, Ireland, Belgium & Edinburgh Fringe.

Greed : Serenah Cole:Serenah Cole has been working as a performance poet, writer, compare and events organizer since 2003. She has been commissioned to write and perform for The National Space Centre, Leicester City Carnival, BBC Radio, for the Arts Councils Roots Project. She won Farrago East End Slam, was nominated for Farrago Zoo Best Performer Award and performed at Glastonbury Music Festival. She founded NOIZinZION performance poetry and music events funded by the Arts Council. NOIZinZION showcased some of the UK’s finest performance poets including Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Zena Edwards, Crisis and Courttia Newland. More recently she has written two new plays “And It Hurts Like Brand New Shoes” and “A Good Wife”. After recently completing The Royal Court’s Critical Mass writers group course she has been invited onto their prestigious Invitation Group. She produced ‘A Letter to England’ a Double Bill of new British political plays at The Finborough Theatre, London; Showcasing ‘The Blessing Way’ by Nirjay Mahindru and ‘The Insurgents’ by Anders Lustgarten.

We can only offer 10 places, so if you fancy coming to the reading, please email us!

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