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‘Thompson is so personable you could eat her up’ Lyn Garden, The Guardian
‘a force of nature’ The Stage
‘an inspiration’ The Independent
Featured in The Stage 100 Most Influential Leaders 2018
Named in the top '10 Black British Women Killing It In Their Field’ Buzzfeed
Winner of The Stage Edinburgh Award; The Filipa Brangaca Award for Best Female Solo Performance and The Total Theatre Award for Experimentation, Innovation and Playing with Form.
Live Collision presents
Dates: 25 Apr - 28 Apr
Show Time: 11am - 7pm
65. Are you black, or are you ‘new black’?
170. My mum does not talk about race anymore. It makes her uncomfortable, tired. Will this happen to me?
660. Who is more problematic – famous racist Nigel Farage, or the liberal journalist politely asking him questions?
720. When does it all end?
RACE CARDS is a constantly growing installation and archive, undertaken in aid of Selina Thompson’s research for her body of work As Wide and As Deep as the Sea. It has been a card game, a durational performance and an 18 hour one-to-one.
In 2017-18 it has been presented as an installation containing 1000 questions about race, written by Selina in three sittings across 24 hours one weekend in Edinburgh. For Live Collision, we present the video documentation of a durational performance in Austin, Texas for Fusebox Festival recorded on Saturday 21st April 2018.
Supported by Buzzcut, Forest Fringe and Fierce FWD. Seed commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre and Leeds Library through Room 700.
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Written and performed by Selina Thompson
Designed by Bethany Wells
Produced by Emma Beverley
Production Managed by Louise Gregory
Selina Thompson is an artist, performer, writer and Artistic Director of Selina Thompson Ltd, whose work has been shown and praised internationally. Her practice is primarily intimate, political, and participatory, with a strong strand of public engagement that then leads to joyous, highly visual work that seeks to connect to those often marginalized by the arts.
Many institutions support Selina’s work across the country, including: The National Theatre Studio, Birmingham REP, and Arts Council England. Since 2013 her live work has reached over 8000 people. In 2016, she retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle to Ghana and Jamaica, in research for her new show ‘salt.’ In 2017-20, she is working with teenage girls in five UK cities, to make new performances about their lives.
December 15 2018, at 04:53pm
Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to announce the shortlisted artists for the REALISE production award for theatre and contemporary dance artists with disabilities. This award is designed to support the production and presentation of ambitious new work by individual artists with disabilities. The 4 shortlisted artists are: • Conor Geoghegan • Emma Fisher • Roderick Ford • Tara Brandel The 4 shortlisted artists will receive mentoring support from Lucy Ryan, consultant producer prior to submitting their final applications on 21st February 2019. The final recipient of REALISE will receive a production award of €40,000 for…Read More
November 23 2018, at 01:41pm
We're thrilled to announce our new Communications and Development Manager, Eimear O'Reilly! Eimear currently holds the position of Communications Officer here at Project and will take up her new role in January 2019. Since completing her studies at University College Dublin with a BA in English and Art History, Eimear has been immersed in the local arts and theatre scene, working with multiple festivals and arts organisations throughout Dublin City, including Dublin Theatre Festival, Gerry Lundberg PR, Arts & Disability Ireland, Temple Bar Tradfest, O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin Writers Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival. Before joining Project Arts…Read More