Springboard Festival 2018
This one-day theatre festival brings together six exciting short plays by young companies
Springboard Festival ’18 brings you six performances by some of the most promising young artists and theatre makers, curated by the East 15 Acting School and with the support of Bernie Grant Arts Centre and The Kitchen Network.
From a story of self-destructive love to a trippy comedy caper, from stock market greed to a liberating coming of age tale, you will be moved, surprised and delighted by these extraordinary young performers and their work.
As well as six plays, this exciting one day festival includes live music and a selection of short films, all by emerging artists, as well as a panel discussion titled ‘Diversity and the Actor/Creator’ with contributors including acclaimed playwright April de Angelis.
Dreamland – Hyperdrive Theatre @ 12:00
Following the collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market, Johnny, an unemployed 25-year-old, thinks he has the answer. But once you’ve made millions, what’s left?
Messiah (rehearsed reading) – Bear Trap Theatre @ 13:30
A radical retelling of the death of Fred Hampton, leader of the Black Panthers, murdered by the Chicago police department in 1969.
The Half Moon Shania – Burnt Lemon Theatre @ 15:00
The Half Moon Pub – 1999. ‘The G Stringz’ headline the punk pit stop on the tour of their twenties. It’s gonna be a riot!
FIVE:EIGHT – The Vandens Karta Ensemble @ 16:30
A disparate group of characters, falling, sweltering with desolation, sexuality, and a burning silence which swells to a wall of sound. This performance includes nudity.
Discussion Panel – Diversity and the Actor/ Creator – 17:45
Dirty Paradise (rehearsed reading) – Andrea Ling @ 18:30
A coming of age story of liberation and survival set in an industrial warehouse in Tottenham.
The Dip – Milk and Blood Theatre @ 20:00
A young man’s technicolour trip of sexual awakening.