GENDER | IDENTITY | AUSTERITY
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This month’s gathering, is in association with The Original Theatre Company – award-winning, UK-based touring theatre since 2004.
TUESDAY 9 July 2019
5.30-10pm – THE PARK THEATRE, LONDON
An evening of two parts.
First, we will hear from – and chat with – a special guest question-setter about critical thinking in gender, austerity and identity in the 21st century.
And then we will see a performance of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy and presented by The Original Theatre Company. Please note, this will be an audio described performance.
DR HEATHER KATHERINE MCROBIE
– Award-winning author, journalist, human rights expert, novelist
“WHAT IF AUSTERITY DIDN’T DAMAGE WOMEN MORE THAN MEN?”
Written by Meghan Kennedy
Directed by Lisa Blair
1960, Brooklyn, New York.
The Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters, each of them bonded by a fierce love for one another and harbouring a secret longing longing that could tear the family apart.
When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighbourhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the Muscolino sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future in this gripping, provocative and poignant portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.
This Original Theatre Company are proud to stage the European premiere of Meghan Kennedy’s enthralling coming-of-age tale, directed by Lisa Blair whose recent credits include a five star revival of Jerusalem.
Starring Hannah Bristow (Jane Eyre, National Theatre), Robert Cavanah (Shetland, Outlanderand The Royal), Mona Goodwin (Black Mirror), Stephen Hogan (The Tudors, Primeval), Georgia May Foote (Coronation Street, Grange Hill), Laurie Ogden (To Kill a Mockingbird), Gloria Onitiri (Brighton Rock, Hadestown) and Madeleine Worrall (Peter Pan, Jane Eyre National Theatre).
“Vivid, emotional and authentic.” Time Out New York (Broadway production, 2017)
“You’re going to remember your heart jumping into your throat. Incredible.” Theater Mania (Broadway production, 2017)
“Drama in the tradition of Arthur Miller, Arnold Wesker and John Osborne… engrossing.” Theater Scene (Broadway production, 2017)
“This is how you grow playwrights.” The New York Times (Broadway production, 2017)
“It was a very interesting evening with inspirational people who posed thought provoking ‘What if… ‘ propositions which made us all think differently. A great night with good people.”
“What a safe space to discuss ideas!”
“It was the reverse of other networking events – with people there to listen rather than sell”
“It was a really thought provoking ‘Brain Food’ activity that kept me buzzing for hours after. The facilitation was professional, considered, humorous and facilitative. The speakers were eloquent and passionate and the audience engaged”
“Thank you to the wonderful speakers and all those who contributed, connected, shared and made it such an enjoyable evening. Full of curiosity, humour and compassion, all that makes us human!”
“Adulthood. Do what you want with it. A different kind of coming-of-age. Liberating. Thanks for the wisdom, Possibility Club!”