NATIONAL THEATER WALES AND CREATE Quarantine NEW SHOW AND IDENTITY IN AUDIT multilingualism
AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE LESSONS inspired by THEATRIGRWYDD, AND BY TALKS WITH migrants IN WALES AND ACROSS THE UK
National Theater Wales and Quarantine work together for the first time to stage a brand new show called English, in June 2018 the Cardiff Dance House, as part of the Festival of the Voice in 2018.
An English invites her audience into a conversation with the performer Jonny Cotsen
(Louder Is Not Always Clearer), inspired by the language lessons and conversations with migrants in Wales and across the UK with English, whether for business, pleasure, study or to survive. Joyful event, subtle, tantalizing, the English language will ask how we formulate all of us and what is happening to our sense of ourselves when we do not really know how to say who we are.
The A to Z of this lively language and identity - made in Wales, but with a global perspective - analyze pop songs, grammar torn into pieces and provides a platform for all languages in the room.
The director Richard Gregory is an artist who lives in Manchester. Is Co-Artistic Director (with Renny O'Shea) Quarantine, since 1998. Richard has developed notable practice round epic and personal responses to everyday life and ordinary. Richard has directed or co-directed 26 productions for projects and Quarantine. Currently Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University, Richard was an Associate Director in Contact, Manchester (1991-1995) and Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne (1995-1998), and Associate Artist Leicester Haymarket Theater (2002- 2003). He recently directed the City ond Vice What the People? , The opening event for the Manchester International Festival in 2017.
The performer Jonny Cotsen born in Cardiff, is profoundly deaf man in a hearing world. Jonny is a graphic designer and a qualified teacher but had left his professional career to develop itself as a performance artist, drama facilitator and consultant for inclusion in the arts. Jonny also conducted drama workshops and training inclusive for people with and without disability, and is a trustee for Disability Arts Cymru. His performing credits include: one-man show Louder Is Not Always Clearer (Mr. & Mrs. Clark, touring). Ways Of Being Together (Jo Fong), Cardiff: City Road Stories (Sherman Theater) and Confessions (Theater Versus Oppression).
Information on Performances
National Theater Wales presents & Quarantine
Performer: Jonny Cotsen
Director: Richard Gregory
Dramatwrg: Renny O'Shea
Text / Artist Collaboration: Sonia Hughes
Designer: Simon Banham
Lighting designer: Mike Brookes
Movement Director: Jo Fong
New director: Chelsey Gillard
Dates: 14-16 and 20-24 age June 2018 - 7pm
17 and June 23, 2018 - 2pm
Location: Dance House, Wales Millennium Center, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL
Telephone: 029 2037 1689
Tickets: £ 11.25- £ 15