We are delighted to announce our programme for 2017. The coming twelve months have been brewing for some time and we cannot wait to share what’s in store.
The programme includes five new Coney projects, a whole host of open events and some exclusive commissions.
Whichever the project, you’ll always be invited as a co-creator to genuinely impact what happens. Sometimes you’ll be asked to play with us on your own, sometimes in a small group, and sometimes you’re asked to reach a consensus with 100 other people. The outcome is that something might have changed, even just a little for the better.
Without further delay, our programme for 2017:
January – March 2017
The Droves sees young people aged 7-11 taking the reins in creating an interactive, site responsive production for adult audiences. From designing stage lighting to developing the script, the young creatives will learn about the processes and skills involved in taking a production from conception to performance through mentorship and playful exploration. The Droves will explore what creative superpowers are simmering in our brilliant young people unlocking their potential as the best digital experts, leaders and artists of tomorrow.
The Droves will take place January – March 2017 in Tower Hamlets. If you’d like us to work with you to deliver workshops in the borough, get in touch.
Representing Coney are: Tom Bowtell, Dominic Garfield and Toby Peach.
Local Agency is a series of bespoke outreach projects designed for any place, facilitating adventure, curiosity and loveliness within communities nationwide. Local Agency forms part of the advance for We The People (of this place) and in 2017 we will be finding our way to new communities, fostering these principles through what is playfully known as the Local Agency…
Representing Coney are: Morag Iles, Toby Peach and other local makers.
In development, 2017
The Common is a piece of interactive game-theatre for a playing audience, exploring our political mindsets beyond party politics. After our wonderful Scratch Night of Play in November, it is growing, transforming and hoping to find itself in some new places. Watch this space.
Representing Coney are: Tassos Stevens, Segen Yosef and others tbc.
In development, 2017
We The People (of this place) is interested in the radical act of taking care of other people, of compassion, and communality. And what is represented by the act of making a gift to a stranger. It wants to ask good questions about the future of work, about immigration, and what might be at the heart of a new progressive politics. And it’s looking forward to finding new collaborations and creations this year as it develops.
Representing Coney are: Tassos Stevens and others tbc including local makers from the place.
On tour, Autumn 2017
REMOTE is an interactive live game interrogating the politics of choice and decision-making in an immaterial world, saturated with technology. Following on from a two-week run at Camden People’s Theatre in April 2016, we’re now looking forward to touring REMOTE in Autumn 2017, uniquely shaping the show to each location, to each audience. With the tour dates still under lock and key, keep an eye on Twitter to be the first to know where it will be popping up.
Representing Coney are: Gemma Brockis, Ellie Browning, Angela Clerkin, Vincent Field, Barney George, Kieran Lucas, Tom Lyall and Tassos Stevens.
We’ve got all sorts of open events in store for the year for the Network and wider public. They are:
- Scratch events – two Scratch events upcoming in 2017, dates to be announced
- Salons – two Salons upcoming in 2017, dates to be announced
- Exchanges – throughout the year for the Network of Coney; join the Network for details
- Playdays – opportunities to playfully develop and share work to be announced
- Masterclass – week-long Masterclasses sharing processes and techniques for making interactive theatre upcoming in 2017; give us a knock if you’re interested
Alongside our programme we’ll be working with some very excellent and dynamic clients cross-sector to deliver some exclusive and brand new projects. More to be announced soon.
If you’d like to find out more about Coney can work with you or your organisation, just knock.
Representing Coney are: Natalie Adams, Jyothi Giles, Becki Haines and Tassos Stevens.
We’ll be continuing to collaborate with our creative friends across the globe, experiment and exchange with our Associates and the Network, and playfully and meaningfully responding to what 2017 has to offer.
Over and out.