1. Shakespeare Trilogy – Play One – Julius Caeser
Phyllida Lloyd’s gripping films of the ground breaking Donmar Warehouse Shakespeare Trilogy, in which women play all the parts originally written for men, could not be more timely. Lloyd’s meta-theatrical approach made the actors inmates in a women’s prison assuming the characters in Shakespeare’s plays and the consequences of social and criminal justice inequities are especially relevant. The casts, led by Harriet Walter, evoke with gusto that raw, tragic pain we are reliving today. Shot in front of a live audience in London at the Donmar Warehouse King’s Cross in December 2016, the films were edited to include separately shot, hand-held and GoPro footage, breaking the formality of the traditional live camera “capture” of stage productions and bringing the audience into the centre of the action with thrilling immediacy. The Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy made their live U.S. premieres at St. Ann’s Warehouse: Julius Caesar in 2013, Henry IV in 2016, and The Tempest in 2017.
A multi layered act of liberation.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES
“One of the most important theatrical events of the last twenty years.” —THE OBSERVER
2. Clore Leadership
The Clore Fellowship is a tailored programme of leadership development which aims to enrich and transform cultural practice and engagement by developing leadership potential, acumen and skills. This year they will award places to around 20 exceptional leaders from a range of specialisms across the cultural sector including the visual and performing arts, museums, libraries, archives and heritage, broadcasting and digital media, cultural policy and practice.
3. Untold Stories
The 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for entries. The prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words). The competition is free to enter and open to any citizen of a Commonwealth country who is aged 18 and over. Regional winners each receive £2,500 and the opportunity to be published online by Granta magazine, and the overall winner receives £5,000. As well as English, stories are accepted in the Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish languages. Translated entries from any language into English are also eligible. If the winning story is a translation, the translator receives additional prize money.
4. Wait For Me
Written by Sam Cassidy and directed and choreographed by Ainsley Ricketts (a finalist on The Greatest Dancer), the piece follows love, loss and life and is recorded by a cast grouped together in a social bubble, adhering to Covid guidelines. Angels dance away the millennia in the realm of Heaven, two ethereal beings, entwined for all eternity and wrapped up in euphoric bliss until the moment they are split. Separated, they are sent to Earth with half a mortal soul wrapped in their arms. To fulfil a sacred vow, each must now act as the guardian of a mortal, destined to find their soul mate. Yet an angel’s journey is so much more than fulfilment of an ancient duty: for not only must these unseen guardians guide their mortals toward their destined other halves, it is only at the very moment that mortal soul mates touch that angels are free to resume their everlasting dance. And so begins the story of Jack and Emma: two halves destined to be made whole; and the ebb and flow of the lives they lived and danced as one…
You can watch the show via INPLAYER , a secure pay-per-view hosting site that will be accessible via a link on the ‘WaitForMeLive’ Facebook page
5. Only The Brave
Only the Brave, recounts the raw courage and determination of those who fought and felt the physical and emotional pain of the Second World War. It tells the story of a group of brave soldiers embarking on a dangerous mission that holds the key to the success of the D-Day Landings. This rousing and original musical interweaves the soldier’s stories with that of their families and loved ones. Based on true events, the musical evokes the camaraderie and bravery of the second world war generation. This archive version was filmed in 2016 by AdVision TV Ltd at Wales Millennium Centre , co-produced with Soho Theatre, Daniel Sparrow Productions and Birdsong Productions with a cast of Welsh musical stars led by Caroline Sheen and David Thaxton. Written by Rachel Wagstaff, with music by Cardiff born composer Matthew Brind and directed by Steve Marmion.
6. Flow Tales
Flow Tales is a digital call for artists and exhibition which explore the relationship between landscape and community on a local and global scale, and transfer this criticality to inspiration for artistic production. They are inviting artists, authors, researchers, historians, photographers, videomakers, designers and communication experts to participate in writing untold stories of water, rivers, seas, lakes in an era of disturbed flows around the globe. Flow Tales is supported by the Kültür için Alan funding program.
7. Virtual Working
The Japan Foundation, Bangkok (JFBKK) and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) through its arts website culture360.ASEF.org have launched an open call for Virtual Workings, an e-residency for emerging arts curators from the ASEAN region and Japan. Organised as a response to the impact of the global pandemic, this e-residency will be held online for a period of 6 weeks and will offer an opportunity for capacity building, peer learning and collaboration with a support of an expert in the field who will serve as a mentor to each pair of curators. Selected curators will work in pairs. Each pair will be assigned a mentor and will collaborate online over a period of 6 weeks (16 November – 22 December 2020). Each pair will work on a final output that could take the form of an online presentation, photo documentary, podcast, video documentary, mock project presentation online, amongst others. The final output of the residency will be published on culture360.ASEF.org and partners’ social media channels.
8. Theatre For One – Here We Are
Theatre For One: Here We Are is a live digital theatrical experience that brings together one actor and one audience member featuring eight new micro-plays which speak to these times we are in. Here We Are is commissioned by Arts Brookfield. Free tickets are released on Mondays at 10AM EST before each Thursday performance. You must sign up in advance and will see one of the eight plays. The performance is completely online. Here We Are writers have contributed works that span a spectrum of ideas and points of view.
9. Sherlock In Homes
Don your deerstalker, grab your notepad and boil your kettle! It’s time to Zoom in to a murder mystery from your own home. Case File #1: Murder at the Circus. Expect high wires and even higher stakes as you play detective and attempt to unmask a murderer, in this Victorian case of dastardly behaviour and deadly death at The Bearded Lady’s Circus of Wonders. Only you can solve this case…This show is presented by Bristol Old Vic and Sharp Teeth