june, 2017

20jun6:30 pm9:30 pmYurt Salon - Scratch Theatre (with a dash of Poetry)


Event Details

On Tuesday 20th June, we will be having our first outdoor event in the amphitheatre area of the Precinct. Led by the playwright Jerusha Green, there will be 4 scratch theatre performances by emerging playwrights and poetry by Michael Tyrell.
Doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are £4.71 in advance and £6 on the door.
Jerusha Green was born and bred in Manchester. She studied Scriptwriting and Performance at the University of East Anglia and moved to London after graduating. She was a member of Royal Court writers groups in 2014 and 2015. Playwriting credits include:Rehearsed public reading of Recreation (Arcola Theatre) Work-in-progress sharing of Are We There Yet (Pleasance Theatre Islington) Adaptation of Frankenstein  for young actors (Magdalen College School, Oxford).
Lucy Bairstow is a theatre maker and also works as an actor, director and movement director.  She is the Co – Founder and Artistic Director of Theatre with Legs. Theatre with Legs credits: ‘Maybe I Should Freeze My Eggs’ Etcetera theatre, New Wimbledon Studio, Brainchild Festival, ‘DIGS’ New Wimbledon studio, the Pleasance Islington, the Camden Peoples Theatre. Theatre with Legs will be taking ‘DIGS’ to Edinburgh Fringe 2017 where the production will have a full run at the Pleasance Courtyard. Other credits: ‘RUN’, Movement Director, The Roundhouse, ‘Fat Girls Don’t Dance’, Director, The Roundhouse, Battersea Arts Centre, Rich Mix, Bristol Old Vic, The Underbelly at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Fat Girls Don’t Dance has recently been published by Oberon books and continues to tour the UK, ‘SEXY’, Movement Director, The Roundhouse, Bristol Old Vic, Camden Peoples theatre, ‘SEXY’ is currently a work in progress, ‘Skate Hard, Turn Left’, Deviser and Actor, this show is a work in progress and will preview at the BAC in June 2017.
Dan Pick is a filmmaker, photographer and the Artistic Director of Kuleshov. Writing credits include ‘Jelly Beans’ (Pleasance, Edinburgh 2017) and ‘Afterlife’, as part of PLAY (Winner: Vault Festival People’s Choice Award 2016). Directing includes ‘BU21’ at Trafalgar Studios, ‘Cans’ at Theatre503 and ‘Burnt Toast’ (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh 2017). Dan is currently shortlisted for BBC Writersroom and worked previously as the Filmmaker at the National Theatre. www.kuleshovtheatre.com
Adam Harley trained at RADA. Theatre includes: Jelly Beans (Theatre 503), No Villain (The Old Red Lion Theatre) Romeo & Juliet, the Merry Wives of Windsor, Wind in the Willows (Chester Performs), The Hard Man, The Wallace (Finborough Theatre)Film & TV includes: Upstart Crow (BBC) Suffragette (Film 4) , the Guvnors (Fulwell 73) and a Young Doctors Notebook (BBC)
Luke Davies is a London based theatre director. Credits include The Chemsex Monologues (King’s Head, Adelaide Fringe, 2017), The HIV Monologues (Theatre 503, Ace Hotel, 2017), Superficial (The Glory, 2016), Queers (King’s Head, 2016), The Clinic (King’s Head, 2015); Journey to Sex Colony 01 (Teatre de L’Enjòlit, Barcelona, 2014), The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (Théâtre de la Poulie, Avignon, 2012); King Ubu (Zoo, Edinburgh, 2010) and East (C Venues, Edinburgh, 2009). He completed the Lamda directing MA in 2015.
Poppy Pedder is a recent graduate from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Before her time in Bristol Poppy studied Scriptwriting and Performance at the University of East Anglia. Recent roles include Cordelia alongside Timothy West’s King Lear at the Bristol Old Vic.
Freddie Van Der Velde is a graduate of the London Film School’s Screenwriting MA. Freddie has worked as a script reader for Mammoth Screen and an Assistant Producer for Rough Trade music, as well as writing scripts for Union Pictures and Quarry Island Films. Freddie’s co-written short film Positive was screened at the Derby Film Festival 2016 and his horror Screenplay Don’t Just Watch was featured on the BFI Postroom’s Best of 2016.
Alongside his writing for screen, Freddie has had his short plays performed at London’s Arcola and Park Theatre and Brighton’s Theatre Royal.
Martha Geelan is currently Associate Director on ‘Love in Idleness’ at the Apollo Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn. Prior to this she was Associate Director on the show’s original run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Directing credits include: Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night (Young Shakespeare Company, UK Tour), As You Might Like It (Rosemary Branch), Our New Girl (Women Redressed Festival/Park Theatre), When I Wake, Potato Salad, Between the Sheets (Waterloo East Theatre). Other credits as Assistant Director include: She Loves Me (Menier Chocolate Factory), Thoroughly Modern Millie, West Side Story (Kilworth House Theatre), The Patriotic Traitor (Park Theatre London), The Tempest (Young Shakespeare Company, UK Tour)Martha has also had several of her short plays performed at new writing nights. She is currently an Associate Director at the Young Shakespeare Company.
Jess Murrain is an actor, spoken word artist and theatre maker.  Her work is queer, feminist, dyslexic and experimental. She trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (BA Acting: Collaborative and Devised, 2010-2013.) Prior to this she studied Drama at Exeter University specialising in live art.  She has poetry publications with the Poetry School and her readings and spoken word performances have spanned various events and spaces including Brainchild Festival, Roundhouse and Festival of Love Royal Festival Hall.  She performs spoken word pieces at a multitude of venues in and around London.
Michael Tyrell, born in Brooklyn, New York, teaches writing in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He is the author of the poetry collections Phantom Laundry (UK: Backlash Press, 2017) and The Wanted (US: The National Poetry Review Press, 2012) and his poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Agni, The Best American Poetry 2015, Fogged Clarity, The New England Review, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and The Yale Review. With Julia Spicher Kasdorf, he edited the anthology Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn (US: NYU Press, 2007). He’s also an occasional actor in short films and on television.


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


St Katharine's Precinct

2 Butcher Row, London, E14 8DS