Forest Sounds Interview

Question 1:
What’s your show like, in ten words?
The Poetry Robot is waiting to write you a poem.
Question 2:
What would you like people to take away from your show?
Participants will be able to take away a physical poem, and will also get an insight into the life of The Poetry Robot who is trapped within the box.
Question 3:
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
Andy are Ben are two thirds of Forest Sounds. As of very recently, they live together. Their housemates have not permitted them to install The Poetry Call Box in the living room. Alfie is the final third and keeps a sensible distance, but sometimes pops in for a cuppa.
Question 4:
What’s so great about the North?
Rugged countryside and equally rugged communities.
Question 5:
Beer, wine, or cake?
Raw avocado cake with an almond base. And a large bottle of cheap cider.

Jemma Interview

Question 1:

What’s your show like, in ten words?

Honest, silly, exposing, British, strange, quirky, people, life, rules, awkward

 

Question 2:

What would you like people to take away from your show?

I would like them to be humoured, and I would also like them to feel connected to it, in relation to the content- that hopefully people will be able to relate to it and what it highlights.

 

Question 3:

Tell us something we don’t know about you.

I have an unhealthy addiction to Nutella.

 

Question 4:

What’s so great about the North?

My dancers and I are from the North, what’s not to love…?!

 

Question 5:

Beer, wine, or cake?

Nutella.

Ichiwan Interview

Question 1:
What’s your show like, in ten words?
This is a recital in a cappella form of poems.
Question 2:
What would you like people to take away from your show?
I hope to share a sense of the peace and grace one can take from art that centres on disaffected content.
Question 3:
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I am therefore I think.
Question 4:
What’s so great about the North?
Although there is healthy competition, the North has a truly welcoming and less mercenary atmosphere, and lots of parkland.
Question 5:
Beer, wine, or cake?
I’ll have a prosecco, thanks.

Northern Art: 26 May 2016

Hello everyone!

The next Northern Art is fast approaching and we’re really excited!

It’s on May 26, from 7PM to 10PM, at Theatre Delicatessen on The Moor. As always, it’s free to come along, and you can pay what you like after each show. We hope to see you there! If you want to know more, read on for some official-sounding information!

 

This May, Sheffield-based company Charlotte and Tim will be presenting Northern Art, a night of up-and-coming local and Northern performers showing off their work. Headlining the night is award-winning company Stitch Theatre’s show about heroes, from legendary heroes to today’s film stars, Rise to Vertex, fresh from its tour around the North; along with Dawn Robinson’s When I see you I think of… dentist, a topical comedy about immigration, returning to the North after touring to London.

 

Charlotte and Tim, who are resident artists at Theatre Delicatessen on The Moor, created Northern Art to showcase talent from Sheffield and the North.  Northern Art first ran in December 2014, and has welcomed over thirty brilliant new artists to the Sheffield stage. Following the first event’s success, Charlotte and Tim have continued it in association with the O2 Think Bigger fund.

 

Northern Art was born when Charlotte Blackburn and Tim Norwood realised how few opportunities there were to show their work in Sheffield. Inspired, they teamed up with Theatre Delicatessen, who had recently taken over the old Woolworths on The Moor, to create a chance for people at the start of their careers to show their work without risking losing money by paying to hire a venue. In the same way, Charlotte and Tim want anyone to be able to come to Northern Art: that’s why it’s free for all to attend, and audiences are asked afterwards to pay what they think the night was worth.

 

According to Charlotte, “We’re really excited to bring these incredible artists to the people of Sheffield. Every Northern Art has a different set of artists on offer, but it’s the amazing audiences that come along who always make it an unforgettable night with a great atmosphere.”

 

Northern Art will happen at Theatre Delicatessen, 17 The Moor, Sheffield, S1 4PF from 7PM to 10PM, on Thursday 26th May. The event is being presented with support from Theatre Delicatessen, O2 Think Bigger, and local Sheffield businesses.

 

Praise for previous Northern Art events:

 

The evening was full of ambition and emotion; exciting work by inspirational artists who clearly found an enthusiastic Sheffield audience who appreciate their original and ground-breaking work.”

thestateofthearts.co.uk

 

Audience feedback:

“Really great evening, will definitely come back next time! Loved the gorilla!”
“Loved it, great variety of stuff on tonight.”

Dawn Robinson Interview

Question 1:
What’s your show like, in ten words?
An attempt to become „proper“ British-in a TV-show format.

 

Question 2:
What would you like people to take away from your show?
It would be great if people would ask themselves about how much „National“-thinking is within them, why that is and how they actually benefit from it. What do they take from it? Is it the humans need to be part of something bigger?
Why do we need/still have traditions?
Generally I would be very happy if people would reflect on their behavior and thinking when it comes to nationality. Is it bringing us closer together or tearing us apart?

 

Question 3:
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I am actually really shy.

 

Question 4:
What’s so great about the North?
Certainly not the weather.
But what is great is that things are still in development, it its easier to set things up and do something yourself than in most of the places in the south(London in particular) where everything is already made.
Question 5:
Beer, wine, or cake?
Depending on the day. But cake would never be the option.

Stitch Theatre Interview

Question 1:

What’s your show like, in ten words?

A call to action

An awakening

A time for Heroes

Question 2:

What would you like people to take away from your show?

We want people to take away a fierce desire to tell and re-tell stories. The things they have

done. The things they have seen or heard about people doing. Talk about the journeys and

the things that had to be overcome. Share stories about the times that were spent winning …

or losing. When did you assume the mantle of the hero? When will you do it again?

Question 3:

Tell us something we don’t know about you.

James carries a gym membership in his wallet but actually never ends up going there.

Martyna collects branches and keeps them on her window ledge… weirdo.

Question 4:

What’s so great about the North?

There are so many great things that people might associate with a Northern identity, like

Being straightforward,resilient, cheerful and good spirited. When people talk about a group

of people like that, and as people who live and work in the north, we want to feel that as an

earned reputation and keep it as such. The weather isn’t inviting most of the time but the

people sure are.

Question 5:

Beer, wine, or cake?

What kind of question is this? Obviously CAKE!

The Beginning of Edgar & Me

I’ve always been interested in prison life. When I was younger I used to watch the bill and bad girls, now I’m older I’ve watched every Trevor McDonald documentary, every BBC series and have recently started watching Making a Murderer. So when I found out you could write to someone on death row, simply by typing into Google death row pen pal and clicking the first link, I did it immediately.

That was four and a half years ago. I scrolled through many pictures and profiles and then just suddenly stopped at Edgars. He fascinated me and so I wrote to him immediately.  After a few months his replied arrived and we’ve been writing ever since.

I never intended to make a performance depicting my friendship with a man on death row, if I’m perfectly honest I didn’t think anyone would be interested as for me this is the norm. Edgar is my friend and for me that was it. I don’t really acknowledge he is on death row anymore when we are writing.

 So I was faced with a short timescale to create a performance for the end of my MA, and so Edgar & Me was created. Between myself, Tim Norwood my director, and of course Edgar himself we created a solo show. As people heard our story we were encouraged to share it more and more. So begins the showings of Edgar & Me in Putney, Sheffield and Camden.

 It would be great to share our story with you all and we would love to see you at our performances. For further information please contact me on

Email: charlotteblackburn26@gmail.com

Twitter: @CharElizabeth92 

Or find our press release:

https://charlotteandtim.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/edgar-and-me-press-release/

https://charlotteandtim.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/edgar-me-sheffield-press-release/

And to buy tickets for Putney here: http://wandsworthfringe.com/2016/event/edgar-and-me

Edgar & Me – Sheffield Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press contact: Miranda Debenham // mirandadebenham@gmail.com // 07944218478

Date: 31/03/2016

Penpals and Penal Codes: Edgar and Me at Theatre Delicatessen

Charlotte and Tim, a Sheffield based theatre company, are at Theatre Delicatessen with their internationally toured performance, Edgar and Me, from 1st-3rd June

Edgar and Me tells the story of the penpal relationship between the performer, Charlotte Blackburn, and Edgar Garcia, an inmate on Death Row in Terre Haute prison, Indiana. This performance depicts their relationship through his letters to her, the stories they have shared, and his past, as she discovered it online. During the piece, she invites her audience into their world, telling them their story, and taking them on their journey. This thought-provoking piece, created by Charlotte and director Tim Norwood, explores the lives of Death Row inmates in Terre Haute, alongside this friendship.

Edgar and Me has previously been shown in Leeds at Live Art Bistro, and in Brussels at the Desires Festival.

Charlotte and Tim are a Sheffield-based company dedicated to creating compelling performance that can be accessed by as many people as possible. They are Charlotte Blackburn and Tim Norwood, both resident artists with established company Theatre Delicatessen. Together they create work that draws people into the performance, be it through discussion, handing control of the piece over to the audience, or simply presenting them with a candid, open experience. They also run the Northern Art festival, a pay-what-you-decide showcase for emerging performing artists based in the North.

For more information on Edgar and Me or Charlotte and Tim, please contact Miranda Debenham (Producer) at 07944218478.

Creatives:

Charlotte Blackburn – Performer
Tim Norwood – Director, Technician
Miranda Debenham – Producer, Marketing

Edgar and Me will appear at:

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield

Date and Time: 1st-3rd June, 7:30pm (running time 1hr)

Tickets: £8/£7

Edgar and Me Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press contact: Miranda Debenham // mirandadebenham@gmail.com // 07944218478

Date: 28/03/2016

Penpals and Penal Codes: Edgar and Me visits Wandsworth Fringe

Charlotte and Tim, a Sheffield based theatre company, are visiting the Wandsworth Fringe with their internationally toured performance, Edgar and Me, from the 9-15th May.

Edgar and Me tells the story of the penpal relationship between the performer, Charlotte Blackburn, and Edgar Garcia, an inmate on Death Row in Terre Haute prison, Indiana. This performance depicts their relationship through his letters to her, the stories they have shared, and his past, as she discovered it online. During the piece, she invites her audience into their world, telling them their story, and taking them on their journey. This thought-provoking piece, created by Charlotte and director Tim Norwood, explores the lives of Death Row inmates in Terre Haute, alongside this friendship.

Edgar and Me has previously been shown in Leeds at Live Art Bistro, and in Brussels at the Desires Festival.

Charlotte and Tim are a Sheffield-based company dedicated to creating compelling performance that can be accessed by as many people as possible. They are Charlotte Blackburn and Tim Norwood, both resident artists with established company Theatre Delicatessen. Together they create work that draws people into the performance, be it through discussion, handing control of the piece over to the audience, or simply presenting them with a candid, open experience. They also run the Northern Art festival, a pay-what-you-decide showcase for emerging performing artists based in the North.

For more information on Edgar and Me or Charlotte and Tim, please contact Miranda Debenham (Producer) at 07944218478.

Creatives:

Charlotte Blackburn – Performer
Tim Norwood – Director, Technician
Miranda Debenham – Producer, Marketing

Edgar and Me will appear at:

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Putney

Date and Time: 9-15th May (exc. 11th), 7pm (running time 1hr)

Tickets: £8/£7

http://wandsworthfringe.com/2016/event/edgar-and-me

Charlotte CV

Name:        Charlotte Blackburn

Address:    18 Mount View Road

                    Sheffield

                    S8 8PH

Mobile:      07824902347

E-mail:        charlotteblackburn26@gmail.com

 

Personal Profile

I am particularly interested in time, duration, international performance, storytelling, physical theatre and performing in unusual spaces.
Work Experience

Co-Producer – Northern Art Festival – December 2014-Present – Monthly performance festival in Sheffield

Teaching Assistant – September 2013- Present

Performer – Edgar & Me performance – October 2015- present – Performer at Live Art Bistro Leeds, Desire Festival Brussels and Unaccompanied Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield.

Performer / Deviser – Halloween Spooktacular Trail with Mystical Magical Events – October 2015

Performer/deviser – Alice in Wonderland Experience with Mystical Magical Events – August 2015

Producer – One to One Performance Event Propinquity – August 2015

Front of House – Ellie Harrisons performance the Unfair – June 2015

Performer / Deviser – An Artists Answer to Everything Performance – June 2015 – Performed at Sibiu International Theatre Festival

Producer – One to One Performance Workshops – April 2015- July 2015

Performer / Deviser – Still Staring – April-July2015 – Performed with Black Box Productions

Co-Producer – Deli Meets Networking Events – February-April 2015

Performer / Deviser – Why are you so Angry? – March 2015 – Performed at Northern Art Festival

Performer / Deviser – Freedom and Happiness can be Yours – December 2014 & April 2015 – Performed as part of Northern Art Festival and Bare Projects Saturday Live

Performer / Deviser / Producer – Time Without Beginning with (For) As Long As Love Lasts theatre Company – October 2014-February 2015

Performer / Deviser – Story Time with Drunken Chorus – December 2014 – Performed as part of Drunken Nights Lancaster

Prop Sourcing – Roseville with A Quite Word Theatre Company – October-December 2014  – Leeds

Front of House – Horror Souk with Theatre Delicatessen – October-November 2014                                                        

Project Manager – Landing Party Festival – July 2014 – September 2014 – Took place in Leeds  

Performer / Deviser – Ruined with Quietus Theatre – August 2014 – Performed at Edinburgh Fringe                                                            

Performer / Deviser – Tamed with Quietus Theatre – October 2013 – February 2014 – Performed at CADS in Sheffield                                                     

Performer – The Reader Performance – June 2014 – Performed at Sibiu International Theatre Festival                                                                                               

Prop Sourcing – Chewing The Fat with Selina Thompson – May-June 2014                                                                                                          

Performer / Deviser – Vedettes Performance November 2013 – March 2014 – Performed at Headingly Literature Festival                                                                     

Performer –  Titus Andronicus with Sheep Theatre – 2013 – Musical Dark Comedy at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe                                                                                                

Performer – The Wagon Performance – July – October 2013 – Performance at Latitude Festival                                                                                                    

Performer / Deviser – Time Flies When you’re Having Fun Performance May 2013 – Durational performance

Project Manager – Love Lines Performance March – April 2013 – Performed at Headingly Literature Festival

Prop Sourcing – Rage Receptacle Performance with Ellie Harrison – March 2013 – Performed in Leeds City Centre                                                                                 

Education and Qualifications

Leeds Beckett University: September 2013 – September 2015

Masters in Performance – Pass                                                      

Leeds Metropolitan University: September 2010 – July 2013                                                        Undergraduate degree in Art, Event, Performance -2:1                                                   

High Storrs 6th Form: September 2008 – June 2010                                                        

A-levels: English Literature -D, Performing Arts -C, Theatre Studies –D                        

Newfield Secondary School: September 2003 – July 2008

GCSE results:  English Literature – A, English Language – B, Maths – C, Science – C, Media B-tech – 4 distinctions, Drama – B, Religious Studies – B

Personal Interests

Exploring new places and travelling. I have been Belly dancing since 2007. I also have basic training in Makaton sign language and Clean Language.

Referees:

Teresa Brayshaw – Senior Lecturer Art, Event, Performance.

Leeds Metropolitan University

t.brayshaw@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

 

Alex Kelly – Artistic Director and founder of Third Angel

alex@thirdangel.co.uk