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Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair - call for young poets | 11-Sep-13

Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair

Southbank Centre is looking for 10 up and coming writers to take part in a very exciting project with spoken word artist Simon Mole involving workshops and performances in two live shows at Southbank Centre:
Simon Mole's ground-breaking one man show is a spoken word adventure that takes place over the evening meal. Every family dinner needs a hero. Mike is twenty-three years old but still asks 'what would Indy do?' at times of crisis, and it's crunch time when we meet him at a busy train station on his way to his Mum's.
His crumbling love-life is colliding with his heroic fantasy world and the consequences move from hilarious to heart-breaking. Join our hero round the table for his toughest adventure yet, meeting his mum's new boyfriend.

The project is an opportunity for you to work with spoken word artist Simon Mole and critically acclaimed site-specific theatre director Peader Kirk on a series of workshops where you will create new work which will be performed alongside Simon in the live shows on Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th October at Southbank Centre.

Are you: A poet/spoken word artist and keen to work on your writing and performance skills? Between 18 - 25 Available on the following dates:
Monday September 30th - 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday October 2nd - 6pm - 9pm
Monday October 7th - 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday October 9th - 6pm - 9pm
Saturday October 12th - 11am - 6pm
Monday 14th October - 7.30pm - 10pm (performance)
Tuesday 15th October - 7.30pm - 10pm (performance)
We can offer London travel expenses for participants and 2 tickets to one of the show nights.

If you are interested, please email Bea Colley & Afia Yeboah (details below) by 12noon on Friday 20th September with your name, date of birth, email and phone number, and no more than 500 words on previous experience, any publications or performance experience and why you would like to be involved in the project.

We are looking forward to hearing from you and please do get in touch if you have any queries

Bea Colley & Afia Yeboah
Southbank Centre
Please mark your email "Indiana Jones"

About the Artists

Simon Mole hails from a land between spoken word, hip hop, and theatre. With an eye for the often overlooked in the everyday, his work is entertaining and accessible but remains rooted in a love of the craft of writing. Simon built his skills at the open-mics and battles of the Brighton hip hop scene. As one half of "Mole & Iris" he has put out two well received mini-albums, as well as spending five years as the emcee in a ten piece live hip hop band playing festivals and venues across the UK. As a solo performer, he has shared the bill with established artists such as Jean "Binta" Breeze, Polarbear, Simon Armitage, and Kate Tempest, featuring at venues such as Waterstones Bookstore in Piccadilly, Latitude Festival and Southbank Centre. He is currently part of the Chill Pill Collective, curating and performing at hugely popular poetry nights at Soho Theatre and the Albany.
In May 2012 Simon was a performing guest on a live broadcast of The Verb with Ian McMillan for BBC Radio 3, and in June 2013 he was interviewed on BBC London breakfast, performing poetry commissioned by Brent Council as part of his current role as the first ever Poet Laureate for the borough.

Peader Kirk is an Artist and Director working internationally in the fields of Performance and Sound Art. His work has recently been shown at the ICA, London, The National Theatre of Greece, Athens and the Academy of Fine Arts, Turin. The scale of the work ranges from intimate encounters in small rooms to large-scale public works in the urban environment. Peader's theatre work challenges old notions of performance creating immersive performance environments where the audience become a part of the work and anything is possible.

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