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Last Rehearsal
Supported by the British Council
Selected by English Touring Theatre

The Warren: The Blockhouse
Brighton Fringe Festival

Thurs 23, Fri 24, Sat 25 May
6:15pm

The actors arrive at the theatre to discover that their director has abandoned the play. So what now? Should they just forget about the play after all their hard work? Or should they stay calm and carry on? An explosive debate erupts among them. Will this crisis destroy their faith in art, or is this dangerous confrontation, in itself, their best work yet?

The Last Company are an ensemble of Latin American and
British artists.

Vibrant theatre which confronts us with ourselves!

 

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Here’s a short April update about all things aod.


Funding
Megan and Mark have been cracking on with a range of funding applications, to continue our free workshop project or to test and grow new approaches to aodEducation and our community work.

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We are nearing the end of our current free workshop quota. Thank you to Mark and Will for their consistently energetic and inspiring work - Mark is soon heading to Wandsworth for an Antigone workshop with Year 13 students, which will help with exam prep.

Don’t forget our tailor made workshops and Classics Days, which are available to book all year round - For more info go to our aodEducation page.

 

Savage Beauty

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Megan and Tamsin met with a couple of Brighton based gardening groups (Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Friends of Queens Park) to chat about our plans for Savage Beauty in 2020 - We look forward to continuing conversations as the project develops.


Stay tuned for a May update!

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Here’s a March update, brought to you by aod HQ.

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We have almost finished edits for the new aod website, which we will be launching soon. We look forward to bringing you an updated production archive and a new look. Thanks to Drone Major Group for supporting us with this project.

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Mark at Turing House School, March 2019

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Mark has been busy running lots of free workshops for aod. Here is some recent feedback which is really encouraging and makes us so happy to be able to run the project.

"Absolutely fantastic. Mark was really engaging, knowledgeable and encouraging – he was just perfect. It has really enhanced their study of the play and I am so appreciative. I hope that we can work with you again."

Judith Parker, Sacred Heart High School

We are applying for funding to continue the project into autumn 2019, so watch this space for more workshops coming your way!

Can’t wait until autumn?!

Don’t forget our Classics Days, which are now available to book - For more info go to our Classics Days page.


2020

We are busy working on an exciting proposal for the 2020 Brighton Fringe, which fuses modern takes on ancient myths with a community choir and gardening workshops, to create a special production which connects communities in Brighton with epic stories in an outdoor environment.

Also for 2020, we are planning an autumn re-mount of our dystopian Antigone, which toured nationally in 2017. Watch the trailer

 

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Watch this space for more announcements!

“Actors of Dionysus' crisp new production cleverly maintains the heart and soul of Sophocles’ tragedy, whilst bringing it an exciting, relevant edge.”

Charlotte Wallis, Cue Charlotte
Read the full review here


Stay tuned for our April update, coming soon.

 

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Wowee, it’s March already!

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Mark, Tamsin and David Stuttard were busy in February with a programme of aod workshops, which included a special Classics Day at Notting Hill and Ealing High School, some Scotland-based classical workshops and a really fun workshop/panel discussion at Kings College London as part of their Greek Play Day.

Megan took trips to see KCL's Antigone and UCL's Oedipus Rex - KCL's female Creon made for a bold spin on the play, and the chorus of newsreaders were great.

We wanted to share this testimonial from a KCL workshop participant which we think encapsulates the great work that aodEducation does:

"As a complete beginner in the world of acting and performance studies, I approached Tamsin’s workshop with intense nerves and anticipation.
However, Tamsin’s clear and concise directions carried me through all the exercises without worry and I felt completely immersed in the experience.
For a blissful hour and a half, I forgot all my worries and now feel inspired to consider drama and theatre studies as a degree option."

11 by 11

Megan is working with Islington Council on their 11 by 11 scheme, which offers schools in Islington a programme of free creative and cultural activities - aod are participating by running a Greek drama workshop during the summer term.

November 2019 Event

SAVE THE DATE - 14th November 2019 - for the next aodEvent, which will take place at the Athenaeum Club in Pall Mall. More details to follow - Watch this space!

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We kick-started 2019 off in style with a number of drama workshops and specially curated Classics Days; Tamsin Shasha, Mark Katz and David Stuttard descended on to Manchester to run a day-long workshop at Withington Girl's School on the 23rd January, where they worked with students offering a variety of imaginative workshops and presentations which focussed on ancient texts such as Trojan Women and Antigone. To book a Classics Day or drama workshop for your students contact megan@actorsofdionysus.com

Our free Greek drama resource page launched in mid-January with a collection of Antigone resources designed for practical teaching and learning support. Watch this space for Lysistrata and Oedipus resources, coming soon! We are regularly updating the page; to request a specific resource, contact megan@actorsofdionysus.com

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Our free workshop campaign is still going strong and to date we have given away 30 free drama and classics workshops to state school/college students in London and East Sussex. This project has been made possible by funding from our supporters, the Four Acre Trust and the Classical Association. 

Become a Friend of Dionysus

 

Our supporters scheme is even bigger and better for 2019, with more rewards on offer for supporters. Members can join at any point in the calendar year, and select from a range of membership options. Interesting in joining the fold? More information can be found here: http://www.actorsofdionysus.com/support-us/become-a-friend-patron-or-benefactor

From Our Friends

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  • Our friends at Ad Infinitum are touring with No Kids, which kicked off at Battersea Arts Centre, and follows at venues including Tobacco Factory Theatres, Corn Exchange Newbury and The Lowry. For full tour dates click here.
  • Our friends at Classics for All are offering Key Stage 2 teachers a free taster session on the 28th February at Brentwood School to discuss the value of Classics Education. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! You can sign up here.

 


Our February catch up is coming soon!

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