Plaster Cast presents
Stories by Lizzie Morris, Libby Williamson, Ayden Brouwers, Jess Johnstone & Sam McElhattan
A HOME Commission
Homelands explores what happens when everything you know has been turned upside down.
Participants are thrown into the centre of an imagined world and asked to creatively respond to the upheaval they find themselves in.
This collaborative project is a way to catalogue human ingenuity and provide escapism during a time of crisis. Homelands is for anyone who needs a creative outlet and sense of connection during this time.
This interactive experience asks you, the participant, to help in the creation of an imagined world. Alongside others who have selected the same world, you will decide how to respond to an adverse situation that you are faced with. Your situation will be detailed in an original short story which is unique to you! This story will be handwritten and posted to you*.
You can undertake this as a solo activity, or take part with your household.
*research indicates that the risk of passing COVID-19 via paper is very low- however, all sanitary precautions including hand-washing before writing and posting the letters are being adhered to. No member of the Plaster Cast team has knowingly come into contact with the virus, and all have been social distancing.
Please select which world you wish to be part of below.
Poster Design by Sam Whitehouse
Musician Sebastian Schmidt
Homelands is available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £5 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want as many people as possible to access our Homemakers commissions.
We’ve also included a higher option for anyone who wants to take the opportunity to make a larger donation to our artists and organisations. How much you choose to pay is completely up to you, and every audience member will receive exactly the same content and experience.
All the money raised from ticket sales for this event will be split evenly with 50% going directly to the artist and 50% to HOME’s response fund to allow HOME to continue to support future artists and commissions.
Homelands has been created as an interactive experience including written communication, stories to listen to and creations for you to share.
Captioning: We have transcripts of the stories with the soundscapes described which will be shared with you when you book.
Audio Description: If you have a visual impairment you will be emailed a link to the audio experience. You can also request an audio version of the written element by emailing email@example.com.
Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.
We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.
About Plaster Cast Theatre
Plaster Cast is a collective of young creatives based in Manchester, passionate about making politically engaging theatre. Their mission is to challenge issues that are heavily misrepresented by the media through raw and provocative forms of physical theatre. They recently won the Vaults Festival 2020 Spirit of the Festival Award.
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Plaster Cast Theatre were recently seen at HOME with ‘Sound Cistem’.