A HOME Commission
Made in collaboration with students from University of Salford & New Adelphi Theatre. Supported through the generosity of the Salford Advantage Fund.
Original music composed by
This production has now finished.
On the shortest night of the year
From dusk till dawn
In this time of global challenge and radical uncertainty
In this time where we have to admit we don’t know what’s going on
Or what might happen next
A band of young people – students, citizens, vagabonds, dreamers – sets out on a marathon of a task: to imagine the multiple possible ways in which the rest of their lives, and the future of the world, might pan out.
Will they become like their favourite pop idols? Be bankers, parents, land in prison? Oh my. Will the Earth end in a ball of fire? Will aliens be running our barista shops first? Oh my, will the coffee be too hot? Oh my!
Part performance, part group imagination, part lockdown insanity – a live streamed, durational act of faith – the invitation is to join them; to watch, to interact and to spend the night together as they embrace the unknown.
Just like life itself, this is not the finished article. It’s an exploration, a genuine punt, a shout in the dark.
This mad night will become an archive of possible futures and a time capsule capturing the hopes, fears and expectations of these young minds amidst uncertainty.
In the words of Mick Jagger:
“Let’s spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
Let’s spend the night together now (oh my my my my my my)”
Tickets are 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.
Homemakers Project Overview
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.
Due to the devised and durational nature of this performance, it will not have any access provision, but a fully accessible edited version will be available in late summer. If you have need any more information about this please email firstname.lastname@example.org
About James Monaghan
James Monaghan makes live art & contemporary theatre, often straying into areas of digital misuse. His work draws upon and subverts the traditional craft, tools and structure of dramaturgy, experimenting with form and radical DIY methods as a way of framing authenticity and shared experiences. Or, in simpler terms, it’s about real things happening in unusual places. It’s live, risky and often humorous. James makes work that his mum would like; she doesn’t have an arts degree, but a keen eye for bullsh*t.
James has performed & facilitated projects all over the UK, Europe, India and Canada; and collaborated with artists/companies including Quarantine, Common Wealth Theatre, Boundless Theatre, Gareth Chambers, Sonia Hughes, Ryan Gilmartin, Ali Wilson and others.
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