A HOME Commission
Tell Me is a game from HOME to play at home.
It’s about how much we know about each other, and how much we make up.
About how it feels to be seen by other people, and how it feels to be invented by them.
It’s designed to be played by two friends, but it can be played by more.
You don’t need anything apart from you, a friend, and a way of writing down your answers to some questions. You don’t even need to be in the same room.
You don’t even need an audience – whether you want one or not is up to you.
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.
Audio Description: Chris and Yusra have recorded an audio version of their game Tell Me. You can access this via a link in the confirmation email you will be sent.
BSL: A BSL version of the game is being created. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be informed as to when this is available.
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.
About Chris Thorpe & Yusra Warsama
Chris Thorpe is one of the UKs leading voices in theatre today. He makes work that asks questions about human behaviour and the deceptively simple questions that lie beneath it. Examining the intersection of those questions with the daily experience of life and politics, his pieces are rigorously researched and adapt and subvert the conventions of the ‘performance lecture’ to become live conversations with the audience in the room. Chris works both as a playwright – and as a regular collaborator with Unlimited Theatre, Third Angel, poet Hannah Jane Walker and Rachel Chavkin. He also works regularly with the National Student Drama Festival.
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Chris recently wrote ‘Chorlton’ as part of The Manchester Project at Christmas at HOME.
Yusra Warsama is a Manchester based actor, writer and theatre practitioner. Her passions lie in creating work through play and exploration of life experiences in the world we live in. She began her theatre career at Contact and has subsequently appeared in productions at HOME, Royal Exchange Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Shoreditch Town Hall. On film and TV she has been seen in Our Girl, Call The Midwife, Cold Feet and recently filmed Castle Rock for Hulu.
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Yusra was recently seen at HOME in ‘Future Bodies.