In November 2020, The Yard launched a brand new artist development programme called Live Lab: a space for six fantastic artists to develop as directors, strengthen their artistic style, and work on a fresh new idea, with financial support. This year’s Live Lab artists are: Abigail Sewell, Ameera Conrad, Calum Perrin, Dora Lynn, ShayShay Konno and Yami Löfvenberg.
Over the next few months, artists will be testing their ideas in R&D settings at The Yard’s spaces, before coming together in the theatre later in the autumn to reflect on their progress, their ideas, and the impact of the project.
We’re excited to host early work-in-progress R&D sharings from Live Lab artists in our theatre this summer, with more events to be announced. Coming up this month:
ShayShay Konno collaborating with Eva O’Connor and Katie Honan
Thursday 12th August, 4pm in the theatre
ShayShay will be presenting an excerpt from a work-in-progress original piece that explores their mother’s childhood in Cork, Ireland, featuring actors Eva O’Connor and Katie Honan.
Friday 27th August, 4pm in the theatre.
Yami Löfvenberg is devising a new work in progress using video, text and movement about the precarity of sex workers during the pandemic and the impact the black lives matter movement had on them. The piece will be in collaboration with two female-identifying sex workers of colour.
These sharings will be intimate and informal, with work presented in its early stages. To join us for these up-coming R&Ds, please express your interest by emailing email@example.com. Please note: capacity is limited to enable social distancing to take place, and we will be asking guests to follow a Covid-19 safety policy. We expect each of the sharings to last approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
Live Lab is generously supported by:
Cockayne – Grants For The Arts, Garrick Charitable Trust, The Leche Trust, The London Community Foundation, Maria Björnson Memorial Fund and individual patrons: Andrew Upton & Cate Blanchett, Manny and Lani Azenberg, Hugh Bonneville, Matt Charman, Dame Judi Dench, Marianne Elliott, Lesley Manville, Tim Hatley, Zoë Wanamaker & Gawn Grainger, and those who wish to remain anonymous.