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NOW 19 | Week 3

29 January — 02 February

Greg Wohead

Call It A Day

“If you’re lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time”

Two couples; one liberal, one conservative. One progressive, one traditional. One faithless, one faithful.

Ten years ago, on a freezing snowy day in the USA, Greg Wohead and his then partner spent an afternoon with an Amish couple. Call it a Day is about that unlikely encounter. What unfolds on stage is a strange, surreal, part-improvised reliving of that meeting again and again and again and again.

Following Comeback Special (★★★★ The Times), The Ted Bundy Project  (★★★★ The Guardian) and Celebration Florida (★★★★ The Stage) Call It A Day is Greg Wohead’s newest show.

Featuring an unpicking of Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 hit Time After Time and interruptions from 1985 Amish-themed thriller Witness (starring Harrison Ford), Call It A Day is a kaleidoscopic examination of the impossibility of truly understanding one another.

14+

Sound Designer – Ben Babbit
Producer – Laura Sweeney
Image – Paul Blakemore
Call It a Day is co-commissioned by Theatre in the Mill, South Street, University of Reading, Experimentica and The Yard with additional support from Shoreditch Town Hall. The development was supported by a residency program with Los Angeles Performance Practice at CAP UCLA, mala voadora’s Dois por Dois residency program supported by Inresidenceporto, with funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and additional funding by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Seke Chimutengwende

Plastic Soul

Plastic Soul tracks the rise and fall of a mythical performer. Their image. Their identity. Forever morphing.

A mix between gig, dance and documentary, Seke Chimutengwende, who has worked with DV8, Lost Dog and Fabulous Beast, steps up to the mic in a series of increasingly demanding and outlandish roles.

As the transformations escalate, what we thought was underneath it all – the human soul – becomes ever more part of the act.

Plastic Soul is an experiment in metamorphosis that takes us to the limits of what we can become.

Image – Hugo Glendinning
Commissioned by The Yard Theatre, with support from Arts Council England, York Dance Space, Roehampton University, The Place, TripSpace, Siobhan Davies Dance and Royal College of Art.

 


ACCESS

Access tickets are priced at £17 and can be booked online. We offer free tickets for companions and these must be booked over the phone (020 3111 0570) or by emailing lara@theyardtheatre.co.uk


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Seke Chimutengwende

Seke Chimutengwende works in dance as a performer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed with companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Lost Dog and Fabulous Beast.

For his own company Seke Chimutengwende & Friends he has choreographed four works including The Time Travel Piece for The Place Prize 2012 and King Arthur for NOW ‘15 at The Yard Theatre. Seke’s most recent choreographic project, Black Holes, a duet made in collaboration with Alexandrina Hemsley exploring Afrofuturism, premiered at The Place in spring 2018.

Greg Wohead

Greg Wohead is a writer, performer and live artist originally from Texas. He makes theatre performances, one-to-one pieces and audio work. He draws on a range of references and forms including autobiography, found audio, film, historical reenactment and fan fiction. His work has been seen at theatres and festivals in the UK, US and Europe including Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic, Ovalhouse, Mayfest, Northern Stage, BUZZCUT, Forest Fringe, Bios (Athens), LAX Festival (Los Angeles), Fusebox Festival (Austin) and ArtPower (San Diego).

He is an Associate Artist at The Yard and Shoreditch Town Hall.

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