Geneva Convention



#FindYour Weird, Story, Groove

“Because whatever has happened to humanity, whatever is currently happening, it is happening to us all. No matter how far off the screams of pain and terror, we live in one world.” - Alice Walker

Premiere of an experimental play that takes for its structure the four parts of the Geneva Convention – Wounded & Sick / Maritime / Prisoners of War / Civilians – to tell an ancient but contemporary story of the random depravity of war and its existential and psychological impacts for those who are involved and those who are not.

The work grows out of an international collaboration between local writer/theatremaker Mark C. Hewitt and renowned Norwegian percussionist/composer Thomas Strønen. Stylised and kaleidoscopic, the fractured evolving narrative is performed by four actresses from four different countries, variously delivering lines in English, French, Polish and a smattering of other languages.

“BRILLIANT. Thought-provoking, raw, provocative, multi-dimensional; use of music, space, silence ... the brave lack of ‘closure’ or conventional narrative.” (Audience feedback)

“Loved the performance, the set and how it changed, likewise the music...” (Audience feedback)

“A really powerful provocative piece.” (Audience feedback)

Written & directed by Mark C. Hewitt. Performed by Marta Carvalho, Leann O'Kasi, Melissa Sirol, Maria Ziołkowska. Music by Thomas Strønen, performed and recorded by Time Is A Blind Guide. Technical design by Paul Phillips. Videography by Matt Parsons. Movement consultant: Miriam King.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5HUB91TYF8

Company: Blank Productions

(Website)

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 60 mins


Venues: The Lantern @ ACT


Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome


Age suitability:
16+ (Guideline)


Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.


Content Warnings:

 Strong Language Strong Language

 References to Mental Illness References to Mental Illness

 References to Sexual Abuse References to Sexual Abuse

 Depictions and references to Violence Depictions and references to Violence


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