Friday, October 28, 2011

SHEFFIELD: Skype Me! Sheffield and the World (Off the Shelf)

Saturday 29th October, 2011, 7.30pm (& other time zones), £4/£3 entrance
Showroom Cinema 5,
15 Paternoster Row,
S1 2BX
(box office 0114 275 7727)

Just how connected are we? Skype Me! brings together writers from Sheffield and around the world for an evening of international writing, with performances in person and on screen beamed into Showroom 5, plus the premiere of Sent/Received, an SMS ghost script by Andy Cattanach. Join us for a journey across continents and time zones, from the United States to South Africa and Japan. 
The Writers
On Skype, we'll be hearing from the master of irony himself, Canadian spoken word artist Jeff Cottrill, and Texas jam poet Thom the World Poet. We'll also be stopping by two writers in South Africa, Liesl Jobson and Tanya Chan-Sam, who'll be reading her story 'How God Blessed Africa', and Miwa Kurihara on the tsunami in Japan. Plus one international mystery guest to be announced! Spain, India, Singapore...the bets are on! (But at the moment it's very much looking like it's going to be Spain.)
In Sheffield, Rob Hindle will be reading from a new poem-drama about the last weeks in the life of Federico Garcia Lorca, Chella Quint will be putting in an epistolary performance of 'It's Not You, I Just Need Space' (interplanetary letters of love and rejection), Gaby Bila-Günther will be stopping by from Berlin, and there'll be Kenneth Penfold's radio drama 'Closure' and poetry from Liz Cashdan and Word Life's Joe Kriss. 
Sent/Received is a new SMS ghost script by Andy Cattanach, in which text messaging turns out to be the only means of communicating between slipped time streams. Starring Rachael Pennell and Jonathan Greaves, directed by Andrea Milde. 
Hosted by Robin Vaughan-Williams and Sarah Thomasin. 

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