Pilot Theatre May Newsletter #tag

26 May

May Newsletter

European Platform Festival Success

The final week of May has seen us welcome some old and new friends to York Theatre Royal as we hosted our European Platform Festival.

Between the 20 – 28 May we filled York with new and innovative International work from our partners in the Platform 11+ European project. This collaboration of European theatre companies is funded by the European Union ‘Culture 2007-2013’ and aims to create new pieces of theatre for and with young people.

The week saw us bring the work of Italy’s most renowned children’s theatre, Elsinor Theatre to York, along with a collaboration from VAT Theatre, Tallinn and Kolibri Theatre, Budapest. 

As well as Europe’s top theatre companies performing, we also worked closely with four Yorkshire schools (Manor, Canon Lee, Don Valley & Joseph Rowntree) to create new pieces of work inspired by our professional produciton of What Light (in collaboration with Elsinor Theatre). It was great to see these talented young students perform on York Theatre Royal’s Studio stage.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved with the festival and we can’t wait to bring you more exciting international work soon.

STILL CHANCE TO SEE: The Paperteller by Elsinor Theatre at York Theatre Royal until Sat 28 May. Click here to book.

Click on the album below to see the best bits of Platform 11+ so far…

A new Project – #TAG (hashtag)

Marcus has been busy working on a new porject with
writers Dan Rebellato (Chekhov in Hell, Soho Theatre) and Daniel Bye.

The new project will unfold online from 2011 – 2012 across multiple platforms including Twitter, Audioboo, YoutTube, and specific URLs.

Marcus wrote: ‘We spent a fruitful two days researching and developing this new idea. As this is a new project we will be keeping some of it under wraps – but it is early days and already we can tell you we are very excited about it – as it will be a totally new way of telling stories, hearing from characters and uncovering a narrative web of intrigue that will become clear as the ‘episodes’ progress throughout the year…watch this space…’

So what does June bring for the Pilots?

Well Tom (our new Associate Artist), Bec and Richard fly out to Milan with the cast of What Light. Where we will perform our co-production piece with Elsinor Theatre at their home. You will be able to follow the whole adventure via twitter, posterous and our audioboos: @pilot_theatre @tombellerby @BecStorey.

Katie is busy preparing for her next show, which will be for York Theatre Royal. She is directing Jez Butterworth’s Parlour Song as part of the Theatre’s In The Round Ensemble Season.

Marcus is working on numerous projects, collaborations & of course preparing for TEDxYork…more on that next time.

Don’t forget you can get up to the minute news from all of us via our social media sites. Tweet us @pilot_theatre, follow us on facebook and check out our numerous posterous blogs.

Katie Posner – Associate Director
Marcus Romer – Artistic Director
Pilot Theatre 
York Theatre Royal
St Leonards Place

01904 635755            info@pilot-theatre.com           pilot-theatre.com
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