SIZE OF COMPANY
6–10 on the road
SCALE OF VENUE
Small- to middle-scale
Carrie Cracknell and Natalie Abrahami
Producer, Gate Elsewhere
Producer, Gate Theatre
The Gate Theatre has a reputation for devised dance theatre and radical re-interpretations of classic work by non-English playwrights.
‘This 70-seater theatre is suddenly out there in the vanguard of all that is exciting, explosive and invigorating in British Theatre.’ The Guardian
‘Queue, cajole or fight to get into this theatre.’ The Sunday Times
‘Conveyed with an aesthetic economy that defies belief… such is the emotional impact that I struggled to hold back tears.’ The Daily Express (I Am Falling)
I Am Falling Effortlessly blends dance and text to tell a story that is at once shocking and tender, harrowing but beautiful. (50 mins, no interval, 3 on stage, 7 on the road.)
Vanya Strips away the bustles, samovars and supporting cast of the classic text to chart the inner lives of four of Chekhov’s most beloved characters. (80 mins, no interval, 4 on stage, 8 on the road.)
The Kreutzer Sonata A new play about death, desire and Beethoven. Text and live music interweave in this beautiful re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy’s novella. (90 mins, no interval. 3 on stage, 7 on the road.)
Breathing Irregular A celebration of the human capacity to cope and to survive. Breathing Irregular is an exhilarating production based around transcripts of phone calls to the emergency services. (60 mins tbc, no interval 4 on stage, 8 on the road.)
Workshops available with I Am Falling and Breathing Irregular: Directing Masterclass – Combining Movement and Text – Choreographing in a Small Space – Devising – Crossing Generations (I Am Falling only) – Exploring Trauma (Breathing Irregular only).
Workshops available with Vanya and The Kreutzer Sonata: Directing Master Class – Re-inventing the Classics for 21st Century – Exploring Text Through Performance – Talking in front of People: Public-Speaking – From Page to Stage (Directing and working with actors) – Live Music and Text (The Kreutzer Sonata only).
Workshops available requiring additional workshop leaders: Direction and Design Working in Tandem – Designing for Theatre – Designing Theatre in Small Spaces – Movement Masterclass – Choreography and Storytelling – Dramaturgy – An Introduction to Lighting Design – Lighting Design for Small Spaces – Sound and Lighting in Performance – Realising a Sound Design – Integrating Live music and Sound Design – Sound Design and Storytelling – Introduction to Sounds Systems for Theatre
I Am Falling available until November 2011
Breathing Irregular available from February 2010 to July 2012
Vanya available until November 2011
The Kreutzer Sonata available from December 2009 to December 2011