August is one of those months where the SF world and the Theatre world are hives of frantic, buzzing, beautiful energy – there’s no better time to celebrate the collision of these great dimensions than now! Loncon 3 has rustled up some theatrical treats for the huge convention coming up – you can see the line up here: http://www.loncon3.org/events-theatre.php
There are also panels for SF Theatre on Saturday 16th August.
At 12-1pm, there is a Genre on the Stage Panel with Neil Williamson, Tajinder Hayer, Erin Horakova, Jeanne Beckwith at the Capital Suite 5 (Level 3) from 12-1pm, discussing all things SF/Fantasy on the stage from Shakespeare to present.
I will be on the panel for Staging the Fantastic on Saturday 16th August:
Staging the Fantastic
Capital Suite 16 (ExCeL)
Sat Aug 16th, 6pm – 7pm
Erin M. Underwood, Susan Gray, James Patrick Kelly, Geoff Ryman, David Wake
Is this a golden age for genre theatre? On both sides of the Atlantic, fantastical theatre has seen notable successes in recent years – from ‘blockbuster‘ productions at the National Theatre of His Dark Materials and the original Tori Amos/Samuel Adamson musical, the Light Princess, to smaller, thought-provoking independent work from groups such as The Alchemist Theatre Company, Unlimited Theatre, Luna Theatre Company, and the BFG Collective. Earlier this year, Stage the Future was the first international academic conference on SF theatre; and the forthcoming anthology Geek Theater collects genre theatre by numerous playwrights and other SF authors. So what are the challenges and opportunities of putting SF and fantasy on stage? How does SF theatre use special effects, which are so central to other forms of visual SF? And how is the audience for SF theatre growing and changing?
For all you Lon-conners, it would be great to see you there!
I will also have some copies of Notes from Other Worlds (my SF monologue collection) available to buy, which is being published by Playdead Press!
After the convention will be our stint at the Camden Fringe! Terra Firma, our PA play, will be at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden:
You can find out more about Terra Firma here.
We’ll be on from the 18th-20th August, from 6:30 to 7:30pm
Tickets are £9 (£7 concessions)
To buy online, click here.
So all in all, an exciting month! 🙂