4 Dec
7pm

POW! Play On Words 2!

An evening of performance poetry

Tickets
4 Dec
7pm

POW! Play On Words 2!

An evening of performance poetry

Tickets
4 Dec
7pm

POW! Play On Words 2!

An evening of performance poetry

Tickets

Show Details
cast & creatives
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The Bridge House Theatre are delighted to announce the return of our evening of performance poetry!

POW!
Play On Words 2!

Curated and compered by Lee Campbell, the evening will see performances from established performance poets as well as the opportunity for others to showcase their work in six open mic slots.

It will be a celebration of the beauty of language and the infinite possibilities that language has to impress, inform, move and entertain.

Dr Lee Campbell is an artist,poet, experimental filmmaker, writer,and founder of Homo Humour, the first of its kind project on contemporary queer male film and moving image practices that explore humour and LGBTQ+ storytelling. His experimental performance poetry films have been selected for many international film festivals since 2019 including Queerbee LGBT Film Festival, The Gilbert Baker Film Festival, Kansas 2020 and 2021, HOMOGRAPHY, Brussels and STATES OF DESIRE: Tom of Finland in the Queer Imagination, Casa de Duende, Philadelphia, USA, 2020 WICKED QUEER 2021, Boston, USA, FilmPride - Brighton & Hove Pride's official LGBTQ+ film festival, Brighton, UK, Splice Film Festival 2021, Brooklyn, USA and Darkroom Festival, London.. He has won several awards/nominations for these films including Best Psychedelic Fantasy film winner for 'See Me' (2020), Retro Avant Garde Film Festival NYC 2021, Semi-Finalist at Serbest International Film Festival 2021, Honorable Mention and Semi Finalist winner at Splice Film Festival, New York (2020 and 2021), Nominee for Best Original Concept and Best Atmosphere Independent Horror Movie Awards 2021, Honorable Mention Award, Screener Short Films 2020, Best Kent Film nominee, Margate Bookie Film Festival, 2020 and Special Mention Award, London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival, 2019.

Sharmay Mitchell is a poet and filmmaker, sometimes known as “that girl who writes a poem a day” is author of “be the Uplifter: Positive Poems”. She also does illustration and uses her poetry and storytelling skills to create stop motion animation film shorts for children and adults. Her poetry has previously been published by SUITCASE Media International in the Words By__ anthology, her Notting Hill Carnival poem was included in the carnival’s 2020 virtual event and her jewellery designs have been featured in an Issa Rae YouTube production.

Adrian Lee is a performance artist, in his work he explores the visual and verbal material that surrounds us by reworking and re-examining the often-overlooked trappings of our culture. His practice investigates the processes of communication and persuasion used on both domestic and international scales. He works across video, performance and sculpture and with diverse source materials; government health warnings, Health & Safety signage, ‘bureaucratic small print’, hand-written signs, brand mascots and shop fittings. He attempts to isolate and pick apart these items in order to probe how they function.

Ziegi Boss is an artist from the USA, and has been living and working in Vienna, Austria since 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University, graduating Magna cum Laude with Honors in Fine Art. After moving to Austria, she has been living and working full-time from her artistic practice, and has exhibited her work internationally in Europe, the USA and Asia. Her work is primarily video, installation and performance-based. Through her artwork she challenges concepts of gender roles, societal messaging, and the lens through which value and worth are determined. Her artwork often explores the ways in which traits traditionally considered “womanly” or “manly” are used to assign value to people based on their adherence to these gender stereotypes or gender roles. Of particular interest is the topic of reproduction and the societal assumptions, and at times interference, regarding women's desires and motivations

Louis Catliff is a writer and director interested in extreme characters and unexpected stories. In 2019, a musical he wrote about a singing turtle and a satanic oil company was nominated for a Scottish Arts Club award. Since then he has been shortlisted by the BBC drama room, had short plays staged across London and a monologue produced professionally as part of the Painkiller Podcast. He divides his time between writing for stage and screen and is always looking to collaborate on exciting pieces of new work.

The artist duo (Q+I) Questioner based in London, and Instructor based in Vienna, formed as a direct response to a creative block they found themselves in due to the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020. Having met two decades ago, they had always wanted the opportunity to work collaboratively and through (online) discussion, language and the process of drawing, they developed a creative framework which has seen a progression and diversification in both artists’ practice. Individually they have had nearly two decades of coordinating and organising collaborative art and education projects in Europe, America and Australia. + synthesizer is a music producer, writer and video artist from New York, based in Vienna. He started collaborating with (Q+I) in 2020 and has developed SynthDraw events, using music as a way of interacting and responding to the activity of drawing, and vice versa. He is also part of a wider artist collective - the PLD Collective, a group of international artists who often collaborate with (Q+I).

Cast

Lee Campbell

Sharmay Mitchell

Adrian Lee

Ziegi Boss

Louis Catliff

(Q+I) Questioner_plus_Instructor + synthesizer

Artistic team

Writer

The Performers

Lighting Designer

JLA Productions

Sound Designer

JLA Productions

The Bridge House Theatre,
 2 High Street
, Penge,
 SE20 8RZ

Less than a minute from Penge West station. Also not far from Penge East and Crystal Palace Stations. The theatre is situated on the first floor of the Bridge House Pub and is currently only accessible by stairs. If you have accessibility issues please email and we will do our best to assist you.
email: admin@thebridgehousetheatre.co.uk
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