VAULTS FESTIVAL: Producer Profiles Weeks Two & Three

30 January 2019

VAULTS FESTIVAL 2019

It's that time of year again when we head underground to be amidst the flurry of emerging artists presenting their work at the ever growing Vaults Festival. Stage One are proud to see there are several of our alumni producing shows this year, taking skills they've learnt from the workshop and/or bursary scheme and putting them into practice. Vaults is an incredible platform to begin producing independently so let's see what people are up to....

 

HEAR ME HOWL
By Lydia Rynne
Wednesday 30th-Sunday 3rd
Tickets here.

From writer Lydia Rynne (Soho Theatre Writer Alumnus, NFTS Odeon Scholar and BFI Creative England’s Funny Girls finalist), director Kay Michael (MGCfutures Bursary Recipient, JMK Directors Award and Old Vic 12 Finalist) and musical consultant Fay Milton, drummer of Mercury Award Nominated band Savages, comes HEAR ME HOWL, a bitingly honest portrayal of one woman’s personal revolution.

Simon Stephens: 'I twatting loved @Hear_Me_Howl.... Lydia Rynne’s bad ass comedy is full of love and kindness and drumming and made me want to play the bass for the first time in 13 years. See the shit out of it.'

The Stage ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Alice Pitt-Carter gives a ferocious performance in Lydia Rynne's exhilarating and refreshing monologue on conflicted attitudes to motherhood... Brutally funny"
 

Producer: Caley Powell for Lights Down Productions, workshop participant 2014

Caley has been producing for 3 years, specialising in new writing. Credits include:  Might Never Happen at The Kings Head Theatre. Never The Same by Lily Lowe-Myers at The Bridewell Theatre, Dubailand by Carmen Nasr at Finborough Theatre and A Great Fear Of Shallow Living at the Edinburgh Fringe. In January 2018 she set up her company Lights Down Productions to produce female led new writing.


SALAAM
By Sara Aniqah Malik
Wednesday 30th-Sunday 3rd
Tickets here.

Salaam is a piece of new writing that explores the link between the rise in Islamophobia and the 2017 Islamist terror attacks, shown through the lens of a Muslim mother and daughter who fall victim to an Islamophobic attack. It's a very timely and political piece, but is also incredibly beautiful and potent and combines live music, lyrical language and performance to tell the story. The trailer can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLXbe6bgByY

Producer: Niall Dingle, workshop participant 2018

Alongisde Salaam, Niall is currently developing a piece of new writing called We Never Get Off At Sloane Square by Amy Garner Buchanan, which has just finished an R&D process as part of the Park Theatre's Script Accelerator programme. Prior to this, Niall made his independent professional producing debut on a three week run of Geoffrey Williams' Drowned or Saved? at the Tristan Bates Theatre in November 2018. Alongside producing independently,  he also works as a Production Assistant for Producer, Oliver Mackwood.

 "I did the Stage One New Producers Workshop straight after graduating from university, whilst I was wide eyed and eager to make it as a Producer. The knowledge I gained from this has been instrumental in giving me the confidence and know how to take the leap and put on my own shows. I have reaped in the benefits and opportunities that being connected to the network have offered me, and I know I would have struggled to pursue producing without the existence of Stage One."

A Wake In Progress
By Fine Mess Theatre & Leila Sykes
Wednesday 6th-Sunday 10th
Tickets here.

How do you want to be remembered when you’re gone? A Wake in Progress combines scripted scenes and interactivity, creating a funny and moving story of love, death and funerals.

Producer: Leila Sykes, Autumn bursary winner 2018

After training as an actress at the Drama Centre London, Leila moved into producing and is one of a pair of Artistic Directors at Anonymous Is A Woman Theatre Company. 

 "Stage One has helped me in lots of ways. The workshop opened my eyes to the rigor of West End producing and gave me faith that I can work at the level. The Bursary has opened so many doors for me and introduced me to  amazing producers both my peers who are Stage One Bursary recipients and those big hitters in the industry." 

Greyscale
By Anonymous is a Woman
Saturday 2nd Feb-Sunday 17th March
Tickets here.

Explore the minefields of dating in a post #metoo era. Who do we have faith in when one party believes it’s sexual misconduct, and the other, simply a bad date?

Producer: Leila Sykes, Autumn bursary winner 2018

After training as an actress at the Drama Centre London, Leila moved into producing and is one of a pair of Artistic Directors at Anonymous Is A Woman Theatre Company. 

 "Stage One has helped me in lots of ways. The workshop opened my eyes to the rigor of West End producing and gave me faith that I can work at the level. The Bursary has opened so many doors for me and introduced me to  amazing producers both my peers who are Stage One Bursary recipients and those big hitters in the industry."