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FOX & PHOENIX

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ECLECTIC,

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theatre/performance/rehearsal/art space/dance & photography studio/gallery/screening room/costume and prop store..!

Specialising in HOLISTIC events, IMMERSIVE performance, and home to charity fund/awareness raising RIDICULOUSNESS beyond compare – BE NICE..! (Saving the world one party at a time).

Recent Be Nice event ‘ALL NIGH WRONG’ played Lionel Richie’s CULT classic on repeat for the duration and gave away SECRET GARDEN PARTY tickets as a prize to those who lasted the distance, the next instalment is on the 18TH JULY.

https://www.facebook.com/fox.3.phoenix?fref=ts

rift RIFT

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FELIX MORTIMER

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JOSHUA NAWRAS

Their MISSION is to tell STORIES without boundaries. This means taking classic stories and allowing our audience to PARTICIPATE and ENGAGE with them in new ways, challenging conventional forms of storytelling, BREAKING open often difficult to access stories, NARRATIVES and PLAYS.
THEY are interested in breaking down the boundaries of stories: creating WORLDS which audience members can explore, edit and question. Their productions Macbeth, The Trialand O Brave New World take universally recognised stories and spill them through LONDON allowing audiences to interact with the characters, situations and events happening around them.
Watch this film about RIFT
Watch this film about Shakespeare in Shoreditch:
Rift’s upcoming project ‘STYX’ an immersive multi sensoric virtual reality experience, opens on the 1st of July and tix can be bought here
INTERACT WITH THEM

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Vito has been WRITING and PERFORMING poetry for the best part of a decade. He draws  inspiration from social interactions. From amazing poets to random stories he hears from lonely people in QUESTIONABLE bars. His ART is his life, thus he lives both in conjunction. LIFE & ART are inseparable that’s why he takes himself to any EMOTIONAL state he feels is necessary when writing, no matter where that path leads. Recently he has started writing PLAYS and SHORT films. Transferring his skills over to these formats opened a whole new world of expression and ARTISTIC INDULGENCE.

Watch this space for more of his material, ‘sure to make you feel,’ is his slogan.

Influences: “HOWL” By Allen Ginsberg, Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick.

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I started ImmerCity in 2012 after university. The company is dedicated to creating immersive theatre that focuses on the relationships between characters and audience. I am particularly interested in how a performance changes our perception of space. Much of our work is written for a particular location. For instance we created a ghost walk for Holland Park, a witches seance for the basement of Babel Studios and an alien invasion for a car park in North Kensington.
“The Perilous Party” is being designed especially for the St Pancras clock tower. It was inspired by the idea of a Haunted House Party that is the central feature of the movie ‘The House on Haunted Hill’. It promises to be an evening of macabre entertainment and melodramatic spirits. I have always been a huge Agatha Christie fan, especially of her more spiritual detectives like Mr Harley Quinn. This show is an opportunity to combine a spooky murder mystery with an evening of games and movies. Audience interaction is one of the most joyful (if chaotic) aspects of immersive theatre and this is a wonderful opportunity for us to blend event with performance in a unique way.

 

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Vix
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WRITER

She is a ONEOFUS alum, having written and directed a short immersive play inspired by Elizabeth Fry and Ruth Ellis for ONEOFUS : WHITECHAPEL in 2012.

Her latest piece, DARLING, is an OPERA-THEATRE experience which invites audiences to help create the SOUNDSCAPE. It loosely uses the ghosts and ill-suited lovers of the 1959 horror film ‘HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL’ as a springboard for the story, and musically, the evocative, religious organ strains of FINZI’s choir music and unearthly harmonies of FAURE’S REQUIEM and ERIC WHITACRE.

She also has an MA in Writing for PERFORMANCE & PUBLICATION from the University of Leeds and was the Yorkshire editor Whatsonstage.com.

 

YatesEm

EMMA & YATES are the creators of the upcoming ONEOFUS piece AGAINST NATURE. WE caught up with them to examine their influences behind the work.

Against Nature will be a drawing/poem sequence that draws on the grotesque and the monstrous, especially decorative grotesque marginalia. We are interested in how text and image play off one another, and the theatrical possibilities of this. To this end, Emma is writing short pieces of poetry and script, and Yates is drawing. We are going to interweave these so that each person who sees it can piece together their own narrative.

Broadly speaking, our work is interested in the relationship between space, things, people, texts and images. For Against Nature, we have been focusing on the ways in which our relationship with everyday objects offers ways of thinking through the uncanny, a concept in much of our research and making. Drawing on Yates’ research into French eighteenth-century ornament, we have considered matter and affect in decorative schemes, and have considered the relationship between ornament, description, and narrative. This intersection between writing, looking, visualising, and feeling has been integral to our work as a whole. Many of our collaborations deploy text, image, and material as ways of thinking through our research interests.

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Emma Stirling is a writer, director, and performer. She graduated from Cambridge University in 2012 and is Artistic Director of Recursion Theatre Company (recursiontheatrecompany.wordpress.com). She recently worked with Katie Mitchell on Women As Artists. She is currently developing a cross-disciplinary practice that explores the intersections between live and video performance. As a poet she is interested in feminist reworkings of the lyric ‘I’, dialogue, and stillness in language.

Yates Norton is a graduate of Cambridge and Harvard Universities. He is currently taking his masters at the Courtauld Institute, London. His artistic practice includes collaborations with poets and artists in London, Cambridge and New York. Recently, he and Emma Stirling have been working on a piece exploring the role of narrative in poetry and image.

 

 

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NEW ONE OF US EVENT:

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL.

Frederick and Annabelle Loren invite you to a “HAUNTED HOUSE” party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn £1,000,000.

Guests will enjoy an hour and a half of “ENTERTAINMENT” before being treated to a screening of William Castle’s “House on Haunted Hill” (1959) as well as a curated selection of macabre shorts.

DRESS TO IMPRESS in late fifties early 60s attire.

Do arrive up to 30 minutes early and enjoy a BESPOKE BEVERAGE in our salon.

Performances on the 18th and 19th of April will be in ST MATTHEWS CHURCH on Saint Matthew’s Row, a church dating back to 1743 that sits above 80,000 GRAVES. Having survived FIRE, BOMB damage and a rector who was a contemporary of the notorious KRAY brothers (running the brothels and gambling dens of the area) it was rebuilt in 1961, the design spear headed by architect Anthony Lewis who commissioned young artists to create the distinctive insides.

Address: Saint Matthew’s Row, London E2 6DT

Performances on the 25th and 26th of April will be in room 5.10 in the GOTHIC George Gilbert Scott designed ST PANCRAS CLOCK TOWER CHAMBERS, Euston Road NW1. WATCH for the umbrella’d ones stationed outside the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

Address: St Pancras Chambers (by the entrance of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel), Euston Road, London NW1 2AR

Tickets

Tickets are £20, with a limited sale of early bird tickets for £15.
You can buy tickets for St Matthews Church here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-of-us-house-on-haunted-hill-st-matthews-church-tickets-16231617204

You can buy tickets for St Pancras Clocktower here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-of-us-house-on-haunted-hill-st-pancras-clocktower-tickets-16232373466

INTERACT with us: https://twitter.com/OneofUsWchapel

Our ENTERTAINMENT:

BLOOD TIES

After years of performing a strange ritual following her sister’s disappearance, Annabelle is close to finally being free…

Chloe Mashiter

BUBBLECAM

Bubblecam The evenings event will be live streamed online. Our internet guests will be able to interact with you through the night, blowing bubbles at you from a hidden bubble machine. Think of it as a surreal form of CCTV – one that tells you when your being watched.

Lisa Hall

‘LEASEHOLDS… FOR LIFE!’

Open day to view the new St Matthews complex of luxury flats. Centrally located with easy access to various amenities and restaurants in ‘trendy’ Shoreditch. A unique opportunity to buy into an exquisite example of 18th century architecture and live in a building with a … COLOURFUL PAST.

Alex Zylko

THE NEWSPAPERWOMAN
Hard-bitten newspaper columnist Ruth Bridges plans to spend her time in the House documenting her experiences – but the House has other ideas…

Thomas Leo Midlane

THE PARISH OF PERIL/PERILOUS PARTY

Mr Dudley Peril invites you to a party – a haunted house party. There will be games, drinks and maybe even a murder…

Rosanna  Mallinson, Immercity

MAIDS

The previously unseen women of the house are back to tell their tales.

Zoe Hunter Gordon & India Crawford, Big Spoon

AGAINST NATURE

What is monstrosity? Can language be monstrous? This work draws on a history of grotesquerie, decorative programmes which emerged from the marginalia of texts. Spaces of fantasy, and representations of a nature that goes against nature, against the grain.  Poetry and images will be interlaced with one another to explore the relationship between word and image in the context of the monstrous and grotesque.

Yates Norton & Emma Stirling

DARLING

A woman watches from the balcony, her white dress and mournful song drift down to him in wispy tendrils.

Mournful harmonies mingle in the echoing church, as two lovers re-live their ill-fated affair. Pick up your hymn book and turn to song number

666…

Victoria Ellis

Artwork by Emily Tat

Further enquiries or issues should be directed to oneofus.whitechapel@gmail.com

OneOfUs.Chapel.Poster no blONE OF US are excited to announce we’re organizing another immersive performance this time in Williamsburg New York.

After a sold out performance in London (listed in Time Out, Le Cool London and Who’s Jack among others) we are uniting artists and performers in St Paul’s Lutheran Church.

The Village of Williamsburgh within the Town of Bushwick has seen a lot of changes since 1827. Industrialists (see the remaining relic ‘Domino Sugar Factory’); shore-side mansions; it became a cauldron of pent up energies when Tony Serpico was shot and most recently it has been a haven for creatives. St Paul’s is an emblem of history having witnessed most of these changes since it was born in 1853.

Be transported through a postmodern mish mash of ideas and celebrate this area with us through our site specific performances.

There will be 4 performances of over 20 vignettes over Friday the 28th of March and Sunday the 30th of March. The slots run between: 7-8:30pm,9-10:30pm. Address: St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Williamsburg, 334 S 5th St 11211. The nearest subway is Marcy Ave JMZ.

DRESS WARMLY the CHAPEL is a chilly mistress.

You can buy tickets here.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-of-us-the-chapel-tickets-10947866363
You can also reserve tickets from oneofus.whitechapel@gmail.com that will require payment on the door.

Tickets are $20 with a student discount rate of $15.

Interact with us: https://twitter.com/OneofUsWchapel

https://www.facebook.com/events/706016429421247/

Pieces will include:

The Chair, the Table

Dealing with how objects, people, and space inform and control one another, the project focuses on how an object can be made uncanny via its theatricalized setting. Even the most mundane object bears witness to an event. As objects of ritual, they may hold cherished memories or sacred lore.  Broken, misused, overused, ritualized or multiplied, objects can determine the nature of a space or the character of their users. 

Emma Stirling, Yates Norton with Artwork by Tom Laprade and Aaron Lehman.


Runaround 

This piece will explore issues of violence and alienation as a result of society’s taboos against female physicality. How and why do we destroy our own bodies, and what occurs at the breaking point? The artist will create a multitudinous self to present before the audience through a combination of audio and visual elements, which will be manifested and destroyed before the audience.

Carina Finn

 

Death is a Salesman

A woman confronts a used car salesman about faulty breaks on a car she purchased, then ends up discussing matters of life, death, and redemption, before finally partaking in a high-stakes game of scrabble.

Linda Wu

 

Ech0

A kiosk for temporal meditation and reflection. Modern science and modern thought (the Renaissance invention of perspective; Copernicus, Newton, Einstein) sought to demystify and explain physical space, leaving no place more special than any other; ech0 seeks to combine the notions of non-place (i.e. Internet) and locale (i.e. church) that relays transcendental experience and spirit while breaking conventional iconography. 

Daniel Levya


Host
A sound piece relating to the diverse history of the church’s inhabitants. A new denomination assumes ownership not so much adopting the presence of the previous tenants as they make their own mark, but unable to remove the past’s impact completely. A residue like ghosts exists in the space, and my sounds will be representative of that airiness; phasing in, phasing out.

Adam Stoves

Patient Saint
SAINT GENEVIEVE EXCLUSIVE APPEARANCE. In his penultimate demonstration, Dr. Charcots prize patient and celebrity hysteric displays the wrong symptoms.  

Samantha Beach, Kyle Bales and Group

Eulogy

We grieve alongside 7 Widows while a fallen poet mourns a life of unrealized love.

Shayfer James and Group

There Art Thou Happy
Shooting the Friar Lawrence scene for a modern re-telling of Romeo and Juliet, A film crew struggles to get the last shot.

Eric Fallen

 

Cleansing Concordia

An interactive ritual cleansing with volunteers from the audience where the participants will talk, recite an agreement together as they wash their hands of the dominant powers that be and reclaim their individualism. Gabriel Don

 

Whoso Walketh Wisely

 After facing expulsion from private school for starting up a coven-brothel, spirited Alice arrives on at the dusty doorstep of unsuspecting Frank with a backpack full of raw beef, desperately in need of an oven. Propelled by the illusion that they will soon part ways forever, these unlikely companions expose colors of each other long kept in the dark. But are they truly strangers? Or have they collided many times before?

Laura Heckel

 

Every Time I Break the 7th Commandment, An Angel Gets a Hard On

A visual exploration of the ideology behind one of the 10 commandment’s most disputed and argued over tenets, “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.” The point is to place the spectator at odds with his/her own sexuality and the fear of judgement. An investigation into the heart of desire, the sin of lust, and the castigation that follows.

Sebastian Pinaud

 

As well as visual art work from Ursula Mur, Satoshi Okada,  Terry Huber, Mohanee Alingasa Ramchandani’s ‘Visions of Meditative Practice,’ Michal Verred Ammar’s ‘Inner Rooms.’

Event image by artist Jonathan Hsu.

For a full list of performances see Facebook