“People are so far away from one another
And, very often, the people who are the furthest apart
Are those who love each other.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke, Kismet
What happens when two people meet who have nothing in common but their love for one another?
Someone of Significance follows the relationship of Rosie, a prominent leftwing politician, and Brad, the CEO of a multinational corporation, exploring the beliefs and structural barriers that keep us apart and the irresistible need for connection that brings us together.
The play is based on a short play by the same name that was developed as part of and performed by Chelsea Rep and The Acting Studio. The full length version of the play is being developed as part of the Young Vic’s Neighbourhood Voices Programme.
Press & Reviews
Praise for previous work by Amalia Kontesi (writer):
The Soprano at The Barons Court Reboot Festival (Writer):
London Theatre 1 - “An interesting post-MeToo piece asking how we reconsider past encounters.”
Mark Aspen Reviews - “Nicely crafted, unravelling with deep tender moments, it was very well done.”
Dead Man's Cell Phone at Network Theatre (Director):
Mark Aspen Reviews - “The director Amalia Kontesi gave us a skilful production. [...] I look forward to seeing more of her work.”
A Beautiful Distraction at The Barons Court Reboot Festival (Director):
Mark Aspen Reviews - “My Beautiful Distraction was a beautifully written piece, with razor sharp performances and very intelligently directed.”
Praise for previous work by Sam Tannenbaum (director):
Il Signor Bruschino (Director):
Ed Fringe Review - 4 stars - “Truly electrifying... Praise must go to Director Sam Tannenbaum for such dynamic employment of this space...You are bound to be blown away by this unforgettable production."
Seen and Heard International - “Director Sam Tannebaum wisely adopted a less-is-more approach to the staging... the ensembles fizz...”
The Last Hotel (Director):
The Tab Cambrdige - “The production as a whole is slick and professional, blending song, dialogue and video effortlessly, while the stark and bare staging creates a dream-like, unreal space which focuses all attention on the tortured psychological musings of the characters..."
The Cambridge Student - "Exercising welcome restrain in some areas and flamboyance in others, Tannenbaum [is] clearly passionate about exploring this piece and [his] enthusiasm and expertise shines through in their versatile set, well considered staging and t
Cast & Creative Team Cast: Simon Bass, Funlola Olufunwa
Writer: Amalia Kontesi
Director: Sam Tannenbaum
Producers: Vasiliki Verousi, Amalia Kontesi
Costume and Set Design: Vasiliki Verousi
Lighting Design: Alexandra Torresquintero