“The air is the only place that is free from prejudice”. Bessie Coleman
They said she couldn’t do it but she could.
From going around the world on a bicycle to doing spectacular airshows or climbing the highest mountains on earth, Annie "Londonderry" Kopchovsky, Bessie Coleman and Junko Tabei fought the prejudice and scepticism that surrounded them.
Their achievements became milestones in the path towards women’s rights and freedom, challenging the assumption that the “fairer sex” lacks the physical and mental stamina for big deeds. Though their adventures were as breathtaking, spellbinding and phenomenal as their male counterparts, where are their stories now?
For one night only Annie, Bessie and Junko come back for the live recording of the podcast “Miles Apart Together” and share their stories.
PAPER SMOKERS is a London based international collective of storytellers. We produce film, theatre and installations and are Third Angel Mentees.
The name comes from a poem written by Italian writer Cesare Pavese. We strongly believe in the value of international collaboration and the coming together of artists from different backgrounds as precious tools to interpret today’s world. We share stories of outsiders and focus on work that is multilingual, transnational and exists across borders.
With Katharina Reinthaller we developed a show called “Diary of an Expat” which has been receiving 4 star reviews and praise at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Katharina is a director and dramaturg who trained at University of Vienna and with StoneCrabs Theatre Company, among many other shows she has also directed Labels (Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Fringe First Winner/Theatre Royal Stratford East/Adelaide & Perth Fringe/Singapore Fringe/University of North Carolina). “Miles Apart Together” is our second production with Katharina.
Fat Girl just wants to be with her soulmate Pizza. Then her mother signs her up for The Only Way Is Pretty. What will happen to Pizza?
Set in the fictional country of Nechora, HEAD OF STATE follows newly elected Mo, as he accidentally becomes an over-the-phone therapist to the world’s most powerful leaders.
LAD is a cheeky two-hander that tugs playfully at the knot of toxic masculinity. A balls-to-the-wall comedy about... balls. And becoming a better man.
In this modern retelling of Medea, Maddy is stuck in a world of vodka shots and partying. Her fiancé has left her and she is quickly spiralling out of control.
|Tuesday 17 March||Tue 17 Mar||18:00||£10.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Wednesday 18 March||Wed 18 Mar||18:00||£10.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Thursday 19 March||Thu 19 Mar||18:00||£11.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Friday 20 March||Fri 20 Mar||18:00||£11.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Saturday 21 March||Sat 21 Mar||15:00||£11.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Saturday 21 March||Sat 21 Mar||18:00||£11.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Sunday 22 March||Sun 22 Mar||18:00||£11.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
Reviews of previous productions:
BROADWAY WORLD ****
“Expressive and genuinely hilarious. Gragnani keeps the energy and comedy flowing in clockwork pace, building a strong and stable satire that feels relevant and resonant in the current political climate.”
THEATRE WEEKLY ****
“This is one of those rare productions that makes you think long and hard about a subject, without even realising it’s had that affect on you.”
LONDON THEATRE 1 ****
“A heartfelt and poignant production.”
“Best Fringe Shows for Brexit Satire. These Brexit dramas all delivered wonderfully in their own way. If we can’t make Britain great again, we can at least make it funny.”
“A warm, engaging presence”.
NUMBER 9 REVIEWS
“Perfect comedy timing.”
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