New Ghosts Theatre Company presents the IGNITE Collective
A ground-breaking initiative that partners emerging and established female playwrights and creatives to create new work for young female performers.
New Ghosts has been creating and presenting high quality new works in the independent sector for the last five years. In our history of our auditions, three females have auditioned for every one male. This over-saturated and often undernourished demographic has therefore become a high priority for our company.
Together we will create a canon of new work, for female artists and by female artists. We will showcase unique voices, roles, and stories that have until now been lacking on our local stages.
Praise for IGNITE Collective
“Clements’s direction and the ensemble’s performances are powerfully honest from Zoe Jensen’s overflowing Shandy to Harriet Gordon-Anderson’s gut punch as Camille. And in Anderson’s arc, her connection with Amara’s (Vaishnavi Suryaprakash) resignation and Camille’s resilience, settles the production as an unforgettable theatre experience. For the first two productions of IGNITE Collective, Good People and Shandy’s Corner promise many more unflinching and sincere works to come.”
“Clare Hennessy’s sound design (again) never lets us down. Lucy Clements’ direction of these two, one-act plays is faultless. The same can be said of the cast. Thoughtful rather than cynical, with warmth suffused into each, these stories substitute the typical schmaltz of Christmas and replace it with true heart.”
“Funny ladies Meg Clarke and Zoe Jensen are thoroughly enjoyable in comedic roles, each actor with approaches as bold as their imaginations. Directed by Lucy Clements, the double-bill presentation grips from start to end. Clements injects an infectious passion into every scene, for a theatre that communicates with efficacious power.”
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