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Friday 17 June
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In a nutshell
Multimedia stageshow imagining borders, housing and resistance in East London’s future, built from interviews with current residents.
Expect dance, theatre, code, film and rioting. The debut show from multimedia collective, Acrylick, Jagged Edge is a flamboyant political fable.
On the run from deportation patrols, Rupai picks her way through a sleek and brutal future East End. Hustling between its glass towers and coffee-fuelled suits, she finds a gang of madmen, traders and fugitives - and a new future that may be about to explode.
Jagged Edge is a multimedia stage show built from interviews with people who work, live and wander through the East End, as well as those who have been decanted and deported from the area.
What to expect
Audiences will be treated to an immersive stage show – a play that blends film, dance, theatre, audio interviews, digital design and music to tell the details of people’s everyday experiences in otherworldly ways.
Acrylick are a new collective of old friends. Made of filmmakers, coders, designers, actors, writers, anthropologists and dancers with backgrounds stretching from India to Palestine, Brasil and New Zealand, our work stitches stories of difference and resistance together to make productions that blow your mind.
After studying Fine Art and Anthropology, 'Sana made her first film, Invisible Community about young British Somalis. She is currently Assistant to award-winning filmmaker, Penny Woolcock, working on Woolcock’s BFI film, Out of the Rubble (Film 4) and installation, Utopia, which used soundscapes to demonstrate London’s rising inequality.
After graduating with a distinction in Art from the Slade, Ambar now works as is a set designer and coder. She has produced immersive sets whilst working with the Punch Drunk Theatre Company on productions It Felt Like a Kiss and The Duchess of Malfi’. Ambar now builds apps, interactive maps and more as a professional web developer.
Becka Seglow Hudson
Graduate in Anthropology, Becka has directed music videos and films about community land ownership and the financial incentives behind prison building. She writes for papers and magazines, works at both a women’s centre and creative youth organisation and consults on eStreetwise, a video game designed by Bangladeshi street children.
Fadia Helena Qaraman
Fadia was a writer and actor in Different is Dangerous, a piece about multicultural life and its challenges through personal testimonies from interviews within the Asian community in Leeds. The show toured across the UK. Fadia performed this with the Tamasha Theatre company, New Diarorama Theatre and Rich Mix
Currently studying Set Design for Screen, Gabe has previously designed short films such as Perfectly Normal and plays such as Memoirs of a Madman. He also is passionate about acting and has appeared in several productions he has designed.
Since graduating from London Contemporary Dance School, Gabriela has worked with schools as well as professional dancers, presenting her work in venues around London. She has experience fusing dance styles to choreograph pieces drawn from collective experience. She has and worked alongside choreographers such as Siobhan Davis and Kate Flatt.
Graduate in Theatre and Performance, Nyla wrote and performed in Different is Dangerous and has written her first solo play Normal with a bit of OOMPH!. She has acted with Cardboard Citizens, Complicite and GLPYT. Nyla works at The Lyric Theatre as part of their Development Lab for young theatremakers.
What are people saying
'Support this incredible looking new play. We love Acrylick and their young radical theatre’ International Times
'So excited to see so much emerging talent from across the arts, humanities and tech come together to tell a radical story’ Rehearsal audience member
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix is a venue like no other. Its dedication to connecting with and showcasing local, diverse stories and its ongoing, concrete support for new art and artists makes it is a cultural centre that remains persistently pushing the frontline of exciting, enlightening arts in the UK.'
Find out more
Instagram: @beckashig #jaggededgeshow #acrylickmedia
Things you should know
Suitable for ages 14+
This event is wheelchair accessible.