Interview: The New Current on Close Up

Interview with writer and director Emilia Teglia Originally published by The New Current www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/closeup Close Up is a new multi-media production about censorship in the post-truth era. This hilarious and poignant comedy tells the story of Clive, a 1960s Polari comedian, and eighty- year-old Grace, in art Gigi, overnight internet sensation and protagonist of a […]

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International Women’s Day

Throughout March Odd Eyes Theatre co-founder and drama tutor Nick Claridge led a series of workshops with international participants to mark International Women’s Day. Three women, Sonia, Naz and Sehriban, performed the piece on Sunday 12 March in front of their friends and visitors at Akwaaba, a social centre for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants […]

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Call out for Business Plan Facilitators

   Odd Eyes Theatre nurtures beauty in diversity. We make theatre that tells stories about people standing out from the crowd. We look at the world from different angles and use theatre to share unique point of views with equally unique audiences. Odd Eyes Theatre promotes communication across cultures. By cultural groups we mean people […]

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Guardian Series on #Haters

Stabbing attack in Hackney inspires new play about gun and knife crime in east London Originally published on The Guardian Series, 8 February 2017 by Rachel Russell In a bid to crack down on gun crime, the Metropolitan Police have launched a campaign this week to encourage people to hand in their firearms to any police station […]

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#Haters trailer and development

The journey of #haters begun in June 2014 when a gory incident in East London attracted social media attention on the repercussions of gentrification on local communities. The play was the result of a series of interviews with old and new residents, social-media research and devising workshops with the Members of Odd Eyes Theatre participation […]

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Sophie Hemery writes about #Haters for the Hackney Citizens

#WelcomeToHackney: bar’s reaction to a stabbing inspires play about gentrification #welcometohackney –  known as #haters at the time of this interview – is a story about community conflict based on a controversial incident at a Hackney pub last year Interview by Sophie Hemery, first published on the Hackney Citizens press, December 2015 Emilia Teglia, founder […]

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The international language of Commedia dell’Arte

Paola Cavallin explains the origins of gramelot or gibberish as the language of Commedia dell’Arte.  This short clip was filmed during Babylon: Commedia dell’Arte workshop 2015

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Location, Location – the audience response

By Ester Boccafoglio First published on blog 1 November 2013 Some Halloween! We had a great night at Stour Space, didn’t even get lost around Hackney Wick for once, and loved the play. This piece had it all: the visual – stunning costumes, spectacular make-up, lights and intriguing ways to use the space, tricks of […]

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Message from the Chair

As someone who has supported emerging companies for a number of years, I am delighted to be joining the International Society for Communication and Drama as Chair of the Board at an exciting time in the company’s development. ISCaD was born from a vision to bring together people of different cultures, languages and social classes […]

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