The Lamellar Project

A multi-award winning, international collaboration with Tiny Dynamite, Philadelphia, in association with South Hill Park, Bracknell

THE LAMELLAR PROJECT

a new play by Grant Watson

It is the near-future and the eco-system is changing, but not for the better. The world is in the aftermath of The Sixth Great Extinction and a couple, both scientists, find themselves living on either side of the Atlantic. They are separated not only by distance but by their differing attitudes to how the world can be saved for future generations, including their own son. Filled with vivid images of locusts dropped from warplanes, strange flowers choking the waterways and wild wolves roaming the English countryside, the play explores the most pressing and crucial issues of contemporary global life – the consequences of climate change and the possible ramifications of genetic modification. 

5 ***** Liverpool Sound and Vision:

“Engaging script, clever set design and two astonishing actors who come together from over three thousand miles…  a unique and entertaining show”

4 ****  Broadway Baby  

“The masterful way in which they integrate digital technology into the production is without a doubt the highlight of this show”

 

Funded by Arts Council England.  Seeded by greenhouse, a Farnham Maltings initiative. Supported by Calyx Films & The Bay Trust, Kent.

Cast

 

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Cast

Michael: Gideon Turner (UK)

Carys:  Emma Gibson (USA)

 

Creatives

Writer – Grant Watson

Director/Dramaturg – Helena Bell

Designer – Cecile Tremolieres

Lighting Designer – Alex Marshall

Associate Lighting Designer – Dan Saggars

Sound Designer – Chris Drohan

Film Maker (USA) – Ben Kalina

Director of Photography (USA) – Jen Schneider

Production Manager – Christopher Corner

Technical Consultant – Stephen Harrison

Technical Company Stage Manager – Hass Ahmed

Stage Manager (USA) – Kat Kelly

 

Pursued by a Bear (UK)

Producer – Helena Bell

Consultant Social Media Manager – Cathy Westbrook

Consultant Administrative Director – Thomas Kell

 

Tiny Dynamite (USA)

Producer – Emma Gibson

Administrative Producer – Emma Goidel

Tour

2016 Summer

Arcola Theatre London (August 9th – 13th: 8pm)

 

2016 Spring Tour

South Hill Park Bracknell (April 7th – 9th April: 8pm)

Oxford Playhouse – Burton Taylor Studio (April 20th & 21st: 7.30pm)

Unity Theatre, Liverpool (April 22nd & 23rd: 8pm)

Ivy Theatre  Surrey University, Guildford (April 27th & 28th: 7pm )

Marlowe Theatre  Canterbury (May 3rd & 4th: 8pm )

The Old Market Brighton Fringe (May 13th & 14th: 8.45pm )

 

 

Your Lamellar

 

 

For details on how to contribute stories, video and scripts to The Lamellar Project universe visit this page;

 

 

 

I-Genis

 

 

Visit the I-Genis Corporation website here;

 

 

Press

 

LIVERPOOL SOUND & VISION (April 23rd 2016)

5***** Review :

http://www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/2016/04/23/the-lamellar-project-theatre-review-unity-theatre-liverpool/

 

BROADWAY BABY (Brighton Fringe – May 2016)

4 **** Review:

http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/the-lamellar-project/711575

 

HENLEY STANDARD (May 2016)

http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/entertainment/story.php?id=203944

 

PBAB Interview in British Theatre Guide (July 2014)

“New digital fund sees innovative technologies brought centre stage”

http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/features/the-lamellar-project-pursued-100

 

Interview with Create Hub (November 2014)

http://www.create-hub.com/interview/the-lamellar-project-interview-snippet

 

Lamellar Project featured in a Philadelphia environmental periodical:

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2015/04/27/engaging-in-an-unlikely-manner-artists-as-environmental-stewards

 

Awards

 

WINNER OF FOUR PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS:

 

Pew Centre for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia, USA

http://www.pcah.us/grants/9892_the_lamellar_project

 

TechniCulture, Philadelphia

US digital development award of $21,000

plus

Audience  Recognition Award

https://www.philaculture.org/techniculture

http://generocity.org/philly/2016/05/02/techniculture-tiny-dynamite-philly-tech-week/

 

UPstream  (UK digital development award) http://housetheatre.org.uk/greenhouse/projects/upstream-the-lamellar-project

 

 

 

 

Gallery

 

 

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All Photos by Alex Harvey-Brown except bottom two which are by Dan Saggars

R&D video