AATF is a real musical, really. It's as accurate as your memories of your teenage years are accurate. It is also a 100% truthful depiction of Sam Halmarack's formative years. Maybe 110%

Sam has never been to see a musical. He cannot dance. He is working with some teenagers who are experts at musicals and being teenagers.

Nothing will go wrong. Nothing ever does.

halmarack.com 

We are currently looking for commissioning and presenting partners. If you would like to find out more contact Kate

A Million Tiny Glitches

An electronic musical.

This is a world where death exists. Loss is hard. Grief is like a river. It's powerful and you can't hold it back.

This is the story of a woman who goes looking for her friend – a friend who has vanished inside a city of his own imagination. Both have lost someone they love and it's cracked the landscape of their lives. A Million Tiny Glitches is a weird and emotional dream quest through those fractures.

A Million Tiny Glitches has grown from our personal experiences of grief over the last few years – vivid and mysterious; you feel it in your heart and your gut. We believe songs can hold emotion very directly, so we thought we'd make a musical that goes deep and feels modern; that embraces sadness without being sombre. Something that's influenced by Björk and ANOHNI, Haruki Murakami and China Miéville. And yeah, there'll be a band.

We're on the look out for presenting and commissioning partners so, if you're a programmer interested in presenting or commissioning the work please contact Kate.

R&D Company
Story / Directed by Tanuja Amarasuriya
Story / Words / Music by Timothy X Atack
Movement Direction by Coral Messam
Musician collaborator Elena Pena
Performed by Kayla Meikle, Simon Mokhele, Zoe West, Timothy X Atack (Ferment Festival, 2017); Madeline Shann (Pulse Festival, 2018)

After doing lots of work on the sound world of the show, the next stage of R&D will be investigating its visual design, projection and animation world.

Produced by MAYK. Seed commissioned by the New Wolsey Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Ferment. Financially supported by Arts Council England. Thanks also to Ovalhouse London and Trinity Arts Bristol. Developed in residence at The Brunswick Club and at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio.

 

Photos from july 2017 research & development

Photos by Jack Offord. Performers: Timothy X Atack, Kayla Meikle, Simon Mokhele, Zoe West.

Still House are at the early stages of developing a new show, On Wrestling.

They’re using Olympic wrestling as a choreographic tool. They’re digging into models for masculinity. They’re playing with the things that might be difficult for men to say to each other and to show to each other.

"We cannot change men, but we can encourage, implore and affirm their will to change. We can respect the truth of their inner being, a truth that they may be inable to speak, that they long to connect, to love, to be loved." - bell hooks

We're open to residency opportunities and commissioning partners. To find out more contact: kate@mayk.org.uk

For enquiries relating to international opportunities, contact: hannah.slimmon@farnhammaltings.com

On Wrestling is being developed with the support of the National Theatre.