New 2017 In Souliloquy Trailer!

Why hello there – we have a gorgeous new trailer pulled together by Victorine to celebrate both our body of work (go on check out our portfolio) and in anticipation of what is to come.

It features familiar faces from our talented collaborators – especially the wonderful voice of Lydia Lane as Marina. An edited down version of her monologue voices over the footage of our work.

As always all directed by Victorine and written by Tilly (Orlando and Margaret of Anjou written by Victorine).

In development at the moment

  • The rest of our ET TU series
  • Summer Seasonal Souliloquy
  • Autumn Seasonal Soulilouuy
  • Mechanicals’ Macbeth!

 

Please enjoy this reminder and stay tuned for more new work soon!

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Updated In Souliloquy Team Page!

We’ve done some much needed website admin and as such would like to invite you to look at this round up of people we’ve been collaborating with! Here are our updated castings since Cycle 4!

Projects like this could not happen without the support and dedication of people we work with so much love and thanks to everyone.

More announcements coming soon – it’s a busy second half of the year for us.

 

Mechanicals’ Macbeth: A Witches Extract @ Parkland Pop Up Shakespeare

ET TU: Iachimo & Goneril.

ET TU: Sebastian & Petruchio.

ET TU: Sebastian & Petruchio @ BRIEFS.

Snout In Souliloqy @ Where Do We Go From Here?

Ariel In Winter:

Snout In Souliloquy #GlobalStage #AroundTheWorld

Introducing: Kate Sketchley as Snout/Witch One for Mechanicals’ Macbeth: An Extract of Witches!

We’re excited to welcome Kate Sketchley to In Souliloquy as Snout/Witch One for our Mechanicals’ Macbeth: An Extract of Witches for Attila Theatre’s Parkland Pop Up Shakespeare 2017!

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Originally from Canada, Kate graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2012, and has been based in London since 2013. She has primarily worked on new writing, performing with emerging companies in Glasgow and London. Most recently she performed in Guns, Water, Monica Lewinksy, a new dance theatre piece, with Bang Bang Bang Group at The Space. She is currently writing her first play and is developing an adaptation of Othello for performance later this year.

Kate’s Spotlight.

Mechanicals’ Macbeth – A Witches Extract is on as part of Attila Theatre’s Pop Up Shakespeare event in the Crouch End Festival.

  • Sun, 11th June 2017 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Tue, 13th June 2017 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Parkland Walk N4 3EY.

Come find us near the Graffiti bridge!

The Ides! The Ides! The Continuing Relevance of The Soothsayer.

Don’t want to stress you out but this it’s the Ides of March and you’d better beware of your besties and their swords if you’re a general with eyes on a greater throne. Listen to your people.

The Soothsayer In Souliloquy from In Souliloquy on Vimeo.

And then reflect.

Does this piece have more meaning at this time of year? Has our shifting political context given new understanding to these words? Where does this voice sit in our collection?

The continuing relevance of your work is something we writers of theatre think a lot about. There is a tendency in the ‘New Writing’ scene (particularly in London) to write contemporary, immediate and responsive work to the world we are currently experience – which is great. But the cute satirical short play ‘Flood’ I wrote a couple of Australian Prime Ministers Ago doesn’t really belong on a 2017 stage.

I’ve been lucky enough to have had the same work performed more than once and it’s fantastic. I LOVE IT. ‘Fresh Legs’ was produced in both 2015 and 2016 and was an absolute joy to watch develop with both production teams. I think a writer should embrace the form and part of the form is for a work to exist in many different ways.

Theatre is also is about revisiting texts. It’s about rediscovering the new in performance and about interpretations. Nothing is fixed and it can and should exist in many forms. We are looking to explore how this can manifest digitally (see Snout!).

With Shakespeare we get a lot of productions of a lot of texts. This of course means we get snooty critics getting hot under the collar about casting or people getting political about the use of lighting in a traditional space – but it also means we can do ALL of this and more. There are post-colonial versions, queer reinterpretations, puppetry – we might be celebrating 401 years this year but these texts are so alive.

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So are ours. We hope. Not just on the Ides.

This year alongside making new work well be revisiting some of our existing texts #InSouliloquyRevisited and continuing to play and develop what Digital Theatre can mean.

Meantime rewatch Chris Rogers’ great performance as the Soothsayer and think about that lost Empire and what we live now.

x Tilly x

 

 

Snout In Souliloquy @ Where Do We Go From Here?

We are very excited to announce Snout In Souliloquy is being read at Goblin Baby Theatre Company’s Where Do We Go From Here? – performances responding to Brexit and Trump.

Across two evenings there will be script in hand/scratch performances of new work in response to the political upheaval the world is in. Snout will be performed on the first night – Sunday he 12th March – this Sunday! – At the Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham.

We are delighted to announce Fran Burgoyne will be reading for us. You might recognise her as our delicious Lady Macbeth from all the way back in Cycle One of In Souliloquy. She’s part of the project family and a wonderful performer. The monologue is written by Tilly Lunken and directed by Victorine Pontillon.

We will be filming Snout in performance and adding another brick into our #GobalStage #WallForAll international collaborative digital theatre project. A further exploration of Digital stages and how we interact online with theatre.

All proceeds from Where Do We Go From Here? will be donated to Women for Refugee Women – so come on down, have a listen, put your cash to a good cause and see a lovely live version of our terrifically endearing Snout baby.

BOOK YOUR TICKET’S HERE NOW!

 

In Souliloquy – 2016 by Numbers!

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When people ask us about 2016 and what we achieved it’s often quite overwhelming to communicate the scale of In Souliloquy and the amount of work we actually did across the year. This started as a little project and has evolved into anything but that – although at it’s core it remains essentially what we set out to do. To celebrate Shakespeare, his work and to reclaim the voices of characters lost in the plays and time since.

We’ve grown too, as producers and artists. Our vision has opened up and we are very excited to bring new creations to you in 2017.

Thank you to everyone who has collaborated with us this year, your time, talent and work has been essential to the ongoing success of this project. Thank you to those who voted on that terrible website, supported by viewing our videos and put up with us talking Shakespeare all the time. We are pretty chuffed with your support and confident we can reward it by continuing to make good art (hat tip Neil Gaiman) this new year.

Big love and a whole lot of gratitude,

Tilly and Victorine xx
(V&T)

 

Snout Updates & Festive Greetings!

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Important news to share in for our ongoing Snout project and how you can be involved. What initially started as a one off cycle has expanded into an ongoing project. Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm!

We are:

Making a stop motion animation with the penguin above. Wilston as he is known is our worldly representative from Antarctica. As much as we anticipate working with people from all over the world (yay!) – we thought we’d cover the big ice-y south continent.

Having said that if you know someone working down in Antarctica, or living anywhere who is a performer who might be interested in contributing to our #WallForAll – we would LOVE to be put in touch to continue building this project. We are looking for more collaborators and people interested, the more diverse and varied the better.

Our next batch will be released in early 2017 but we are looking for people interested beyond that.

This project was always about connecting people but we are now actively pitching it as a narrative disrupting-art-winning-unite-the-world thing. What better way to continue the celebration of Shakespeare’s work than to make new work inspired by one of his most beloved characters that links us all in new ways.

Big love for the holiday season!

xx

Tilly and Victorine.