Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Three Theatrical Projects That We Think Are Just Super!!

As part of our SUPER campaign, Wishbone is highlighting SUPER shows, ideas, projects and people as we get ready to take SPANDEX to Edinburgh Fringe. Here are our super picks of the week!

1)  Trash Cuisine by Belarus Free Theatre

Belarus Free Theatre and Young Vic, supported by LIFT and The Pleasance present Trash Cuisine, a play that challenges the use of capital punishment in modern society.  Since SPANDEX explores similar themes, we are definitely going to check out their performance. I've heard amazing things about this company's ingenuity. 

Unable to perform in their own country, Belarus Free Theatre has created thoughtful and creative pieces of art throughout Europe. They will be performing August 19th- 26th at The Pleasance Courtyard at 3:30 pm. 

For more info go to the Pleasance website. 

2) The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning 

I am very excited to check out this new award winning play by Tim Price. Special thanks to Ashley Durham who introduced Wishbone to this this BBC article about the play! 

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning is a play about the American soldier who was arrested for leaking state secrets to Wikileaks. This socially relevant and current topic is interesting in itself, but this play's style and individual performances are supposed to be phenomenal. 

The play will be performed August 06-25th at 2:30 and 7:30 pm at St. Thomas of Aquin's High School. For more info, go to their website


So this project is not a part of Edinburgh Fringe (that I know of), but VOICEOUT does such super work. I absolutely had to mention them! 

My dear friend Jess MacIntyre who runs an organization called ReachOut for LGBT refugee and asylum seekers, introduced me to the work of VOICEOUT. 

VOICEOUT is a project that uses the creative voice to empower LGBTQ+ youth and adults saying that, "Cultivating a strong personal and artistic voice gives our LGBTQ+ community a lifeline to validating their sexuality." 

Wishbone thinks their work is absolutely super! Check out their website for more details!


If you have any ideas on Super shows, projects or people we should highlight- then send them our way!!

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