Emergency 2018

Evening: 5pm-10pm

An evening of short new shows presented by Word of Warning, STUN + Z-arts during Emergency 2018. Mainly aimed at adults, we advise that Evening work is not suitable for under 18s.

Evening Artists in Chronological Order (subject to change)

idontloveyouanymore | Dead Good Theatre † | Katt Perry † | Miss Englatina | Avital Raz | Two Blue Ticks † | Magda Tuka + Opeaen † | AIDAN STRUDWICK † | Tom Cassani † | Natalie Wardle
(† these shows have a limited capacity of about 60 on a first-come, first-served basis)

idontloveyouanymore | Move 37
Anna and David are in a relationship. For years they’ve been navigating each others’ stuff, each others’ malfunctions, from snoring to depression. In this performance they examine the thought patterns and the games in play within the corrupted systems of human relationships.
Anna + David work together as idontloveyouanymore, partly to make sense of the absurdities around them, and partly so they don’t really have to leave the house. They also work with Theatre 42, who presented their award-winning show Nothing is Coming, the Pixels are Huge at Emergency 2016. They’re supported by Lancaster Arts + Theatr Clwyd.
idontloveyouanymore.org | @idont_love_you

Dead Good Theatre | Tips for people who don’t work in service
Examining some of the baffling and brutal injustices in the world of service, real life stories told by one voice. Amy combines obsessional comedy with a theatrical twist and peppers the journey with innovative original music. Tips for people promises a laugh out loud experience: who’s next please?
Dead Good Theatre is Melissa Wands + Amy Ann Clohessy.
facebook.com/pg/DeadGoodTheatre | @deadgoodtheatre

Katt Perry | Lo-Lee-Ta.
Lo-Lee-Ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
A performance focusing on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov addressing the male gaze upon a young innocent being. The performance guides audiences to observe a distorted, but not unrealistic, view of toxic masculinity and young female objectification.
Katt Perry is a theatre maker, performer + FE lecturer currently based in Northamptonshire. Since graduating she has been collaborating on Michael Pinchbeck’s Concerto. Ryan O’Shea (Co-Director) is is a theatre-maker, creative producer + performer based between Manchester + Bristol. He is a member of Reckless Sleepers, and also works with Living Pictures, Massive Owl + Michael Pinchbeck.
kattperry73.wixsite.com | @katperrytheatre

Miss Englatina | Mi casa, su casa
A border crosser by instinct and by heritage, Yolanda is of Spanish, Italian and Polish descent. Staging performative encounters with otherness through personae: Yolanda the Tasty and Miss Englatina, her repertoire runs from Latin Cabaret to X Factor Realness with a hint of daytime persona Yoga with Yola. Without borders and without warning, there’s no telling which Yolanda you will encounter on the night…

Avital Raz | My Jerusalem
A solo show written and performed by Jerusalem born singer-songwriter Avital Raz. Raz has made a name for herself singing politically engaging strikingly original and fearless songs. In her first theatre piece, she intertwines songs with stories from her childhood in Israel to emerge as a distinctive and truly individual voice that speaks with a very real and potent self expression.
“Funny at times, always feisty and possibly even a bit bonkers” — The Scotland Herald said of her “It is likely to be one of the most compelling things you hear all year.”
avitalraz.com | @avitalraz

Two Blue Ticks | On A Clear Morning in May
When something happens, not everyone experiences it first hand. Some see, some speculate and some react. Violently.
A response to the Manchester Arena attack, On A Clear Morning in May is told through the voices of a Witness, an Expert, and a Revolutionary, and explores how people respond when terror is brought to their doorstep.
Two Blue Ticks is Greg Saxton, Amelia Payne + Joe Slack.
facebook.com/tbttheatre | @tbttheatre

Magda Tuka + Opeaen | Deus ex running machina (Dex)
Dex — it’s my desperate, full of hope and expectations, great run and noise repetition, penetrating everything. The inspiration for this run is Birth of tragedy by F. Nietzsche.
‘Be as I am! Under the incessantly changing phenomena the eternal primordial mother, always forcing things into existence, always satisfied with the changing nature of appearances!’ — F. Nietzsche
Magda Tuka (performance) is the founding artistic director of Ja Ja Ja Ne Ne Ne, an organisation to facilitate the production and teaching of a growing body of hybrid work. Performances and workshops have developed over recent years through an extensive series of funded residencies and festivals, mainly in Central + Eastern Europe, UK + the Balkans, with appearances in the Netherlands + USA.
tuka.link | Opaean (sound designer): opaean.uk

A musical about money, exposure, and showmanship in the arts, dressed up as a loose adaptation of A Christmas Carol, a text that has been adapted and parodied countless times. Aidan Strudwick is seen as a bizarre, misunderstood cult-figure, desperate for attention and, quite often, money, so wants to capitalise on this story.
Inspired by social media-induced millennial narcissism, AIDAN STRUDWICK has performed at Tate Modern, Royal Academy of Art, Hazard 2016, Camden People’s Theatre, Artsadmin, The Palace (Nysa, Poland) + Pudderaum (Berlin).

Tom Cassani | I Promise You That Tonight
Turning water into wine. Turning waiting into accepting. Is a hard thing to do. Lying is done with words and also silence. Walking on water, spontaneous combustion, lightning and transubstantiation all have something in common.
See this. None of this is impossible. I promise you that tonight.

Tom Cassani is a Performance Artist and Liar. Tom’s practice of deception has developed and transformed over the past four years, manifesting itself in both text and action-based performance. He is interested in how he can use elements of deception, misdirection and lying in his artistic practice. He has trained in sleight of hand, misdirection and prestidigitation and now use these skills of deceit as an artistic framework to explore truth, honesty, manipulation and fabrication.

Natalie Wardle | Control Pant Symphony
A performance looking at how women constrict their bodies to fit in with society’s ideal body types; exploring shape wear and tape that is placed over nipples to both cover and repress their form. The work has been shown at galleries in Southport, Birmingham, and at a Canadian naturist park.
Natalie Wardle is a visual artist from Manchester; with a background in photography,she has been selected to work with Random Acts North (Tyneside Cinema, True North, HOME) to develop Control Pant Symphony, leading to showings on Channel 4’s Random Acts and at the ICA (London).
nataliewardle.com | @nashywardle

Venue + Booking Details, for Evening

Date: Saturday 6 October 2018, 5.30pm-10pm; Emergency 2018 runs 12noon-10pm (last show ends about 10.30pm)
Venue: Z-arts (incl. STUN Studio), 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: no booking required, Pay What You Decide in person on the day, come and go as you please. NB some works have a limited capacity (marked) with either sign-up sheets on the day or operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Individual shows from 5.30pm typically have a no-latecomer policy.
Tel: 0161 232 6089 (Z-arts)

Access Information

Age advisory: mainly aimed at adults, from 12noon to 2.30pm we advise that some work (clearly signposted 18) may not suitable for under 18s; from 2.30pm to 10pm we advise that no work is suitable for under 18s.
The works in Emergency 2018 take place in a number of different spaces and formats — some seated, some standing, some spoken word, some visual, some limited capacity (marked †), some participatory. We apologise but some work may not be wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the Z-arts building. For specific age and access information please email info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086.


Emergency 2018 is produced by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England. | Image: Lise Boucon by Manuel Vason.


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Emergency 2018

Sat 6 Oct, 12-10pm. Pay What You Decide | Z-arts
Participating artists subject to change.