Tangled Tongues Performance
Firehall Arts Centre
The Maid plots revenge. The Queen can’t sleep. Secrets entangle
them. They seep into the women’s dreams… and nightmares.
The creation process is underway for The
Secret Project, an intimate
performance that will take audience members through unexpected
passages in The Firehall Arts Centre in November. Presented by
Tangled Tongues Performance in association with The Firehall Arts
Centre, The Secret Project is a collaborative creation by director
Adrienne Wong and performers Toni Rozylo and Nneka K. Croal.
The play tells the story of a Queen wracked by guilt and a Maid
bent on vengeance. The women’s secrets hang heavy in the
air as they come to know one another in the tangled intimacy of
servitude. Developed out of a series of workshops conducted by
director Adrienne Wong (The Plum
Tree) during her residency at
the Firehall Arts Centre, The
Secret Project integrates Wong’s
twin loves: physical theatre and radio drama. The show investigates
a new form of storytelling, and invites those with a sense of adventure
on a journey in, through, and around the Firehall, and onto the
puzzling and shifting territory of secrets, gossip and lies.
Wong, Rozylo and Croal are creating The
Secret Project in collaboration
with designers Simon Lysander Overstall (sound), Itai Erdal (lighting)
and John Popkin (set), with stage management and dramaturgy by
Kris Nelson. The play is produced with the support of Section 8
Performances are at 8pm Wednesday-Saturday, with matinees at 2pm
Saturday and Sunday, and a special free preview on Wednesday, November
17 at 1pm.
For ongoing updates and to be let in on some secrets
about the show, visit www.thesecretproject.blogspot.com.