Jan
25

We’ve been busy!

While we have been quiet here at Tiny Dynamite, there has been much productivity behind the scenes. Here’s a little look at what we have been up to in the last 10 months, and a look at where we’re headed next!

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    Emma Gibson, performing live in Philly, skypes onto a stage in the UK in THE LAMELLAR PROJECT.

    APRIL 2015: The Lamellar Project, a collaboration with UK theatre company, Pursued By A Bear, had its first scratch performance at South Hill Park in Bracknell to an invited audience of industry personnel. The play, an eco-thriller, is conceived for two actors in different countries performing simultaneously using Skype and projection. The scratch performance was also live streamed on the web. 

  • JULY: We commissioned two playwrights! After the success of last season’s first ever PPP commission, We Can All Agree To Pretend This Never Happened by Emma Goidel (which went on to a successful Glasgow and NYC run), we commissioned Emma and Jacqueline Goldfinger to write new plays for PPP.
  • SEPTEMBER: We won an award! Tiny Dynamite was one of three recipients for the inaugural TechniCulture Award presented by The Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. The award allows us to work with a technologist on one of our creative projects, and lets us participate in a design challenge in March. In April we will present our discoveries at the 2016 TechniCulture conference. Information about last year’s event can be found here.
  • OCTOBER: We hired a producer! Emma Goidel (playwright, We Can All Agree To Pretend This Never Happened – Season 4 PPP, founding member of Orbiter 3 and so much more, joined our team. Learn more about Emma here.
Candlelight at our first Festive PPP

Candlelight at our first Festive PPP

  • DECEMBER: We produced our first ever FESTIVE PPP at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia. Being Norwegian was a remount that reunited the original creative team of David O’Connor, Kittson O’Neill and Kevin Bergen. We served it up by candlelight in the beautiful chapel, alongside mince pies and mulled wine. It was a sell out.
  • JANUARY 2016: We began pre-production on The Lamellar Project, which will have its first incarnation in the UK this spring. The play opens at South Hill Park in April 2016 and will tour the UK before ending its run at The Arcola Theatre in London in August 2016. We have been working with local film maker Ben Kalina on the US side of the production and testing out new technologies as part of our grant from The Cultural Alliance. These technologies allow us to perform onstage in the UK, from here in the US!

UPCOMING: PPP in June, October, and December 2016, at new venues that will be announced soon, preproduction and fundraising for The Lamellar Project in the US (Fringe 2017), connecting with local playwrights, finding new venues, reading plays, grant-writing, more fundraising…

It has been a busy time, and we are so grateful for the opportunities we have to make theatre here in Philadelphia.

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Cheers!

Emma & Emma