This week, The Old Vic shares further details for an upcoming Voices Off post-show talk in relation to A Number (playing until 19 Mar):
Post-Show Talk | Mon 07 Mar, 9pm
Join panellists Rikki Beadle-Blair, Jane Carroll, Anna Ehnold-Danailov and Darwood Grace for a discussion about familial relationships and models of parenthood in response to The Old Vic’s current main stage production, A Number. The 45-minute post-show event will be followed by a 15-minute audience Q&A.
Voices Off explores themes raised by productions at The Old Vic through various post and pre-show talks, debates and Q&As – led by leading voices in the arts, media, science and politics.
Caryl Churchill’s A Number explores the impact that parents have on the lives of their children. As three young men are confronted with new revelations about their childhoods, the play asks profound questions about who we might have been if we had grown up in different circumstances.
Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE – Chair
Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE is a writer, director, composer, choreographer, designer, producer and performer working in the film, theatre, television and radio. Having written and directed 40 plays over the last 20 years along with several feature films, shorts and TV episodes and series, he has won several awards including the Sony Award, the Los Angeles Outfest Screenwriting and Outstanding Achievement Awards. Rikki’s passion for encouraging wellness, creativity and business sense in others has made a committed and effective mentor to a great many writers, actors, composers and directors around the world.
Jane Carroll is currently the Interim Director for Children’s Social Care in Lambeth. Jane has been a Social Worker since the late 1980s, obtaining her social work degree at the University of Bradford and starting her career at the London Borough of Ealing. Since then, she has worked in a number of London boroughs children’s social work services in a variety of statutory roles. She is passionate about making a difference – however big or small – to the lives of the children and young people she has supported. She believes it’s vital to keep young people, and their views and needs, at the heart of everything that the service does.
Anna Ehnold-Danailov is the co-founder and joint CEO of Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA). Before her work at PiPA Anna trained and worked as a Theatre Director.
PiPA was founded in 2015 to address a lack of provision for parents and carers working in the performing arts with data driven insights. The charity supports performing arts organisations across the UK to implement effective strategies to ensure that they are able to attract and retain a diverse and flexible workforce inclusive of carers and parents. PiPA has now over 70 partners which range from unions, membership organisations, as well as theatre, music and dance companies across the UK.
Dope Black Dads podcast member Darwood Grace is a Dope Black Dad to two sons and a multi-disciplinary Artist from Hackney via Nigeria. As an actor, Darwood has starred in several plays on stage, appeared in a few films (most notably AnuvaHood) and directed a few documentaries, music videos and a feature film (It’s A Lot). As a musician, Darwood has released 2 episodes and an album with his band FuzzyLogicBaby and is currently working on artworks for an exhibition titled ‘F*ck being Black, I am human first!’.
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