Reminder :-) myself and a handful of incredible theatre people are involved in this:
Submissions have now closed for the first ever festival as part of Hope Not Hate’s Weekend of Action marking the anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox, MP. It will take place on Saturday, 17th June at the Human Rights Action Centre performance space in Shoreditch.
The final participants will be announced on the 17th of May.
Yorick-wanna-be sock on E1W tarmac
The year is 2001. We are teching FairLy Tales at the Gate. Stephen and I sneak out. We come here to watch the Royal Tenenbaums. I don't think Andrew or Ciaran know.
The year is 2017. I sneak out, here, again, to watch dear friends on stage performing a dream that started long ago.
Taste of optimistic melancholy of how times are changing. Life is beautiful.
so, myself with a group of wonderful artists am involved with this:
Change of Art Festival submissions are open, now through 28th April!
We've got a team of amazing artist-activists who are putting together a night of performance to honour the legacy of Jo Cox MP on the anniversary of her murder.
Do you have a short performance you would like to share? Check out the details at the link below.
"To [the director's] side, Mayou Trikerioti, her minimal design is enviable, and a surprise reserved for the finale ... steals the show." V.B.
"Αρωγοί του η Μαγιού Τρικεριώτη-το λιτό σκηνικό της είναι ζηλευτό, αλλά η έκπληξη που μας επιφύλαξε στο φινάλε ...έκλεβε παράσταση-..."
"The extremely talented Mayou Trikerioti with a versatile and very effective set -a 'triangular' stage that punctures the auditorium like a raft, and mirrors ... - lit with dexterity by Sakis Birbilis, plays a decisive role in the impeccable performance of the show." G.S.
"Η εξαιρετικά ταλαντούχα Μαγιού Τρικεριώτη με τα ευέλικτα, λειτουργικότατα σκηνικά της -η «τριγωνική» σκηνή που διεμβολίζει την πλατεία ως σχεδία, οι καθρέφτες…-, φωτισμένα με την επιδεξιότητα του Σάκη Μπιρμπίλη, αποτελεί τον αποφασιστικότερο παράγοντα για την άψογη λειτουργία της παράστασης."
...American friends catch it while you can and feast on my costumes! *proud moment* as
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- Who or what is your biggest influence?
Influence is a strange beast, as it keeps changing. In my work I try to be influenced by artists specific to the job at hand. Sometimes artists I have never heard of before but somehow appear when the time is right. Or maybe that is natural progression.
- What piece of work that you have done are you most satisfied with and why?
I could not separate one journey from another. I am forever a perfectionist and design is also a collaboration so each one, hard, easy or bumpy has been a stepping stone that has taught me and hopefully made me a better person.
- What advice would you give to someone starting out in your field?
To be persistent; to never give up and believe in yourself.
- What is the importance of design in performance?
Design is one of the ‘ingredients’ of performance along with the play the performer(s), the lights, the sound and above all the director: the glue that holds all of this together. These ingredients are like the proverbial tree in the forest: They exist even when there is no ‘designer’ to look after them, and, just that underlines their importance. You cannot have a nothing space, a nothing costume, no lights.. The audience will always be looking at the performer(s) in a space, their garments, all lit in (a) way, listening to the sounds of a space and that consciously or subconsciously informs their experience.
- What’s the biggest challenge facing artists at the moment?
The plethora of visual (and other) stimuli in all the arts, and being informed and educated of the past and the present.
- What excites you about live performance?
The intimacy and immediacy of the event. I am watching something under specific conditions with (a few) other people and what I am seeing is in itself the same performance as yesterday and tomorrow, but also unique that precise day I am there.
- If you hadn’t been a designer, what would you have been?
I cannot possibly imagine myself doing something different.
what a brilliant surprise for this little gem to travel to this festival!
"So much careful attention to detail.[ ...] Mayou Trikerioti’s evocative and versatile set and costumes that effectively define the myriad characters we meet along the way, without involving elaborate changes or short-changing us visually."