York St John Graduate Prize 

 The York St John graduate prize is a new annual award which will be presented to a final year student or group f students studying Theatre at York St John University. 


The Prize represents both organisations commitment to assisting creative individuals in the post-graduation transition to professional arts practise. 

The 2011 Prize Winners are: 
Lucie Chester and Sophie Wills for performing Playjerism. 
Moji Kareem for directing The Shepherd's Chameleon. 

The prize winners will receive a period of artistic mentoring and the opportunity to present work at this platform event.
 

This event at 7:45pm in the theatre's Studio is a showcase of the winners work so far. The two pieces will be:


PLAYJERISM by Lucie Chester and Sophie Wills
"A meaningful and interactive theatre piece addressing distorted gender identity, mental instability, sexuality, the delirious struggle for feminine decorum versus masculine dexterity and the more sinister side of The Hollywood Dream."
"an area to revel in fantasy and be the person you want to be outside of societal norms- all in all, a playground."

WAKE ME WHEN IT'S TIME directed by Moji Kareem
A middle aged couple are playing scrabble and a young couple are wrapped up in their youthful love for each other. The two couples seem to take turns in a common conversation and the scrabble score stands at well over a million. After an opening where one is not quite sure who these people are, where they are or why they share a common conversation, it gradually becomes apparent that this is perhaps a kind of dream, and that there is really only one man and one woman, but they have invented older and younger versions of themselves to entertain each other. What happens when their past and present selves collide?
*including professional cast members from 40 Years On.

The evening will be hosted by Matt Harper and the creative team of YTR.

York St John Graduate Prize Showcase

York Theatre Royal

Monday 3rd October. 7:45pm


PLAYJERISM by Lucie Chester and Sophie Wills
"A meaningful and interactive theatre piece addressing distorted gender identity, mental instability, sexuality, the delirious struggle for feminine decorum versus masculine dexterity and the more sinister side of The Hollywood Dream."
"an area to revel in fantasy and be the person you want to be outside of societal norms- all in all, a playground."

WAKE ME WHEN IT'S TIME directed by Moji Kareem
A middle aged couple are playing scrabble and a young couple are wrapped up in their youthful love for each other. The two couples seem to take turns in a common conversation and the scrabble score stands at well over a million. After an opening where one is not quite sure who these people are, where they are or why they share a common conversation, it gradually becomes apparent that this is perhaps a kind of dream, and that there is really only one man and one woman, but they have invented older and younger versions of themselves to entertain each other. What happens when their past and present selves collide?
*including professional cast members from 40 Years On.

The evening will be hosted by Matt Harper and the creative team of YTR.

 Each play will be followed by a post-show discussion.
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