American Boy & Screwface

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American Boy

by Hetain Patel
Co-produced and Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, London. Co-produced by BDE London 2012 Consortium.
Following the success of his performance works TEN and Be Like Water, visual artist and performer, Hetain Patel takes once again to the stage, this time as a solo performer.

Delving into American movie and homegrown TV culture, Patel reveals how much movies influence us and in a personal and humorous take on identity shape-shifting shakes up our conception of who we are. Through a playful synthesis of vocal and physical imitations, he conjures up film characters from his playground days: see Agent Smith from the Matrix get physical with Spider-Man whilst Eddie Murphy argues with Michael Caine. American Boy follows Hetain’s international success with the TED Talk version of his stage work Be Like Water, recently reaching over 2 million views. Hetain is a Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate and a Live at LICA supported Artist.

 


 

Screwface

by Rikki Beadle-Blair
presented by Team Angelica
In a high-security youth offenders unit a group of teenage murderers gather for their first ever drama workshop. After initial resistance, the hi-jinks give way to shocking and surprisingly moving revelations. An adrenalin-filled hour on a theatrical rollercoaster, featuring a stunning young cast.

 


Cast, Creatives and Credits

American Boy
Writer & Performer Hetain Patel (using quotes from films)
Dramaturgs Michael Pinchbeck, Eva Martinez
Associate Choreographer Lorena Randi
Light Design Jackie Shemesh
Costume Hetain Patel
Video & Set Design Jackie Shemesh, Hetain Patel
Production Manager Austin Lawler
Digital Consultant Barret Hodgson
Producer Gwen Van Spijk
Co-produced and Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, London. Co-produced by BDE London 2012 Consortium. Development supported by Mercy, Liverpool, and Penned in the Margins, London. American Boy is supported with public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Screwface
Writer & Director Rikki Beadle-Blair

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