Over the next few months, international theatre company Single Shoe Productions will be travelling with their imaginations and inviting audiences along for – and to take part in – the journey.
Like most people across the world, social distancing has put life on hold for the theatre company, suspending touring theatre, restricting visits to friends, and postponing a family wedding. So now, using just household items, they’re recreating locations they miss and love, and inviting audiences to make and share their own creations.
Do you yearn for the wind across your face on a carefree drive? Or settling in on a beach awash with shells? Perhaps the comfort of your favourite coffee shop is calling…
Each week until mid-August, Single Shoe Productions will release a three-minute video sharing a new place inspired by a specific theme – such as holiday, birthplace or road trip – along with insight into how they made their creation.
The company are asking audiences to get inspired, look at their homes in a whole new way, and to take a photo or submit a video (three minutes max) which will be highlighted along with the weekly video release to create a digital scrapbook.
To take part, take a photo or a video of your fantastic creation with your mobile phone and send it via wetransfer.com to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line Take Us There.
The message should include the name you would like to use as the creator of your piece, the title of your piece and the place you live in. Remember to tell Single Shoe about the household objects you have used to create your piece.
Single Shoe Productions are partnering with venues including Cornerstone Arts Centre, St. George’s Theatre and Derby Theatre to reach local audiences, from families to students to arts groups.
Single Shoe Productions is an international company founded by immigrants whose mission is to create theatrical experiences that challenge boundaries, explore the connections that hold us together and celebrate our common humanity, regardless of where we come from. The company’s work combines visual storytelling, physical comedy and a love for the absurd to create and tour original theatre for universal audiences.
When: Every Wednesday from 24th June to 12th August 2020
Where: Watch online via YouTube
More info: www.singleshoeproductions.com/takeusthere