Spectra, a double bill of two short plays depicting the intricacies of female relationships in opposing contexts, gets its premiere care of an all-female team at this month’s Camden Fringe Festival. It runs for two performances only this coming Sunday and Monday at London’s Etcetera Theatre. Time to get booking!
Spectra comprises Wines from Santorini and Chance of Rain.
Wines from Santorini, written by Olja Mladjenovic, is an intimate exploration of the complexities of childhood bonds that struggle to survive the journey into adulthood.
Chance of Rain is a political drama, which examines the professional interactions of women in the workplace. It’s written by Liane Grant, who received acclaim for her 2019 debut at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre of Half Me/Half You, her incredibly prescient and hard-hitting play on the long-term consequences of Donald Trump’s presidency in the United States.
No longer is the concept of the female a stereotype; we can be wives and mothers – or not; we can be career-driven, ambitious and passionate – or not; we can be decent, cruel, loud, quiet, soft, hard, all of it at once or one thing at a time, but most importantly, we can be whatever the hell we want.
Spectra is performed by Grant and Mladjenovic, along with Emily Panes, Julie Ross and Oyinka Yusuff. The production is directed by Mladjenovic and Leah Fogo, with technical management by Kayleigh Corbin. It is presented at Camden Fringe by Rol’n Productions and Imposters.
The show does NOT contain nudity, flashing lights or audience interaction. It DOES contain swearing and is entirely in the English language.
During Camden Fringe 2021, Spectra runs at the Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High Street, London NW1 7BU, with performances (60 minutes) on 15 and 16 August at 11:30am. Tickets are priced £12 (£10 concessions). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
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Liane Grant recently appeared in Clatterhouse Theatre’s Body Politic at the White Bear Theatre. Prior to that, she starred as Meredith in Half Me/Half You, her award-winning writing debut (Outstanding Play, Fresh Fruit Festival), which ran Off-Bradway at The Wild Project in New York, before returning for multiple Off-West End runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Other acting credits include Twelfth Night, Richard II, Taken in Marriage, Doubt and Much Ado About Nothing.
Olja Mladjenovic trained at the Actor’s Temple in London. Her acting credits include Body Politic, Sales of a Deadman, Puggo’s Dream, and Lady M onstage; Hot Knives, Gone, Anna and Do you mind? on screen. In addition to stage and film, Olja co-runs Studio Imposters, a multimedia creative studio. Wines from Santorini marks her writing and directing debut.