Thursday, 6 May 2010

'Truth Hurts'

Five OH Fresh! Young writers, actors, and directors take over Battersea!

By Rosiemarx

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 11:40

Over the past few weeks I have been working as a mentor to one of four groups of young people who are writing, acting, staging and directing their own original devised pieces of theatre which they are then going to perform at Theatre 503 in Battersea.

The groups range in age from 16 - 25 and talents as far reaching as amazing dancers and MC's to incredible prose writers and stage directors. All the plays seem to have interlocking themes on trust, community, background and the question does where you come from define who you are?

My group have given themselves the moniker "Shattered Conceptions" and boy does their play fit in with that, a detailed study of four different lives and the ways that they are connected and how every action has a consequence and consequences can be felt over months, years or even generations.

Enough from me, here's what they say about it

'Truth Hurts' is the first hard-hitting, gritty production from the upcoming, youth based theatre group, Shattered Conceptions. In 13 weeks, we've come together and learnt the basics of all things theatre and now, we've written, produced, directed and acted in possibly the most uncompromising play to have been performed at Theatre 503! As a small group of 16 - 20 year olds, we've comprised an amazing production about real issue, honest taboos and false stereotypes. We can guarantee it'll certainly be a night you'll never forget!

The fours plays will be performed at Theatre 503 on May 6th and 7th. So if you want to see the real face of young people in London and the positive things they've been doing then head down. For more info check out the facebook group and become a friend -

Rosie Knight

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