HOME IS NOT THE PLACE
18-27 August 2017, Scottish Storytelling Centre
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Where do I belong? What defines me? Where is home? Poetic, poignant solo show by Annie George – Inspiring Scotland Saltire Bursary winner 2016 – contrasting struggles faced by her grandfather, Kerala poet PM John, shortly before India’s independence, with her own, as an immigrant in the UK. Drawn from family memories, with music, visuals, and testimonies of both Annie and John, in an intimate story of personal and political independence, painted on an epic canvas.
ROUGH MIX, Magnetic North residency
19-30 June, Eastgate Theatre Peebles
P.O.V. (Point of View), Writer/Director
POV started from considering the experiences of New York’s copwatchers, who film the actions of US police, to explore ideas around race, deaths in custody, and what it means to protect and to serve.
LOST IN MUSIC by Kim Moore and Nicholas Bone
presented by Magnetic North Theatre Company at
Imaginate, Edinburgh International Children’s Theatre Festival.
Tue 30 May 8pm
Traverse Theatre Edinburgh.
Annie was awarded an Assistant Director Bursary by Federation of Scottish Theatre, to work on the development and sharing of this piece.
A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL: Hidden Voices from India’s Past, performed reading
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 6.30pm
How easy is it to reject all that you’re taught to believe in?
A Battle for the Soul presents narrative snapshots of the lives of young Indian men and women, drawn from recently uncovered autobiography and written testimony.
Set against the turbulent times of colonial rule in the sub-continent, stories of personal dilemmas of faith, family conflict and uncertain futures emerge in this rehearsed reading with projections.
Bringing together theatre artist Annie George and recent research at the University of Edinburgh, A Battle for the Soul breathes life into these previously hidden voices.
The reading will be followed by refreshments and a discussion exploring some of the issues raised in the presentation.
UNTAMED, a work-in-progress
26 March 2017, 2pm
Imaginate Ideas Exchange, Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow
UNTAMED by Annie George, is a devised piece that dives into the teenage mind, splashes around and comes up for air with a musical finish. Performed by sisters Eve Allan and Amber Allan and set in their shared bedroom at home, Untamed seeks to amplify the experiences and voices of young people, in their own words, set to their own music.