Wolves Are Coming for You
SHOWCASE PLAY FOR TRAINEE ACTORS 2019
Starting in 2019, the BGT English Theatre Company is proud to announce an annual show which specifically show-cases the abilities and talents of a limited number of young or student actors. The project has two aims:
Firstly, we hope to draw attention to some young actors from Luxembourg, aged between 18 and 23 who are either studying at drama school or are planning to pursue a career in the performing art. Luxembourg produces many high-quality actors and actresses, almost all of home study theatre abroad, but often find it hard to gain recognition. This project will give these young performers a chance to been seen on a public stage, outside the circle of their drama schools.
Secondly, by choosing new and challenging pieces designed for a smaller casts, the project will give the performers a chance to develop their skills by tackling larger roles in pieces which would not, normally, be available to them in the usual drama school or college environments. It will have the chance to showcase their talents to the public and to others in the theatre world. The actresses will also be paid for their work and will receive a contract as Independent Artists which can be used to build their CVs.
The first show in this programme, will be Joel Horwood’s thought-provoking 2017 play “WOLVES ARE COMING FOR YOU”. Written to be performed by a small number of actresses playing all the roles, the piece concerns the fear which grips a small village when rumours spread that wolves are menacing the town. As the fear grows to panic, the villagers gather together in a church hall which was built on the site of a former pagan temple – a place where men and women would gather to tell and share stories. After all, doesn’t every person and every community have a story which explains who they are and why they have arrived at the current place in their lives? As the town-folk begin to behave like a pack of the very wolves they fear, they start to turn on the outsiders in the community. But this crisis also forces the characters to face themselves and confront the hidden doubts which have brought them to this place The play shows the ease with which fear can turn to isolationism and violence – a trend which can be stopped if we will only listen to everyone else’s story.
“An enemy is someone whose story you have not heard” Irene Butter
Tickets and more information will be available from May 2019 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Produced by arrangement with Nick Hern Books