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THE DYS-PLA Festival
 

DYS-PLA Festival

THE DYS-PLA Festival has consistently worked with dyslexic practitioners since 2007 to raise awareness of the creative benefits neuro-diversity brings to the arts.From our humble beginnings in pub venues, under previous festival titles of 'Dys(the)lexi' (2007),  'dyssing-mondys', (2008/9), we celebrate our biggest venture to date, The DYS-PLA festival, (2010/11) of work by dyslexic writers.and makers. 

Last year was a huge success with the support from some big names in the Dyslexic community. Take a look at last years DYS-PLA Festival Documentary, for the highlights. 

WE WANT TO WORK WITH YOU

We are looking for support, creative partnerships and sponsorship  for this years DYS-PLA FESTIVAL as well as Guest Speakers to form members of the GALA NIGHT PANEL.  This will take place on the 1 November 2011 and we ask anyone interested to get in touch asap! 

FESTIVAL LINE UP!

DYS-PLA - FEASTIFULL

Creative work by Dyslexics Playwrights, Poets and Filmmakers

THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM:

1 Tuesday November 2011, 7:00PM

GALA PERFORMANCE will consist of GUEST SPEAKERS, (TBC), plus extracts from the full festival program, as well as some gems that we hope to develop next year.

GUEST SPEAKER/PERFORMANCE EXTRACTS:

Nim Folb, Publisher and owner of RASP

Performance Extract -  I Could Be Anyone, By Matthew Scurfield
Directed by Lena Scurfield.

Danusia Iwaszko, Dyslexic Professional Playwright

Performance Extract - LIFE: MEANING US, By Melanie Hunter, Directed by Chryssanthi Kouri

Nic Wass, Literary Assistant at the Royal Court

Dyslexic Think Tank, (USA)
Rob Holmes, WORDTRIGGER - http://www.wordtrigger.co.uk

Performance Extract - CUT THROAT, By Eleanor Haskins-Griffiths
Directed by, Ross Drury

GALA Tickets: £12 online, £15.00 on the door.

Price includes free glass of wine, courtesy  of our lovely and generous drinks sponsor, Barefoot Wines and a complimentary festival program.

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Wednesday 2 November, 6:00PM

Forgotten Letters - BOOK Launch
The first ever anthology of dyslexic writers. Contributors to the book will also share their work.

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Loncraine
Benedict Philips

7:30PM - PLAY ONE: I Could Be Anyone, By Matthew Scurfield
Directed by Lena Scurfield.
There will be a Q&A at the end of this performance
Cast:
Matthew Scurfield
Clare Agius

15 Min Interval

8:30pm - PLAY TWO: LIFE: MEANING US, By Melanie Hunter, Directed by Chryssanthi Kouri
Cast:
Nikky Arding
Stewart Lockwood
Kristin Mcilquham
Charlotte Winer
Kevin Layne

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Thursday 3 November, 7:00PM

Art Exhibition - Exhibiting the work of dyslexic artists.

Artists:
Jon Adams
Visual Artist, interventionist (Dyslexic n aspergers) and soundscape Composer who 'plays' with the transformation of the 'ordinary' and concepts of the 'hidden' and what is 'normal'. I write, transform books and 'consult' on the arts within the UK

Dyslexic n Proud, have Aspergers 2 so can sometimes be 'blunt' and take what you say 'literally' which can cause some 'fun'. Its all black and white, extremes, and obsessions.

Was abused at school, told I was lazy, rubbish and would never do anything worthwhile - its stayed with me but I'm gna Show that 'teacher' he was wrong.....and he was

Leon Cole
OTHER ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

7:30PM - PLAY ONE: I Could Be Anyone, By Matthew Scurfield
Directed by Lena Scurfield.
There will be a Q&A at the end of this performance
Cast:
Matthew Scurfield
Clare Agius

15 Min Interval

8:30pm - PLAY TWO: LIFE: MEANING US, By Melanie Hunter, Directed by Chryssanthi Kouri
Cast:
Nikky Arding
Stewart Lockwood
Kristin Mcilquham
Charlotte Winer
Kevin Layne
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Friday 4 November, 7:00PM

Film Screening - Films by dyslexic filmmakers

7:30PM - PLAY ONE: I Could Be Anyone, By Matthew Scurfield
Directed by Lena Scurfield.
There will be a Q&A at the end of this performance
Cast:
Matthew Scurfield
Clare Agius

15 Min Interval

8:30pm - PLAY TWO: LIFE: MEANING US, By Melanie Hunter, Directed by Chryssanthi Kouri
Cast:
Nikky Arding
Stewart Lockwood
Kristin Mcilquham
Charlotte Winer
Kevin Layne

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Saturday 5 November, 7:00PM

Music/Bands - Dyslexic singer/songwriters  - will perform before and after plays.

7:30PM - PLAY ONE: I Could Be Anyone, By Matthew Scurfield
Directed by Lena Scurfield.
There will be a Q&A at the end of this performance
Cast:
Matthew Scurfield
Clare Agius

15 Min Interval

8:30pm - PLAY TWO: LIFE: MEANING US, By Melanie Hunter, Directed by Chryssanthi Kouri
Cast:
Nikky Arding
Stewart Lockwood
Kristin Mcilquham
Charlotte Winer
Kevin Layne

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Sunday 6 November, 4:00PM

Guest Speaker: TBC
Topic: TBC

4:00PM PLAY ONE: CARETAKER, By Lennie Varvarides
Directed by TBC
Cast from MAD ABOUT TALENT SCHOOL
*Special price of £8 for this show only
Play suitable for all ages, children under 10 get in free

GUEST SPEAKER

15 Min Interval

6:00PM  - PLAY TWO: I Could Be Anyone, By Matthew Scurfield
Directed by Lena Scurfield
Cast:
Matthew Scurfield
Clare Agius

6:30PM - PLAY THREE: LIFE: MEANING US, By Melanie Hunter,
Directed by Chryssanthi Kouri
Cast:
Nikky Arding
Stewart Lockwood
Kristin Mcilquham
Charlotte Winer
Kevin Layne

7:30PM - PLAY FOUR: CUT THROAT, By Eleanor Haskins-Griffiths
Directed by, Ross Drury
Cast:
Sarah Jayne-Harris,
Amy Hoerler,
Ulrika Krishnamurt,
Mia Thomas,
Rustyna Edwards
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PRODUCTION TEAM:
Festival Producer - Lennie Varvarides
Lighting Designer - Phil Hunter
Stage Manager/Art Curator - Rachel Creeger
Festival Flyer:Rob Holmes
Festival Program: Amy Hoerler

SPONSORS:

The DYSPLA Festival has been made possible by the support and kindness of the following organizations:

Gold Sponsor
Dyslexic Think Tank, (USA)

POET
Theatro Technis
Dyslexia Think Tank
Dyslexic Brian
Barefoot Wine

Ambassadors:
BDA
ADO

GET INVOLVED!
If you would like to support this years festival in some way, please call festival producer Lennie Varvarides on 07917 157 748 asap
 
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