STUCK

A Beckett-like play for little ones about friendship, (mis)communication and pure waiting.

STUCK
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This project received pledges on Fri 24 Apr 2020

About the production

How do we live together in this modern world? What do you do when you are just stuck with someone? Gogo and Didi are stuck at home together. It’s raining. They’re waiting. Playing one moment and fighting the next, what sort of mischief are they up to? How do they spend their time together – well, getting stuck? 

A Beckett-like play for little ones, follow Gogo and Didi as they explore what it means to communicate with each other. 

A young audience piece titled - STUCK, MA Creatives Diede Daalman (Directing) and Glenda Ng (Creative Producing) come together to collaborate on this piece for their love for young audiences. This production will be presented to Bath and Amsterdam audiences.

About the creatives

About the Director 

To Diede, making theatre is about showing the absurdity of being human. The humour and tragedy of the way we interact with each other fascinates her and she tries to reflect upon this in her work. She wants to make theatre about how superficial human contact can be in this society that digitises and individualises. 

Her style is in telling associative stories in image, movement and text. She directs physical and visual theatre for a young audience. She has graduated as a Theatre maker and Teacher at the Academy for Theatre and Dance, part of the Amsterdam University of Art. Upon graduation, she has been working as a theatre director and as a drama teacher in Amsterdam for a few years. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Directing at Bath Spa University. 

Diede's website: https://diededaalman.com/over-mij/

About the Producer 

Currently pursuing her Masters in Creative Producing, specialising in Theatre for Young Audiences at Bath Spa University, Glenda hopes to keep making meaningful work for children and youth.  A 2010 National Arts Council overseas scholar of Singapore, she graduated from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelors in Arts Management. Upon graduation, Glenda’s background in Arts Management led her to work for 6 years as an arts programmer at The Esplanade Co Ltd, Singapore’s national performing arts centre, where she presents and produces work mainly for young audiences. 

Glenda’s work as an arts administrator goes beyond Singapore, having also worked in countries such as the UK and Australia. Her experience includes working as a curatorial officer at Asian Civilisations Museum and the University Theatres, University of Western Australia. Glenda has also gained experience in education, producing, marketing and venue management at organisations such as The Egg - Theatre Royal Bath, West Australian Ballet, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra and more.

Glenda's Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glenda-ng-6b874141/

Where will the money go?

Your contribution will go into helping us:

  • Rent a van to bring the show to schools of children aged 4 and up in Bath, UK (4 performances)
  • Stage two public performances in Bath, UK
  • Support us in building the show (props, costumes, set)
  • Support our marketing campaign
  • Take the show to the Amsterdam, Netherlands to share it with more children! 

REHEARSAL IMAGES

Here are some images from our devising process in Feb 2020. Further rehearsals will commence late March and our first public performance will be on 9 May in Bath!

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