This is a solo performance written for ages 11 to adult – a story of a girl called Maya. A girl who is always thirteen. A girl who is always on the move. It is a story of a never-ending search for the last safe place on earth.
Maya stands on the cusp of yet another beginning, at the threshold of a new house in a new city. From this everyday moment an epic story is woven. Maya is both ordinary and extraordinary; schoolgirl, time traveller, shaman. She tells tales of classroom conflicts and flights across deserts. She talks of ice cream dreams and thwarted revolutions. These stories weave together, and the local and the global and the personal and political collide.
Funny, fearless and frightening, Transporter explores themes of identity, difference, conflict, and what it means to come or not come from somewhere.
Developed through Theatr Iolo’s artist development programme, Platfform, Transporter was born out of conversations with young people from the city of Newport, South Wales. In a year that witnessed the Grenfell Tower fire, an unprecedented rise in homeless families in the UK, and entire populations on the move, together we considered the questions: What does home mean? Is there a safe place left on Earth? How do we navigate our way through a world that appears to be in ruins?
Transporter is a benefit performance in aid of Uplyme Community Sponsorship Fund, which aims to bring a Syrian family to the area.
For ages 11+
Presented by Theatr Iolo & The Riverfront
Written and performed by Catherine Dyson
Directed by Andy Smith and Catherine Dyson
Sound Design by Lewis Gibson
£10 advance / £5 advance students / £12 / £6.50 students on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.
Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.
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