Tara Theatre is excited to announce our plans for our next season of work.
Following our relaunch from Tara Arts to Tara Theatre in 2021 under Artistic Director Abdul Shayek, 2022 will see us produce shows and events locally, nationally and internationally of differing scales and on different platforms. Through new productions and projects, Tara Theatre will be centring women and their stories, marking the 75th Anniversary of Partition and continuing to make politically charged, innovative theatre, exploring the world through a South Asian lens.
The season will start with a hyper-local show working with young women and non-binary people aged 14-18. They will create a new devised performance with our Artistic Associate Beth Kapila, Our Streets, in which through film and live performance audiences will be taken on an adventure through the city, all while never leaving the theatre.
Book Now for Our Streets
This spring/summer we will then tour the critically acclaimed Final Farewell, an outdoor audio experience conceived and directed by Abdul Shayek and written by Sudha Bhuchar exploring how we say a proper goodbye to those lost in the pandemic.
Next, Tara Theatre will present Silence, a new play adapted from the testimonies and stories of people who lived through partition from Kavita Puri’s acclaimed book Partition Voices: Untold British Stories and co-produced with the Donmar Warehouse.
Find out more and book for Silence
The two Bangladesh 50 projects launched in 2021 will then culminate – Artists Make Space, a major new international collaboration pairing seven Bangladesh based artists with seven UK based artists to co-create new exploratory works and Amma, a powerful virtual reality performance where Bangladeshi women’s experiences of Independence take centre stage.
Find out more and book for AMMA
Tara Theatre will present Spoken Space, a quarterly night of music, poetry, spoken word, monologues and open mic. In May, acclaimed writer and spoken word artist Zia Ahmed as well as musician and saxophonist for Rudimental, Taurean Antoine-Chagar will curate. The evening will be hosted by the award-winning radio presenter for BBC Asian Network and performer Jeevan Ravindran.
Book tickets for Spoken Space.
English National Opera @ Tara Theatre will present arias from both famous and lesser-known operas for one night only, questioning the artform’s historic imperial perspective. Tara Theatre will also be a hub venue for Wandsworth Arts Fringe in June 2022.
Tara Theatre will be launching a new commissioning scheme that will support four new writers to start developing their first full-length play, developing work for Tara Theatre’s future seasons and around the themes the company will be exploring. Successful applicants will receive a budget with support on how to use it effectively, dramaturgical support, space to workshop and write and networking and production opportunities. The window for submissions will open on 1 May, 2022 at 10:00am and close on 1 June 2022 at 11:59pm. This scheme is intended to further develop and enhance the canon of British South Asian plays and discover an exciting group of new writers.
Find out more about NOVA.
Tara Theatre will also be launching a brand new membership scheme, Agents Of Change, offering priority bookings, access to the creative process and the artists and a host of other benefits.