Ex­per­i­men­tal piece looks at am­bi­tion and achieve­ment

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have worked to de­vise scenes and ex­per­i­ment with form and struc­ture.

“This will be an ex­per­i­men­tal piece, work­ing with sonic and vis­ual artists to cre­ate a mood piece that ex­plores peo­ple’s am­bi­tion to achieve and what stops them from achiev­ing”, ex­plains Aisha.

“We want to show peo­ple try­ing, fail­ing but never giv­ing up, de­spite hard­ship. It’s a play about the hu­man will to keep go­ing.”

De­scribed as “part- gig, part- art in­stal­la­tion” the show will be a rich, imag­i­na­tive and wholly the­atri­cal event­base­donthe­livesof­real peo­ple.

“I work with tes­ti­monies, gath­ered from peo­ple who’ve had real-life ex­pe­ri­ences, as well as work­ing closely with the­cast­tode­vel­opchar­ac­ters from their own per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences,” says Aisha.

“In this way I try to re­tain the qual­ity of au­then­tic voices.”

Aisha­grewupinPeter­bor­ough and is a Time & Space Res­i­dent at Metal Cul­ture, based at Chauf­feur’s Cot­tage in the city. She was one of the 10 se­lected artists work­ing with Stu­dio Orta and Metal on the Har­vest Fes­ti­vals 7 x 70 The Meal in Septem­ber last year.

“Whilst work­ing on this pro­ject about food, a lot of themes came up around food waste, sus­tain­abil­ity and­poverty. With Ground I want to con­tinue to de­velop these ideas, cre­at­ing di­a­logue and space for de­bate”.

Ground­will beper­formed at The Un­der­croft, Ser­pen­tine Green from Oc­to­ber 6 to 8 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Each per­for­mance will be fol­lowed by a post-show de­bate where au­di­ences will be en­cour­aged to ex­plore the is­sues raised in the play and con­trib­ute to­wards its fu­ture de­vel­op­ment.

At the end of the show the au­di­ence will be given food to do­nate to their lo­cal Food Bank.

The per­for­mances are Pay-What-You- Can, with au­di­ences be­ing in­vited to make a do­na­tion af­ter the event.

To book a ticket ring the East­ern An­gles Box Of­fice on 01473 211498 or book on­line at www.east­er­nan­gles.co.uk

Aisha Zia

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