The UK seems to be nurturing some very talented young individuals at the moment, and Gloria Williams and Ellie Joseph are no exception. 24 year old Gloria, a dedicated writer and actress along with young director Ellie Joseph have put together a very ambitious one woman show entitled "Monday". The play which debuts on May 7th at the New end theatre tells the story of an 18 year old North London female who is haunted by her abusive past.
The dynamic duo;Joseph and Williams are set to engage and capture our minds with this poignant depiction of a young black british female. Not only has the play been selected to feature in n Manhattan Rep’s New York Amazing Play Festival in May 2009 (13th – 15th) it has also been accepted to take part in another New York Festival in July of this year.
These two young ladies are the personification of hard work and dedication, with Gloria having trained at Rose Brusford college as an actress, she also completed the Royal Court Young Writers Programme and Talawa Theatre Company’s Young Writers Programme and developed her first play THE OTHER SIDE, which had readings at the Soho Theatre, The Oval House Theatre and was selected for Hampstead Theatre’s START NIGHT.
Ellie completed the Young Director’s Apprentice Programme at the King's Head Theatre, London in 2007, directing AMERICAN SHORTS with Jelena Curcic, assistant directing on CAT'S-PAW (5 stars - Time Out) and returning in 2008 as an Associate Director for NO ENTRY. As a director, Ellie collaborated with Israeli playwright Dorit Makleff on a translation of her play, GOD EXPLODES LAUGHING, directing readings at Oval House and Blue Elephant theatres in London
These two young ladies are set to take the UK and the States by storm with their creative minds and dynamism.
Watch this space, as we will be hearing a lot more from them, also look out for the review of "Monday" next week.
LOST Theatre Company Presents:
25th Annual One Act Festival 2009
Thursday 7th May 2009, 7:30pm
New End Theatre
27 New End, Hampstead
London NW3 1JD
Tickets: £13 full price
To book: call- 0870 033 2733
or book online- http://www.newendtheatre.co.uk/
The New York Amazing Play Festival 2009
Wednesday 13th May, 7:00pm
Thursday 14th May, 7:00pm
Friday 15th May, 7:00pm
Manhattan Repertory Theatre
303 W. 42nd St. Suite 308,
New York NY 10036
To book: call- (646) 329-6588