The Breadbin Project
Performance in small and unusual spaces
The Breadbin Manifesto:
We are a company specialising in site-specific/responsive theatre. Our performances aim to be immersive and encourage audience participation so the audience create theatre with us. We incorporate the use of visual art, film and music in our work to transport the audience into our world of creativity.
Our aims are to create performance that goes beyond four walls; we extend theatre into the realms of experience by taking our audience on a literal and metaphorical journey. This risk-taking, awe-inspiring live work will use combinations of audience participation, site-specific location and honest, emotional stories.
The Breadbin Makers:
The Breadbin Project was formed in the summer of 2011 by Katie Aldis, India Barby and Emma Whittaker and we, as a collective, decided that forming a company and making performance is the only thing we want to do. Since we met and worked together in the first year of our degree, we bonded as friends and theatre makers. Over the past four years we have united on several projects to create innovative performances and have developed a shared language. At the same time we had individual, unique experiences of theatre making. This allows us to bring different skills and ideas to the company. We each have our own areas of expertise: Katie specialises in Contemporary Performance Practice, Emma Directing and India in Scenic Design. This shows the diverse range of our talents. The Breadbin Project Residency: As of September 2011 The Breadbin Project are pleased to announce that we are the Resident Graduate Theatre Company for The Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury for the upcoming year.
Our most recent performance took place at St Mary of Charity Church, Faversham as part of the Fludde Festival. We used our biblical setting as a framework for small installations inspired by The Book of Judith. This resulted in a fusion of live art and performance showcasing Judith’s triumph over evil and discovering what faith is and the strength it can give us all.
Performance Reviews: “Thought-provoking, highly engaging and beautiful” Lucy Rutter, Fludde Festival Spoken Word Evening Curator “Beautifully done and presented” “The use of installation and live performance was very well done”
Audience response’s to our October Pot Luck Evening Performance