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Welcome TO THE Second NIGHT OF THE SHEFFIELD HALLAM ACTING & PERFORMANCE DIGITAL SHOWCASE 2021 
TUESDAY 11th May 7PM

Programme

7:00 pm - Second Night (Zoom) featuring industry feedback from Sarah Sharp and Richard Lewis.

7:30 pm - The Fantastic Case of the Neurotypical Creative by Harry Marciniak (online talk)

7:45 pm - Before Tangled by Beth Aston (recorded performance)

8:00 pm - Squaddie by Oliver Gardner (short film)

Please feel free to join the Zoom event and watch the pieces with us. You may also choose to access this evening's events by navigating the media below. This option is recommended if you struggle with a poor connection. Harry's talk will only be available on Zoom. 

INDUSTRY FEEDBACK 7 pm

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The Fantastic Case of the Neurotypical Creative 7:30 pm

with Harry Marciniak

As a neurodiverse individual diagnosed as autistic, Harry Marciniak dives into the world of Fantastic Beasts to explore the character of Newt Scamander. Though the film franchise neither confirms nor denies the notion, Harry believes the wizarding protagonist shows behaviours characteristic of autistic individuals, and that the character is a landmark example of representation. In this online event, Harry talks with Dr Tom Payne about the process of undertaking this thesis and what his subjective and personal analysis of Newt Scamander might mean for the development of autism depictions in performance and storytelling. #AutismRepresentation #AutismNewtScamander

Dissertation Research by Harry Marciniak

About Harry Marciniak

Besides choosing a dope pen name, Harry has learned valuable creative skills during his time on the Performance degree, from translating classic and contemporary works to the stage and working individually and collaboratively alongside others. Harry is now pursuing his special interest in writing stories - currently, he is writing his first novella manuscript.

 

Zoom link: http://shu.zoom.us/my/tsp0221

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BEFORE TANGLED 7:45 pm

by  Beth Aston

A prequel to the well-known Disney film, Tangled.

 

A pre-recorded stage performance by Beth Aston. From the perspective of Mother Gothel, this performance tells her side of the story, right after Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace. Through the use of dialogue and song, we uncover the secrets of Gothel’s past, as well as getting a better understanding of the character. The villainess takes to the stage once again, showing us how truly evil she really is... #Gothelknowsbest

Created by Beth Aston

Performed by Beth Aston. 

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PJS6tYEK-j5FSMsENuYGgFLPB3kG_rr4/view?usp=sharing

SQUADDIE 8:00 pm

by Oliver Gardner

This film is based on the character of ‘Tadge’ from Anthony Neilson’s play ‘Penetrator’. Tadge is a Scottish veteran who served in Baghdad and has struggled to adjust back into society. Tadge has convinced himself that a group of mysterious operatives called ‘penetrators’ are hunting him down in order to cause him harm and sexually assault him. I have chosen to take this character and explore it further within the modern-day context of living in a pandemic. This film highlights how the impact of isolation on the most vulnerable members of society can be devastating. #SquaddieFilm

 

Created by Oliver Gardner

Performed by Oliver Gardner

 

Warning: Not suitable for viewers under the age of 18. Violence, strong language, gore, and upsetting scenes that some viewers may find offensive.  

 

About Oliver Gardner

Oliver chose to tackle some extremely dark themes in this film as he thrives when challenging himself as an actor. He also relishes the opportunity to work behind the camera – writing-directing designing and filming. "Very rarely do you get the opportunity to take a project from its grassroots to its final form all by yourself". Instagram & Twitter

 

Direct Link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o070FFEfWBcwQ3CY1Eh9OJlntVrNseB5/view?usp=sharing

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