Written by Andy Smith
Co-directed by Andy Smith and Claire Lamont
Produced by Fuel
Performed by Aleasha Chaunté, Stephen Collins and Nima Taleghani
BSL translation support by Rita McDade
Local Engagement Specialist (Brighton) : Nadia Nadarajah
A meeting is called. You are invited.
There is a crisis. Your voice is needed.
Previewing at this years’ Festival, and performed in British Sign Language and English by a cast of three, Summit is a new play written and directed by award-winning theatre maker Andy Smith (Adler & Gibb, what happens to the hope at the end of the evening).
Exploring ideas of language, rhetoric and how we communicate with each other, over three acts and in three different ways Summit tells the story of a meeting. A meeting organised to discuss and resolve a potentially catastrophic situation. This situation. Our situation.
Co-commissioned by South Street Reading in association with Reading University, Brighton Festival, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, UCLan/Derelict and Lancaster Arts. Supported by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Funded by Peggy Ramsey Foundation and Arts Council England. In association with Unity Theatre, Liverpool.
Watch Andy Smith and Louise Blackwell talk about Summit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur4_004uHgE&t=91s
Watch the BSL interpreted trailer by Stephen Collins here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf_he9LW9SI&feature=youtu.be
Watch an insight into the development process of Summit with University of Reading here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f5_dExRsdo
Integrated BSL interpretation