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The Jellyfish Theatre / OIKOS Project

   
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The Jellyfish Theatre

oikosproject.org
info@theredroom.org.uk

England

  In 2010, The Red Room embarked on the Oikos Project: a unique mix of public-made art, architecture and performance that explores how a new sustainable society can flourish in a world altered by climate change.

Award-winning Berlin-based architects Köbberling and Kaltwasser worked alongside volunteers to create The Jellyfish Theatre, the UK’s first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials.

With climate change already impacting on our lives, The Red Room commissioned leading playwrights, Kay Adshead and Simon Wu. OIKOS and PROTOZOA were performed during September and October 2010.

This was a ground-breaking project, full of optimism and fun, which empowered people to realise new possibilities in how we might live in the future. It involved a real collaboration between local residents, school children, environmentalists, theatregoers and anyone who loves our city in building and making real this theatre.

The Oikos Project was developed with support of the National Theatre Studio, the New Economics Foundation, UCL Environment institute, WebPlay, M3 Consulting, AKT part of WYG Engineering Ltd, Tipping Point, and Southwark Council. We acknowledge funding from Arts Council England and Unity Theatre Trust.

 
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PROTOZOA
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2010
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Kay Adshead's play, PROTOZOA, was commissioned for the Jellyfish Theatre, a temporary theatre space built of reclaimed materials.
    In a world fractured by near-disaster the government asserts a new oppressive police state based on segregation and control. Cordelia, a successful property developer, and Sheann, a single mother, are poles apart, but now they form an unlikely alliance. Surviving in the debris, one tries to rebuild her former life, the other searches for her missing daughter. Can they find enough strength to build an alternative society and does the mysterious and secretive colony of river women on the other bank hold the key?

Jellyfish Theatre has now been recycled. It was located on Union Street, London SE1.

Jellyfish Theatre was part of the OIKOS Project by Red Room and partners.

editors' note: see our blog on Ashdenizen about the Jellyfish Theatre here.

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Protozoa

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OIKOS
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2010
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Simon Wu's play, OIKOS, was the opening production for Jellyfish Theatre, a temporary theatre space built of reclaimed materials.
    Salil, a highly-successful businessman, has it all worked out: career, family, river-view des-res in Chiswick and a beautiful mistress. So why is he increasingly haunted by ghosts from the Old Country? When the Thames bursts its banks and his family scramble to keep their heads above water, the very foundations of his perfect life are threatened and Salil is forced to look to both his future and his past for redemption.
Oikos was developed at the National Theatre Studio.

Jellyfish Theatre has now been recycled. It was located on Union Street, London SE1.

Jellyfish Theatre was part of the OIKOS Project by Red Room and partners.

editors' note: see our blog on Ashdenizen about the Jellyfish Theatre here.

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OIKOS

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  The Jellyfish Theatre / OIKOS Project
oikosproject.org
info@theredroom.org.uk

England

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