MARZIPAN, THE ANDROID KITTEN
Written by: Roberto Trippini
Directed by: Geoffrey Williams
Two woman friends (oops, ex-friends) look back at a very special event: the Singularity, the day in 2037 when androids everywhere acquired, all at once, full sentience and self-determination. They look back at the historical events preceding the Singularity, what followed it, and which role a certain dinner party played in its coming. A narrative consisting of two intercutting monologues, each referring to the other in increasingly testy ways.
London-based playwright, screenwriter and non-composing lyricist and librettist. After my first stage plays (Bad Samaritans Go Places, Botero Forever, etc.) were produced on the London fringe, I moved on to film. My first feature, the British indie romcom Are Your Ready for Love? was premièred at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and won Best Screenplay Award at the Monaco Film Festival. This was followed by the short film Road to Damascus (2007) starring Nick Moran. Co-writer of two plays performed at the Scoop at More London: I'm A Londoner (2010) and Citiest of Cities (2011). Latest productions as librettist: Too Close to the Sun (Comedy Theatre, 2009); the political musical Roll On The Day (Etcetera, 2012). My latest short film, Such A Handsome Devil, was screened at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. My latest stage work, Under a Different Sun, was showcased at the Old Red Lion in May 2017.
Geoffrey Williams came to the theatre after a life in psychology. He realised that although he was fascinated by the pursuit of understanding human endeavour, he wanted to explore artistically rather than analytically. He began by studying Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway College, during which he directed student plays as well as productions at the Camden Fringe Festival. He then did a Directing MA at RADA, after which he has assisted on shows such as The Railway Children and directed for drama schools and on the fringe. He is passionate about new writing, and is collaborating on numerous plays in development.
From a young age Katja has been trained in acting singing and dancing. After receiving a scholarship from Millennium Performing Arts London, she moved to London to complete her Bachelors degree in Performing Arts. Since graduating in 2016 she has been working as an actress in film and theatre projects, which can be found on her Spotlight (Pin 5493-5640-6812). Katja is very excited to be part of this year's SciFi Theatre Festival at The Space.
Peyvand Sadeghian is an actor, puppeteer and collaborator. Recent Theatre credits include: I HAVE A MOUTH AND I WILL SCREAM (Peoples' Choice Award Winner, Vault Festival 2018), TURKEY (Hope Theatre). 2018 will see the release of two feature films starring Peyvand. 90 MINUTES directed by Simon Baker (LFF Best Director), and anthology horror THE NUMBERS by Andrew Elias. Peyvand will also be performing with Second Circle Theatre in KISS CHASE at part of the Bunker Theatre's BREAKING OUT FESTIVAL 11th June - 7th July.
Follow what she's up to on Twitter: @peyvandofpersia