6 posts Posts by Phoebe

‘The Manual Oracle’ premiere: May 29 @ The Yard Theatre, programmed by the Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014.

‘The Manual Oracle’ premiere: May 29 @ The Yard Theatre, programmed by the Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014.

 The Manual Oracle has been announced as part of the program for The Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014. The show is set to preview at 8pm @ The Yard Theatre on May 27 and May 28, premiering May 29 and running until June 14. To purchase tickets, click here. The Yard Theatre, Unit 2, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN London. Conceived and directed by Phoebe von Held. Featuring specially commissioned scenes by writers Natasha Soobramanien and Luke …

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Interdisciplinary arts/psychology post show talk @ The Yard: June 5, 2014.

Interdisciplinary arts/psychology post show talk @ The Yard: June 5, 2014.

There will be a post show talk on June 5th with Anxiety 2014 Curator, Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, Professor Michael Newman, Professor of Art Writing at Goldsmiths College, Dr. Emmanuelle Peters from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College and Director, Phoebe von Held. This will be a free event be beggining at approximately 9:30pm @ The Yard. Further details to follow.

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Manual Oracle Acting Workshop for mental health service users, 5 and 19 September

Forming part of the larger Manual Oracle theatre project, this acting workshop also explores the themes of self-consciousness, strategic thinking and paranoia.  Following the prodution run of ‘The Manual Oracle’ play at The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick, in May/June 2014, this two-session event will be facilitated by the artistic director, Phoebe von Held as well as other project associates. The workshop is aimed at NHS mental health service users who are interested in exploring acting …

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Rehearsed reading of’ The Manual Oracle’, June 2013.

Rehearsed reading of’ The Manual Oracle’, June 2013.

Rehearsed Reading: 17 June, 2013, Anatomy Theatre & Museum @ King’s College, Strand, London. In June 2013, we organized a rehearsed reading of the completed ‘Manual Oracle’ script, which was produced during the final R&D period funded by the Arts Council England and the Maudsley Charity. New scenes and tableaux that were shown included: ‘Floaters’ written by Luke Williams; ‘Coaching T.’: Dialogue by Phoebe von Held and Thatcher speech by Natasha Soobramanien; ‘Fridge-Talk 1′ by …

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Manual Oracle creative writing workshop: November 2012 & January 2013.

Manual Oracle creative writing workshop: November 2012 & January 2013.

In November 2012 and January 2013, director Phoebe von Held organized a creative writing workshop, taught in two sessions, in collaboration with Natasha Soobramanien and Luke Williams. The workshop was aimed at NHS service users and explored through creative writing exercises, a home writing project, feedback and group discussion of the themes of The Manual Oracle: paranoia, self-consciousness and strategic thinking. The workshop sessions took place at the Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, and …

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Past Events

Presentation on ‘The Manual Oracle’ at the London Renaissance Seminar, Birkbeck, October 2012. Presentation on ‘The Manual Oracle’ at ‘Isolated Acts’, a conference in Cambridge on Psychiatry and Performance, September 2012. Benjamin, Brecht and The Manual Oracle: learning how not to learn, a talk given during the Messingkauf Seminar at Tel Aviv University, September 2012.

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