Collector of Tears
- Written by sean burn
- Directed by Yasmin Sidhwa
- Acted by members of Mandala Young Company
Collector of Tears is an epic love story for our times. Tanya is an outcast, hunted by those who misunderstand her, unable to age until she has cried, she must collect the tears of others in glass bottles down through the centuries – and through her stories bear witness to the pain and suffering of people, until the day when she finally stands up to be counted. And learns how to cry.
Adapted from the original play by sean burn. The play will be performed by a cast of ten young actors, aged 17-25, many from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, who use physical theatre to comment on the world they have inherited.
Collector of Tears is part of Offbeat, a festival in Oxford of brand-new theatre, comedy, dance, family shows, spoken word and music. Offbeat is a collaboration between Oxford Playhouse, and Arts at the Old Fire Station.
Date: Monday 26 June 2017
Time: 18.15 hrs
Place: OFS Theatre, George St, Oxford
Booking: 01865 305305/01865 263990
More info: www.offbeatoxford.co.uk
2017 Rencontre du Jeune Théâtre Européen, Grenoble
Mandala will be taking Collector of Tears to Rencontre Festival.
Date: Thursday 6 July
Mandala training for 16-25 year-olds
Be part of Mandala’s circle – exciting opportunities to get involved. Creative theatre workshops explore techniques used by the company when making its shows. For more information forthcoming courses and costs, contact email@example.com.