FEATS 2013

FEATS, the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies, takes place next year in The Hague from 17 to 20 May. The venue is the splendid Koninklijke Schouwburg (pictured). FEATS is a competitive festival for short plays in English. Standards are high, but we can usually manage to hold our heads up, even if our prize-winning entries are rare. Continue reading →

Anyone for Scrabble?

Our series of occasional play-readings continues this month with two fairly modern shorts, each of which seems to eschew character names in favour of letters of the alphabet. So come and meet A, B, B, C, D, M, J and V. What a Scrabble hand, eh? First on the menu (geddit?) is Lunch Girls by Ron Hart from 1983, scheduled for 13 June. And we continue on 19 June with Crave by Sarah Kane, first performed in 1998. Continue reading →

Theater for young people

The association Strasbourg Amitiés USA is organising a series of theater workshops in English for schoolchildren from 18 June onwards. And it’s “theater”, not “theatre”, since they will be run by visiting teachers from Wilmington, North Carolina.

Have your cake and eat it

Well, you can’t do both, of course. But you can win this splendid cake at the raffle to be held at the Amicale femmes’ Brocante. Tickets are only €1, and can be bought on the day (Saturday 2 June). What does this have to do with Tagora? Very little, except that three hard-working members of the Tagora committee are also helping out at this charity event. So if you’re free on 2 June, please go along and support them. Jubilee Celebration Cake flyer (PDF)

Reading: another Chekhov short

Following on from our enjoyable production of The Bear in FEATS last year, we are holding a reading of another short play by Chekhov. In The Anniversary (also known in English as The Jubilee), the plans to celebrate the anniversary of a bank meet with unexpected obstacles. Cast: two men, two women and some supporting roles. All are welcome, either to join in or just listen. See the calendar on the right for time and place.

BATS, CATS and others

FEATS 2012 takes place in Antwerp, Belgium, over the Whit weekend (from Friday 25 until Monday 28 May). Three short plays in English each evening, a let-your-hair-down party, fringe activities during the day, the “FEATlets” festival for younger people, and prize-giving after the last performance. Tagora won the award last year for best stage presentation. This year we are not in competition, but a number of people are making the trip from Strasbourg to enjoy the atmosphere. If you fancy joining them, see how to book Continue reading →