Grid Theatre’s Korean stage director Chris Yun-Ward tackles a Kafka short story:
Friday 6 – Sunday 8 March 2020, 6pm – 7pm
Additional matinee performance Sunday 8 March, 3pm – 4pm
Vault Festival | Leake Street | Waterloo | London SE1 7NN
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A stage adaptation of the short story “A Report to An Academy” by Franz Kafka.
An African ape has been captured in the jungles of West Africa and brought back to ‘civilisation’ by his European captors. To escape a life of incarceration, he ‘evolves’ into a human being. Red Peter mimics human habits from the crew of the ship upon which he is imprisoned, masters human speech and eventually decides to embrace human society rather than languish in a zoo as an ape.
Critics’ Choice of Best Shows 2019 – London Pub Theatre Magazine
Nominated / Finalist for Off West End Fringe Festival Award
“A thought-provoking piece” Upcoming
“An outstanding performance” Broadway World
“Superbly acted and directed” London Pub Theatre Magazine
About Grid Theatre
Grid Theatre is a multicultural theatre production company based in South London whose members have professional experience as performers, directors, choreographers and drama teachers in both Korea and the UK. One of Grid’s central aims is to explore a variety of theatrical forms from diverse cultures within its performances.
The company was founded in 2001 by the director Chris Yun-Ward, a former member of the Korean Theatre Association with over 30 years of experience as a stage actress, director and drama teacher in South Korea and other countries.
Chris has performed in numerous lead and supporting roles in both Korean and western stage plays and musicals. She has also directed plays in both Korea and the UK.
Chris made her UK theatre directorial debut with ‘Red Peter’ in 2002. In the following year she transferred the production to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was successfully performed, receiving excellent reviews from the media, including ‘The Scotsman’ and ‘Three Weeks’, the Edinburgh Fringe newspaper.
In 2019, Chris re-produced ‘Red Peter’ for the Camden Fringe Festival where it was again successfully performed and receiving five star reviews from the media and personal bloggers, including The Up Coming, Broadway World, and London Pub Theatre Magazine.
‘Red Peter’ has also been nominated as one of four finalists in the Fringe Theatre Festival section of the Off West End Awards (OffFest).
The actor Denzil Barnes is a Camden-raised British actor, dancer and choreographer who has received awards in various short film festivals and dance competitions:
• Experimental Film Award at the Dubai Dance Film Festival 2010
• One Dance UK/ADAD Lifetime Achievement Awards 2016
• Warsaw Zawirowania Dance International Choreographic Competition Finalist 2014
• Thurrock Film Festival Experimental Film Nominee 2011
• Invited to attend the Dance Film awards in Dubai and Sweden 2011
• Experimental Choreography award at the ‘Prix de Lausanne’ Ballet competition