Thirst: capitalism, queerness and the climate crisis

Thirst is a queer epic play about eco-terrorism, seeing the anticipated return of playwright Ashley Milne’s collaboration with Teastain Theatre’s Rebecca McGreevy and Jessy Roberts. Started at the Omnibus Theatre’s 96 Festival, Thirst has been reborn for a full production to premiere at VAULT Festival in 2023. We are back with a bigger show than ever before, and are looking for your support to

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    Thirst: capitalism, queerness and the climate crisis

    Genre
    Drama
    Seeking funding for
    Production
    Scope
    Feature
    Campaign type
    Flexible Funding

    Our Story… creating Thirst

    Thirst is a queer epic play about eco-terrorism, seeing the anticipated return of playwright Ashley Milne and her collaboration with Teastain Theatre’s Rebecca McGreevy and Jessy Roberts. Started at the Omnibus Theatre’s 96 Festival, their glittering celebration of queerness and theatre, Thirst has been reborn for a full production to premiere at VAULT Festival in 2023. 

    After it’s workshop performance at 96 Festival, the Omnibus Theatre’s glittering celebration of queer theatre, Thirst has been reborn for a full production to premiere at VAULT Festival in 2023. 

    Thirst dives into capitalism, queerness and the climate crisis: Toby has hijacked a boat. Nell is performing a miracle. Flora is trying to get them back to shore.

    From their first collaborations back in York Theatre Royal’s studio with Lovely, Special, Best and Most Important, the team are back with a bigger show than ever before, and we are looking for your support to take Thirst to the VAULT Festival.

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    Meet the team…

    Thirst marks Ashley's latest collaboration with experimental theatre makers Rebecca and Jessy at Teastain Theatre. 

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    Ashley Milne, a Suffolk-born playwright

    Ashley is an alumni of the Royal Court Theatre’s Introduction to Playwriting group. Her work has been staged at York Theatre Royal’s studio, Omnibus Theatre and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. 

    Rebecca McGreevy, a Merseyside theatre-maker

    A producer and director with Teastain Theatre. Having trained and worked across Liverpool theatre’s, she took to York as Chair of the Board of York Theatre Royal’s TakeOver Festival, and now creating new shows in London with Teastain Theatre. 

    Jessy Roberts, a director and writer from Peterborough

    Jessy trained as a director at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She is an Associate Writer of Middle Child Theatre, and an Associate Director at The Rondo Theatre, and was Artistic Director of York Theatre Royal’s TakeOver Festival 2018. Jessy collaborates with writers as a freelance director and script-reader.

    Teastain Theatre

    After launching Teastain Theatre in 2019 with an original show Wild Thyme and Heather, Teastain Theatre has grown as a collaboration between Jessy, Rebecca and an exciting array of new writers and theatre artists. Now specialising in experimental new writing, focused on feminist performance, they provoke, empower and entertain. 

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    Where Thirst is going…

    Taking Thirst to VAULT Festival will be our biggest show yet, and we are looking for support to make sure that this is just the start of Thirst’s journey.

    You don't need to give money to help us succeed. Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, telling your friends and family, and come to VAULT Festival to see our show.

    Connect with us and find out more:

    Twitter: @TeastainTheatre Instagram: @TeastainTheatre Facebook: /TeastainTheatre

    Website: www.teastaintheatre.com 

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