Summer programme announcement
BE FESTIVAL exists to challenge and turn the notion of theatre upside down, crossing borders, creative disciplines and blurring boundaries between audiences and artists. After 13 years, this summer’s programme will be the last iteration of the festival as we know it. From 3 – 11 June 2022, you are being invited to celebrate everything that has made BE FESTIVAL unique.
Despite periods of uncertainty and distancing, BE FESTIVAL have continued to cling strongly to encounter, and the construction of a welcoming inclusive space. This year’s festival is anchored more than ever in this territory, and in the people that have made BE FESTIVAL possible.
BE FESTIVAL is offering opportunities to Birmingham’s diverse communities to be protagonists. They are facilitating cohesion and conveying concerns, claims and stories from our common biographies, through aesthetic and fictional artistic devices.
3 & 4 June
Ana Borralho & João Galante (Portugal) will be presenting
Trigger Of Happiness
at Crescent Theatre
They are inviting 12 young adults from Birmingham, with no experience of theatre, on stage. Sitting at the same table, with a gun in the middle, they play Russian roulette and answer a list of questions about their lives, including their concerns and anxieties.
As part of the
Birmingham 2022 Festival,
BE FESTIVAL are delighted to welcome back Fabrice Mazliah / Work of Act, formerly MAMAZA (Germany) whose previous work ASINGELINE, was presented back in 2017.
8 – 11 June
, the artists will be presenting the UK premiere of
Having knocked on doors of residents from across the city, we invited them to help transform the MAC’s main stage into an exotic ephemeral communal garden made up of their favourite houseplants. The result is a social oasis, a utopian island.
is a durational installation and an event space where you will be able to enjoy a range of free activities, from workshops, to meals, talks, performances and concerts.
We look forward to welcoming you.
TRIGGER OF HAPPINESS
Fri 3 & Sat 4 June, 7.30pm
Tickets: from £5.00
Making their UK premiere are Casabranca, Ana Borralho & João Galante (Portugal) with Trigger of Happiness.
The artists have invited 12 young adults from Birmingham, with no experience of theatre, on stage. Sitting at the same table, they play Russian roulette and answer a list of questions about their lives, such as their concerns, their anxieties, their families and their hopes and visions for the future. As words are released, life paths overlap , drawing explosive cartography of local youth.
This is a deadly game in search of happiness.
To book visit: crescenttheatre.co.uk