2am Phone Call

2am Phone Call
Event Ended
14 Nov 18:30 - 18 Nov 18:30

Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave

Event Ended

The Sunlight Liquid Collective (Georgie Silk) and Black Sheep Productions - NZ (Natalie Maria Clark) join forces to initiate '2am Phone Call' - a lucid dream reality about those people who matter the most.

An intimate bedtime epilogue that converses and convulses, whispers and writhes, surges and shouts, in a poignant blend of movement and poetic text.

Created and Performed by: Georgie Silk & Natalie Maria Clark
Produced by: Elizabeth Turner
Sound design: Emi Pogoni
Set & Props: Christopher Stratton
Lighting: Amanda Tito
Costume Garments provided by: Jason Lingard

Photo: Jade Paynter
Design: Amber Liberté



Two Auckland performers, Actress/Director Georgie Silk and Choreographer/Dancer Natalie Maria Clark, are joining forces to present ‘2am Phone Call’, a blend of poetic dialogue and movement. Playing at Basement Theatre in November, the show celebrates the complex joys and challenges of intimate friendship, and the people in our lives who we can call on at any hour of the day - even at two in the morning.

Although Silk and Clark both trained in UNITEC’s Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts, different specializations and different years’ intakes meant they didn’t actually cross paths until recently. However, both have a background and interest in each others’ artforms, making ‘2am Phone Call’ an almost inevitable match. Silk approached Clark about the project at the recommendation of a mutual friend, who suggested both performers were making shows with a similar vibe.

“I love dance,” says Silk. “Although I went on to study Acting at Unitec, I trained as a dancer from very young. I’m really interested in this crossover of my own and Natalie’s skills - we’re both interested in sharing our stories as young women, how that intensifies our feelings and thoughts within the friendship.”

“Our different specializations and simultaneously our common interests are going to give us a unique advantage, I think, as we create this show,” says Clark. “We’re trying to find something absolutely real and we hope our audience will identify with the vulnerability of that.”

Silk had her directorial debut with ‘Personal Malfunction’, presented earlier this year in Auckland Fringe Festival, and went on to Assistant Direct Auckland Theatre Company’s ‘Boys’ in April. Clark has presented seven different shows over the past six years at various festivals around NZ, including ‘Everything Anyone Ever Wanted’ as part of Q Theatre’s MATCHBOX Season last year, and New Zealand Fringe Festival.

“Georgie’s fresh, tenacious ambition and my own experience with various fringe shows makes me excited about the possibility of what we are creating,” says Clark.

Collectively, Silk and Clark’s previous shows have been described by reviewers as “ingeniously absurd”, “raw, evocative and humble”, and “poignantly funny”.

Wellington Sonic Artist Emi Pogoni joins the project, most recently having created a score for Jason Lingard’s unique NZ Fashion Week showcase - where Lingard utilized dancers instead of conventional models to present his neo-gothic collection, ‘CHAOS’. Pogoni is known for “audio that haunts and hums” and will add a unique layer of ambience to the show.


2am Phone Call plays
Dates: Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 November 2017, 6.30pm
Venue: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys’ Ave, Auckland CBD
Tickets: $15 - $22.50, concessions available
Bookings: www.basementtheatre.co.nz or phone iTicket 09 361 1000

For more information contact:
Elizabeth Turner - Producer
021 024 84789

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