18.30pm 10th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Final Goodbyes.

The last three days have been absolutely epic. The young people performed the rehearsed, script-in-hand reading with the two actors in front of an invited audience. The sense of satisfaction of a job brilliantly done was felt by all. From the music, to the beats, the writing, re-writing, editing and script crafting, acting and directing, singing, filming, photographing, recording….everyone has contributed and added their own ideas into the creative mix.

The young people were amazing at representing all of their colleagues back at school who couldn’t be here, and they were all courageous, talented, patient and supporting of each other in their creativity.

Big up to the whole Box Clever Team as well – both ‘on’ the stage, and off it, behind the camera, the pen, the administration – Oneness, Aryana, Lloyd, Iqqy, Holly, Mari and Anna. Big thanks to all the teachers who have supported us as well.

And finally thanks to Michael Wicherek, our wonderful artistic director for thinking the whole project up 🙂

OVER AND OUT.

13.24pm 10th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

TATE

12:33pm 10th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Mid-rehearsal Vine made by Hope from Chi High School.

11:52am 10th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Mid-rehearsal before the sharing at 2pm!

10:38am 10th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

How we start the play.

10:30am 10th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

IT’S THE FINAL DAY!

Our scripted reading begins at 2pm. Everyone is here already, rehearsing their parts 🙂

////////////// DAY THREE //////////////

16:48pm 9th July
Outside, Tate Modern

Final piece of filming today.

 

16:05pm 9th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

It’s the end of the second day at Tate Modern. All the young people have left for the day, but they will be back tomorrow for the final rehearsal and then sharing of their play.

We still haven’t got a title for the play…but hopefully that will be sorted by tomorrow at 2pm 🙂

15:15pm 9th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Get off my back

14:43pm 9th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Medley!

14:21pm 9th July
Outside, Tate Modern

A sunny break 🙂

14:15pm 9th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Finishing off songs for the performance.

13:21pm 9th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Re-writes.

12:48pm 9th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

BEATS!

 

12:48pm 9th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Filming on the beach

11:09am 9th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

 

10:51am 9th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

10:51am 9th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Mission Tate Impossible…

08:01am 9th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

New words by Rayhan and Niaz:

DEEP INSIDE THE CONCRETE ISLAND, BETWEEN THE 14 STORY FLATS. MUSIC PUMPING, PEOPLE JUMPING, SLYLY STARING, SHYLY CARING…

The narrator is friend

The script
Phone rings,they talk on the phone

Yo kai Where you at?

I’m at The club holla at me later,

He talks…

Yo bruv are you bored cuz it feels like your tryna make a convo here while im looking at this chick,

Which chick

Are you sure you wanna know?

YES!

Na man i dont think you can handle the description 😉

////////////// DAY TWO //////////////

11:00pm 8th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Day 1 wrap!

 

17:27pm 8th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Lloyd reads some of the script

16:17pm 8th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Edits

14:30pm 8th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Music making with Oneness

14:23pm 8th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Niaz and Rayhan re-writing the start of the play with Michael

14:23pm 8th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Actors, acting with Iqbal

13:56pm 8th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Actor, writer, musician?

All the young people have chosen a creative direction to focus on for the afternoon.

13:41pm 8th July
Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Music-making

13:18pm 8th July

Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Lunch-time script decisions.

 

13:14pm 8th July

Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Michael tells us what’s happening.


11:48am 8th July

Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

Over the next three days the young people will be staging the play that they have collectively written at Tate Modern. We’re now getting ready for the first full read through.

 

10:57am 8th July

Seminar Room 1, Tate Modern

We’ve arrived! Everyone has brought an instrument. We’re all saying ‘hi’ and getting to know each other again.

Warm ups are about to begin!

 

LIVE BLOG

From July 8-10th, young people from a number of schools will be congregating at Tate Modern to spend three days working together on a play that they have collectively written with Box Clever Theatre. The young people are the Clever Collective.

The Clever Collective will be live blogging on this page during the process.

Tune in then to see what the young people involved have to say!

Clever Collective at Tate

Clever Collective at Tate