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The Spread Eagle Pub Theatre, Croydon

Thursday, 26 Mar

£8.00 - £20.00

Following the success of American Assassin: Redux (2018), Richard and Jess return to Croydonites with CROYTOPIA - a new kind of video repository for the collection, dissemination and analysis of site-specific community-generated ephemeral social history.

CROYTOPIA is a proof-of-concept for a unique and self-sustaining resource for measuring the effects and influences of the built environment on the communities that inhabit it.

Participants are invited to recount on camera important and interesting personal facts and memories, triggered by specific locations in Croydon.
These short videos will be uploaded to an online map, and as the number of contributions increases, previously unseen patterns will hopefully begin to emerge, which could influence future local decision making and improvements to the public realm.

CROYTOPIA has the potential to rebalance power in the favour of those whose voices may be overlooked, and if successful could be scaled to benefit communities around the world!

To participate in the prototype of CROYTOPIA visit twitter.com/croytopia

Contributions will be screened on the opening night of the Festival.

Pricing and availability

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Venue

The Spread Eagle Pub Theatre

Katharine Street

Croydon

CR0 1NX

Jess Mabel Jones makes work that is good fun, good-looking and that strives to incite change. her work is eclectic, visually dynamic and a little bit rowdy. She is a Total Theatre Award winner and is born and bred in Thornton Heath, Croydon. 
jessmabeljones.com

Jess Mabel Jones shines bright in a dark room. She glows.’ The Stage
'Jess Mabel Jones makes you look at the world in a different way. Remarkable.’ The Independent

Richard DeDomenici is an Artist and filmmaker from Watford. He specialises in urban-absurdist interventions that strive to create the kind of  
uncertainty that leads to possibility. Infamously he once destroyed a model of Croydon whilst dressed as Godzilla. 
dedomenici.com

‘Richard DeDomenici is a performance artist whose artwork is cerebral, accessible and subversive.’ The List
‘DeDomenici is one of the most intellectually gifted, imaginative and dedicated performance artists in the UK today.’ The Scotsman

The Spread Eagle Pub Theatre does not have wheelchair access – apologies for this.

Latecomers are welcome. Doors open approx. 15 minutes before the show starts.

Organiser

Croydonites Festival of New Theatre

Croydonites is a festival of new theatre and performance for Croydon. Its mission is to showcase local theatre makers, and bring some of the best contemporary performance work from around the UK to CR0 doorsteps. The inaugural event took place in November 2015 when four companies presented work at two venues. The 4th edition took place in May 2019 and featured nine artists over four weeks in five venues. It has become a fixed event on Croydon's Cultural Calendar and regularly commissions new work by local artists. In 2020 it will present the 5th edition.