Jack Price Company

We are a new Theatre & Production Company based in  South West England


Founded by Director Jack Price and Producer Keri Powell, we create live experiences building on our expertise in film, television, theatre and education.


THEATRE


YEN by Anna Jordan.

A Live Multimedia Performance of the play YEN by Anna Jordan. 

By Invitation only:

Theatre Royal Bath

Ustinov Studio

1 Saw Cl, Bath BA1 1EY

May 14th 2019

4.45 pm

email: production@jackprice.co.uk


We are currently working on Arts Council funded research and development of Yen. 

Supported by The Arts Council,  Take Art, Salisbury Playhouse, Hamilton House & Youth Cinema Foundation.

Using live cameras and vision mixing onstage with a new cast of exceptional young actors trained across the South West of England.

YEN explores a childhood lived without boundaries and the consequences of being forced to grow up on your own. This Live Multimedia show is designed for touring to Theatres in the South West and beyond.

"I'm Bobbie. As in Bobbie Dazzler, my Nan says, although I don't know who that is. And this is my brother Hench. He's got a face for radio."

Hench is 16, Bobbie is 13. They're home alone in Feltham with their dog Taliban; playing PlayStation, streaming porn, watching the world go by. Sometimes their mum Maggie visits, usually with empty pockets and empty promises.

Then Jenny shows up.


Yen engages a young theatre audience and explores questions around the use of digital technology. The play looks at teenagers being brought up by screens. Beautiful and corrosive, digital technology is integral to the production design and storytelling.

Yen first opened at The Royal Exchange Manchester, 2015, The Royal Court Theatre, 2016

Reviews:

***** "Extraordinary" - The Guardian

**** 'Savage, completely devastating" Time Out

**** 'A moving account of the redemptive power of love.' The Guardian Michael Billington

**** 'Terrifying, witty, and compassionate.' The Independent Paul Taylor

**** 'Savage, completely devastating' Time Out Alice Saville

**** 'Zinging dialogue, unforgettable staging' The Observer Susannah Clapp

**** 'Hits like a fist.' The Stage Natasha Tripney

**** 'Exceptional. I now long to see more plays from Jordan's pen.' The Arts Desk Aleks Sierz


Fragments - created each week by the Company

Dramatic improvisation years in the making. 

An experiment in bringing cinematic levels of truth to theatrical encounters with small audiences. 

PREVIEW MAY 18th. Shows MAY 25th, JUNE 8th, 15th. Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol. 


What happens when an actor walks the tightrope of living moment to moment at the end of civilisation?

With the bare bones of a scene, actors will create moving truthful experiences for an audience with nothing except their skill.

How does a human being behave when a civilisation collapses?

Come and witness Fragments. No two shows will be alike, nothing will ever be the same.


Shows will run approximately 1 hour with no interval.

Pay what you can afford. Only 40 seats available for each show. Age 16+

Click link below to book 


PAST PRODUCTIONS


Dido & Aeneas- Shatwell Opera, Somerset

Created digital projection elements for Henry Purcell's 'Dido & Aeneas' in conjunction with Artist Mathew Day Jackson, Drawing Matter Somerset, Hauser & Wirth Somerset and the Architecture Foundation. 


Death and The Maiden  by Ariel Dorfman.

Somerset run at Bruton's Hobhouse Theatre. 

Paulina Salas is a former political prisoner in an unnamed Latin American country who had been raped by her captors, led by a sadistic doctor whose face she never saw. The rapist doctor played Schubert's String Quartet No. 14, subtitled Death and the Maiden, during the act of rape


Strange Magic - Hauser & Wirth Somerset


Hauser & Wirth Somerset 'The Sound of Silent: Celebrated 100 Years of Music and the Movies.

A weekend long festival featuring a live musical accompaniment to film screenings, including 'Strange Magic' a unique collaboration between Hauser & Wirth Somerset , acclaimed musicians Ashley Wass and Matthew Trusler and Jack Price's Youth Cinema Foundation.


Theatre Vlog - Online

Over the course of a number of years Jack Price has been vlogging on theatre in Bristol and the South West. Here is a selection of vlogs.


EDUCATION


Through our sister buisness the Youth Cinema Foundation. We teach acting to young people aged 15-26 years old. We run exclusive year long Masterclasses and short courses in 'Acting for Camera' in London and Bristol.

Classes are with a multi award-winning director Jack Price, one of the UK's leading 'Acting for Camera' teachers. Jack has taught with RADA, BA(Hons), Italia Conti, BA (Hons), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Actor training and Coaching, MA/MFA, The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Fda, MA, The BFI Film Academy, Tobacco Factory Theaters and the Actors Centre, among others.

Recent Youth Cinema graduates include Ella Rae-Smith currently shooting US AMC TV series, "Into the Badlands" and BBC's "Clique". Alexander Mushore was 2018 Runner up for The Stages', Alan Bates Award.


FILM & TV


Over the last 30 years Jack Price and Keri Powell have made films for BBC, Channel Four, Ridley Scott, Greenpeace and the Oscars. Below are a few highlights.


Jack Price wrote and directed his first short film starring Idris Elba, at twenty one. He then joined Ridley Scott Associates, and directed hundreds of commercials, also overseeing creative and campaign direction for some of the world's major brands and NGO's, including Aviva PLC and Greenpeace UK.

Jack has written and directed documentaries for the BBC, Channel Four Television, CNBC and E4 television. Jack's short film "Indigo" co-written with Oscar-nominated, Tom Bidwell, had its World Premier at the 60th Berlinale and was selected for 12 other film festivals including Encounters.

Jacks awards include: Special Mention for the Crystal Bear 60th Berlinale, Winner Audience Award Viral Video 2011 Berlin Short Film Festival, Best Media and Marketing campaign award 2006, 4 IVCA awards and 3 New York Film Festival awards. Jack's award winning work with Kathleen Kennedy gave voice to Hollywood after the attacks of 9.11. The VWDARKSIDE campaign for Greenpeace became the most shared viral on earth in June 2011. Recent cinema projects include creating the short film "The Last Fishermen" which ran across UK cinemas and the Creative Direction for the Theatrical Release of the Oscar Nominated Short Films across the USA.


Keri Powell started her career in Press & Publicity for NGO Feed the Children where she commissioned Photographers Tom Stoddart and Alastair Thain to produce a Children at War Exhibition at The Royal Festival Hall . She then moved into Advertising initially as an Art Buyer and then qualified as an IPA & APA Producer. She has made over 200 films for leading Advertising Agencies and during her 6 years as a Senior Producer at the Central Office of Information (COI). Keri's work has won awards (7 Gold IVCA Awards, 2 New York Film Awards, Gold Clio) mainly for her work on communicating Climate Change to the nation.

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