A split-stage, immersive opera updating Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando' through a contemporary lens. With a new libretto by Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, brought to life by 5 actor-musicians this poetic feast explores the interconnectedness between planes of “Difference” exposed through new ways of listening.

The multimedia performance culminates with an interactive sound-art installation opening up the magical inner workings of the creative process for everyone to try for themselves.

Sandeep Gurrapadi
Marina Hata
Anna-Helena McLean
Noah Silverstone
Erin Nicole Washington

Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh libretto

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About Anna-Helena

Anna-Helena read Drama and Music at Royal Holloway University of London with a specialism in solo cello and performance. She is an established music theatre and ensemble coach, composer and director, running her unique approach to acting and voice training called the ‘Actor - Chorus - Text’ (ACT) Ensemble Practice since 2007. Now a world-class independent and feminist actor training methodology, ACT INTERNATIONAL runs out of an Italy-based centre (Centro Anidra) offering rigorous training programmes to international applicants every summer.

Formerly a principal of the Gardzienice Theatre Association in Poland (2000-2007), Anna-Helena played the lead in Metamorphoses & Electra and toured worldwide (LaMama ETC NYC; Meyerhold Centre Moscow; Getty Centre L.A; Barbican London) as well as leading an Ancient Greek Orchestra (Orkiestra Antyczna) and the Academy for Theatre Practices (APT) in Gardzienice.

Anna-Helena is currently engaged as a Doctoral Candidate in Performance Practice at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and was most recently a Voice Tutor on the Acting Studies BA Hons course also at Guildhall. She is also a supervisor for MA students in Classical Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama and guest lectures at Rose Bruford College since 2020.

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