"Silences stoic stance suffocates sufficient will to spill even a single syllable out in even the slightest shout or pronounced pout or discussion of doubt about what... the... f@*k... is..."
Sentenced to Silence is about a woman struggling to express herself in a world where expression is vital... Told through the most beautiful and poetic language that exhilarates and transcends the ordinary, we are drawn into the isolated world of Cara as she struggles in life, in love, and most importantly in her search to find herself amidst it all. Will Cara ever find her true voice? Or will she forever be sentenced to silence?
An explosive piece of new writing by poetic playwright Simon David. The play deals with the topical themes of isolation, detachment, mental health, LGBT, and most importantly our relationships to ourselves and our own expression.
Blued Ink Theatre Company was set up by poet and playwright Simon David. Simon began writing plays and poetry while training as an actor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He returned to his native England in 1992 to pursue a career as a playwright and poet. Plays in London include "After Morning After" and "Adam's Eve" at the Drayton Arms, "Missed Kisses" at the Alchemy Studios in Camden annd "Wine over Clementine" and "A Busy Bit Of Mouth" at the Actors Centre. He has staged and performed in numerous poetry shows involving large casts of actors, dancers and musicians. His first collection of poems "a rainbow of only one hue" was published by Greenwich Exchange in 2016.
Actor and Co-Producer, Camilla Walters trained at ALRA graduating in late 2015. Since then her work has spanned many fields including performing in and co-producing a Mini Mental Health Awareness Festival: UNBROKEN at Theatre503; performing in The Voice Monologues with the Unspoken Project CIC at the Soho Theatre; performing in various operas at The Royal Opera House inclusive of Jonathan Kent’s production of ‘Manon Lescaut’, Kasper Holten’s ‘Die Meistersinger von Nuremburg’, and Laurent Pelly’s ‘L’Elisir D’Amore’, and lending her voice to both commercial and video game projects. This is Camilla’s second outing with this piece and she is proud to have both co-produced and to be performing in Sentenced to Silence, and to be bringing this exciting show to the Camden Fringe.
Director Tian Brown-Sampson is a British-Caribbean theatre director, movement director, writer and actor. Since graduating in Chinese and English from SOAS University, she has applied focus to Black, and South, South East Asian and East Asian theatre work. Tian is a member of the Young Vic’s Director Programme and an Associate Artist of Papergang Theatre. Directing credits include Jollof Court (Bunker Theatre); RWR: The Embalmers and RWR: The Lost Boys (Theatre503); Celestial Ark and 2022 (Arcola Theatre); and Still Born (Platform Islington). Assistant Director credits include Ivan and the Dogs (Young Vic); Does My Bomb Look Big in This? (Soho Theatre, Tara Theatre); Under the Umbrella 伞下 (Belgrade Theatre, Tara Theatre); Never Forget (Tristan Bates Theatre); Heard (Camden People’s Theatre); and Forgotten 遗忘. Movement Director/ Choreography credits: Heard (Camden People's theatre) and Spring Awakening the Musical (SOAS).
Why Do We Need Your Help?
As this an initial outing for the company our budget is very tight. The aim of the project is to reach a larger audience with our work and to launch the careers of those involved. We are running a crowdfunding campaign alongside other fundraising and are looking to target raising £2000. Any help or sharing of our project is greatly appreciated.