Josh Coates
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Waiting Man / Stevie Wonder’s Stern Warning @ Black Lion, 13.07.13 The standout pieces of Nowt Part Of Festival (on the second Saturday, at least) were two one-man shows written and performed by Josh Coates (Stevie Wonder’s Stern Warning) and Jon Coleman (Waiting Man). The pieces share a common theme of being alone, of dealing with a void, and of waiting for something – or someone – to come along. Waiting Man is an existentialist musing littered with hope, potential, loss, action, and inaction. Told in the third person by a bard-like narrator, the audience is not quite sure...
Review of Stevie Wonder's Stern Warning at Nowt' Part of

Waiting Man / Stevie Wonder’s Stern Warning @ Black Lion, 13.07.13 The standout pieces of Nowt Part Of Festival (on the second Saturday, at least) were two one-man shows written and performed by Josh Coates (Stevie Wonder’s Stern Warning) and Jon Coleman (Waiting Man). The pieces share a common theme of being alone, of dealing with a void, and of waiting for something – or someone – to come along. Waiting Man is an existentialist musing littered with hope, potential, loss, action, and inaction. Told in the third person by a bard-like narrator, the audience is not quite sure whether the story being told is true or not. However, the delivery, the investment in everything being said, and the incredibly effective and deceptive simplicity of the storytelling is so compelling that by the end we are visualising the trajectory of a character who never actually appears onstage, and with devastating results. This is a desperately cynical and yet strangely life-affirming piece of theatre which can lead the audience to think about the path that life could potentially take. On a stage covered with incomplete crossword puzzles, origami birds, clocks, empty food wrappers, and even juggling balls, the Waiting Man...

Stevie Wonder's Stern Warning
 

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I’m an “emerging” theatre maker still trying to find my feet. I would say I do story telling pieces but I’ve only made one. I would say I make pieces with the audiences very much at the forefront but I’ve only made one. I would also like to say I make interactive installations but again, I’ve only made one.

At the moment the phrase I’m using to describe my work is conversation. The work that I have made or currently making has revolved around generating a conversation between myself and an audience of any size. I enjoy creating scenarios where audiences are bursting at the seems to tell people their own stories.

I am a co-founder of Lancaster based theatre company Tin Tin ( https://www.facebook.com/TinTinTheatre ) and have worked with Paper People Theatre ( http://paperpeopletheatre.com ) and Leo Olermerino (https://www.facebook.com/olamerino ) I have performed as part of events organised by Word of Warning, GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN and Drunken Chorus. I was also a runner in the premier of I’d Hide You, an interactive online game by Blast Theory. My recent piece, Never Let Me Down, took place at Camden Peoples Theatre window shop weekend that took place during Sprint festival. I was recently invited down to Theatre at the Mill in Bradford to make The 7.30 News Bulletin with Daniel Bye.

I am currently developing my first full length solo-show ‘ Particles ‘.

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  • Hey fellow Lancastrian and Tempest creature,

    You're making theatre in the real world now? That's awesome. I am too actually - if you count Christmas pantomime as theatre :) if you ever need feedback on writing, I always enjoy critiquing pieces for fellow writers.

    Good luck with your projects, Ariel.

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    Elphie , Stage production , 01/10/13 , 1,087 AP

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  • Hello,

    If you would like to showcase some of your writing, I'm producing a night called Scratch OFF on Monday 27th May in Kennington, London.

    Please submit any work you would like to showcase to jones.eleanor@gmail.com

    Scratch OFF is open to all writing styles, whether it be a short scene extract from a full length play, a monologue, a few short sketches, drama, comedy, we love it all! Looking for pieces between 10-20 mins. You can rehearse and use your own actors if you prefer or hand the whole thing over to Scratch OFF who will cast and direct the piece for you!

    More details can be found on the Scratch OFF Group page and Event page:

    http://www.ideastap.com/Groups/Group/7bb586b0-1668-4c99-abac-a1a600da0fc9#Overview

    Thanks,

    Eleanor :)

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    Eleanor Jones , Actor , 20/04/13 , 552 AP

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  • Hi Josh! Awesome portfolio you've got!
    I saw you're interested in attending Perennial Theatre Co's launch party next week. We would love to see you there! I recommend that you pre-book your tickets as they are proving popular and it's cheaper!
    Head to www.perennialtheatre.com and you can get your tickets off there!

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    Melody Parker , Director , 20/06/10 , 15,418 AP

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