TURTLE KEY ARTS HAS CO-PRODUCED, PRODUCTION MANAGED AND MARKETED SEVERAL UK TOURS FOR A VARIETY OF THEATRE COMPANIES.
WEIGHTS by LYNN MANNING (2005)
THE FROZEN MOOSE by KEVIN KLING (2004)
ZEROS & NILS by NEW LIFE THEATRE COMPANY (2002)
WEIGHTS by LYNN MANNING (2005) WEIGHTS was a powerful one man show by Lynn Manning with prose, poetry and live music telling his life story. He grew up as an impoverished black child in the foster care system of South Central Los Angeles, the son of an abusive father and alcoholic mother. At the age of 23 he was shot in a senseless bar fight, losing his sight completely. The show traces Manning’s ultimate transcendence of the senseless violence that changed his life, and his courageous personal journey from being ‘black’ to being ‘blind’.
"Manning gives us the mean streets of L.A., a childhood straight out of hell and a liberation entirely of his own making. Universal, cathartic, bravely revealing and poignant. Manning knows how to twist a phrase and lash out an insight with agility and strength” Los Angeles Times
UK tour produced by Extant in association with Turtle Key Arts
THE FROZEN MOOSE by KEVIN KLING (2004) Minneapolis, Minnesota playwright, actor and storyteller Kevin Kling brought his unique one-man-show, The Frozen Moose and Other Stories to the UK for the first time.
“Kevin Kling’s stories fall somewhere between David Lynch’s perversity and Garrison Keillor’s home-spun humour” Denver Post
In association with Croydon Clock Tower. Production Management & Marketing by Turtle Key Arts
ZEROS & NILS by NEW LIFE THEATRE COMPANY (2002) Extant and Turtle Key Arts brought the Croatian blind theatre company New Life to England to tour their show Zeros & Nils, an absurdist adaptation of a book of short stories by the Russian writer D.I.Harms.
The foreign language production had simultaneous audio language and audio description via headsets to all the audience, making this a unique shared experience between the blind and sighted audience.