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Keep up to date with Seemia and our ensemble member's work

Take On This Shortlisted!

December 2020

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We have taken quite a lot of time reflecting this year, and are in the middle of research for our new play,

Take On This

We are happy to share that this super-fresh new play has so far been Longlisted for the Barbican's Open Lab residency and Shortlisted for Upstart's DARE Festival!

We look forward to share this radical new play.

POSTPONED Covid

ALL SHOWS POSTPONED

It is with sadness that we have to postpone all upcoming performances of Marcus and Evros this Spring. 

For Marcus tickets please refer to box office staff at VAULT Festival or venues for questions regarding refunds. 

Stay safe and we hope to see you soon. 

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Evros on Tour

Spring 2020

Evros is coming back to South London at Streatham Space Project before heading to  The Place, Bedford.

 

Supported with public funding from Arts Council England.

Catch the award-winning, gut-wrenching play shining a light on the plight of refugees.

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Marcus to Premiere at

VAULT Festival 2020

After 2 years in development, The Magnificent Mind of Marcus is due to Premiere at VAULT Festival 2020. 

A dark comedy about an Argentine man in mid-life crisis following the death of his Grandma, Marcus looks at how we label ourselves and others.

Supported using public funding from Arts Council England, ARC Stockton, Arcola, the Albany and Theatre Deli.

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EVROS back on Tour

 

June-November 2019

Following our busiest year of international touring, Evros is back on the road, starting performances in Refugee Week this June. With performances across England, and supported with funding from Arts Council England and Black Country Touring.

Catch the award-winning, gut-wrenching play shining a light on the plight of refugees.

Free Your Beat! Workshop

May 2019

How many times in our lives are we told to be quiet, yet our spirit is shouting out to make noise?

If that’s your calling then welcome to the journey into finding your own primitive beat. Drums are an ancient way for tribes to come together and find a collective rhythm. 

Join us for this exciting new workshop as part of the Albany's Rebel Season.

Marcus ​R&D 

across 2019

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We've been very fortunate and supported by ARC Stockton, Arcola and the Albany and funded by Arts Council England, for three weeks of residency to develop The Magnificent Mind of Marcus.

A dark comedy about an Argentine man in mid-life crisis following the death of his Grandma, Marcus looks at how we label ourselves and others.

International Autumn Tour 2018

Nov 2018

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Following our run at Arcola this October, Evros | The Crossing River will take to the road - and the air! This November, Seemia will be heading to Kampala International Theatre Festival, Uganda, and then to Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales.

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Evros returns home to Arcola

Oct 2018

This October, we are delighted to be returning home to Arcola Theatre, London with Evros | The Crossing River. 

 

Supported by Arcola LAB for BAMER artists, this award-winning, emotive, challenging and sharp play 

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Evros | The Crossing River wins Award!

Aug 2018

We are honoured to have been presented with Summerhall's Lustrum Award at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Presented by Summerhall's Artistic Director, Robert McDowell, Evros was noted as "One of the greatest moment's at this year's festival!"

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Evros | The Crossing River at Summerhall

Aug 2018

This August, we will be presenting Evros in Bruford@Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Get your tickets here.

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Cheryl's Awaken shortlisted for Park Theatre's Script Accelerator

July 2018

Following an industry rehearsed reading of Cheryl's Awaken, the play was shortlisted on Park Theatre's Script Accelerator scheme. Watch this space as Awaken develops and these forgotten voices will be shared soon!

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Evros | The Crossing River on BBC World Service

May 2018

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Whilst we performed Evros at VAULT Festival, Artistic Direcrtor Sara Amini and Company Manager, Charlotte Slater were interviews by BBC World Service's Tamasha Arts programme. Watch here and tune into us at 19mins 48 sec! 

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Residency @ Theatre Deli

May 2018

We're very excited to begin our first stage of research for our new show 'identity' as part of our two week residency at Theatre Deli's Old Library. 

Read more on identity​.

Sara AD for Mike Bartlett's Not Talking @ Arcola  

April 2018 

Sara is currently Assistant Director to James Hillier on Mike Bartlett's new play, Not Talking at Arcola. 

 

Click here to get tickets.  

Reviews are in for 

Evros @ VAULT Festival

 

Feb 2018

Stage Lighting at Concert

The Stage - 'Haunting and resonant' 

Get The Chance Wales - ★ ★ ★  

Click here to read more reviews.

Incoming/Exodus

Oct 2017

Seemia's Charlotte, Cheryl and Robin collaborated with The Lab Collective with their utopian interactive politic piece, Incoming Exodus. The audience choose which of the on-screen characters their wish to be permitted into their not-too-distant fictional London. Migrants and Borders in a heated performance-debate. Performed at CPT Oct 2017 and Latitude Festival 2018.

AWAKEN

Aug 2017

Cheryl has been writing for two years as part of the Create Project, creating an epic story of woman caught in three strikingly different worlds and times. AWAKEN is supported by The Actor's Temple

Find out more here.

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Evros | The Crossing River

from PlaysToSee 

 

Aug 2017

"This is an emotive, challenging, and sharp play which shines a light on  the plight of refugees." 

Read the full review here.

Charlotte performed in Shirin Majd's Rebirth, a mix of Persian poetry, music and dance at Arts Depot.

Robin has been on tour with composer & artist Verity Standen with REFRAIN, a site-specific immersive choral experience about first world war conscientious objectors.    

 

Learn more about REFRAIN here. 

Listen to BBC World Service programme here

This August we will be presenting Evros at Fourth Monkey's new home, The Monkey House, as part of Camden Fringe.

2-5 Aug @ 7:30pm

After one week's research & development at Arcola Theatre as part of the Arcola LAB for BAME Artists,  Seemia presented our work-in-progress of Evros | The Crossing River. 

With support from Arcola Theatre, Theatre Delicatessen and Tangled Feet, Seemia Theatre have successfully been awarded a Grant for the Arts award to develop

Evros | The Crossing River.

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After working for a year and presenting a 10 minute scratch at BAC, Seemia successfully applied for a year-long mentorship from Tangled Feet, giving advice such as marketing and finances. We are very thankful of their support and guidance in our ensemble's development.