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Coney Exchange Experience

Here at cocoabean projects, our aim is to create new ways of storytelling with the help of technology.  And Even though innovation is one of our big aims, so is the power in the stories we tell, finding that balance can be hard, so we are always up for an opportunity to tell our stories without technology to see if they stand the test. We had that opportunity recently in an amazing coney exchange workshop and we wrote an article about the experience.  Check it out and see how we did

Coney Exchange Experience

 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

Synopsis

The play is an interactive dark comedy that follows the thoughts of Kike as she tries to follow her heart despite pressures from her pushy religious mother and cultural differences as Nigerian in Diaspora.
What makes the play even more unique is how technology is used to make the audience feel involved and part of the story.

Unlike most plays we require your PHONES ON! but ON SILENT!

Showing

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Date: 21-26th August 
Time: 17:05
Running: 50mins 
Tickets: Click here 
Box Office: +44 (0)131 226 0000

 

Love vs fear and My mother’s prayers – An experimental session

Love vs Fear and My Mother’s Prayers is a new experimental interactive play still in production. The play is an interactive dark comedy that follows the thoughts of Kike as she tries to follow her heart despite pressures from her pushy religious mother and cultural differences as Nigerian in Diaspora.
What makes the play even more unique is how technology is used to make the audience feel involved and part of the story.

We would like to invite you to have a sneak peek and be part of our history.

Join us for a unique and fun evening of theatre, games and feedback touching on subjects of love, diaspora and technology in theatre.

Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the event will start promptly at 7:30 pm. Please come with mobile phones fully charged. Snacks will be provided and Drinks will be available to purchase at the bar

Title: Love vs fear and My mother's prayers - An experimental session

Venue: Waterloo Creative Studio, London. SE1 7LG

Date: 5th of September 2018

Time: 7:30pm 

Tickets: http://cocoabeanprojects.eventbrite.com

Love vs Fear and My Mothers Prayers 0.1 Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Highlights

This blog post shows a brief look back at “love vs fear and my mother’s prayers“, the interactive play which we took to the Edinburgh Fringe festival in the summer of 2017.

As we prepare for Love vs fear version 1.0 this summer, we will be creating a blog series of our journey, covering all topics on the development of the play including writing and technical details involved in building the interactive play with collaboration from https://justatadbitrandom.com/

But for now, please enjoy the video below of some highlights from the preparation and arrival at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival collected from the team mobile phones.

 

 

 

 

PR and Digital Marketing Opportunity

We are currently looking for a Digital marketing and PR personnel for our Edinburgh Fringe show and London previews. No prior experience is required but you must have passion for PR and marketing and willing to work hard and looking for some experience.
Responsibilities will include :

  • Managing social media accounts and managing digital relationships
  • Contributing to company image strategy
  • Contributing to show marketing strategy
  • Managing relationships with press and industry personnels
  • Handling Press related communications

The individual most be available from the 17th of July to 30th of August
If interested, please email olu@cocoabeanprojects.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

CASTING CALL – FEMALE ACTRESSES AGED 19 – 30 for a LEAD ROLE IN AN EDINBURGH FRINGE PLAY

NOW CLOSED

We are looking for the following:

FEMALE ACTRESSES AGED 19 – 30 OF AFRICAN DECENT TO PLAY A LEAD DYNAMIC FEMALE NIGERIAN CHARACTER IN A SMALL BUT INNOVATIVE ONE WOMAN THEATRE PRODUCTION RUNNING 45 MINUTES FOR EDINBURGH FRINGE!

If interested, please contact olu@cocoabeanprojects.com as soon as possible with the following:

1. A recent photo.

2. A CV document containing all the following details: Full name, email, address, mobile number & age. Plus any acting experience you have.

3. Recent reels or video of work if you have it.

Artists should live in or around London, as most practice will be held in London.

This is not a fully paid job if cast but will include a free trip to Edinburgh, food, and boarding in Edinburgh. One of the performances will be videoed and photographed for use in your portfolio.

About Us

CocoaBean Projects is a new theatre company looking to bridge the gap between technology and the arts. We will be experimenting with this for the first time with a one-week show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from the 21st – 26th of August. We will also be having a preview show in London this July

We are looking for that dynamic actress also new to acting looking for that breakout role; one who isn’t afraid of trying new things and who is a team player.

Availability

  • Must be available from the 19 to 26th of August
  • Must be Available one weekend mid-July (Date to be confirmed)
  • Must be available for rehearsal Thursday evening from 7-9pm practice, Saturday 2-6pm and Sunday 2-4pm from mid-June. Although we are quite flexible with rehearsal time