SCROUNGER by Athena Stevens
Finborough Theatre 7 January - 1 February 2020.
Based on real life events and a lawsuit initiated by Stevens in 2016, SCROUNGER explores the realities of how Britain is failing its most vulnerable and the extreme cost paid by those seeking justice.
Scrounger doesn’t care. A successful online personality, she’s got more power from her bedroom than anyone on the Southwark estates could dream of. She’s educated, she’s ballsy, and with a huge network of online allies, Scrounger is a woman who knows how to make change happen.
That is, until an airline destroys her wheelchair.
This advent, we are raising funds for SCROUNGER. As the season of good will approaches, we warmly invite you to support this landmark theatrical event: the first play of the Finborough Theatre’s 40th anniversary year by donating whatever you are able through our GoFundMe page.
Originally seen as part of Vibrant 2019 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, Scrounger will enjoy a limited four-week run from 7 January - 1 February 2020. We are raising funds to ensure that we deliver the high production values necessary to do justice to this astonishing piece of new writing, to market the show to the best of our abilities, and to make this important and timely play accessible to as wide an audience as possible. As such, we plan to film and stream the show, to provide a 'relaxed' performance, a BSL performance and an open accessible dress rehearsal.
For this, we need your help.
We are looking to raise these funds by the end of the year, and are deeply grateful in anticipation for all and any support offered in the countdown to Christmas.
Open Dress Rehearsal: Saturday 4 January 2020 at 4pm
Held at our accessible rehearsal space Aegis Studios, 95 Branson Street, SE17 1DY.
We have limited availability and booking is essential so please email to book your FREE space!
A beautifully naturally lit, accessible space for hire in the heart of south central London SE17.
Measuring 15ft (4.5m) x 35ft (10.66) the step-free space is offered with its own entrance/waiting area, large kitchen/green room and bathroom.
2019 rates (weekdays) are:
£12.00 per hour (three hour minimum)
£375.00 per week
(all rates exclude VAT)
We offer Wifi/Chairs/Tables/Keyboard/Printing (at extra cost). Please contact us for further information using the contact form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aegis Productions was founded in 2008 by Athena Stevens, an American writer, director and actor. Athena was born with athetoid cerebral palsy.
Aegis strives to stretch the boundaries of imagination and to equip others to do the same.
The ongoing web series Day of Small Things is produced by Aegis Productions, it examines the relativity of achievement through interviews with the great, the good and the everyman. Aegis Productions has produced two web series, Assistive Devices and Vote Z which seek to actively and accurately reflect the world in which we live, not just a world for the fittest or most physically able.
The company has produced three of Athena’s plays: The Amazing Vancetti Sisters (Tristan Bates Theatre) and Schism (Finborugh Theatre an Park Theatre), in which she also starred.
Aegis Productions portfolio is stridently diverse and its work is being recognised both in the UK and abroad.
Aegis Productions operates an accessible rehearsal space in South London: a response to a lack of such facilities in the industry.