LATE NIGHT STARING AT HIGH RES PIXELS
by Athena Stevens
A series of asides written & performed by Athena Stevens with Evelyn Lockley.
Directed by Lily McLeish.
Presented in 28 separate episodes, Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels will be streamed daily at 6pm via the Finborough Theatre's YouTube channel and simultaneously subtitled via Scenesaver from
1 February 2021.
Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels is a new play repurposed for online viewing from the creative team behind SCROUNGER.
The first of the Finborough Theatre’s #FinboroughForFree original online content.
Two women. One photograph. A young woman sends a topless selfie to her boyfriend as a bit of flirtatious fun. When he shows it to his best friend for a laugh, he can’t imagine her having any other reaction. But what starts out as a joke soon turns into an accusation of something much darker. At what point does admiration become a form of control? How do we say ‘stop’ when it becomes apparent that we are complicit in hurting other women? If someone you know to be a good person, starts to prove themselves otherwise, how do you walk away?
Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels explores the issue of assumed consent and how it contributes to a culture of complicity and control towards women. Men have long held power in relationships with tools that have no name; this story aims to identify those methods.
Now streaming on the Finborough Theatre's YouTube channel and simultaneously subtitled via Secenesaver
SCROUNGER by Athena Stevens
Originally played at the 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.
Originally seen as part of Vibrant 2019 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, Scrounger opened the Finborough Theatre's 40th Anniversary year with a four week run from
7 January - 1 February 2020.
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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: Scrounger (Finborough Theatre), 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