Saturday 26th June 2021 was the final day of activities and was dedicated to music and the launch of Boundless Theatre’s first EP. Alive, is the title track of 2022 Boundless show Addictive Beat written by Dawn King.
Executive Director of Boundless, Ine Van Riet discussed the crossover of music and theatre with award-winning writer Dawn King and music producer Anikdote.
Addictive Beat – Collaborating on Music for Theatre
Music Producer Anikdote, Writer Dawn King and Boundless Executive Director, Ine Van Riet held a conversation about collaborating on music for theatre and discussed the process behind making the Addictive Beat EP.
Music producer and DJ Anikdote hosted an informal chat with his collaborator Adam Ward on getting started in music, making a track and demonstrated how to make a track.
The Boundless Ideas Space was made possible thanks to Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund and kicked off Boundless’ ambitions to engage young people in new ways around culture across the country in a series of spaces.
Rob joined Boundless Theatre in July 2016 as Artistic Director and become sole CEO in 2019. Rob leads the organisation including commissioning new work and developing artists and projects as well as leading strategy for engaging young adults across the artistic programme. Currently working with Arts Council England on the strategic development of the Impacts & Insights Toolkit, Rob is passionate about new ways to innovate around more audiences engaging with theatre and better understanding the impact of the arts on young adults specifically.
For Boundless, Rob has directed NATIVES by Glenn Waldron (2017), CONFIDENCE by Judy Upton (2018) and RADIO ELUSIA by Nina Segal (2020).
Before joining Boundless he was Associate Dramaturg at the Bush Theatre where for three and a half years he ran the Literary Department and was responsible for all playwriting work including the commissioning and development of new plays for production. He has established partnerships with Playwrights of New York (PoNY), delivered projects with Kudos Film & Television and established a partnership with Drama Centre London and Oberon Books on the ‘Student Guide To Writing: Playwriting’.
As a Dramaturg and Director Rob has worked with playwrights at theatres including The National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Contact, York Theatre Royal and Theatre503. Rob was one of the first recipients of an Artists’ International Development Fund from the Arts Council and British Council and spent time working in South Africa with playwrights and theatre makers at the Baxter and Market Theatres.
Rob is a Board Member for the Bermondsey Business Improvement District, where Boundless are proudly based.
Dawn is an award-winning writer working in theatre, film, TV, VR and radio. She is currently writing THE TREES, a radical reinterpretation of The Cherry Orchard, for director Katie Mitchell at the DeutschesSchauspielhausHamburg and ADDICTIVE BEAT,a play for Boundless Theatre, UK, both planned for production in 2022.
She is also working on the feature film PIG CHILD for Delaval Film and the BFI and adapting her play FOXFINDER for the screen with Elation Pictures and the BFI. Her new play THE TRIALS will receive a German premiere at the DüsseldorferSchauspielhausin 2021 and a UK premiere in 2022, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Dawn’s previous work for the stage includes; FOXFINDER, originally produced by Papatango Theatre Company at The Finborough in 2011 and revived in a West End production at The Ambassadors in 2018; BRAVE NEW WORLD, CIPHERS and SALT.
She also co-created immersive dystopian rave DYSTOPIA987 for Manchester International Festival 2019 (a collaboration with Skepta.) For FOXFINDER, Dawn won the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award 2013, Papatango New Writing Competition2011 and Most Promising Playwright, Off West End awards 2012.
She was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2012 and the James Tait Black drama prize 2012. Dawn’s short film THE KARMAN LINE won 17 awards including the BIFA for Best Short and was BAFTA nominated in 2014.
Adam Ward is a session guitarist and songwriter based in London. With over 7 years of touring and performing within the music industry, he has amassed a wealth of experience both out on the road and in the studio, collaborating with established Artists from all over the world. You can hear Adam’s guitars on a multitude of genres spanning Rock, Pop, Metal, Hip-hop, Folk, Jazz, Trap, Dubstep, Future Bass, EDM and more.
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