Welcome. I am a Writer and Director/Producer interested in galvanising word-based theatre in visceral and collaborative ways. In 2015 I founded ‘Stream-Lyric’ to produce work that plays with form and lyricism to tell socially provocative stories. I also write and review other media.

Tamsin

BIOG

I am a writer and theatre director interested in the visceral power of words to provoke, inspire and educate. Through independent commissions and company, ‘Stream-Lyric’, I aim to both comment on contemporary society and raise marginalised voices across platforms.

I grew up in the tiny market town of Uppingham in Rutland with a LAMDA Teacher, an Alternative Therapist and a sausage-dog called Harvey. I have an MA in Creative Writing from UEA and one in Acting from Mountview. My BA is in Film.

Since 2014, Arts Council England have supported my work, including the development of MENTAL Play and its South East Tour; the development residencies and scratches for TRANSFORMER and ‘The Lives of F Cycle’ – a new literature project. GREEN-SPACE, a CPP commission, was completed in 2017.

I have received development from the Young Vic, Escalator Live Art, Menagerie Theatre, Arvon 42 and informally through collaborating venues/organisations such as Writers’ Centre Norwich, Metal Culture, Vivacity and Cambridge Junction. I am currently working across the EU via Erasmus+

In previous lives I have worked as a Community Arts Producer, Education Coordinator, Trainee Circus Project Manager, Film Script Submissions Assistant and Crime/Romance Bookseller.

PROJECTS

The Verbatim GREEN_SPACE Play Project

‘Scripted with interviews from gardeners and volunteers of Peterborough, the UK’s ‘Environment City’, this 30 min outdoor show combines true stories, action and melodic pop-flute to beguile a family audience of all ages. Watch out for the squash, the orchid & the melon-baby!’

Written/Directed by Tamsin Flower as a Peterborough Presents/Creative People & Places Commission, with the support of PCC’s Leadership Fund.

Devised with actors: Sufia Manya & Roger Wentworth.

Sound recordings of the #GREEN_SPACEPlay interviews can be found on the Stream-Lyric website’s Newsflow. GREEN_SPACE is available for outdoor touring.

 

TRANSFORMER

In Spring/Summer 2016, I developed new show, TRANSFORMER, with the support of ACE & Vivacity Arts, during residencies at The Key Theatre and Metal Culture. This culminated in work-in-progress sharings at Hotbed Festival in the main space at Cambridge Junction in July. TRANSFORMER explores female transformation in english language cinema through the matrix of a strange mother/daughter relationship. I will be developing this show further in collaboration with a mentor, two actresses and two male dancers/physical theatre actors. See the Stream-Lyric page for more info.’

The intelligent representation of current social and political issues/crises on stage is something I feel strongly about and aim to tackle in the future. In the current financial and artistic climate, it can be challenging to make work that might not fall into a particular category. However, this presents a worthy challenge to innovate and commit to experimentation.

A quote from Spoken Word Artist, Martin Figura:

‘Tamsin Flower’s play is deftly directed and utterly convincing, with strong performances by the cast. The text explores the difficult issues around mental health without flinching. The characters conflicting needs are brought vividly to life and uncomfortable truths explored. A challenging and original piece of theatre.’

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