Found Arts Festival : Day 2

Found Arts Festival : Day 2

Sat 5th March 2022 - Sat 5th March 2022

5th March 2022

Tramshed presents their first annual Found Arts Festival - a space for emerging artists to connect and challenge through seeing, doing, listening, discussing and creating.

Check out the full programme

The festival has been curated for anyone who identifies as an emerging artist in the performing arts industry, with or without training, and is aged 16+. Each day of the festival is designed to stretch creativity and equip participants with practical skills as well as allow space to discuss, connect and network with peers. This will be followed by a quality performance in the evening.

If you aren't an artist - don't worry! All our shows are open to the public, we promise to host a brilliant night of entertainment for an affordable price. You can book for events individually or grab a day ticket for only £10!

BOOK NOW Contact as Play with Created A Monster
BOOK NOW Marketing Your Work
BOOK NOW Conspiracy of Orphans
BOOK NOW Day Ticket (only £10!)

Check out what's on 5th March - 

Contact as Play with Created A Monster
2pm - 4pm

Workshop with 30 max capacity

Created a Monster presents Contact as Play, a physical theatre workshop and forum space exploring how contact as a principle and subject can drive the creative process in funny, unexpected, subversive and moving ways. Using practices and exercises from Created a Monster's devising process (itself emerging from their background in Lecoq and long-term collaboration with David Glass), together we will discover how ensemble emerges through playful connection, and how this can feed our search for the stories we and our bodies want to tell.

Especially post-pandemic, where we have had to renegotiate our physical relationships to one another, we hope this workshop can be a window for all artists into how to connect, devise and create their own stories.

The company’s practice is rooted in non-judgment and open curiosity, creating a space for play and connection which will be enriching for physical theatre performers, students of theatre, writers, dramaturgs or any creative. All levels are welcome.

Created a Monster are a Resident Company at Tramshed for 2022. 

Socials - IG: @createdamonstertheatre TW: @Created_Monster FB: @createdamonstertheatre 

Marketing Your Work 
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Panel Workshop with 70 max capacity

Join us for an interactive panel workshop where you can meet industry experts, share ideas with your peers and hone those practical industry skills!

In breakout groups and working together, you'll be discovering:

  • how do you market a show on a shoestring budget?
  • what do you need in a marketing campaign?
  • working relationships between artists and a venue
  • demystifying PR - what is it and who is it for?

Answering your questions will be:

- Georgie Blyth from Chloe Nelkin Consulting
- Liam McLaughlin - Head of Marketing at Arcola Theatre
- Rebecca Lyle - Tramshed's very own Marketing Manager and Found Arts Festival Assistant Producer


Conspiracy of Orphans

Show - open to the public!

Brother and Sister reel from a trauma that revisits them in fragments. It’s the first and last day of their lives as orphans together. In a surreal gulag-laboratory, they scrum towards freedom – whether through death, or the knitting together of memory as if flesh.

Conspiracy of Orphans is a tragicomic mime piece about empathy and abandonment, which follows the landscapes of intimacy between a brother and a sister re-experiencing a trauma that revisits them in fragments. Taking influence from Svetlana Alexievich’s Last Witnesses, unchildlike stories from Soviet children in WWII; Anne Michaels' Fugitive Pieces; the physical comedy of Buster Keaton; and the surreal eco-systems of Rene Magritte, CoO treads between the slapstick nature of sibling rivalry and the darkness which trauma pervades.

A trance-like soundscape of Russian electronica, the physical comedy of Buster Keaton, and the surreal aesthetics of Magritte combine to frame this silent comedy and quiet tragedy.

Created a Monster are a Resident Company at Tramshed for 2022.

Socials - IG: @createdamonstertheatre TW: @Created_Monster FB: @createdamonstertheatre 

Conspiracy of Orphans - Cast & Crew

Devised, Directed and Performed by Briony O'Callaghan and Simon Gleave

Sound Design by Richard Durning

Stage and Technical Support by Dale Hughes and Daniel Chrisostomou

Dramaturgical Support by Joyce Henderson 

Day Ticket 
2pm - 10pm

Contact as Play | Marketing Your Work | Conspiracy of Orphans
Only £10


Free Bursary Ticket
2pm - 10pm

Contact as Play | Marketing Your Work | Conspiracy of Orphans

Tramshed are offering 5 free bursary day tickets each day for emerging artists facing financial hardship. The deadline to apply for a free bursary day ticket is 10am Mon 21st Feb 2022 - you will then be informed if you are successful by Wednesday 23rd Feb 2022. The free bursary day tickets will be allocated randomly. 


About the Venue -

Getting to Tramshed

How to get to Tramshed

There are great public transport links via bus, train, DLR and Thames Clippers. Please note there is no nearby street parking but there are a number of car parks nearby.

Access at Tramshed

There is access to each floor via stairs or lift. The shows will take place in the theatre on the ground floor which has level access. Toilets are all-gender and there are accessible toilets on the ground floor and 1st floor.

If you have any further questions about access or the venue please email [email protected].

Our COVID-19 & Refund Policy

For our up-to-date COVID-19 and refund policies please Click Here.

Found Arts Festival is supported by Arts Council England, Cultural Recovery Fund

Event Information

 Ticket Price

Contact as Play - £4
Marketing Your Work - £4
Conspiracy of Orphans - £6
Day Ticket - £10
Bursary - FREE

Workshop Age Restriction 16+
Show Age Guidance 13+



41 Woolwich New Road,
SE18 6ET


Saturday 5th March 2022

Contact as Play 2 pm
Marketing Your Work 4:30 pm
Running Time: 2 hrs

Conspiracy of Orphans 7:30 pm 
Running Time: 60 mins followed by Q&A 

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