Alphabetti Theatre and Soreslap Present
SKETCH SLAP live on the D’Addario Stage
9th January 2024
Times: Doors: 7.00pm Start 7.30 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel (booking essential)
Running Time: Approx. 90 mins (including interval)
Age Rec: 16+
Covid-19 Policy: We are no longer operating social distancing, and face coverings are encouraged but not mandatory–our policy is reviewed fortnightly
SKETCH SLAP is a night of sketches about everything fun and comedy. It is a collaborative event brought to you by Soreslap, creators of ‘More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish’, Alphabetti 2022.
Soreslap has been working with other artists to develop a platform for all in the North East, especially for those marginalised in the Arts Industry.
SKETCH SLAP will enable new and experienced writers to submit their work to be performed by new and experienced performers! Performance artists will apply and Sore Slap will partner them up with others. In teams, they have a week to create a weird and wonderful show, with directorial, dramaturgical support and rehearsal space available should they need it.
Sketches will last between 1 and 8 minutes and will feature no more than 4 characters
Our cabaret sketch night celebrates comedy, queerness, neurodiversity, disability, ethnic and racial diversity.
We will provide access notices for our venue, as well as information presented in multiple forms and sketches will be empowering (as well as side splittingly funny).
You can expect weird, wonderful, wigs, bees, barbies and maybe even witness a Psychic at work if you're lucky! All with a few cool poems thrown in!
Really, anything can happen at SKETCH SLAP. But it will be entertaining. It will champion its artists and its audience. It will be brilliant crack!
About Soreslap Theatre: Soreslap Theatre host safe spaces for queer, global majority communities and allies to create and enjoy empowering art together.
Rhian Jade, performance artist and writer and Papi Jeovani, spoken word artist, have been developing Soreslap Theatre since 2019 and have performed in many different spaces, held different music, theatre and poetry events and just completed their debut show at Alphabetti Theatre, ‘More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish’ 2022.
‘Physical theatre elevates the already gorgeous writing within the show.’ - Broadway World, Dec 2022
‘Empowering audiences with its quick-witted and fast paced storytelling, SoreSlap Theatre bring their captivating show to More Blacks More Dogs More Irish to Alphabetti Theatre.’ - Theatre Weekly, Oct 2022
‘Performed and presented utterly engagingly, I am glad to have seen it.’ - ablindcatchinthesun.com, Nov 2022
‘Rhian Jade and Papi Jeovani’s lyrical writing and engaging performance make for an emotionally powerful two-hander' - The Stage, Nov 2022