Smita James says Shrew Her!

As of September I am a cast member of a play directed and written by Ira Kip! Yes she is back! You might know her from the 2012 “She’ Baltimore” play about domestic violence within the LGBT-community. This time Kip is about traditional gender roles and its relation to nowadays society with “Shrew Her”. Again the theatre maker is not afraid to bring certain taboo’s to the table.

shrew herShrew Her is inspired on Shakespeare’s Taming Of The Shrew. Controversial to this play by Ira Kip and Right About Now Inc. is the all women cast. I am excited to work with Angelique van Beckhoven, Yahaira Geuzius Melvina Figaroa, Pamela Menzo​ and ofcourse Ira Kip. Curious? Come check us out! We will be touring from October till December 2017. The premiere will be on the 4th and 5th of October at the Compagnie Theater in Amsterdam.

 

 

 

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‘The thing is’ nominated for a Shortcutz Amsterdam Film Award!

Yes, I did it again. I didn’t update you on time. So here I am, again, with awesome news!

On May 16th 2017 Shortcutz Amsterdam screened our short poetry film ‘The thing is’. The audience, film industry people and filmlovers, received our film highly enthusiastic. Dutch director Norbert ter Hall i.a. of the tv show Adam en E.v.a. complimented us on our camera choices, concept and the message we deliver. You see Amsterdam as it is beholding the powerful message to support humanity. And yes we still need to hear the little things to keep each other accountable for the condition of our society.

That being said we are now in the run for the Shortcutz favorite movie. A jury of  11 renowned professionals will decide who the winner will be of the May edition. If so we will be in the running for an award. The winners of the month are automatically nominated for Best Film and Audience Award in the gala in January at EYE. But, all the movies in the official selection can be nominated for any of these categories: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Animation, Best Experimental, and Best Documentary. These nominations will be announced in December.

Sooo, we need you to cross your fingers to make ‘The thing is’ the winner of the month! We’ll get back to you with the results after tonight. We are so excited!

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OCTOBERRRRRRRR!

The wait is over. Summer is slowly cooling down. Soft breezes of fall are coming through. People are getting ready for the 21st edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event as Ci Seryne and I are  getting ready to serve you.

October 20th we will showcase a special set of Poetronic. An introduction of what we’ve been about. Get yourself ready for a Smita James en Ci Seryne collabo..bo..bo..booo!

Meet us, Josh Dupree, SpaceAgePoetry and De Nachtdienst aka the hottest boys in town during Radiator ADE at Radion Amsterdam for music and spoken word. You will be guided by the flyest chick in town miss JNM the Naked MC.

We are ready to viiiiibe! I really think you should come to have a taste of us.

 

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It’s been a while!

I know, I know I’ve been silent for too long here. Silent though, never not busy.
‘The thing is’ is going places! Several events were happy to screen our short poetry film.
We kicked it off at the  Bliss Film Festival. It was SO awesome to see the film on a big screen. Ofcourse after Bliss we wanted more!

 

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Our mini documentary travelled from a private screening of the project Veilige Haven to the Urban Rainbow festival in the Bijlmerparktheater, the COC’s Shakespeare Club at the Amsterdam Museum to the  Metro Movies Film Festival. Up next ‘The thing is’ will be screened at the International Queeer & Migrant Film Festival. Make sure to come along if you haven’t seen it yet. And after that? Who knows! World you ready?