18 year old Zac Hancock, from Orford, was delighted to be invited to create a dramatic piece for the Contemporary Arts Festival ‘13 in Warrington. Currently at Falmouth University studying for a degree in Creative Events Management, having gained a triple distinction in Performing Arts (Acting) at Warrington Collegiate in July 2013 he made the journey up north to take part in the Festival.
Zac’s piece, ‘Who’, reflecting the life of William Beamont ofWarrington, a short dramatic piece inspired by DV8 and Lloyd Newson, was originally performed as part of Trash, a series of site-specific, cutting- edge performances that delighted and amazed theatre goers at the Pyramid Arts Centre in April earlier this year. It so inspired Janey Moran from Culture Warrington that she immediately asked Zac to recreate it for the Contemporary Arts Festival in November.
Janey says, “ Zac is obviously a very confident, talented young man; he has also shown a high level of enthusiasm and passion to develop and create a positive new piece of work. Zac’s piece, William Beamont, was originally performed in the local history gallery at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, where the idea was developed from previous visits. It was a really strong positive performance and later, when shown as part of the Warrington Collegiate showcase at the Pyramid Arts Centre, it was apparent that it had been developed further and proved that the work had grown. It also proved that it could be adapted to work in a variety of venues and settings. Culture Warrington invited Zac and Warrington Collegiate to produce the piece for its Streets Alive events, part of their Contemporary Arts’13 ( CAF ’13)”