Bunga Bunga Covent Garden

(2018 - 2020)

Anna managed the administration, booking and production of shows and private events for this immersive Cabaret Venue in London's West End; liaising with multiple creative partners in the business and departments within the Inception Group company.

As well as stage managed all shows/events, including the five weekly shows, such as: Musical, Burlesque/Boylesque, Circus, Matinee and Variety nights; which also included a band.

https://www.bungabunga.com/covent-garden/

Pictures copyright Johnny Stephens, Nick Leer, Jake Davis, Jennifer Moyes

Mistral, Gabriela (1945) Online Workshop and Online Reading

(2020)

Anna produced a workshop and rehearsed reading of Chilean playwright Andrés Kalawski's play, about the first South American winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was performed via Zoom to theatre representatives globally, including GUM (based in Chile) and other theatre writers and directors in the UK. Anna also secured the funding from The Arts Council (ACE).

Directed by Sue Dunderdale and translated by Catherine Boyle

Performed online via Zoom on the 31st July

https://headforheights.org.uk/performance/mistralgabriela.html

Pictures copyright Annafrancesca Tonna

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Painecur Online Workshop and Online Reading

(2020)

Anna produced a workshop and rehearsed reading of Chilean playwright Eduardo Luna's play, based on true events, during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was performed via Zoom to theatre representatives globally, including La Teatro Familia (based in Chile), Theatre503 (based in the UK), The Anglo Chilean Society (based in the UK) and other writers and theatre makers. Anna also secured the funding from The Arts Council (ACE).

Directed by Sue Dunderdale and translated by Catherine Boyle

Performed online via Zoom on the 16th June

https://www.headforheights.org.uk/performance/painecur.html

Pictures copyright Annafrancesca Tonna

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Spider Girls Translation Workshop 

(2019)

Anna produced a workshop and rehearsed reading of Chilean playwright Luis Barrales' play, based on true events. In addition to 6 other translated texts, participants brought in to be developed for UK stages. Anna also secured the funding from The Arts Council (ACE).

Directed by Sue Dunderdale and translated by Catherine Boyle

Performed at The Cervantes Theatre on the 26th April

http://headforheights.org.uk/about/performance/spider-girls.html

Pictures copyright Annafrancesca Tonna

Urinal Residency

(2018)

Anna stage managed the live art installation looking at the violence of transgender people in public toilets.

 

Produced and directed by Creature Cramps and Kamari Roméo

Performed at LADA 5th-6th, 12th-13th, 19th-20th, 26th-27th July 

http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/whats-on/creature-cramps-urinal-residency/

Pictures copyright Henri T Art

The Sleeper

(2018)

Anna independently operated the lights and sound for The Sleeper,  which highlights the issues of immigration in modern society.

 

Directed by Henry Krempels

Performed at The Space from the 3rd - 14th April

http://animatheatrecompany.com/

Pictures copyright Henry Krempels

Karl Marx, Year Zero

(2018)

Anna produced a workshop and rehearsed reading of this award winning play, by Chilean playwright Benjamín Galemiri. 

 

Directed by Sue Dunderdale and translated by Catherine Boyle

 Performed at Bush House on the 26th January

http://headforheights.org.uk/about/performance/karl%20marx%20year%20zero.html

Pictures copyright Annafrancesca Tonna

Mad Man, Sad Woman

(2017)

Anna Assistant Stage Managed for the company Head for Heights, to stage the award-winning playwright Juan Radrigán.

 

Directed by Sue Dunderdale and translated by Catherine Boyle

Performed at The Space from 21st June - 8th July

https://space.org.uk/event/mad-man-sad-woman/

Pictures copyright Matthew Ferguson

Medusa

(2017)

Anna independently operated the lights and sound for Medusa, which explores the lives of informers for the Pinochet regime.

 

Directed by Cristóbal Pizarro

Performed at The Space on the 24th June

https://headforheights.org.uk/performance/medusa%25252520and%25252520super%25252520heroes.html

Pictures copyright Elio Frugone Pina

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Super Heroes

(2017)

Anna independently operated the lights and sound for Super Heroes, which tells the story of a group of alienated public servants who work in an office located in any city hall, in which violence, nostalgic, failure and friendship are the basis of an absurd life.

 

Directed by Alejandro Franco

Performed at The Space on the 24th June

https://headforheights.org.uk/performance/medusa%25252520and%25252520super%25252520heroes.html

Pictures copyright Elio Frugone Pina

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An UnGodly Banquet

(2017)

Anna and her partner, Julia Lesniewska created The Escapologists, a theatre company. Together they independently produced and performed an interactive and immersive piece, set in Ancient Greece and inspired by escape game methodologies.

Directed by Annafrancesca Tonna and Julia Lesniewska

Performed at Safehouse 2 from 11th - 12th May

https://www.facebook.com/TheEscapologists/

Pictures copyright Emma Sheldrick and Nicholas Camero

Talk to me like the rain

(2016)

Anna produced and performed an interactive film independently, inspired by Talk to me like the rain by Tenesse Williams.

 

Directed by Annafrancesca Tonna

Performed at Athens Exhibition in 2017

Pictures copyright Julia Lesniewska

National Paralympic and Mayor of London's Liberty Festival

(2016)

Anna stage managed and was the zone manager for the Spoken Word and Visual Art zone for this festival for disabled artists, including overseeing the set up and running of all live events over the course of two day festival.

Performed at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

https://www.london.gov.uk/events/2016-05-20/big-dance-2016/liberty-festival-2016-national-paralympic-day

 

Pictures copyright of original artists

 

Witty Title

(2016)

Anna stage managed and co-produced this show, which explored the surreal fragility of life.

 

Directed by Edo Minott and Dury Kim

Performed at Studio 3, Goldsmith's University of London, May 2016

https://www.gold.ac.uk/

Pictures copyright Annafrancesca Tonna