adverb or adjective
at an angle or in a sloping direction.
across something at an angle.
Aslant Theatre Company is an international female-led collective producing new work and imaginative adaptations of the classical repertoire. We provide a platform for re-telling and remembering the stories of the past using an eclectic and provocative range of practices.
Storytelling as power
Education and research
We are storytellers:
We believe that storytelling should and does infuse every aspect of our lives. That is why we are conscious of who gets to speak and tell stories. All history is told with a particular slant We aim to give a voice to those who are or have been historically “aslant” and in particular we champion the stories of women past and present.
We are interdisciplinary collaborators:
Our work is eclectic and works towards pushing the boundaries of the theatrical form through interdisciplinary approaches. We don’t just make plays. We operate on the boundaries and bring different forms together.
We are educators:
A significant strand of our work aims to equip both performance makers and people from other walks of life with relevant and transferrable skills that will unlock their potential and encourage them to share their stories.
We are Aslant:
We are constantly asking ourselves how we can flip the dominant narratives, tell the untold stories of the past, examine the overlooked points of view, and retell the classics in a different way.
Antonia Georgieva is an international director, producer, playwright, and founder of Aslant Theatre Company.
She began her training in theatre during her BA at Columbia University in New York. She was the recipient of the Austin E. Quigley Award for Theatre and the Seymour Brick Award for Playwriting and graduated Cum Laude in 2018. She then pursued an MFA in Advanced Theatre Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she is completing a dissertation on contemporary approaches to adaptation in theatre.
Antonia specializes in new writing and adaptations of the classical repertoire and is particularly passionate about telling women's stories. She has worked on a variety of productions for both theatrical and non-theatrical spaces involving a wide range of production sizes – from directing one-woman shows to heading a site-specific production of Hamlet. In her devised work she often tackles issues of representation and equality. She is also a member of the London-based theatre company Punkt Collective.
For more about Antonia's work, visit www.antoniageorgieva.com.
Aida Rocci is a London-based theatre-maker with artistic roots in Spain, United States, and Russia. She has worked as a dramaturg for artists such as Eve Ensler, Daniel Kramer, and Diane Paulus.
On an unexpected turn upon arrival to London, she delved into the world of cabaret as the Entertainment Manager for an immersive dining experience, creating wacky shows with emcees, actors, musicians, and circus performers.
She holds an MFA in Dramaturgy and Theatre Studies from the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and an MA (with Distinction) in Advanced Theatre Making.