Meet me at Dawn is an award winning play written by Zinnie Harris. The story of two women (Robyn and Helen) finding themselves washed up on an unknown shore. They spend the day together - and very far apart. A play of love, loss and remembrance, we are proud to present this work in a virtual format.
Performed via Zoom on August 7th 2020 at 3pm EST / 8pm BST we will be performing live from New York City, USA and Aberdeen, Scotland.
20% of proceeds will donated to organisations that support LGBTQ+ folx. Split between two organisations, The Center NYC and Stonewall UK. We cannot wait to share this performance and story with you all.
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Yasmin Harvey- Robyn
Broghanne Jessamine- Helen
Yasmin Harvey is a British New York based Actor. Yasmin studied a Circle in the Square Theatre School and spent two years honing her technique as an intern at the Actors Studio. She has performed in plays and musicals in both the UK and US and her play " Belief" was chosen as part of the Manhattan Rep's Short Play Season. Yasmin is passionate about female led work and work centered around women and social justice.
Broghanne Jessamine is a Co-Founder and Owner of Elemental Women Productions. Originally from Scotland Broghanne has worked in Theatre, Voiceover and Film since emigrating to the United States of America. Prior to moving to New York, Broghanne participated in numerous performing arts cultural festivals throughout Scotland and in Germany to bring theatre and performance that explores social issues to a wider audience.
Zinnie Harris is a playwright, screen-writer and theatre director. Her new adaptation of John Webster’s THE DUCHESS (OF MALFI), which she also directed, opened to stunning reviews at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh in May 2019. In 2017 her play MEET ME AT DAWN premiered at the Traverse Theatre and at the same time her version of Ionesco’s RHINOCEROS and a revival of the trilogy THIS RESTLESS HOUSE opened at the Edinburgh International Festival. She is the first living playwright to have a Season of Plays at the EIF. MEET ME AT DAWN and RHINOCEROS received multiple nominations for the 2018 CATS Awards and THIS RESTLESS HOUSE, which first premiered at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow (2016), was winner of CATS Best New Play in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2016/7.
Other plays include HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH at the Royal Court Theatre (2015), (winner of the Berwin Lee Award) ; THE WHEEL for the Traverse/National Theatre of Scotland (2011), (joint winner of the 2011 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and winner of a Fringe First); MIDWINTER for the RSC (2004), and FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING at the National Theatre/Tron Theatre (2000/1), (winner of the Peggy Ramsay Playwriting Award, the John Whiting Award, and a Fringe First).
As well as THE DUCHESS recent directing work for theatre includes GUT (Traverse, 2018) and A NUMBER (Lyceum, 2017) (Best Director at the 2017 CATS awards).
Zinnie has written several libretti for operas including the award-winning THE GARDEN and has just completed the book for the musical 101 DALMATIANS (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre/Runaway Entertainment) and is writing the book of the musical CORALINE which is based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and due to open at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2022 prior to a commercial run.
She has also written for television as lead writer on the series SPOOKS (BBC1) and two original dramas BORN WITH TWO MOTHERS and RICHARD IS MY BOYFRIEND (Channel Four). She was also the lead writer on the series PARTNERS IN CRIME based on the Agatha Christie novels TOMMY AND TUPPENCE for Endor/BBC 1 (broadcast in 2015). Zinnie has just written and directed a short film entitled A GLIMPSE.
Currently an Associate Director at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh for whom she is writing a play she is also under commission to Sonia Friedman Productions Ltd and the National Theatre of Scotland.