I’m very excited to have been selected as one of the artists who will attend the International Forum at the Theatertreffen 2017 in Berlin in May. We’ll be seeing the shows as part of the festival, participating in workshops, and engaging with Berlin’s theatre scene. The full list of artists and practitioners attending is here.
I’m delighted to have received a Jerwood Performing Arts Micro Bursary to support some creative development. I’ll be taking part in a stand-up comedy course, and doing some research and thinking around power-dynamics and comedy towards a new performance project.
More about the Micro Bursaries and all recipients here.
Next week I’ll be in Annaghmakerrig in Ireland participating in the MAKE 2017 residency along 15 other artists. I’m working on the beginnings of a new project that will explore language, gender, and power through translation as a theatrical form. More on that here soon…
More about MAKE and the other participants here.
I’m presenting a first work-in-progress of a new show about language and sex, as part of Camden People’s Theatre’s upcoming festival of sex, Hotbed.
Good Girls and Where It Gets Them will explore sexual dominance and submission through the art of conversation. The beginnings of a show about how language is at play in sex, about how power is transferred when we talk and fuck, about how language might make us submissive or how language might dominate, and about trying to know what you want.
Hotbed Big Bang #2
Monday 1st May, 7.15pm
Full festival line up ici: cptheatre.co.uk.
As 2016 comes to a close, I’m chuffed to have some nice mentions for Break Yourself in people’s highlights of the work they’ve seen this year:
Greg Wohead’s 10 performances that did it for me in 2016
Exeunt’s Best Regional Theatre 2016
Bristol will be the first 2017 stop for Break Yourself, as part of Club Solo at The Wardrobe Theatre.
Saturday 28th January 2017, 8pm
This week I’m making a LET’S PLAY for Beta Public VI, London’s only curated night of videogames and performance. I’ll be showing a brand new short performance made in response to playing a video game. Which I confess I haven’t done for a very long time..
Beta Public is on for three nights, 8th-10th November at Camden People’s Theatre, and I’m part of the Thursday night edition. Full info and tickets here: cptheatre.co.uk.
Break Yourself will be in Porto this coming weekend, Saturday 15th October, as part of Uma Família Inglesa 2016 (An English Family), a festival curated by and hosted at malavoadora.porto.
Full details at: malavoadora.pt.
I have a one-off London gig coming up for Break Yourself, as part of the brand new And What? Queer Arts Festival. It’s on 13th October in a double bill with the brilliant David Sheppeard.
And the festival’s full programme is here: andwhatfest.com.
Chuffed to have two more recommendations for Break Yourself at Forest Fringe! (18th-20th August, 2pm). Check them out here:
I’m excited to add the following dates at the Edinburgh Fringe to the Break Yourself tour, and also really chuffed that the show has been listed as one of the What’s On Stage Edinburgh Festival top ten. Read more about that here.
Forest Fringe, Out of the Blue Drill Hall
Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th August, 2pm
Tickets by donation, reserve in advance here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2580194
I am presenting a new short piece An Onset at the Wellcome Collection this Friday 1st July for their Friday Late Spectacular: In Pursuit of Pain. An Onset is a companion piece to Be Gentle With Me.
The event is free and starts at 7pm, with a drop-in programme throughout the building. I will be performing throughout the evening from 7.15-10.45pm with showings beginning every 30 minutes.
More info at wellcomecollection.org/pain.