Ways To Submit
“a fantastic and constantly surprising piece of theatre that discusses power on multiple levels”
The Spy In The Stalls
“They teach you in Physics that energy neither originates nor disappears but rather transfers and converts into different forms; so power is always present in relationships, given and taken, passed from person to person.
We’re watching an experiment that proves that.”
A show about dominance and submission.
The ways we give in, and the ways we take control. Physically, psychologically, sexually, socially. Through the body, through language, and through structures of power.
Ways To Submit invites you in to a fantasy, a game, a dialogue, a performance, a fight: a series of duets in which power is at work.
Ways To Submit tries to understand the body – and the performance space – as a site of resistance and a site of succumbing. It explores what it means to play at dominance and submission. And who has the privilege to ‘play’?
The show has been presented as part of The Yard’s NOW19 Festival, 5th-9th February, Cambridge Junction’s WATCH OUT Festival, 25th May, hiding in plain sight at DAS Theatre, 30th & 31st May, and Theaterszene Europa in Köln, 15th June 2019.
Commissioned by The Yard Theatre, and supported by Cambridge Junction and The Marlborough Theatre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.