It's been a while since I've posted here - I've been pretty busy working on lots of funding applications and have had some exciting conversations with artists about how we're going to work together for the year ahead. Can't wait to get started!
So what have we got planned?!
The wonderful Nando Messias will be hosting a Study Room Gathering at LADA in February 2018 - I can't wait to go to this event and reflect with him on Post-Sissy possibilities.
LONDON // Live Art Development Agency // 21 February, 7pm
Following Nando’s trilogy of Sissy performances (2008-2017), this gathering will consider the ways in which queer artists have attempted to make sense of their identities, their bodies, their visibility, their social erasure and their political struggles through their practice.
The event is free, reserve your place here.
I'm so pleased to be working with Greg Wohead on company development, producing new work development on Call it a Day and touring of other shows too. We've got lots of brilliant stuff coming up, including a run at SOHO THEATRE - here are some of the live listings, get booking!
CAMBRIDGE // Cambridge Junction // 28 February
BERLIN // English Theatre Berlin // 13-14 March
LONDON // Soho Theatre // 19-23 June
Story #1, with Rachel Mars
PORTO // mala voadora // 16 February
PLYMOUTH // The House, Plymouth University // 21 February
Call it a Day
CARDIFF // Experimentica // 13 April
This is everything that's public at the moment, but there is more to come soon!
Up next is Dan Watson's new work Largely Unsung at TripSpace London.
Saturday 25th November 2017
Part of Intercontinental Drifts #4
This is part of a double with with Matthias Sperling's Do Not Be Afraid - so excited to see this piece too!
Only a small audience so book your tickets now!
I can't wait to work with Nando Messias on a new, one-off show this Autumn. This is not to be missed. I mean, just look at that image!
Where 4 Roads Meet: Death and the Sissy
Thursday 12th October, 7.30pm
Toynbee Studios, London
There is to be no wailing at the death of the Sissy.
Where 4 Roads Meet: Death and the Sissy marks the culmination of provocative performance-maker Nando Messias’ decade-long Sissy trilogy, facing up to the social disappearance of the sissy and the violent fatality that's inherently at stake in the queer condition.
The scene is a roundabout where four roads meet, a site of memory, death and rebirth. What is the Sissy's legacy? How can it be mourned? What is discarded?
Alongside the performance stands a Museum of the Sissy, a curiosity cabinet for the genuine and the phenomenal.
Where 4 Roads Meet: Death and the Sissy brings us face to face with the urgent danger and beauty of our times.
Presented by And What? Queer Arts Festival and generously supported by Arts Council England, Queen Mary University of London and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Book tickets here.
The wonderful Dan Watson is heading to Leeds this August for his residency at Yorkshire Dance. A few ways you can get involved:
15th-17th August, 10am
£4 per class, pay on door
18th August, 3pm
Come see what he's been working on with Katherine - Largely Unsung.
I'm really pleased that we've received funding from Arts Council to develop 2 new projects this Autumn.
Dan Watson will be working on a new show R+D at Yorkshire Dance and Nando Messias will be bringing a one-off performance to London to mark the culmination of his Sissy trilogy.
More info to come soon.
As Arts Council recently changed one of the marketing questions from 3,000 to 1,500 characters on the under £15k application form, I updated my template. You can download it below.
Maybe for the final time, Greg Wohead's Comeback Special comes back to Shoreditch Town Hall and I can't wait!
It's been such a pleasure working on this show, I really do love it so much - the sheer craft of it is mind-blowing.
Get your tickets now for 18-20th May, 7.45pm at Shoreditch Town Hall here and have a look at the video below where Greg talks about the work