"How do you measure a year in the life?” asks the closing number of Jonathan Larson’s Rent. It’s one of several musicals I know word for word – and one of several my mother is “not too sure of”. And I know the answer to its question: you can measure the years of my life in musicals. I held my first boyfriend’s hand through Little Shop of Horrors. I came out as queer halfway through rehearsals for My Fair Lady. My birth was announced on the opening night of The King and I..." [continue]
The following pieces were written for The Sick Of The Fringe 2015-16, analysing performance work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in relation to medical science.
Unexploded Ordnances - Co-writer with Split Britches Company (Lois Weaver & Peggy Shaw)
Since September 2016, I have been working with Lois and Peggy on the performance text for their Big Project, UXO. It's half a performance, half a conversation with a round table of audience members,; a facsimile of the 'War Room' in Dr. Strangelove. It considers our fears and anxieties for our global and personal futures, and seeks ways to mine our unexploded potential as an imaginative resource for change.
Developed with support from La Mama ETC (NY), Skirball Cultural Centre (LA) and Attenborough Centre (Brighton). Premiered at the Barbican Centre, 15-19 May 2018.
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