Letters We Leave Behind

In late 2016 I was awarded a residency from the National Theatre of Scotland as part for their Starter for Ten scheme.  During the residency I created the framework for a new Private Play involving puppetry. The title of this show is Letters We Leave Behind and is a special show involving 5 puppets that the audience member will manipulate. The puppet in turn gives a letter to the participant that the audience member can read. There are five letters (one for each puppet) and they tell the story from the show. Letters We Leave Behind delves into topics of autism, self-care, loneliness, solitude and mental illness. It deals with adult themes relating to autism in a mature and transgressive way. Letters We Leave Behind also had a 2 week development period at Paisley Arts Centre for their Out of Place Festival. The Private Play was also performed at Dundee Rep during their Rep Stripped Festival 2019.

Video from Rep Stripped – Dundee Rep – May 2019

Images from Rep Stripped – Dundee Rep – May 2019

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Video from Out of Place Festival Paisley – May 2019

Images from Out of Place Festival Paisley – May 2019

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Images from development residency at Paisley Arts Centre – March 2019

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Video from National Theatre of Scotland residency

Images from National Theatre of Scotland residency

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Development Images

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