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.
Video from National Theatre of Scotland residency
Images from National Theatre of Scotland residency