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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. It is still a work in progress and is a special show involving 5 puppets that the audience member will manipulate. The puppet in turn will give a letter to the participant that the audience member can read. There will be five letters (one for each puppet) and they tell the story from the show. Letters We Leave Behind will be completed in early 2018.
Video from residency
Images from residency
Borderline Personality Disorder
This mini-zine looks at the condition of Borderline Personality Disorder and gives a personal account of the emotion of living with this affliction.
It is a short 8 page performance documentary in a zine. The performance takes place in front of a mirror and requires the participant to read the zine to themselves or out loud (it is their choice).
Borderline Personality Disorder is the second performance in the Do It Theatre mini-zine performance series and will be available at various venues during the Edinburgh Fringe. Check on twitter to stay up to date with where and when.
Zines with illustrations and performance scripts are a major part of what Do It Theatre do.
Our Zines are usually created to be read in our unique installation/performance spaces, however with this new Mini-Zine series we are changing the format.
We are creating and publishing a set of Mini-Zines that can be read and enjoyed in a series of specific outdoor and indoor locations – or alternatively you can read them whenever you like. The idea is to experiment with performance as text.
The Mini-Zines are a combination of text, illustrations and comic books and tackle a variety of different issues.
Information on Mini-Zine 1 – Middle Meadow Walk is below. More Mini-Zines will follow in the future.
Middle Meadow Walk
“There are many streets in Edinburgh that serve no purpose” Middle Meadow Walk is a pathway in Edinburgh that runs through a parkland area known as The Meadows. At times it can be quiet and at other times it can be busy with people walking their dogs or out enjoying the sun. Middle Meadow Walk is a story that takes you out of yourself. It gives you space to think, relax and then act. The story takes place at Middle Meadow Walk, but if you cannot make it to that location, you can read it wherever you like. The Middle Meadow Walk Mini-Zines will be distributed throughout Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. Look for it at various venues and if you find one, please read it and take it home. It is not a flyer for a show. It is the show. Look on twitter for updates.
After the Fringe Festival the Mini-Zine for Middle Meadow Walk will be available to download on www.doit-theatre.com.
We will have some of our zines from our show Ten Little Memories at an exhibition as part of Papergirl Bristol. The exhibition takes place at the Easton Community Centre on Kilburn Street from 10 June until 9 July 2017. We will be exhibiting 10 zines during the show and then these will be handed out to members of the public at a special event after the exhibition concludes. Here volunteers will be travelling around Bristol on bikes and giving out all the artwork from the exhibition.
Easton Community Centre