Video and Images from Out of Place Festival Paisley – May 2019

Soon after I presented Letters We Leave Behind at Dundee Rep the show was presented in a shopping centre in Paisley. This location was different and due to miscommunication from the venue the work was presented over a shorter period of time. The set up made me think about myself in the performance space and from now on I will present 100% of the time in all productions. For this show I was absent and I feel that a human who understands the work needs to be there permanently. The shopping centre was an interesting way to present the show. People looked curiously into the window, but few people engaged with the interactive element of the show.

Video from Out of Place Festival Paisley – May 2019

Images from Out of Place Festival Paisley – May 2019

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Video and images from Rep Stripped at Dundee Rep

Back in May 2019 I took part in the Rep Stripped Festival in Dundee. The event was in the Dundee Rep Theatre and I presented Letter We Leave Behind in the workshop room.

The production made me think about the use of space and how existing locations make an impact on the way I present my work. The Rep Stripped Festival was several months ago and soon after I presented Letters We Leave Behind in Paisley. This was in a totally different location and I will present videos, images and thoughts on this later.

I think Private Plays in the future will be different. More minimal. Smaller. Intimate and alive.

Video from Rep Stripped – Dundee Rep – May 2019

Images from Rep Stripped – Dundee Rep – May 2019

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Be My Friend, Please – Mini Zine

This mini-zine is a performance in a zine that looks at loneliness when you are autistic. The story tackles friendship and asking for help. The zine itself features illustrations and instructions on how and where to act out the story (but as with the other performances in the mini-zine series, you can do it wherever you please).

Be My Friend, Please is available at – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/532370792/be-my-friend-please?ref=shop_home_active_16

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New Zine – Misremembering Sarah Kane

I have a new zine for sale!

Misremembering Sarah Kane Through My Own Suicide Attempts is a comic book zine about my own experiences with mental health, suicide and self harm. The zine features text, essays and comics. It is an abstract retelling of how I confuse my memories with my experiences of watching and reading plays by the cult 1990’s playwright Sarah Kane. I use comic books as a means to discuss being a suicide survivor and how this can affect memory and personal experiences.

Sarah Kane (3 February 1971 – 20 February 1999) was an English playwright who is known for her plays that deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture—both physical and psychological—and death.

The zine is –
Full colour
40 pages
Staple bound
and Awesome

You can buy the zine here –

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/709565236/misremembering-sarah-kane-through-my-own?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

 

New Zine – Uncomfortable Sex With Total Strangers

Uncomfortable Sex With Total Strangers is a personal zine that looks at sex when you live with autism. It features illustrations, short stories, comics and a performance script that you can act out.

Uncomfortable Sex With Total Strangers can be bought from here

Uncomfortable Sex With Total Strangers takes a queer perspective on autism and sex and looks at what makes sex and sexuality special, different and frustrating when you are neuro-divergent. The story is personal, original and exciting. The performance aspect gives the reader a deep insight into the topics covered.

– Full Colour Zine
– Printed on quality paper
– Illustrations
– Comics
– Short Stories
– Performance Script