Dates and Times
Thu 22 March at 9pm
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Presented by Rosa Postlethwaite
Composed (work in progress) follows the master of ceremonies – a figure that guides the audience before, between, or after the acts. A series of familiar personnel enter the stage for an in-house announcement, a thank you to the sponsors, a warm-up act…
The master of ceremonies has, for Rosa, become a site through which to consider the relationship between a spokesman (sic) and their institution. In this project of self-reflection and industry critique, Rosa deals with apologetic addresses, revved-up entrepreneurial spiel and whether or not you’re asking for it. Through subversive humour she points towards our expectations of the MC and plays with what happens when the composition cracks.
Composed is based on a series of cabaret acts made over the last two years: The Announcement (NewBridge Project), Without Whom We Would Not Be Here Tonight (Anatomy Cabaret, AWE, Write It: Mic It, Not My President’s Day’), Warm Up Act (PUG Party at GIFT Festival, First Bowie, Now This!, Nasty Women International Conference) and I can see you (PUG#4). Each act responds to the theatre space and grapples with ritualisation of certain behaviours.
Composed (work in progress)
Created and Performed by: Rosa Postlethwaite
Sound: Jamie Cook
Creative Consultant: Lizzie J Klotz
Creative Consultant: Lois Weaver
Research and development supported by Arts Council England, Dance City and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Special thanks to Dawn Felicia Knox, Hannah Walker, Northumbria University, GIFT Festival, The Occasion Collective, Newcastle College, Live Theatre and the Tyneside Irish Centre.
About the company
Rosa’s artworks respond to the systems of oppression that shape daily life. She plays with lectures, tannoy announcements or wine tasting events and shifts them to shake up the way things are. Her work, on the boundary of theatre and live art, is self-reflexive, biting and funny.
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Image credit (c) Dawn Felicia Fox