The practice-based element of my research has got off to an unexpectedly flying start. I’m really excited to announce a first-stage experiment with Moll, impro and drag kings is taking place in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on March 30, after After Edward, as part of the Globe’s Voices in the Dark: Pride, Then and Now festival.
All the performers will be participants of Through the Door, which is supported by Improbable and Shakespeare’s Globe, and directed by Angela Clerkin / Clerkinworks.
Artwork by Ellan Parry for Shakespeare’s Globe.
Back in October I started a practice-based PhD at Brighton Uni, funded by TECHNE and supervised by Dr Kate Aughterson, Prof. Deborah Philips and Dr Andy Kesson (he’s at Roehampton). It’s about being in love with someone who’s been dead for 350 years, and trying to meet her through improvisation. It takes in an emerging strand of queer theory called Wildness, some queer historiography, a lots of Early Modern London/theatre/life research, and of course some impro – Improbable are my research partner.
I’m attempting to keep up a blog of ponderings, events and what-you-will as I go along, so use the ‘Moll’ tag to follow the project.