Mon 8 - Sat 20 July, 10am – 5pm
Artists: Mamoru Iriguchi & Lou Brodie
Course Fee: £300 - (Bursaries available)
Oh My Gender!
Gender and sexuality...what are they and why do we love talking about them so much?
OMG! is an exploration of all the theatrical fabulousness to be found in gender. Come together to ask questions, experiment, meet new people, have fun and make a visual feast of performance.
OMG! will use the themes of gender and sexuality as jumping off points. Using different performance exercises, devising techniques and the theatrical arts, we will collaborate to produce a performance event that will be shared at the end of the two week course.
OMG! is open to 12-15 & 16-21 year olds who will work together and as two separate groups where appropriate.
Mamoru Iriguchi is an award-winning performance maker and theatre designer with a background in zoology. The Edinburgh-based artist’s performance works explore 2D and 3D, liveness and pre-recorded-ness, gender and sexuality, and fairytales and evolution theories. His pieces are known for their surrealist humour and unique DIY use of digital technology.
His performance works include Eaten (CATS 2018 nominee), The Tallest (Tate Early Years & Families commission), 4D Cinema (Autopsy Award), PAINKILLERS (The Yard NOW commission), One Man Show (The Place Prize commission), Projector/Conjector (Aerowaves Spring Forward) and Into the Skirt (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm commission).
Mamoru’s theatre design work includes Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens, Best Design winner, London Evening Standard Theatre Awards) and Love Song to Lavender Menace (James Ley, The Lyceum).
Lou Brodie is a performance maker, applied artist and project manager based in Scotland. Through an artistic process rooted in social practice and conviviality Lou produces idiosyncratic art works and events in collaboration with communities, people and place.
Graduating in 2004 from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) with a BA(Hons) in Contemporary Theatre Practice, Lou has gone on to work with a range of companies and artists including; National Theatre of Scotland, Southbank Centre, Perth Theatre, Lyra, Platform Glasgow, Imaginate, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Random Accomplice and Nic Green.
Lou believes the best fun is had by the creating spaces and performative actions that rely on / or question the responsibility of the spectator/participant. From teaching teens and adults how to throw and catch bricks, inviting classes of 5 year olds to experience dance theatre on a bouncy castle to spending a whole year asking one person a day, everyday, to hold her hand for 30 minutes.
Most recently in 2017/18 she worked with London’s Southbank Centre to programme Scotland's first WOW - Women of the World festival in Perth, and co-created Helen's Letters with Lyra Artistic Director Jo Timmins. 2019 will see her working with National Theatre of Scotland on The Coming Back Out Ball.
Please note that bursaries are available if cost is a barrier. You can also pay by instalments.
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Course fee is £300
Instalment dates are £150 initial payment £150 due 1 June
Please note that payments are non-refundable or transferable