Rosa Postlethwaite (she/they) is a North East-based performance artist who has been making solo and collaborative performance works since 2012.
They work across live art, dance, socially engaged art and theatre.
Presenting internationally and across the UK in galleries and theatres, their projects take on different characters, responsive to different spaces. Rosa’s works are expressive and humorous. Their shifting, queer performance practice aims to shake up the taken-for-grantedness of the way things are.
Rosa’s dramaturgy and facilitation practice is focused on having conversations. They are currently working with Exodus Crooks and whatsthebigmistry on Dialogue/debate an on-going collaborative project about conversation as a tool for trust building.
Rosa is a PhD researcher at Coventry University (UK), and Aarhus University (Denmark). Their practice research is on dramaturgy with other-than-human species (2021 – 2025).
Collaborations include artists, theatre-makers and choreographers, Hannah Walker, Lizzie Klotz, Louise Orwin, Laurie Ramsell, Nicola Singh, Tessa Parr among others.
They co-founded and produced PUG performance club night (2016-2020).
Rosa has presented at Gateshead International Festival of Theatre, CLAY at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Northern Stage, Ikon Gallery, Vivid Projects, Camden People’s Theatre, Muffatwerk Munich, Bio Arts Birmingham, ICA Cape Town.
They have facilitated events and workshops at Baltic Contemporary, Black Hole Club, Socially Awkward (Lady Kitt and Newbridge Project), Peopling the Palace, Gylleboverket Performance Festival and Stratford-upon-Avon Community Art Project.