Rosa Postlethwaite is a performance artist, dramaturg and producer. On the boundary of theatre and live art, her shows are self-reflexive, biting and funny.
As a socialist and a feminist Rosa uses performance to respond to the systems of oppression that shape everyday life. Her early work took place in non-traditional performance spaces and in all her projects whether they are in social clubs, theatres or workshop studios she places attention on the specific cultural significance of where she and the audience are at.
Rosa is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK where she produces and co-hosts performance club night and cheeky disco PUG. PUG explores the range and limits of performance and is based on the pillars of “fun, good transport links and cheap.”
Current projects include dramaturgy on Fawn and This is a show about lying by dance artist Lizzie J Klotz and *gender not included by theatre maker and lip sync artist Melody Sproates. Rosa’s solo show about a spokesperson and their institution, Composed is touring the UK in Autumn 2019 (see dates here).
As a performer Rosa has worked with companies including Pacitti Company, Felix Kawitzky, Fragment31 and The Occasion Collective. She is an associate lecturer in Theatre & Performance at Northumbria University.