COMPOSED

A reflection on theatre rituals, fantasy and institutional violence.

Drawing on her experience as a master of ceremonies and as an arts organisation employee, Rosa examines the relationship between a spokesman and their institution. She enters the stage for an in-house announcement, a thank you to the sponsors, a warm-up act…

This project of self-reflection and industry critique deals with apologetic addresses, revved-up entrepreneurial spiel and whether or not your asking for it. Through subversive humour she points to our expectations of the MC and plays with what happens when the composition cracks.

“At some points hilarious but at others poignant…I absolutely loved this work.” – Dance Culture NE
“A high octane show with lasting impact.” – Kate Craddock, GIFT Festival Director
“I felt in equal parts empowered, scared, apprehensive, joyful! MORE MORE MORE!” Audience Feedback

Content/trigger warning: references to sexual harassment and institutional violence.
Loud prolonged scream and haze.

Research and Development supported by Arts Council England, North East Artist Development Network, Gateshead Council, Dance City, ARC Stockton, GIFT Festival, Camden People’s Theatre, Tron Theatre CREATIVE and Gala Theatre.

Creator and Performer
Rosa Postlethwaite

Creative Consultants
Lizzie J Klotz, Nicola Singh, Lois Weaver

Sound
Jamie Cook

Lights
Michael Morgan

Audio Description Consultant
Michael Davies 

Producer
Rosa Postlethwaite 

Photography
Chris Bishop