TAMPERE THEATRE FESTIVAL, FINLAND 6th and 7th August 2015 – CLICK THIS LINK FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFO
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON 29th September – 3rd October 2015
THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE, BRIGHTON 15th and 16th October 2015
Amy and Rosana are sisters, born exactly 22 months apart in the mid ‘80s. Amy has worked in the sex industry for the past ten years. Rosana is a radical queer performance artist. They are both feminists. Since September 2013 they have been working together on ‘Sister’, a powerful and joyous performance, exploring female sexual identity, feminism and choice.
‘Sister’ weaves together their autobiographical stories of growing up, contrasting sexual and performance experiences, pole dancing, lap dancing and childhood family videos in an intimate strip club setting, which they inhabit, subvert and eventually deconstruct. The performance is a bold and unflinching examination of their lives and their relationship, as they attempt to understand their own and each other’s sexual identities and how the world they grew up in together has shaped them into the people they are today. It is both challenging and joyous in its intimate investigation into complex contemporary feminist issues. Through the sisters’ stories and relationship, this unique performance opens up fresh and radical dialogues with audiences about feminism and sex.
Sister was developed throughout 2013-14 in association with The Arches, with support from Battersea Arts Centre, The Yard and The National Theatre Studio. It premiered at The Arches’ Behaviour Festival 2014 in Glasgow, and was presented at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the Made In Scotland Showcase 2014 where it was nominated for a Total Theatre Award. It achieved great success at the Fringe, with sellout shows attracting a wide range of audiences and great critical response.
In 2015 it is on tour to venues and festivals in England funded by Grants for the Arts, and to Finland for Tampere Festival.
For more information contact producer Sally Rose on: firstname.lastname@example.org