Tues 28 Feb - Sat 4 March

7:30pm // 8:30pm

Julie Rose Bower | Bio

Julie Rose Bower is a Lecoq-trained theatremaker. Her performances have been to venues across the UK including Barbican, ICA, Science Museum, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Northern Stage, The Abbey, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Toynbee Studios, Fierce Festival, and Jackson’s Lane. Her writing has been published by McSweeneys, Henningham Family Press and One Beat Zines. Her performance events and experiences explore the body as mise en scene and encourage a state of heightened awareness. Through enjoyable and unusual interventions she seeks to make something unique happen live in the space, often with immersive and participatory elements.

Deborah Pearson | Bio

Deborah Pearson is a writer, performer and dramaturg born in Canada and based in the UK.  Her credits include Like You Were Before (BAC, national and international tour 2010 – 2016), The Queen West Project (Theatre Passe Muraille 2012), A Synonym for Love (Libretto, Canadian Music Consortium 2012), The Future Show (BAC, national and international tour 2013 – 2016, published by Oberon), Drifting Right (Next Wave Festival Melbourne and ImPossible Futures Festival Ghent 2014), and Made Visible (The Yard 2016).  She is the winner of a Herald Angel for Like You Were Before and has been shortlisted for the Total Theatre Award for Innovation, the Arches Brick Award, a Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding new musical/opera, and a Rod Hall Memorial Award.  She founded and co-directs the multi-award winning artist collective Forest Fringe for which she is on the Stage 100 of list of influential people in theatre.  She is an associate artist with Volcano (Toronto) and a resident artist at Somerset House Studios (London).  She has toured her work throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Asia.  She recently submitted her PhD in narrative in contemporary performance at Royal Holloway where she was a Reid Scholar.

History History History | Reviews

“An intricate, endlessly inventive examination of the shifting nature of truth seen through the unlikely prism of a 1956 Hungarian football film-comedy. Hilarity ensues.” Culture Vulture

“Its potent blend of uplifting possibility and heartrending pathos make for an enchanting 90 minute show.” ★★★★★ The Fix Magazine

“A complete delight” Andrew Haydon

“An absolute joy” The Scotsman

The Foley Explosion Workshop

Date & Time: 11 March, 2pm – 4pm

Cost: FREE

Age: 16-22

Location: Hub67

Julie Rose is offering THE FOLEY EXPLOSION WORKSHOP, an examination into storytelling through spoken word and live sound effects. Using techniques from her show, participants will experiment with Foley, live audio looping, microphones, contact microphone and hydrophones.

To book your place, email katherine@theyardtheatre.co.uk

The Foley Explosion

Julie Rose Bower

A storyteller stands before a microphone and sparks a lighter. A looped sound effect is passed from reality to fiction and back again.

In this foley audio performance, everyday sounds take on extraordinary lives. Fragments of sound build into imaginative worlds in a live album of theatrical tracks. They lay expectations of how to interpret the sensual world and are then transformed into a set of dreamlike narratives.

Playing with memory and interrogating personal impressions, The Foley Explosion explores how we process the noise of the world around us.

History History History

Deborah Pearson

A live documentary about a cinema, a revolution, a football star and a family.

Deborah Pearson explores the connect and disconnect between the personal and the political through a performance that is part experimental screening and part live storytelling.

With dramaturgy by comedian Daniel Kitson, this is a show for anyone who has fantasised about disappearing into black and white celluloid, and who has dreamed about what they might find there.

A House on Fire Commission with Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse) and bit teatergarasjen (Bergen) funded by Culture Europe.  Developed in part at Norwich and Norfolk Festival, Progress Festival (Toronto) and the National Theatre Studio. With support from Arts Council England.

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