Performance of the Self – Performances

Performance of the Self is a level 2 module, which invites students to read their own life experience as text. This year 20 students signed-up to the module and have all decided to create solo pieces of work, ranging from 15-30-minutes in length and covering a diversity of concerns from Alzheimer’s to Personality Disorder, from meditations on saying thank you to what it means to be a man. This work can be seen on 10, 11 & 12th December 2013, schedule below.

As an enhancement to the module, Performing House hosted three autobiographical performances: Terrorists of the Heart by YSJ theatre and performance lecturers Jules Dorey RIchmond and David Richmond, and a double bill: What a Fanny! by Leyla Coll O’Reilly and Pick Yourself Up and Dust Yourself Down, by Aby Watson, both recent graduates of the BA Contemporary Performance Practice (CPP) course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Students were also fortunate to work with Leyla and Aby, as well as attend a workshop with the critically acclaimed artist Adrian Howells, who asked the students to confront risk, cost, and power relationships in autobiographical performance.

Assessment Schedule: –

Tuesday 10th December

Rebecca Rein 14:40 – Theatre 3
Jake Winterburn 15:20 – Theatre 2 (invite only)
Sam Wilkinson 16:00 – Arts Workshop
Emma Gullon 16:40 – Theatre 3 (invite only)
Clare Marsh 17:20 – Theatre 2
Jess Chaney 18:00 – Arts Workshop
Lily Hewitt 18:20 – Theatre 3

Wednesday 11th December

Can Komleksiz 15:20 – Theatre 2
Laura Becker 16:00 – Theatre 3
Jennie Day 16:40 – Arts Workshop
Cameron Morton 17:20 – Theatre 2
Lisa Donnelly 18:00 – Theatre 3
Angela Lofthouse 18:40 – Arts Workshop (invite only)

Thursday 12th December

Naomi Dale 14:40 – Theatre 2
Emily Midgley 15:20 – Arts Workshop
Hattie Slevin 16:00 – Theatre 3
Sarah Cumberland 16:40 – Theatre 2
Claire Marsh 17:20 – Arts Workshop
Amy Woodier 18:00 – Theatre 3
Chance Marshall 18:40 – Theatre 2


All performances are free, everyone is welcome.