Beauty Is The Beast (2017- current)
The witch is a trans icon, the beast is struggling with transgressive hair growth, belle is disappearing, the objects are delusional, the voiceless Rose has a life of its own and they’re all trapped within the walls/ evils of eurocentric beauty standards.
Conceived and written by Krishna Istha. Creative team includes- Mark Pritchard (Dramaturg), Sapidah Kian (Director), Mama Alto, Jem Lai, Kai Bradley, Mick Roe, Miss Cairo, Raina Peterson.
Beauty Is the Beast was developed with the support of the City of Melbourne through ArtsHouse and Culture LAB.
Further development to take place in 2019.
Wild Bore (2017- current)
The first rule of making art is: don’t respond to your critics.
Soho Theatre, London and Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne bring together three masters of smart, spiky, political performance in an international supergroup of Zoe Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez and Adrienne Truscott, to prove they are not too afraid to talk out of their arses.
Additional text and performance by Krishna Istha.
2017 tour: Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne), Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre (London), Sydney Festival.
Further touring in 2019.
“I am a bull. I am a bull…ish. I live between worlds. Slip between myths with dexterous leaps. Do I scare you? How about now?”
Meet Asterion, better known as the terrifying, blood thirsty Minotaur of Ancient Crete. Follow them through one stark night, one cabaret odyssey, and one strapping search for the man they might want to be.
BULLISH pits ancient mythology against modern gender navigation to furiously disrupt, traverse and rewrite the rule book. Stepping into the ring with a gender fierce ensemble of hopers and renegades, BULLISH is a story about packing, passing, and gambling your way out of the labyrinth.
A new mythical play with songs, negotiating ancient and new territories in trans-masculine gender and identity. This show drops a proverbial bull into a china shop and hopes it breaks everything.
BULLISH is our latest show, and will headline the ‘Come As You Are’ festival, celebrating trans, non-binary and gender-queer theatre. The show inspired the festival to be curated and runs from 12 – 30 Sep 2017 at Camden People’s Theatre. Book your tickets here.
The show was commissioned by the Camden People’s Theatre Home Run Commission, through the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and has also received support from the Arts Council England, Derby Theatre and The Bush Theatre.
Director and Writer Lucy J Skilbeck
Sound Design David Lewington
Design Emma Bailey
Lighting, stage and company management Al Orange
Producer Ruby Glaskin
Actor Amelia Stubberfield
Actor Krishna Istha
Actor Cairo Nevitt
Actor Lucy Jane Parkinson