A hit at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Nic Green’s Trilogy is coming to the Nuffield Theatre on Saturday 30th January - but to make it a success, Nic needs local women willing to bare all and join her in this celebration of womanhood.
Trilogy is a celebratory venture into modern-day feminism. Described by Lyn Gardner in the Guardian as “a strenuously choreographed… piece of participatory theatre that examines and celebrates what it means to be a woman in the 21st century, where we have come from and where we are going, Trilogy is angry, joyous, heartfelt, rigorous and radiant with hope. It makes you want to fling off your clothes and dance.”
Nic Green, who is based in Glasgow, is committed to creating hopeful and accessible art work with emphasis on the notion of making positive change, and empowering others to do the same. Her previous work has spanned solo and group theatre performance as well as community projects and interactive web-based endeavours.
Nic explains why she needs your help to bring this piece of theatre to life: “The first part of the Trilogy ends with a high energy, ensemble naked dance. It is a powerful and emotive moment, presenting the female body in an alternative, empowered way, and celebrating the difference and diversity between us. In the past we have had women of all shapes and sizes, abilities, ages and backgrounds and it has been amazing.”
If you’re feeling tempted, but still tentative, Nic is reassuring:
“I realise it's a big challenge (for many of us) to do a performance with no clothes on, but I can promise to approach this in the most sensitive way I know how, and you won’t be asked to do anything you don’t feel comfortable with. If you come to the first session (which we will do fully clothed!) you’ll be able to meet myself and the other participants and decide if you’d like to take part. By attending the first rehearsal you are not committing to anything and if you feel it is not for you then we will totally understand.”
A participant in Edinburgh described the experience of taking part as “the most liberating thing I have ever done.”
To find out more, join Nic for tea and home-made cakes on Mon 7th of December 2009 at Scott Gallery, Lancaster University from 3 to 4pm or at The Gregson Centre, Moor Lane, Lancaster between 5.30 and 6pm.
This will be a fun and friendly opportunity to find out a little more about the project and to chat to Nic about what it means to be involved. If you can’t make these sessions, or want to know more, contact Alice at the Nuffield Theatre on 01524 592994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsals will be every evening during the week of 25th January, culminating in the performance on Saturday 30th January. Tickets for the show on 30th January are £10/£7 from the box office on 01524 594151 or book online at www.nuffieldtheatre.com