A conversation about consent, authorship and putting words in other people’s mouths, about what it really means to say ‘yes’.
Presented by ACTION HERO
Wrecking Ball is a new piece by Action Hero, and is presented as a work-in-progress for Scratch Day.
The piece is a text to be read by an audience and two performers. They’re telling a story about a male celebrity photographer and a female celebrity. It’s a conversation about consent, authorship and putting words in other people’s mouths, about what it really means to say ‘yes’.
Wrecking Ball began as an experiment at Counterpulse in San Francisco as part of a Forest Fringe residency, working with the writer and director Andrea Hart.
‘Action Hero’s work to date has always been generous, accessible and wryly amusing’ - Time Out
‘see why this maverick company, with its engaging DIY aesthetic, is attracting so much attention’ - The Guardian
Commissioned by the Spring Festivals Commission 2015: Sprint, Watch Out, Mayfest, Pulse and Latitude Festival. Developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio, greenhouse, The Point, Eastleigh and The West End Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Action Hero is the collaboration between UK artists Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. They make live art and performance that seeks to use audiences as collaborators and co-conspirators. Whilst exploring the epic, they create performance that is intimate, distinctive and invigorating.
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