Elana Binysh, Emma Dawson, Stephanie Fuller
A show about wearing your best velvet backless dress, tripping over and smashing your head open on the steps, except you didn’t really – you were just walking to the post office on a Friday morning to buy some envelopes. Because what is reality anyway? Halfway between a sweeping Hollywood movie and a neurotic fever dream, [INSERT THOUGHT] is an exploration of the thoughts we can’t control. We’ll play out your worst nightmares and your greatest fantasies, all whilst you drink your tea.
Available Online August 27
Elana Binysh – Writer/ Maker
Elana Binysh is an interdisciplinary artist working across theatre, live art and sound art. Her work explores noise, melodrama, the fragility of memory and an autobiographical practice relating to queerness and invisible disability. It is loud and hopeful. Often it involves cumbersome costumes, complex live sound design and a maximalist aesthetic. Her current collaborations include Hot Cousin, Maisie Newman and The Shouting Mute. She has taken work to the Prague Quadrennial, Pleasance Theatre and Bristol Old Vic.
Emma Dawson – Writer/ Maker
Emma Dawson is a playwright and short story writer. Her short plays have been performed at multiple venues, including Rapid Write Response at Theatre503, Homegrown Festival at Battersea Arts Centre, Words in Progress at Pleasance Theatre, and Bare Essentials run by Encompass Productions. In the last year, she was shortlisted for the VAULT Festival New Writer’s Programme and longlisted for Broken Silence Theatre’s Writer in Residence scheme. Her short stories have been published by Dear Damsels and Inkcapture.
Stephanie Fuller – Writer/ Maker
Stephanie Fuller is a director, performer and theatre-maker. Having completed an MA in Advance Theatre Practice at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she became co-founder of the theatre company Hot Cousin. As a director and performer she has produced work at VAULT Festival, The Yard (Don’t Talk to Strangers) the Camden Fringe (Love and Work), The Barbican (About 500, winner of Oncomm Award 2020), Prague Quadrennial, Theatre N16 (Castles Palaces Castles) and at theatres in Hong Kong.