Drawing on her experience as an arts organisation employee, Rosa examines the relationship between a spokesperson and their institution. Taking on familiar roles, she performs an in-house announcement, a thank-you to the sponsors, a warm-up act…
Composed is an investigation into social conventions, contained fury and work. A high octane show dealing with apologetic addresses, revved-up entrepreneurial spiel and whether or not you are asking for it.
Content warning: references to sexual harassment, institutional violence and loud prolonged scream.
Ages 14+. £8. In the Old Fire Station Studio.
Praise for previous work:
★★★★ “Refreshing and vigorous” - London Theatre
“Watchable, relatable and very very funny" - NARC Magazine
Rosa Postlethwaite is an artist, dramaturg and producer. On the boundary of theatre and live art, her artworks, are self-reflexive, biting and funny. Recent works include: Composed (2018), Without Whom We Would Not Be Here Tonight (2017), The Anatomy Lecture Theatre (2014) and Centre (2014).
Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK she regularly produces and co-hosts quarterly performance club night PUG, facilitates open performance salon COAX and works as a dramaturg with dance artist Lizzie J Klotz.
As a performer Rosa has worked with companies including Pacitti Company, Felix Kawitzky, Fragment31 and The Occasion Collective.