DIY Theatre: DIY Resistance
Emer Mary Morris is a theatre maker, activist, political organiser, writer, producer, facilitator whose practice revolves around creating work that leads towards social change. Alongside theatre work, Emer has been an a core organiser with Focus E15 Campaign for 4 years, and Radical Housing Network for 3 years.
Emer is co writer, and co-director the critically acclaimed ‘Land of The Three Towers’ (2016), winning Arts Council Funding twice to take this political verbatim musical on tour to estates facing demolition around London, with accompanying workshops on campaigning and theatre practices for local communities.
Emer’s practice involves Theatre of The Oppressed methodology, verbatim, music, street performance, satire and comedy. She collaborates with professional and non professional performers. work occurs in community centres, shopping centres, in theatres and in daily life.
Other work includes PLEASE HOLD, a Arts Council funded performance project exploring how to resist violence at the hands of the state.
Nina Scott is Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of You Should see the Other Guy and long term collaborator of Emer Mary Morris. Nina was a key organiser of the Focus E15 Occupation. For YSSTOG she co-writes, co-directs and delivers the ‘How to Make a Protest Song’ workshop. In her other work she specialises in creating immersive art installations and is Creative Director of Womb with a View, a feminist interactive performance which won the Most Unique Festival Venue Award at the Independent Association of Festivals Award, 2017. As a designer she has worked with award winning companies Kill the Beast (The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, He had Hairy Hands), Fellswoop (Current Location, Ghost Opera) and Cap-A-Pie (Six Legs). Nina is an experienced facilitator and recently finished a project with applied theatre company, Curious Monkey, designing ‘Walker Talk’ by Lee Mattinson with young people from Walker Technology College, Newcastle.
CJ joined You Should See the Other Guy in 2016 as a performer and has recently moved on to the creative production team as a dramaturg, producer and facilitator.
She has a keen interest in community based/led projects and is specifically focuses on homelessness, gender equality, mental health and human rights. Recently she has worked with Cardboard Citizens on shows such as ‘Take a Minute’, ‘Benefit’, ‘A Matter of Mind’ and other shows in development and Art Angel on ‘Cycle’. The productions toured theatres and more intimate settings for marginalised audiences to access.
CJ takes performance out of its traditional theatre setting and performs acts such as ‘Too Many Tina’s’ on the cabaret circuit and is currently developing a web series for punk cabaret act ‘Sh!ts!ck’. CJ brings all this expertise to the project, as well as her experiencing as a new mother having dealt with homelessness.
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