Global Female Voices, July 2018

Presented in association with Arcola Participation.

Where We Belong by Madeline Sayet (Mohegan Nation, USA)

Directed by Ignacia Goycoolea

Performed by Siar Kanik

Where We Belong is a solo performance piece interrogating notions of belonging in a globalized world. As the descendent of generations of Mohegan Medicine People, Madeline Sayet uses her personal narrative, the legacy of her ancestors who travelled to London in the 1700s, and traditional storytelling to ask what it means to be a Native and an immigrant today.

Dream Team by Minna Nurmelin (Finland)

Translated by Kristian London

Directed by Ally Poole

Performed by Paula Sillman, Sheree Kane, Clariss M. Kye, and Hinako Matsumoto

Does your life require some clear direction? Well worry no more – the Dream Team coaches will help you realise your true potential. Say yes to yourself and your dreams will come true!

The Life of Planes by Vanessa Vizcarra Soberon (Peru)

Directed by Denise Stephenson

Performed by Dian Cathal, Maya Helena, and Ciara Pouncett

Trees are dying from the inside out. Leaving her family in Peru, plant Pathologist Sarah is determined to save them. But when the aeroplane her son is travelling on disappears, Sarah loses all sense of direction

body Art by Sol Rodrígues Seoane (Argentina)

Translated by Clara Tilve

Directed by Kathleen O’Dougherty

Performed by Charlotte Dowding and Shona Graham

“Love is a souvenir. Love is archaeological. Love is a slide.” Eléne and Aimée recount the story of their relationship as student and mentor, artists and lovers; piecing together the fragments of a postmodern romance.

Inside Voices by Nabilah Said (Singapore)

Directed by Zhui Ning Chang

Performed by Isabella Chiam, Julie Cheung-Inhin, and Zara Hemati

Nisa, Lily and Fatimah meet in the dead of the night. There is nothing to do and everything to talk about. Inside Voices is an exploration of women’s rights, motherhood and agency within the context of Islam in the contemporary age.

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