FRI May 20 / 8 pm + SAT May 21 / 9 pm
With English audiodescription and subtitles
On FRI 20 May with artist talk moderated by Saman A. Sarabi
On SAT 21 May combinable with ›Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.)‹
Welcome to The Making of Pinocchio! An up-close behind the scenes look at the quest to make Pinocchio the perfectly imperfect trans masc narrative of our times. In a forest of real wood and fake wood, and real fake wood, and fake real wood, join the cast, crew and creators as they construct Pinocchio over and over again, shaking the boundaries between possible and impossible, reality and fantasy. Turning wood into flesh, boys into donkeys, and making that nose grow... the tricks of the trade will be revealed before your very eyes. Artists and lovers Rosana Cadeand Ivor MacAskill have been making ›The Making of Pinocchio‹ since 2018, alongside and in response to Ivor’s gender transition. Glimpsed through a fictionalised making process, the artists’ real autobiographical experience meets the magical story of the little lying puppet who wants to be a real boy. Enter a world of wildly queer utopic imaginings, conjured in a click and lock landscape where everything can change, and everything can connect.The Making of Pinocchio: Digital Edition was designed as a special one-off digital performance, filmed in one take at Tramway (Glasgow) and first streamed online at Take Me Somewhere Festival (May 2021).
Cade & MacAskill are Rosana Cade (they/them) and Ivor MacAskill (he/him): renowned queer artists and facilitators based in Glasgow, Scotland. Their work, together and individually, straddles the worlds of experimental contemporary theatre, live art, queer cabaret, film, children’s performance, site specific, and socially engaged practices.
Their collaboration is born from a shared love of subversive humour, experimentation with persona and text, playful theatricality, and the joy they find in improvising together. They also share a passion for LGBTQIA+ rights and culture. They create strange, full aesthetic worlds on stage, with unique sonic elements embedded into their work due to ongoing collaboration with sound artist and designer Yas Clarke. They are both experienced facilitators and trained volunteers with LGBT Youth (Glasgow). They are currently in the process of setting up a co-operative to open a new LGBTQIA+ secondhand shop / community space in Glasgow.
CREATED AND PERFORMED BY Rosana Cade & Ivor MacAskill
SET, PROP & COSTUME DESIGNER Tim Spooner
SOUND DESIGNER Yas Clarke
LIGHTING DESIGNER & PRODUCTION MANAGER Jo Palmer
PRODUCER Mary Osborn for Artsadmin
CINEMATOGRAPHER Kirstin McMahon
CAMERA OPERATOR Alex Storey Gordon
TECHNICIAN Samuel Martin-Randerson & Sam Burnley
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Goose Masondo
AUDIO DESCRIPTION Juliana Capes
CAPTIONING Collective Text; Emilia Beatriz, Daniel Hughes with Rosana Cade, Yas Clarke, Ivor MacAskill, and Jamie Rea
OUTSIDE EYE Nic Green
CREATIVE COACH Stacy Makishi
VIDEO CONSULTANCY Mamoru Iriguchi
A Fierce Festival, Kampnagel, Tramway & Vooruit Co-Commission.
Produced by Artsadmin.Funded by Creative Scotland, Rufolf Augstein Stiftung and Arts Council England.Supported by The Work Room/Dianne Torr Bursary, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, National Theatre of Scotland, Live Art Development Agency, Gessnerellee, Mousonturm, Forest Fringe, West Kowloon Cultural District, LGBT Health & Wellbeing Scotland, Glasgow Zine Library.
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The film screenings take place as ›Relaxed Performance‹. They are meant to create a more relaxed atmosphere in the theater hall and reduce barriers emerging through theater conventions. Bean bags are available as alternative seating and can be reserved by telephone based on their availability. The film runs approx. 80 minutes without intermission, but the audience can leave and reenter the auditorium at any time during the event—nobody has to ›sit still‹ for the entire duration. Vocal utterances are also no disturbances at relaxed performances. The film is in english spoken language with english subtlitles. An English audio description is available. The talk with the artists on Friday will be in English spoken language. The lighting situation in the audience is dimmed throughout the screening, but not dark. The audience is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces that can be reserved based on availability or selected as a ticket category in the online store and at the box office.
Upon request, it is possible to enter the hall early (›early boarding‹) – please contact our evening staff if you would like to make use of this option. Detailed information about the accessibility of our venue can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0421 520 80 70.
The work contains nudity. It places trans bodies in a range of imagined contexts including sexually explicit ones. It also talks about transphobia and the exploitation and fetishisation of trans bodies and narratives, which some audiences may find triggering. The work is humourous and playful in its tone.
Information on the current Corona regulations and our hygiene measures can be found here.