Resisters: a work in progress
“Every time you bit your lip
Every time you wanted to say something and didn’t
Every time you stepped aside
Or pushed your words back down your throat
Every time you screamed your silent scream
We were here
Waiting for you
Waiting till you couldn’t take anymore
But now you’ve seen us
And we can’t be unseen”
Resisters is set to be an imaginative, visual and fierce theatre production, that sees A Moment’s Peace, work in association with Glasgow Women’s Library and Tramway. Exploding with stories of women resisting – throughout history, in mythology, and in everyday spaces – this new work asks why certain people make it into the history books and who gets sacrificed along the way?
Set in a visceral fantasy world, Resisters finds inspiration from science fiction, dystopian drama and cabaret to reveal to our audience the women living between the cracks of society in order to struggle, survive and resist. Fusing new writing, with contemporary performance, and choral movement with an electronic soundscape, Resisters is set to be our strongest and fiercest theatrical response yet.
This project is a collaboration between Catrin Evans, Sara Shaarawi, and Claire Willoughby, and it will be created, co-devised and performed with up to 30 women from communities in across the city, including members of the Women’s Creative Company and Shared Space.
In 2019 we undertook an in-depth research and development period, delving into Glasgow Women’s Library’s archives, working with group of women across the city and beginning to shape the theatrical world we want to create.
Our hope was for the project to begin in early Autumn 2020 and for the production to be presented in Spring of 2021. Due to COVID-19 we have sadly had to delay our plans and are currently in the process of working out what is possible.
Watch this space for updates.
The Research and Development phase of Resisters was supported by Creative Scotland, Robertson and Glasgow Arts and Development Grant.