Credible Likeable Superstar Role ModelCredible Likeable Superstar Role Model

Running at the Pleasance Dome for the run of the festival Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model is Taylor and Bryony's theatre show, but it is not a show for kids (there is plenty of chances to see CB live available on her website ...

Author: Bryony Kimmings

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783195626


Page: 64

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In an audacious, provocative protest against flagrant global attempts to sexualise and commodify childhood for profit, award-winning artist Bryony Kimmings and her niece Taylor, nine, decided to play the global tween machine at its own game by inventing dinosaur-loving, bike riding,tuna pasta-eating, alternative pop star Catherine Bennett. In a typically screwball and humorous fashion acclaimed writer Bryony Kimmings, tackles the issues at the very core of their plight head on and begsthe question, what does it really take to be a Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model for a child of the 21st century? Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model took Edinburgh Festival 2013 by storm, winning critical acclaim as well as a number of awards including a Fringe First, the Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award 2013 and the Arches Brick Award 2013.

Women in PerformanceWomen in Performance

Credible, Likeable Superstar Role Model (2013) featured other performers, including theatre company Figs in Wigs and her nine-year-old niece. It was the culmination of a period of research in which she set out to construct an ...

Author: Sarah Gorman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315404882


Page: 226

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Women in Performance: Repurposing Failure charts the renewed popularity of intersectional feminism, gender, race and identity politics in contemporary Western experimental theatre, comedy and performance through the featured artists’ ability to strategically repurpose failure. Failure has provided a popular frame through which to theorise recent avantgarde performance, even though the work rarely acknowledges stakes tend to be higher for women than men. This book analyses the imperative work of a number of female, non-binary and trans* practitioners who resist the postmodern doctrine of ‘post-identity’ and attempt to foster a sense of agency on stage. By using feminism as a critical lens, Gorman interrogates received ideas about performance failure and negotiates contradictions between contemporary white feminism, intersectional feminism, gender and sexuality. Women in Performance: Repurposing Failure reveals how performance has the power to both observe and reject contemporary feminist and postmodern theory, rendering this text an invaluable resource for theatre and performance studies students and those grappling with the disciplinary tensions between feminism, gender, queer and trans* studies.

Children Sexuality and SexualizationChildren Sexuality and Sexualization

Alternative 'role models' or media content will instil their audiences with new attitudes, values and beliefs, as the Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model title suggests. Media literacy tends to be conceived as teaching children to be ...

Author: Jessica Ringrose

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137353399


Page: 388

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This volume presents a ground-breaking collection of interdisciplinary chapters from international scholars which complicate, and offers new ways to make sense of, children's sexual cultures across complex political, social and cultural terrains.

Making Solo PerformanceMaking Solo Performance

Kimmings did talk about making her most well-known work to date – Credible, Likeable Superstar Role Model, which was informative in terms of how she devised with her 9-year-old niece. However, in performance the work was a duet, ...

Author: Misri Dey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137602954


Page: 221

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Focusing specifically on solo making and performing, this unique and exciting text allows the experts to speak for themselves. In interviews with Misri Dey, six recognised solo performers working across a range of performance genres – including theatre, dance, live and performance art, site-specific performance, music video and film – provide insightful and practical strategies for creative making and performing processes. Interviewees include Bryony Kimmings, Tim Etchells, Bobby Baker, Mike Pearson, Wendy Houstoun and Nigel Charnock. Engaging and accessible, this is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of theatre, performance and acting, scholars, lecturers and performance practitioners. It will also appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of women's studies, creative writing and the visual arts.

Transforming Heritage Practice in the 21st CenturyTransforming Heritage Practice in the 21st Century

Credible likeable superstar role model. London: Oberon Books. Kiser, B. (2017). Raising Horizons: Women in science reframed. Nature Blogs: Nature. Lesko, B. (2006). Amelia Blanford Edwards, 1831-1892 Breaking Ground.

Author: John H. Jameson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030143275


Page: 460

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Recent years have witnessed a rapid increase in the fields of cultural heritage studies and community archaeology worldwide with expanding discussions about the mechanisms and consequences of community participation. This trend has brought to the forefront debates about who owns the past, who has knowledge, and how heritage values can be shared more effectively with communities who then ascribe meaning and value to heritage materials. Globalization forces have created a need for contextualizing knowledge to address complex issues and collaboration across and beyond academic disciplines, using more integrated methodologies that include the participation of non-academics and increased stakeholder involvement. Successful programs provide power sharing mechanisms and motivation that effect more active involvement by lay persons in archaeological fieldwork as well as interpretation and information dissemination processes. With the contents of this volume, we envision community archaeology to go beyond descriptions of outreach and public engagement to more critical and reflexive actions and thinking. The volume is presented in the context of the evolution of cultural heritage studies from the 20th century “expert approach” to the 21st century “people-centered approach,” with public participation and community involvement at all phases of the decision-making process. The volume contains contributions of 28 chapters and 59 authors, covering an extensive geographical range, including Africa, South America, Central America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, and Australasia. Chapters provide exemplary cases in a growing lexicon of public archaeology where power is shared within frameworks of voluntary activism in a wide diversity of cooperative settings and stakeholder interactions.

Madness in Contemporary British TheatreMadness in Contemporary British Theatre

Kimmings has previous experience in performing alongside non-professional actors; in Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model, Kimmings shares the stage with her 10-year-old niece in a piece eviscerating the sexual commodification of ...

Author: Jon Venn

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030797829


Page: 222

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This book considers the representation of madness in contemporary British theatre, examining the rich relationship between performance and mental health, and questioning how theatre can potentially challenge dominant understandings of mental health. Carefully, it suggests what it means to represent madness in theatre, and the avenues through which such representations can become radical, whereby theatre can act as a site of resistance. Engaging with the heterogeneity of madness, each chapter covers different attributes and logics, including: the constitution and institutional structures of the contemporary asylum; the cultural idioms behind hallucination; the means by which suicide is apprehended and approached; how testimony of the mad person is interpreted and encountered. As a study that interrogates a wide range of British theatre across the past 30 years, and includes a theoretical interrogation of the politics of madness, this is a crucial work for any student or researcher, across disciplines, considering the politics of madness and its relationship to performance.

Positive Stories For Negative Times Volume TwoPositive Stories For Negative Times Volume Two

Bryony's stage work includes her plays (as writer and performer): Sex Idiot, 7 Day Drunk, Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model, Fake It 'Til You Make It and I'm a Phoenix, Bitch. Her TV and film work includes the documentaries The Sex ...

Author: Wonder Fools

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350276093


Page: 376

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Seven exciting new plays for young people written specifically in response to a world in the midst of a pandemic, accompanied by a handbook from Wonder Fools with guidance for staging the plays, and other creative responses, either online or live in the space. Commissioned as part of Wonder Fools' national participatory project Positive Stories for Negative Times: Season 2, these plays offer a variety of stories, styles and forms for ages between 6 and 25. Spyrates 2 (Spies vs Pirates): Journey to the Forbidden Island by Robbie Gordon & Jack Nuse Featuring spies, pirates, robots, talking animals and everything in between, 'Spyrates' is an interactive, playful and imaginative adventure story. Ages 6+ At First I Was Afraid... (I Was Petrified!) by Douglas Maxwell A feel-good comedy drama about a girl who keeps a diary of all her anxieties; but as she moves from Primary School to Secondary, from normal life to Lockdown, all of her worries appear to come true. Ages 11 + The Raven by Hannah Lavery A play full of adventure and an exploration of what shapes and what divides us, exploring issues of blended families, bullying, overeating, depression and isolation. Ages 11 + Thanks For Nothing by The PappyShow This not a play, but a process. It explores what it means to be thankful in this world we live in today. It's a mix of games, challenges and exercises for you to tell your own stories, in your own way. Ages 11 + Revolting by Bryony Kimmings A series of tasks and actions that make a narrative to be performed with props. We are agents of the revolution. How do we revolt? How do we not get into trouble? Where do we get power, and then how do we use it for good? Ages 13 + The Skirt by Ellen Bannerman An absurdist feminist fable for the next generation of feminists. Ages 16+ Write To Rave: Step Pon by Debris Stevenson A play about the political power of a rave. Who has the right to rave, to dance and move freely? What is it to feel truly free in your own skin? It tells the story a queer group of humans trying their best to rave whilst the world tries it's best to stop them. Ages 18 + The accompanying handbook includes an exploration of Wonder Fools' theatre-making process, step-by-step guidance in how to produce the plays either online or live in the space, and bespoke exercises and instructions in how to approach directing each play.

Disobedient TheatreDisobedient Theatre

Her production Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model aimed to make a 'celebrity' out of Kimmings's nine-year old niece. 'In an audacious and provocative protest against the world's flagrant attempts to sexualise and commodify childhood ...

Author: Chris Johnston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350014527


Page: 264

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Theatre is at its best when it is disobedient, when it argues back to society. But what enables it to achieve this impact? What makes it a force to be reckoned with? What are the principles and the tools of the trade that shape it to be effective, powerful and resonant? Drawing from both theory and practice, and informed by conversations with recognized practitioners from across the UK, this book provides answers and makes an impassioned call for artists to reimagine, question and disrupt. Divided into two parts, 'In the World' and 'In the Room', the book presents a rounded picture of the possibilities of a 'disobedient' culture and includes many games and exercises for creative practitioners. In Part One the author offers a lexicon defining the spirit and impulse which characterises disobedient theatre: he describes the principles, the strategies, and the voice of the artist, before suggesting ways to survive as a creative practitioner. Part Two illustrates how these principles may be worked out in practice when creating new work, with the hands-on approaches supplemented by games and exercises to assist in generating material. Disobedient Theatre is for all those who have an interest in what makes theatre powerful, disturbing or even life-changing. It is a book for artists, thinkers, activists and all who believe in the function of art to offer new possibilities and to change and inform the evolution of society.

Performance in an Age of PrecarityPerformance in an Age of Precarity

She turns her interior life inside out, spilling it across the stage as a colourful collage of images, ... Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model and I'm a Phoenix, Bitch, published by Oberon Emma Frankland When I think about the people ...

Author: Maddy Costa

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350190665


Page: 224

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"This magical book is a love letter to the artists whose imagination and cleverness transport us and unite us, and to the beauty and fragility of their performance. When I read it I feel like I am constantly on the joyful edge of falling in love, trying so hard to keep hold of the feelings evoked. A very precious book in our precarious times." Vicky Featherstone An anthology of critical essays that draw on a decade of the authors thinking, writing about and working within contemporary performance as critics, producers, dramaturgs, makers, archivists and more. Together, the 40 essays sketch a map of the contemporary performance landscape from avant-garde dance to live art to independent theatre, tracing the contours of its themes, aims, desires and relationship to the wider worlds of mainstream theatre, art and politics. Each essay focuses on a particular artist and these include Bryony Kimmings, Dickie Beau, Forced Entertainment, Scottee, Selina Thompson, Tania El Khoury and Uninvited Guests. Reflecting the radical nature of the work considered, the authors attempt to find a new vocabulary and a non-conventional way of considering live performance in these essays. As both a fresh survey of contemporary performance and an exploration of how to think and write about upstream and avant-garde work, this book should be an essential resource for students, artists and audiences, as well as an accessible entry point for anyone curious to know about the beautiful and strange things happening beyond the UK's theatrical mainstream.


As well as a wealth of young people's creative and leadership activity, often with those least likely to engage with the arts, ... No Guts No Heart No Glory (Common Wealth) and Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model (Bryony Kimmings).

Author: Cora Bissett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783198023


Page: 80

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Rites is a powerful and provocative new play exploring the deep-rooted cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This ritual of enforced cutting has been performed for centuries and millions of girls worldwide, often as young as five years old, are still subjected to it. The reasons are complicated and myriad. It depends who you are what you've been taught. Some things are simple though: FGM is still happening across the world. FGM is happening in the UK, here and now. Rites is based on interviews and true stories from girls affected in Scotland and the rest of the UK, mothers who feel under pressure to continue the practice, and the experiences of midwives, lawyers, police officers, teachers and health workers trying to effect change in communities. Weaving together different perspectives into a multi-voiced production, the play explores the complexities, misconceptions and challenges involved in trying to change what is to many, a fundamental rite of passage.