Period Drama

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Photo by Daniel  Barnett  

How am I supposed to know how I am doing when the world I live in has lost its mind?!

 

Period Drama by Olga Kaleta (with integrated BSL by Sherrie Eugene Hart) is a surreal, episodic outdoor show about mental health, identity & recovery that mixes autobiographical storytelling with circus & bold physicality. Exploring personal experiences of chronic anxiety in a world where fear is starting to look like common sense, Period Drama offers a deep dive into the question of wellness through a feminist lens, via slasher flicks, bloody knickers & suicidal insects. Combining dark humour, aerial rope, lip sync & physical comedy, this poignant, beautiful & laugh out loud performance challenges ideas of who we are & what we are meant to become.

Written by Olga Kaleta

Performed by Olga Kaleta and Sherrie Eugene-Hart 

Directed by Laura Murphy with Nicole A’Court-Stuart 

 

Creative Producer: Nicole A’Court-Stuart 

Visual Artist: Susie Olczak 

BSL interpretation: Sherrie Eugene- Hart 

BSL creative consultant: DL Williams 

Associate Director : Kyla Goodey

Special Thanks to: Bianca Bertalot Farr, Ashley John Long and Paul Evans

Period Drama is a Handstand Arts commission for Circus City’s Respond Programme and has been created with support from Arts Council England and those who play the national lottery, following the initial R&D funded by Arts Council Wales.

 

After packed preview performances at Circus City 2021, Period Drama  is in the final stages of development.

 

Follow the show's developments on Instagram @Olga_Ina_Morati  and #PeriodDramaProject 

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“Olga’s dry humour and existential musings are gut wrenching-ly relatable.” 

 

Ruby Burgess- Not My Monkeys Podcast

“Period Drama got me fighting a knot in my throat whilst making me laugh throughout the whole show. Bloody excellent!”


Oana - Audience Member

"Period Drama has potential to bring a new dimension to outdoor arts festivals and venues, a skilful and surprising juxtaposition of circus, physical theatre, comedy and live art, offering a refreshingly honest and personable perspective on themes never more relevant than now."

Orit Azaz - Independent artistic director, theatre maker and facilitator