A play about conforming to - and rebelling against – the status quo. Exploring how our behaviour, thought and agency has been conditioned and tamed by the societies we live in.
An all-female chorus re-imagine the character of Kate (as in Shrew), each presenting different interpretations of the role and version of events. In this era of social media, fake news, sensationalism, theories and tropes #Tamed explores our need to be a part of something and our fear of being alone and investigates to what extent our behaviour, thought and agency has been tamed.
An interdisciplinary, multi-genre performance that experiments with different theatrical forms; merging choral movement, original text, video and a unique musical score, to transform the space and create a visceral experience.
The project will premiere February 2021 in East Anglia before transferring to London. It is supported by The New Wolsey, Easterm Angles and The Cut and championed by HighTide and The Globe. It will be directed by me and produced by Karen Goddard.
Director & Text: Sarah Calver
Movement: Kate Sagovsky
Composer and Sound Design: Garth McConaghie
Video Design: Dallas Fields
Performers/ co-creators: Jennifer Jackson / Angela Clerkin / Carolina Valdés / Jessica Murrain.
Producer: Hannah Tookey
The Research and Development was funded by Arts Council National Lottery Funding and Norfolk County Council.
The trailer features: Jenni Jackson, Katherine Newman, Angelina Chudi, Eva Magyar and Illona Linthwaite.