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Why do cis male orgasms get so much air-time? Are other orgasms really as mysterious and elusive as popular culture would have you believe?
'Orgasm' is a brave, bold and amusing performance exploring the world of non cis male pleasure through verbatim text and physical theatre in a surprisingly joyous act of dissent against all those who think it is a taboo subject, against all those who have sought to silence discussions on it.
About Wolves will present a thirty minute work-in-progress for 'Big Bang 1' on the 30th April at Camden People's Theatre as part of Hotbed: A Festival of Sex. The performance starts at 7pm and tickets for the event can be bought here.
2017: WOLF GIRL
Wild women - those who deviate from society's expectations of them - have been treated with mistrust and contempt for centuries. Weaving fairytale narrative and ensemble theatre this piece explores themes of nature versus nurture, metamorphosis and conformity. Inspired by true accounts of children raised by wild animals we ask what it means to 'rehabilitate a child gone feral'?
In December 2016 About Wolves took part in Fourth Monkey Theatre Company's Alumni Scratch Night to test out a fifteen minute extract of this work-in-progress. The script is currently in development and will be show as a work-in-progress later this year. Details on dates and venue to follow, check back for updates or follow @about_wolves on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news.
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2016: Someone Found
Photos by Hannah Ellis Photography
“It was painfully apparent from the earliest days that the real tragedy in her life was not the first captivity but the second.” - Empire of the Summer Moon, S. C. Gwynne
Cynthia Ann Parker, an American of European descent was kidnapped in 1836 by a Comanche war band from her home in Fort Parker, Texas. She lived with the tribe for twenty five years, marrying their chief Peta Nocona and bearing three children before being recaptured against her will by Texan Rangers at The Battle of Pease River. Forced back into a way of life that had become alien to her, About Wolves Theatre Company uses visceral imagery and explorative text to dramatise this deeply moving and human story of her 'second captivity'.
Someone Found previewed at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington in November 2016 to a sold-out audience. About Wolves will be developing the show later this year ahead of a full-length run in London.
Reviews & Audience Feedback:
“Theatre company About Wolves have crafted an interesting tale, based on real life historical figure Cynthia Ann Parker... Someone Found's message about listening to the plight and wishes of women, as well as looking at the bigger picture is universally relevant.” - Michael Davis, Female Arts
“I loved the story-telling, beautiful characters and the beautifully crafted transitions”
“Great performances, brilliant script!”
“Original, charm, authenticity, different, high production values”
“Enigmatic, energetic and engaging performances”
“The atmosphere and imagery created by the actors was excellent”
“I loved seeing women represented on stage so well in this story!”
“I loved the use of the space to create the world and the different environments [of the piece]”