“MAKE ME NOT A WOMAN. THEN, YOUWILLHAVEGIVEN ME EVERYTHING”
DROUGHT is a song-story for women. A musical battle cry. It is for the women that have been and the women to come. DROUGHT is a piece of art activism. Its aim as a piece is to challenge narratives in which women are subject to violence at the hands of male redemption, and how violence in our storytelling perpetuates violence in our culture. It explores mythological narratives, culture, and female representation in an integrated art form.
Using electronic music, digital landscapes and experimental prose we give voice to a voiceless character. A lot of voice, in a dynamic piece of gig-theatre. For how long will these atrocities happen to women in stories? For how long will we listen? Maybe it’s time we write our own mythology. It is time to end this Drought.
Kate Is a multi-disciplinary award winning artist and solo performer based in West Yorkshire. Kate Radford works with topic based art projects, installations and performances. Her focus is on using art as a mechanism for social change, specifically enabling the furthering and cementing of equal rights for women.
Featuring original writing and music from Kate Radford, digital artwork from Bryony Good.
Artistic Associate Laurence Alliston-Greiner
★★★★ ‘Hauntingly beautiful!’ (Ask The Ushers)
‘A visually impressive feminist cry’ – Broadway World
‘Radford re-tells using lyrical writing, her own extraordinary voice and digital projections’ Lyne Gardner (Stagedoor)
‘A mesmerising punch in the gut’ – Voila! Festival
“This show was incredible. I felt spoken to. I felt seen. Thank you for creating this Kate. You have a singular gift.”- Audience Member