HANDLE WITH CARE (2020)
Handle with Care is an intimate theatrical experience delivered to your door. Each participant received a cardboard box, reaching out as a desperate attempt for connection and intimacy. With company members dispersed across the UK, Spain, Australia, and the USA, we discovered it is possible, fruitful, and even reparative to be alone and connected at once.
Moving through invitations for action and performative encounters with the self, the experience of Handle with Care invites you to pause, reimagine, and interrogate the familiar with tenderness and care. An experience of discovery, this is a theatrical undertaking that carves out a contemplative space to perform and be performed to, to reflect, respond, and to reach out. Each participant was both audience and performer, with the performance lasting up to an hour.
Handle with Care took place in each participant’s home between the 7th and 30th of September 2020.
Handle with Care was developed in collaboration with Holly Rodman, Tim Green, Georgie Kirk, and Inés Collado-Diaz on the Advanced Theatre Practice course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Photo by Tim Green.