Rebecca Sharp

Rebecca's work spans theatre/performance, poetry and prose.  Her plays/performances include Last Child, Danger: Hollow Sidewalk, The Unmaking of Mary Somerville, Rules of the Moon(with Philip Jeck) and The Wakeful Chamber.  Other work includes The Ballad of Juniper Davy and Sonny Lumiere (poetry performance and book/CD, with Elizabeth Willow),Little Forks (live literature), Fathoming: setting poetry to silk  (installation with Eva Fulinova), Unmapped  (exhibition and book; poetry and paintings with artist Anna King), Whale Song  (collaborative performance) and For the Bees (text and music, with Mr McFall's Chamber). 

Organisations Rebecca has worked with include the Arches, Aberdeen Performing Arts, A Play a Pie and a Pint at Oran Mor and the Lemon Tree, Stellar Quines theatre company, Scottish Poetry Library, StAnza poetry festival, Literary Dundee, Mr McFall's Chamber and Sound Festival; in England, Metal Liverpool, The Bluecoat, The Wordsworth Trust, Lanternhouse, Southbank Centre Poetry Library, the Black-E and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres; internationally, HERE Arts Center NYC.  Rebecca was included in the Saltire Society's 2014 list of Outstanding Women of Scotland, for contributions to Scottish culture.

Little Forks/Forcan Beaga was translated into Gaelic for bilingual publication and performances. For the Bees involved research at the archive of the School of Scottish studies at Edinburgh University, with the final text comprising English, Scots and Gaelic.   

Her new play, The Air That Carries The Weight with Stellar Quines theatre company, will be performed at the Traverse in March 2016, directed by Muriel Romanes.  Rebecca is also making a poetry installation for StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival in March 2016, as Poet-Perfumer in Residence.

 

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