part four: sisters

Orc face at the dinner table: three kinds of ugly my pretty sister taught me My sister is the pretty one. She is the thin one. She is the popular one. She is the dark-haired, freckled, blue-eyed-beauty one.   I am the other one. This is how we like to frame the relationship between sisters:…

part three: forgiveness

This is your daily reminder: Scandinavians do everything better (Also, choose love) It was only our third or fourth rehearsal when, after a particularly tense interaction between Belinda McClory’s Tilly and Emily Tomlins’ Egg, Belinda looked at Liv and said ‘you’ll need to remind me to choose love, because it’s so much easier to fight’….

part two: women and surveillance

Watching women: an ode to the eternal inadequacy of pockets on women’s clothing Or, Hey, how come the Western Canon is full of naked women taking naps in odd places. The concept of the male gaze is a recent phenomenon, formally identified by Laura Mulvey in her article ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ where she…

part one: phallacy of dramatic action

The patriarchy has a lot to answer for. That’s it, end of essay. —— For those who need more proof: The tentacles of patriarchy curl around, into, through so many aspects of our lives. It is so pervasive that it often goes unnoticed, unchallenged; if there’s an elephant in every room, you stop seeing it…

the puppet regime by georgie harriss

Hi readers! The Puppet Regime (a title I’m growing to hate) started life as a screenplay back in 2015 and has been struggling to find its rhythm ever since. People who read the screenplay agreed that it was far too claustrophobic for the screen, and its conversion to a stage play has been troublesome at…