A one-woman drama and love story to the city that made her, How To Be Brave is a new play from writer Sian Owen (Pentabus, Oxford Playhouse, BBC Radio 4) and award-winning Welsh company Dirty Protest.
Touring Wales in March 2019:
Chapter, Cardiff: 13-16 March
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven: 19 March
Le Pub, Newport: 21-23 March
Galeri, Caernarfon: 27 March
Producer: Dirty Protest
Writer: Sian Owen
Director: Catherine Paskell
HOW TO BE BRAVE has been developed from our collaboration with Paines Plough, from our LATER performance of MANY HAPPY RETURNS at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. The production follows Dirty Protest’s previous successes, including SUGAR BABY by Alan Harris (Roundabout, Edinburgh Fringe 2018, 2017 and international touring), LAST CHRISTMAS by Matthew Bulgo (Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and national performances) and award-winning PARALLEL LINES by Katherine Chandler (Wales tour).
This play is Katie’s journey as she begins to create an instruction manual for her daughter on How To Be Brave. Determined to listen to unheard voices and the city of Newport itself, she goes exploring to find what she’s really made of. The iron in our blood is made from exploded stars from the Big Bang, so she decides to harness the power of the supernovas in her body and seek the answers that she can pass on to her toddler daughter so she never loses the powerful, fierce determined magic she arrived into the world with.
About Dirty Protest
★★★★ The Times / The Scotsman / The Stage on Dirty Protest’s Sugar Baby
★★★★★ The Scotsman on Dirty Protest’s Last Christmas
“There are few people making theatre this exciting in Wales today.” The Guardian on Dirty Protest
Launched in 2007, the award-winning Dirty Protest has worked with more than 250 Welsh writers, staging new plays in theatres and alternative venues, and collaborated with world-class co-producers. These partners include the Royal Court Theatre, the Almeida Theatre, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, National Theatre Wales, Theatr Clwyd, Sherman, Soho Theatre, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Latitude Festival, Festival No.6, and more.
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