Breathless Theatre’s new piece, ‘Spaces’ will be part-scripted and part-devised, which means we are looking for innovative actors who are interested in the key themes of the piece and who will happily contribute innovative ideas and thoughts throughout the rehearsal period. You will need to be available for all of July for rehearsals (although of course we can be flexible for particular days you can’t do!) and most of August for the performances in Edinburgh.
‘Spaces’ discusses boundaries - the obstacles that affect our relationships - with a focus on friendships, romance and familial bonds. These boundaries affect the way in which we interact with each other, the questions we ask, the things we choose to hold back and the parts of ourselves that we lay bare. The show will explore how race, religion, mental health and sexuality affect and form these boundaries and how we respond to and navigate them in the political minefield that is 2018.
‘Spaces’ will be framed as a documentary where the documentary-maker is never seen, incorporating elements of docu-drama and verbatim. The piece will follow three interconnected relationships, examining how differences can both cause ruptures and celebration, and in turn asking if the explicit and implicit boundaries we put in place can ever be crossed.