This is a new project commissioned by Fuel, with the support of Help Musicians, the Sura Medura Residency, and LIFT. A collaboration between Rachael Young, composer Alicia Jane Turner, dramaturg Season Butler, and a cohort of researchers and real people who are affected by climate change in 2020.
Part-narrative and part-meditation, THIRST TRAP is a 30 min sound piece for audiences to listen to in the bath along with an experience pack of resources to change their physical environment, connecting closely with their personal environment and relationship with their bodies.
THIRST TRAP delves into our fear surrounding the possible outcomes of rising temperatures and our feelings of powerlessness against a capitalist government that continually fail to act quickly enough on matters concerning the climate. Rachael is exploring our relationship to water, its peaceful and calming property, and its ability to destroy and wipe out and draw parallels with man’s ability to do the same.
You can experience the London premiere of THIRST TRAP by booking a delivery date that corresponds with your home address.
On the day of the delivery, you will receive a small package from a cyclist as well as a link to a digital audio file. You will have 2 weeks to access the digital audio file – the rest is yours to keep.
Rachael is an award-winning artist, and writer based between London and Nottingham. Her interdisciplinary performance practice exists on the boundaries between live art, dance, contemporary theatre, and socially engaged projects. Her work creates spaces for intersectional narratives and forms to evolve and be heard.
Alicia is a Composer, Sound Designer, and Performer (electronics/violin/guitar/piano) whose work spans contemporary theatre, new classical music, and live art.
Rosie is an associate artist at the Gate Theatre in London and winner of the best designer award at The Stage Debut Awards in 2017. Her credits at the Gate Theatre include The Ridiculous Darkness, Unknown Island, and the Convert.
Season is a London-based Writer, Performance Artist, Teacher, and an academic working in literary fiction, performance, collage, and installation. She is an associate producer of the I’m With You art collective, concerned with performance and queer domesticity. Butler’s approach is grounded in anti-racist, anti-capitalist, intersectional feminism.
Sharon is a three-time Olivier Award-winning actress and singer with a catalogue of performances in theatre, television and film under her belt. In 2017 Sharon received an MBE for Services to Drama.
Adura Onashile is an award-winning Glasgow-based artist. She has been a part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase and has worked with companies such as Untitled Projects, Royal Shakespeare Company, Young Vic, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Chicago Shakespeare Company, and St Anne’s Warehouse, New York. She has premiered two productions, HeLa and Expensive S***t at The Edinburgh fringe festival, winning a Fringe First, Edinburgh Guide Best Scottish Contribution to Drama, and TOTAL and Amnesty nominations.
Climate Justice Consultant: Suzanne Dhaliwal
Access Assistant: Kaleya Baxe
Animation and Artwork: Nick Cobby