Dear Lina - Audible 2020
England is recognisable on the surface: the buildings are the same, there is still a government, the tube still runs through London. For Lina, however, the England she knew when she was little, when her mum was still around, has disappeared completely.
Arriving home one day to find her mum gone, Lina finds in her place a leather-bound notebook containing hundreds of pages of her mum’s handwriting: letters of advice and memories, all the things her mother would no longer have the chance to teach her. Through these pages, Lina learns that her mother, Eve, left in the middle of the night to avoid being arrested. The government crackdown on immigrants meant that Eve either had to flee or risk the same fate as her friends, friends who were taken away from their homes and families and never made it back to their country of birth.
Taking Eve’s advice, Lina leaves her life behind and sets off on a journey north to Scotland to find freedom and, she hopes, her mother.
"I loved this story and the wonderful narration was the icing on the cake"
"A gripping story in a dystopian future, great performance and a perfect binge listen material"
"The powerful and beautiful memories make you feel as if they are your own. Brilliant choice of voice actors too!"
"The narration was also faultless"
What's Your Problem? - Edric Theatre 2019
Dear Theresa May,
We would like to cordially invite you on a night out, followed by a private concert and a trip to the doctors office. You’ve been referred on account of ‘public concern’. It may not be running through a field of wheat, but we think you’ll enjoy it anyway.
To let us know you’re coming: please scream hopelessly into the abyss. Excpect 2-5 working days for a response
"It felt very real and autobiographical, and created like a support system"
"I loved the show. It helped me understand mental health more and helped me realise that I’m not the only person who suffers with it and that there are way to help get through it. Just the sort of performance I needed to see"
CREATION (Pictures for Dorian) - Southbank Centre 2018
"Creation is the realm of gods and artists, who create beauty through sheer will and their own bare hands. But who decides what is beautiful? And what are the concealed mechanisms of power that lie within the triangular relationship of artist, object and viewer?
Gob Squad Arts Collective have travelled the world for the past 25 years and now find themselves well and truly middle-aged, with no desire to exit the stage just yet. In Creation (Pictures for Dorian), they are joined onstage by a diverse group of local performers a generation younger and a generation older than themselves. Their aim? To peep behind the vanity-mirror and search for answers to questions of beauty, morality, ageing and power, and to playfully ask why they so crave the eye of the beholder.
The project is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s character, Dorian Gray, who meddles in the domain of the gods with the aid of a magical painting. He suspends the process of ageing and remains young and beautiful forever, at a terrible cost to his soul. There’s probably a little bit of Dorian in all of us. What happens when he is denied the limelight forever?" - Gobsquad official website
NOMINATED FOR OFFWESTEND.COM OFFIES AWARD IN TBC CATEGORY
'What makes this poignant is the sense that it is personal for everyone involved.' - Lyn Gardner
A Chaotic Assemblage of Understanding(s): FOXES - LUX ARCHIVE 2017
"(Three Hour Durational Live Performance, Directed/ Conceived by Liz Rosenfeld, can be performed between 2- 30 performers)
In-between scenes cards, a beginning, middle and end, narrative arcs and characters, exists a discursive emotional current of a film treatment. Traditionally, film treatments are linear prose explaining the basic story line, and serve as vessels between scene structure and dialogue. Over the course of three hours, performers inhabit a public park, and work with body language inspired by cruising practises, while they physically lead and move the audience in and out of moments of intimate storytelling. As the audience move in and out of the performed narrative, they are able to catch glimpses into this filmic world, inviting them to piece together and engage in how one may differently process and question linearity. How can one queer the methodology of storytelling, and disrupt the assumed rules of a film treatment?
A Chaotic Assemblage of Understanding(s) is a durational performative experiment: a reading of what will become Rosenfeld’s first feature film, FOXES. FOXES is a queer- teen- feminist speculative work, dealing with queer identity and questions of radically in the wake of a future energy crisis. This work can be performed together with a cast between 2- 30 performers."
- Liz Rosenfeld official website
SHELTERED - Edinburgh Fringe 2016
"New company Bellyfeel have collaborated with [Streetwork], a charity for the homeless, to develop a series of monologues that illustrate the tough and varied experiences of those living without a permanent home. People entering the auditorium are handed a coin and told to place it in a cup of our choice. This choice will define the rest of the show: it dictates which four monologues we see and in what order. This power is dramatically cut against the relative powerlessness of the homeless. Their choices, we are told in the opening monologue, led them to homelessness. But they wouldn’t choose it. It’s a powerful statement to begin the show with, and a nice way to set up what proves to be a thought-provoking and slick performance." - Ellie Coote for Broadway Baby
"Important, and unashamedly political, this show reminds us that everyone has a story to tell, and that sometimes, despite our best efforts, we may not get to be the author of ours." - Olivia Cormack
4 Stars - Broadway Baby
4 Stars - EdFringeReview.com
Nominated for Creative Carbon Scotland's Sustainability Award 2016
£1042.52 raised in aid of Streetwork (Edinburgh)