Pits N Clits, unapolageticly reclaiming our body parts.
We are a feminist theatre company comprised of a group of young, creative women from the University of East Anglia. Our aim is to create new theatre that questions our current political climate and engenders debate.
Rage, nymphomania, ecstasy and numbness. When the ghost of hysterias past comes knocking at Nina’s door, how will she reconcile the different parts of her personality? A piece of new writing that explores the madness and restrictions of modern day society. As we follow Nina through the darkest depths of her mind, on a journey of intense joy, sensuality and anger, maybe well be inspired to toss society’s demands aside and truly let ourselves go.
Hug the Bunny explores four different characteristics of what for hundreds of years has been simplified into 'hysteria.' We want to explore the damaging effect that this word has, a word which even in its etymology is intrinsically linked to women; hysteria: from the Greek meaning of the womb. It is often used to belittle womens' emotions by oversimplifying complex issues and has become synonymous with insanity thus alienating women from exploring their own feelings. Our play's protagonist, Nina, does explore these feelings, encountering rage, nymphomania, ecstasy and numbness-- four of many complex emotions that can both mould and break a person which will be personified by the four actors, vivifying them.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We are taking Hug the Bunny to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival this summer. Putting on a show in Edinburgh isn't cheap, the venue hire alone is £2880 and on top of that we'll have to pay for registration fees, marketing, accommodation and living costs while we're up there. We are students and need all the financial help we can get.
We have been doing loads of fundraising in Norwich (literature events, poetry readings, film screening, evening events, dinners, bakes sales and many more!) but the sum is still unattainable without extra help. Any donations are welcome, every £1 helps. Anyone that donates is entered into a prize draw for an amazing hamper of goodies! If you donate AND share your name will be entered twice
In a world where women's voices are often ignored theatre is an extremely powerful means of communication. If we raise enough money we will be spreading awareness by representing voices that need to be listened to.
Pits N Clits