Sister

'Sister' is a collaboration between Rosana and their older sister Amy. It was created between 2012-14 with support from The Arches, The Yard, Battersea Arts Centre and The National Theatre Studio, as well as Creative Scotland. It was part of the Made in Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, where is was nominated for a Total Theatre Award. Throughout 2015 they toured the work across the UK with support form Arts Council England, and to Finland at Tampere Theatre Festival, performing it for the final time at The Marlborough in Brighton in October 2015.

 

Amy and Rosana are siblings, born exactly 22 months apart in the mid ‘80s. Amy worked in the sex industry for ten years. Rosana is a radical queer performance artist. They are both feminists. They have been working together to create ‘Sister’, a powerful and joyous performance, exploring sexual identity, feminism and choice.

‘Sister’ weaves together their autobiographical stories of growing up, contrasting sexual and performance experiences, pole dancing, lap dancing and childhood family videos in an intimate strip club setting, which they inhabit, subvert and eventually deconstruct. The performance is a bold and unflinching examination of their lives and their relationship, as they attempt to understand their own and each other’s sexual identities and how the world they grew up in together has shaped them into the people they are today. It is both challenging and joyous in its intimate investigation into complex contemporary feminist issues. Through the their stories and relationship, this unique performance opens up fresh dialogues with audiences about feminism and sex.

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**** "strange, beautiful, disturbing"

The Scotsman, 2014

**** "leaves you caught between laughter and tears"

The Herald, 2014

"Probably the most important, beautiful work I've seen this year. I CHOOSE Sister."

Audience at Edinburgh Fringe

"Beautiful, bold, witty and moving. Recommend."

Audience at Edinburgh Fringe

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