Devised and performed by burnitdown (Leonor Estrada, Selina Mallé, Emma Smith, and Katie Smith)
Co-directed by Leonor Estrada and Katie Smith
Tron Theatre (Outside Eyes), October 2019
Photos by Mihaela Bodlovic
For this scratch, Elsie (not her real name) had been working with us on a version of Medea, mixing the classical text with her own experiences. Days before the performance, she withdrew all consent of her image, leaving us to create a show with an absent protagonist. Or did she?
People came up to us in the bar afterwards asking us about Elsie, and how much of the story was real, what was fabricated. This is absolutely something we had hoped the piece would evoke - how much can we trust a truth presented to us as fact?