Text Me When You Get Home - Research and Development
Updated: May 12, 2021
December 2020 saw us back at the Tron, in a theatre for the first time since March, to work on our gig-theatre show Text Me When You Get Home.
It was great to be back.
We met for the first time and started making work during a Tron Maker residency with Middle Child, a gig-theatre company from Hull, in October 2019. There, we conceptualised a concept for a show about women’s safety on nights out, based on Sauchiehall Street nightlife and highlighting the pervasive fear felt by women and other marginalised genders when walking home.
We had just begun rehearsals for Paisley Arts Centre’s New Space Festival at the Tron (where we were also due to be performing excerpts in April for their Outside Eyes event), when we got the news that the theatres would be closing due to the increased threat of Coronavirus. So it felt very fitting that rehearsing this project in person at the Tron was a fitting return to live theatre.
Supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis, and the Tron itself, we undertook a two-week rehearsal and development period with the team of our dreams:
Director: Eve Nicol
Dramaturg, co-writer and text: Meghan Tyler
Musical Director: Susan Bear
Designer: Kathryn Weaving
Stage Manager: Anna Reid
Supported in a massive way by freelance producer and Tron project coordinator Steph Connell.
We are now focusing on finalising our 1st draft of the play led by Meghan, and can’t wait to see where this project takes us next.
Photographs by Tiu Makkonen