A text to be read by an audience and two performers, Wrecking Ball is a conversation about consent, authorship and putting words in other people’s mouths.
Wrecking Ball began as an experiment at a Forest Fringe residency at Counterpulse, San Francisco. It’s a story about a male photographer and a female celebrity and a question about how far we’ll go, how much we think we’re in control and how much we’re prepared to ‘go with the flow’.
Consciously choosing to start with a completed script for the first time, Action Hero will be creating this piece for end-on audiences over 2015.
This collaboration will enable the West End Centre to develop a new relationship with a leading contemporary theatre company, supporting the creation of new theatre for the first time and exploring how that might help them to engage new audiences.
The willingness of The Point’s team to support their counterparts in Aldershot will enable The West End Centre to make the most of this residency; for the company, for audiences and also for the profile and identity of the venue. It will also strengthen the bonds between these two Hampshire arts centres and enable Action Hero to engage new and unlikely audiences in their creative process.