Collaborations with The National Theatre of Scotland and Tramway, as well as Arches Brick Award and Platform 18 winners, together with some of the very best interNational Theatre companies, will all feature as part of the 2013 BEHAVIOUR festival at the Arches, 3rd April - 11th May 2013.
The Arches has announced the line-up for BEHAVIOUR 2013, its acclaimed festival of live performance and theatre. Now in its 5th year, the 2013 programme sees 15 different shows featuring Scottish talent alongside work from London, Berlin, New York and Toronto. As with previous years, shows will take place in the iconic Arches venue itself, as well as traditional and unusual performances venues across the city, including a working landfill site, a Govan community centre and the Tramway.
Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director of the Arches said: "I'm delighted to announce the programme for BEHAVIOUR 2013, which provides a snapshot of the most exciting International Artists shown alongside their Scottish counterparts. At the centre of BEHAVIOUR, a new partnership with The National Theatre of Scotland will uncover five new presentations from the inaugural Auteurs Project. Once again, the festival extends out of the Arches, across the city. We're particularly thrilled to announce Tramway as a key collaborator, allowing us to expand the ambitions of both the festival and our artists,
"We are also proud to present our Platform 18 Award winners Peter McMaster and Amanda Monfrooe, as well as Arches Brick Award winner #TORYCORE. Past festival favourites Gob Squad, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Taylor Mac and Peggy Shaw will all be returning with new shows. I hope you enjoy all this fantastic work, and look forward to seeing you around the Arches during BEHAVIOUR."
The Auteurs Project, a collaboration between The Arches and The National Theatre of Scotland has seen 5 Scottish theatre makers embark on a two year development programme, including international research residencies, writing and thinking retreats, performance training, creative exchanges with other practitioners, placements and mentorships. The resultant work is being performed for the first time as part of BEHAVIOUR.
Rob Drummond will be performing The Riot of Spring on the expansive T1 stage at the Tramway, based on the original 1913 performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Gary McNair will be exploring the world of stand-up comedy, as well as running his own Comedy Club, Gary's Chuckle Hut, during the festival. Kieran Hurley will be taking over a space at the Pearce Institute in Govan for some folk storytelling and music that is part play, part living room gathering and part gig session, whilst Nic Green will explore our relationship with rubbish and waste in a working landfill site. Finally, Claire Cunningham will present a work-in-progress based around landmines from her research in Cambodia.
The Arches' Platform 18 award winners will also be performing at BEHAVIOUR, with Peter McMaster's all-male production of Wuthering Heights and Amanda Monfrooe's POKE exploring the roles of gender in art and society. The shows will then travel to the Traverse in Edinburgh as a double-bill from 1st - 3rd May. Arches Brick Award winner #TORYCORE will create a death metal gig using the words of George Osborne's budget speech at the Glad Cafe in Shawlands.
Among the International Artists brining work to BEHAVIOUR, the Arches is delighted to welcome back drag artist Taylor Mac performing 20th Century political songs, including some addressing the Scottish Independence Referendum, and Mammalian Diving Reflex who return to find out what over 65s in Glasgow think about sex. Berlin-based Gob Squad will be bringing their live interpretation of Andy Warhol's film Kitchen to Glasgow for the first time, while legendary performance artist Peggy Shaw will perform Ruff, about a stroke she suffered in 2011.