I recently interviewed Marisa Carnesky for RunRiot.com, talking to her about alternative performance education platform Carnesky’s Finishing School; her upcoming menstrual extravaganza for the festive period, Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman; the state of Soho; the power of ritual and more. Here’s Marisa on the overlap between art and activism:
Activism and performance have long gone hand in hand. Using performance in campaigning and protest is of paramount importance to ensure visibility in this scary time when bigotry rears its horrible head in the form of attacks post-Brexit and a rise in racism, sexism and homophobia. I think, as many others do, that we must use our theatre to get out and show the world that will not be silenced or threatened. We must use our campaigning and visibility to be activists to affect change and expose backward policies.