Set in a fictional film studio, the audience is invited to go behind the scenes of Cade & MacAskill’s creative process.
Artists and lovers Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill have been creating The Making of Pinocchio since 2018, alongside and in response to Ivor’s gender transition. In this technically sophisticated live film shoot and with playful humor, they reflect this process and their relationship in it.
The Making of Pinocchio is a true tale of love and transition and a queer re-appropriation of the tale of the lying wooden puppet who wants to be a “real boy”. Constantly shifting between reality and fiction, fairy tale and autobiography, the personal and the political, this “ravishingly beautiful’ (The Arts Desk) show explores the sheer joy and limitless potential of queer imagination.
Created by Rosana Cade & Ivor MacAskill Performed by Rosana Cade, Ivor MacAskill, Jo Hellier & Tim Spooner or Rachel Gammon Set, Prop & Costume Designer Tim Spooner Sound Designer Yas Clarke Cameras Jo Hellier Lighting Designer Jo Palmer Cinematographer Kirstin McMahon and Jo Hellier Produced by Dr. Nora Laraki for Artsadmin Creation produced by Mary Osborn for Artsadmin Production Manager Sorcha Stott-Strzala ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Rachel Gammon Outside Eye Nic Green Movement advisor Eleanor Perry Captioning Collective Text, Rosana Cade, Ivor MacAskill, and Jamie Rea SUBTITLE DESIGN Yas Clarke and Daniel Hughes.
A production by Artsadmin. Commissioned by Fierce Festival, Kampnagel, Tramway & Viernulvier with support from Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Battersea Arts Centre, LIFT and Take Me Somewhere. Funded by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and Rudolf Augstein Stiftung with development support from The Work Room/Diane Torr Bursary, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, National Theatre of Scotland, Live Art Development Agency, Gessnerallee, Mousonturm, Forest Fringe, West Kowloon Cultural District & LGBT Health & Wellbeing Scotland. The guest performance takes place within the festival Queer Darlings #4, funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Media partners: Berlin Art Link, Missy Magazine, Siegessäule, taz.die tageszeitung.