Women needed for Project Research – As We Run, We Become

Please note: As we have had such a massive response to this call out – we are now closing applications. Thank you so much for your interest and don’t forget to book your tickets for this show! 


“As we run, we become” – Amby Burfoot

Are you a woman who spends time outside, running, walking, travelling
around alone or with other woman?

Artist Jenni Jackson would like to hear from you.

The Project

Throughout July, August and September, in the lead up to her show Endurance, theatre maker Jenni Jackson invites you to take a journey with her to start the conversation about and with individuals who identify as women, who spend time outdoors alone, this may be as a runner, walker or however you move through the city and what it means to be taking up space in the world.

Who are we looking for?

Jenni wants to talk to all those who identify as women, of all abilities based in the North West. If you have access needs and would like to take part, please let us know.

You don’t have to be a  professional runner or even a particularly great runner, you might be just finding new ways to get out and about, whichever way you move Jenni would like to hear from you.

Are you unable to run, but do go outside to get fit, meditate or just have your own space, we would also like to hear from you.

What’s it all about?

Jenni wants to gain a deeper understanding of how women move through public spaces, the challenges we face, and what we have to do to overcome these, and ask the questions where do we draw our inner resources and resilience from?

How it works

You will meet Jenni outside HOME where you embark on the journey together and discuss how you feel, where you went, what happened during time outside and how it feels to take up space as a women, along the way.

This will take around 30/40 mins, depending on the journey you both choose to take.

Still feeling worried about going to meet people?

Whilst government guidelines state that you can now exercise outdoors with up to six other people, we realise that people may feel differently about socialising with others at this time, therefore we can look at alternative options to chat to Jenni.

Join Jenni over Zoom before you embark on the journey and then meet again afterwards to discuss how you feel, where you went, what happened during time outside and how it feels to take up space as a woman.


Jenni may be able to come to you and you can run together on your home turf. Take her on your journey with you and chat along the way.

If you would like to take part in this research with Jenni please email
talentdevelopment@homemcr.org subject line: ‘As We Run’ with your full name and correct email contact or complete this short google form.

Please tell us if you have any access requirements and also if you are happy to meet at HOME or would like to explore an alternative way of engaging with the work.

Once we receive your email we’ll be in touch with more information.