A live and intimate one to one encounter to be experienced on the phone.
Will there be a second wave? A sequel? The second coming?
Homeward (house) Bound offers homemade rituals to help us surf through uncertainty, boredom, reruns and grief.
A mundane encounter with a toaster, a kettle, a light switch, will suddenly be charged with gravity and magic. Familiar actions like opening a window becomes a moment of transformation; an epiphany along the road to redemption.
Homeward (house) Bound will set your heart free.
(Couch Surfing on Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’ Photo)
Photo Credit Vick Ryder
Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £15 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want as many people as possible to access our Homemakers commissions.
We’ve also included a higher option for anyone who wants to take the opportunity to make a larger donation to our artists and organisations. How much you choose to pay is completely up to you, and every audience member will receive exactly the same content and experience.
All the money raised from ticket sales for this event will be split evenly with 50% going directly to the artist and 50% to Yellow Earth’s response fund to allow them to continue to support future artists and commissions.
Homemakers Project Overview
Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.
We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.
About Stacy Makishi
Stacy Makishi is a transplant from Hawaii who found paradise in Dalston, London in 1994. Like a bonsai plant, Stacy is small but old. She has been making art for over 30 years. A cross-fertilization of theatre, comedy, film and visual art, her work is as complex as it is accessible; humorous as it is challenging; visual as it is literate. It ranges across solo performances for stage, large-scale outdoor participatory projects and intimate one-to-ones. Also a teacher, director and mentor in international demand, Makishi believes in art’s transformative power and strives to share her creative process with others in order to put more aloha into the world.
Stacy’s solo performances include the trilogy Vesper Time, The Falsettos and Making Bull: The True Story, all of which have toured extensively in the UK including presentations at the O2 Academy in Kentish Town, Southbank Centre for Yoko Ono’s Meltdown, Bristol’s International Festival In Between Time, the Traverse Edinburgh and BRUT, Vienna. Stacy also directs participatory works, notably with Contact Manchester Young Company and Wellcome Trust’s Young Company and facilitates many workshops including regular DIYs with Live Art Development Agency.
Recent commissions made in response to Covid-19, include three intimate one to one, live ritual performances to be experienced over the phone. The Promise was commissioned by The Yard in April 2020, Homeward (house) Bound by Yellow Earth Theatre and HOME, and the third, (as yet unnamed) will be commissioned by Creative Folkestone in 2021. Queen Mary University, London have also commissioned a comic book, made in response to a conversation with academic, Rhodri Hayward, as part of a project called Queen Mary Conversations in September 2020.
Awards and accolades for Stacy include Live Art Development Agency’s Arthole Award, ICA Attached Artist Award, a Millennium Fellowship Award, and the Franklin Furnace Award. Her work is produced by Artsadmin.
About Yellow Earth
Yellow Earth Theatre is a British East and South East Asian (BESEA) theatre company and charity based in London, founded in 1995 and led by artistic director Kumiko Mendl. We produce new touring plays and readings across the year, as well as nurture BESEA talent through the Yellow Earth Academy acting and writing courses and Professional Writers Programme. For more information about the company’s work please visit our website https://www.yellowearth.org/