Koko is heartbroken, alone and lonely.
And she, accidentally, broke your favourite mug.
Pree an intimate, one-sided conversation as Koko stumbles on to WhatsApp into that archived chat and through the highs and lows of a breakup, that she is absolutely sure she has gotten over.
In a brand new show played out in realtime, witness one person’s attempt at getting closure as she walks the thin line between heartbreak and harassment.
On Read is an immersive piece delivered directly to your phone to be enjoyed wherever you are; all you need is a smart device. Audiences will be invited to join a WhatsApp group, which will be active from 10am to 10pm, and will witness the piece unfold throughout the day. To get the best experience we recommend you turn your notifications on.
Written and performed by Koko Brown
Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £10 – 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 HOME’s response fund to allow HOME 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 Koko Brown
Koko Brown is a Black-mixed, Queer, Disabled, Artist & Producer who blends theatre, spoken word and music throughout her work. She takes pride in her roots and creates work about being ‘the other’, focusing on race, mental health, gender, and identity.
Her debut play, WHITE, featured in The Guardian as one of their “Best shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival” and Country & Town House named Koko one of their “Ones To Watch: Best New Playwrights”. You can find WHITE and her most recent 5-star, BSL integrated play, GREY, via Koko’s website.
Koko has worked with the National Theatre, Latitude Festival, Soho Theatre, Brainchild, and Glastonbury Festival and international performance collective Hot Brown Honey. Koko is a newly qualified Audio Describer for Theatre & Live Performance and aims to continue making all her work #AccessibleAsStandard.