Performed by Forest Wolfe with Ciaran Stewart
Do you ever want to run away and hide? Just bury your head under your duvet? Block out the world? Come with me and we can do exactly that.
Under My Duvet (until further notice) is a playful exploration of Forest’s relationship with their duvet, and how they use sleep as a means of escape from the world. They examine the things they are hiding from, both physical and intangible. They explore their personal experience with depression and intrusive thoughts through text, music, and movement.
Through this performance, Forest constructs a soft, quiet and safe world existing beneath their duvet to protect and comfort themself. However, this reality begins to crumble once they realise that their duvet cannot keep out the thoughts inside their head. In their work, Forest explores humour as a coping mechanism to remain positive when everything falls down around you. They ask whether hiding from reality is healthy, sustainable, or even possible.
This performance contains strong language, talk of suicide and depression, and is not suitable for children under 14.
This performance is viewable online only. You will receive a viewing link once you have booked a ticket. Click the link at the scheduled time and date of the performance to view the video stream. The performance will then be available for four days after the launch stream.
Approximate running time: 50 minutes
Forest Wolfe is a Glasgow-based performance artist, who works in mixed mediums, combining their background in music with their passion for movement and dance. Through their art, Forest aims to unite and entertain people. From their experience of working in a variety of social contexts, they enjoy collaborating with non-performers, particularly through movement, to find connection. Forest is keen to make their work accessible to a wide audience whilst exploring their experience as a queer, mentally-ill person. They are currently making work exploring depression and intrusive thoughts, and escapism as a coping mechanism, whilst examining their relationship with their duvet.
Ciaran Stewart is an actor, theatre-maker and writer based in Glasgow. He has worked with a wide range of companies and is passionate about making his work accessible and supporting others in doing so. He is a graduate of the BA Performance in British Sign Language & English at the RCS. His credits as an actor are the following:
Theatre includes: Pop Music (Paines Plough) Tribes (Sheffield Crucible), Junkyard (Headlong/Bristol Old Vic/Theatr Clwyd/Rose Theatre), Dr Johnson Goes to Scotland (Oran Mor/Traverse Theatre), Dream On! (BBC Arts), Love & Information (Solar Bear/Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) Last Woman Left, Scavengers (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
TV Credits include Traces (Alibi/BBC)