Siege – A New Commission as Part of Homemakers project

We are excited to announce Siege, a new piece of work created by Vici Wreford-Sinnott. The new piece is an ARC Stockton Homemakers commission, in partnership with HOME, Manchester.

HOME, the Manchester based arts centre announced the Homemakers project in March when artists including Bryony Kimmings, Plaster Cast Theatre, and Chris Thorpe & Yusra Warsama were commissioned to create work in their homes designed for an audience, which is also based at home.

ARC is one of ten arts organisations nationally who have now partnered with HOME to provide commissions for local artists. Many of ARC’s audiences will already be familiar with Vici Wreford-Sinnott who has a long history of working with ARC and presenting work in the Tees Valley. Vici’s past work includes Lighthouse, Butterfly and Another England. Vici is a disabled writer, theatre director, activist and feminist. Her past work includes Lighthouse, Butterfly and Another England.

Her new piece, Siege, will give space for disabled performance makers to talk about transgressive women – women who break boundaries, defy definitions and explode stereotypes in their work. In Siege, Mim, performed by the brilliant Tammy Reynolds, is a funny, edgy radical, living a subversive lifestyle right slap bang in the middle of the radar, with a shame-free approach to the disabled female body. But is it really as easy as that?

Vici said “As a live performance maker dependent on the electric energy the exchange with a live audience brings, the initial prospect of making work for the internet, which feels bigger than the universe and is currently awash with amazing talent, was quite daunting. But once I’d connected to the themes that interest me most – funny bold women, lesser heard voices and a punk sensibility – I knew it was an opportunity to create a space for something very exciting, explosive possibly.”

You can find out more about Siege here

HOME-commissioned online works by Bryony Kimmings, Plaster Cast Theatre and Chris Thorpe & Yusra Warsama will be available on the HOME website from tomorrow, May 1.