Audrey is a contemporary theatre maker and creative practitioner based in Teesside and working across the North East for organisations such as ARC, Curious Arts, and Alphabetti Theatre. Though they work across multiple disciplines and genres, they often explore queer or class identity within their work, and has been building a practice around using surreal, eccentric, and whimsical forms to create liberating queer and genderqueer characters and stories.

Audrey has been commissioned by ARC and Stockton Council to create a piece of outdoor performance to be shown at Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) in August! They will be working on this piece during their residency at ARC.

Ricky the Itch by Audrey Cook  

Artist Audrey Cook as Ricky the Itch
Image by Lucy Harding

Ricky the Itch
is a piece of queer solo performance that combines a youthful coming of age story, with gothic shanty town folk lore. Ricky the Itch presents The Itch, a well known and commonly feared local cryptid that one day emerged from the Tees. When the story is taken from the locals and told by the monster, the Itch goes on an absurd journey of reclaiming his identity as a putrid creature.

(Header image of Audrey by Matthew Cooper)

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