A new solo performance by Eilidh MacAskill about masculinity, horses and DIY.
Tell, me about it, Stud. Well, Dr Freud tells me I’m missing something and I think he’s right. He tells me that until I get over it and turn my desire for that missing thing into a desire for a baby I’m gonna be in deep shit. He also tells me he doesn’t really get chicks…
In STUD, Eilidh MacAskill dons her chaps and asks if size really does matter. As she explores her own female masculinity with some help from Dr. Freud himself alongside a patriarchal DIY expert, a macho cowboy and the famous talking horse Mister Ed, Eilidh ponders if she has Penis Envy or of it’s all a load of bollocks.
A stripped back show for anyone who likes their psychoanalysis heteronormative and their cowboys in the buff.
“A fully-frontal assault…hilarious and whimsical…cogent and provocative” **** Mary Brennan, The Herald
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Originally performed at BUZZCUT Festival on 20th April 2015. Developed at the BUZZCUT Residency, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Performed at: Steakhouse Live Festival at RichMix, April 2015; Live Collision festival at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, May 2015; Steakhouse Live at Latitude Festival on July 2015; Forest Fringe, Edinburgh, August 2015; Calm Down, Dear Feminism Festival at Camden People’s Theatre, London, October 2015; Queer Contact Festival at Contact Theatre, Manchester, February 2016; Pink Fringe at Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, May 2016; And What? Festival at Hackney Showroom, London, October 2016; BUZZCUT Double Thrills at CCA, Glasgow, November 2016.
“A DIY horse whispering of gender identity…incredibly likeable and enjoyable…a genuinely thought-provoking meditation on the connections between Freud, boy genitalia, girl genitalia, gender and childhood identification with horses.” Lewis Church, Exeunt