A C12 adventure writer, a C21 audience
In the first of ExploreTheArch’s works exploring author Marie de France’s medieval adventure writing, three unconventional protagonists pushed boundaries to honour their unconventional selves. A youth uninterested in love, a woman who says something she regrets and a steady partner who’s a closet werewolf three days a week took up residence in three nooks and crannies of the house.
The audience viewed them through window panes and doorways in the first show after covid lockdown. From these outdoor seating portals, viewers explored the narratives framed by the domestic entry points until the stories leapt out and swept viewers around to the next portal.
At the end of the evening the stories went off down the garden, where they wanted to go. This show ran through summer 2021 and inspired the 2022 touring installation project, Marie in the Margins.