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In this hybrid of theatre and film, shot and edited all in one take, you are invited to go behind the scenes of Cade & MacAskill’s creative process and their relationship, and question what it takes to tell your truth. Artists and lovers Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill have been creating The Making of Pinocchio since 2018, alongside and in response to Ivor’s gender transition. In this technically sophisticated live film shoot and with playful humor, they reflect this process and their relationship in it.
The Making of Pinocchio is a true tale of love and transition and a queer re-appropriation of the tale of the lying wooden puppet who wants to be a “real boy”. Constantly shifting between reality and fiction, fairy tale and autobiography, the personal and the political, this “ravishingly beautiful’ (The Arts Desk) show explores the sheer joy and limitless potential of queer imagination.
CADE & MACASKILL are Rosana Cade (they/them) and Ivor MacAskill (he/him): renowned queer artists and facilitators based in Glasgow, Scotland. Their work, together and individually, straddles the worlds of experimental contemporary theatre, live art, queer cabaret, film, children’s performance, site specific and socially engaged practices.
Their collaboration is born from a shared love of subversive humour, experimentation with persona and text, playful theatricality and the joy they find in improvising together. They also share a passion for LGBTQIA+ rights and culture. They create strange, rich aesthetic worlds on stage, with unique sonic elements embedded into their work, due to ongoing collaboration with sound artist and designer Yas Clarke. They are both experienced facilitators and trained volunteers with LGBT Youth (Glasgow). They are currently in the process of setting up a co-operative to open a new LGBTQIA+ second-hand shop / community space in Glasgow.
Take Me Somewhere review – the wondrous trans tale of Pinocchio by Mark Fisher
“a funny, clever and thoughtful two-hander, rich in playful imagery and direct-to-camera asides”
“The satire is gentle, but the politics are clear.”
“By some margin, The Making of Pinocchio is the highlight of the opening weekend of Take Me Somewhere, Glasgow’s festival of contemporary international performance.”
Theatre reviews: Edinburgh International Children’s Festival | Hindu Times | Braw Tales by Joyce McMillan
“The Making Of Pinocchio (****) is a clever and absorbing film, full of reflection and self-revelation, powerful visual imagery and movement, and a profound sense of the force of Pinocchio as a story about a central character striving to be what he does not at first seem to be – a “real boy”.”
Review: The Making of Pinocchio at Take Me Somewhere (online) by Ben Kulvichit
“overruns with DIY ingenuity”
“the show is moreishly pleasurable to watch. The duo hold the audience with a brand of mischievous humour that’s provocative and reassuring in equal measure.”
“what I feel invited to see beneath these complex layers of performative irony, allegory and reverie, is the beautifully commonplace reality of a relationship: turning the bedside light off; brushing your teeth together; giving up half your sandwich; two people who love each other dearly.”
No More Workhorse
The Making of Pinocchio: Digital Edition – Live Collision – Review
"It’s an inventive and very original film/ theatre production hybrid."
Created by Rosana Cade & Ivor MacAskill Performed by Rosana Cade, Ivor MacAskill, Jo Hellier & Tim Spooner or Rachel Gammon Set, Prop & Costume Designer Tim Spooner Sound Designer Yas Clarke Cameras Jo Hellier Lighting Designer Jo Palmer Cinematographer Kirstin McMahon and Jo Hellier Produced by Dr. Nora Laraki for Artsadmin Creation produced by Mary Osborn for Artsadmin Production Manager Sorcha Stott-Strzala ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Rachel Gammon Outside Eye Nic Green Movement advisor Eleanor Perry Captioning Collective Text, Rosana Cade, Ivor MacAskill, and Jamie Rea SUBTITLE DESIGN Yas Clarke and Daniel Hughes.
A production by Artsadmin. Commissioned by Fierce Festival, Kampnagel, Tramway & Viernulvier with support from Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Battersea Arts Centre, LIFT and Take Me Somewhere. Funded by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and Rudolf Augstein Stiftung with development support from The Work Room/Diane Torr Bursary, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, National Theatre of Scotland, Live Art Development Agency, Gessnerallee, Mousonturm, Forest Fringe, West Kowloon Cultural District & LGBT Health & Wellbeing Scotland. The guest performance takes place within the festival Queer Darlings #4, funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Media partners: Berlin Art Link, Missy Magazine, Siegessäule, tipBerlin, taz.die tageszeitung.