Women & Theatre
Obsession For Men (Teenage Idols, Desires and How Not To Cope With Them)
Venue: The Public
The Public was a gallery, entertainment venue, learning hub, café and work space.
Described as a world class building set in the heart of Sandwell – today one of the most deprived areas in the UK but with a long history of creativity, innovation and community pride which changed the world.
Everything that took place at The Public was about responding to these factors to be a force for the better in the community. The core of the business were committed to using the arts to raise aspirations – to bring the world to West Bromwich and take West Bromwich to the world; to open doors and provide opportunities that would not exist without The Public.
To do this, The Public also had a role in making the arts more accessible to a community which traditionally has low participation in the creative industries. A place where people who don’t normally feel comfortable in arts venues could enjoy themselves, feel welcomed and were confident to experience new things.
Having welcomed more than 1 million visitors since 2009, The Public established itself as a valuable community space welcoming everyone, as well as a place that supported local, new and young talent through the generous host programme and raiseed aspirations through work with established, nationally known artists and performers.
Made up of three founding members, NewMacho Performance company have been working around the United Kingdom since 2007 specialising in devised theatre performance, installation work and site-specific projects.
NewMacho draw inspiration from universal issues, popular culture and mundane everyday objects to produce a progressive style of performance that encourages engagement yet does not forget the importance of entertainment.
NewMacho believe in creating work that speaks to people now. They are part of the next generation of performance makers and wish to recruit you to take part and share in their work and to be part of the new wave.