Joanne Tremarco, award-winning solo performer, Fool and End of Life Doula, has collaborated with Internationally acclaimed director Yael Karavan to create ‘The Birth of Death’ a powerful, interactive piece of theatre that addresses Death – the elephant in the living room- through humour, honest story-telling and stunning choreography.
The Birth of Death skilfully weaves interactive improvisation with stunning physical imagery, set to an evocative score and “creates a remarkable space for artist and audience to explore thoughts and feelings around (death) the ultimate taboo. A wonder to observe.” (Vicky Anderson).
Drawing on end of life conversations with her mother, training as a death doula and adventures as a Lucid Dreamer, Tremarco has created an “utterly remarkable.” -(Liverpool Sound and Vision)
“tremendous piece of heartbreaking, exhilarating, breathtaking physical theatre.” – Producer of Lancashire Fringe.
“it’s funny, sad, challenging, hilarious, upsetting, beautiful, uncomfortable and comforting. Joanne is an amazing performer and improviser who takes the audience with her on a journey through our (mostly screwed up) relationship with the ‘final curtain’. Audience members were literally laughing with mirth and crying with sadness at the same time. Do not miss it, really, your life (and possibly death) will be the poorer…” Lee Griffiths Friction Arts
The Death Wife Project, began as a result of Joanne’s experiences supporting her mum at end of life, her experience with Clair Vision Schools training, ‘Death The Great Journey’, her subsequent training with Brighton based organisation, Living Well Dying Well as an end of life Doula and her journeys around India exploring practices for Death and Dying and Ritual Theatre.
It is a smooth hybrid of visually evocative physical theatre and audience participation. It is as effortlessly funny as it is heart openingly sad.
It’s a beautiful, hilarious and poignant way to spend an evening looking at the final curtain.