Mark Croasdale


Staying In

Presented by Word of Warning, Contact + STUN in Works Ahead 2019 as a double bill with Avital Raz

In Brief

“Young, gay, fabulous — it’s all about being out and going out… isn’t it?”

Fuelled by internalised homophobia and beset by social anxiety, Mark agonises over the ‘correct’ way to be a ‘good gay’, to be himself, and to connect with others. All he wants to do is invite you out… for a good night in.

Venue + Booking Details

Dates: Thursday 16 + Friday 17 May 2019, 7.30pm
Venue: STUN Studio at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: available to reserve via Contact, Pay What You Decide (cash only) in person on the evening.
Box Office tel: 0161 274 0600 (Contact, weekdays 10am–6pm)
Enquiries: 0161 232 6086 (Word of Warning office)

Access Information

Age advisory: 18+. Duration: the double bill (with Avital Raz) will last up to a maximum of 2 hours, including an interval (running order tbc). For specific age and access information please email info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086.

More

Exploring the social pressures impacting young gay men, Staying In examines identity, anxiety and internalised homophobia through psychology, physical theatre and a good dose of absurdity.

How can we connect when words fail us? Can performance be the answer?

Who is he?

Made in Manchester, Mark Croasdale is a theatre maker and performance artist interested in human psychology, human history and the humour of being human.

Mark’s practice seeks to fuse different art forms — making unique experiences which surprise, delight and perhaps unnerve audiences. His work includes immersive audio installations (Anonymous, Sydney, 2014), theatre (Blink, Salford, 2015), and site-specific pop-ups (Letters From Egypt, The National Trust, 2017).

What people have said about his work

Captivating, emotional, I was left wanting more.
No ordinary piece. Not for everyone, but important.
Relevant to anyone who’s ever felt nervous.
Audience Feedback on Staying In (work-in-progress)
A lively and charming production.Manchester Theatre Awards on Blink

Credits

Works Ahead 2019 is co-commissioned/co-produced by hÅb, Contact + STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North). Project Mentor: Peader Kirk

Websites

markcroasdale.com | @markcroasdale
WorksAhead.org | #WorksAhead

Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019

Thu 28 Feb, 8pm (doors 7.30) PWYD | NIAMOS
The Rave Space
Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Baby Face
Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts
Haphazard 2019
Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
Works Ahead 2019
Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Forecast
(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)