UPCOMING SHOWS 2022

PAST SHOWS IN 2022

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SUZY HOMEMAKER, TUES 17TH MAY AS A PART OF LANCASHIRE FRINGE FESTIVAL

Photo by Derwood Pamphilon

I am delighted to announce an upcoming performance of Suzy Homemaker in Lancashire Fringe Festival!

Where?
The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP
When?
Tues 17th May, 8pm
Price?
FREE!

Link to see the other acts:

https://enjoyshow.co.uk/…/lancashire-fringe-festival…/

#lancsfringe

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SUZY HOMEMAKER, LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE, FRI 25TH MARCH 2022

Delighted to announce that Suzy Homemaker will be performed at Lawrence Batley Theatre on Fri 25th March 2022.
I remember receiving the ‘What’s On’ programmes from LBT as a young child up until the end of my training at NSCD. My mum and I would mark the pages of all the shows we were interested in and book tickets to watch them.
It was always one of my dreams to have a show at LBT or to perform there. Finally it has come true.
What makes it even more special is that it’s a show that means so much to me. I have big aspirations for the future of Suzy Homemaker and for this to happen so early in the process (looking at a projected 4 year journey for the show) is honestly unbelievable. I am so grateful for all of the support I have received and a huge thanks to all of the team at LBT for supporting local artists and taking the time to listen to my ideas and provide support and studio space.
As if this opportunity couldn’t get any better, when I opened the programme I saw one of my closest friends Shawn Addison who is a dancer with Phoenix Dance Theatre featured in the programme too. Shawn has been a huge believer and support throughout my career and training, I am so proud of him and what he has achieved through hard work and perseverance.

Info about the show:
Fri 25th March 2022, Lawrence Batley Theatre. 7.45-8.55pm including a post show discussion.
Book tickets here:
https://www.thelbt.org/what-s-on/dance/suzy-homemaker/

Image by Derwood Pamphilon

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SUZY HOMEMAKER AS A PART OF TRIPLE BILL SNAPSHOT, SUN 28TH MARCH 2022

SHOW ALERT!
Come and see Suzy Homemaker as a part of a triple bill ‘SnapShot’.
When? MON 28TH MARCH at 8PM
Where? Drama Studio, Sheffield
Price? £8 Full / £6 Concessions / £6 UoS Students & Staff
Ticket link: https://performancevenues.group.shef.ac.uk/event/snapshot/

More info:
An evening of new work extracts from the Enable US resident companies and artists
Innovative new dance, musical theatre and contemporary performance, showcasing our three resident companies’ brand new works. Featuring contemporary magician and circus side-show artist Tom Cassani’s Show of Hands, which will explore what memories our hands hold, what choices they make and why. We’ll also see extracts from leo&hyde’s acapella musical biopic Galileo- complete with beatboxers, dance breaks and spectacular harmonies. Finally, dancer Erica Mulkern will be presenting her new work Suzy Homemaker, which explores women throughout history, trapped in roles they did not ask for.
A unique opportunity to take a glimpse at three explosive and thought-provoking new theatre works fresh out of the box. This evening will also include a free ‘In Conversation With’ discussion with the artists after the show, where you will get the chance to deepen your understanding of the artists’ fascinating processes.

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Suzy Homemaker- The Film

It is finally here, Suzy Homemaker- The Film

The link to the full film:

The term ‘Suzy Homemaker’ is used as a derisive reference to any woman with habits linked to stereotypical domestic activities traditionally done by women. Suzy Homemaker was a line of miniature functional toy household appliances produced by Topper Toys, and launched in 1966. It taught girls how to be the perfect housewife, just like their mother. In this film we see women throughout history trapped in a role they did not ask for, they had no choice. Domestic Bliss quickly turns into a distorted nightmare. Let’s meet the characters!

Susannah is a young socialite in the late Edwardian era. 
Suzy is a 1950’s housewife that is quite strange… 
Ms. S. is a Burlesque performer from the late 1920’s early 1930’s.

Performer and Choreographer: Erica Mulkern

Videographer and Post Production: Adam Redmond

Sound Design: Maja Palser

Costume Designer: Amelia Sierevogel

Edited by: Erica Mulkern

This film has taken approximately 200 hours to create from storyboarding, costume design, post production and rehearsals etc. It was a big part of Erica’s vision for Suzy Homemaker- The Film to be free for all to view but this does have minor consequences. The team are currently working unfunded and deserve to be paid for their efforts. If you enjoyed the film please donate anything you can via the GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/fundraising-for-suzy-homemaker-the-film

Thank you so much from the whole team.

Social Media Links:

Erica:

Website: http://ericamulkern.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erica.mulkern

Twitter: @EricaMulkern

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericamulkern/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericamulkern/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfePlUy-h_ZZCAXzMrURxUw

Adam:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adam.redmond.733

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamredphoto/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWJaZQLp2THcYehYV5OyHQ

Maja:

Website: www.majapalsermusic.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiidPHwPteXiv21a8uPfmAA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/majapalsercomposer

Amelia:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativedoll95/

You can find out about the upcoming shows of Suzy Homemaker via this link:

https://ericamulkern.com/2021/07/11/upcoming-shows-2021/

Social Media Campaign designed by Avneet Cheema.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/avsinghart/

Website: https://avsinghart.co.uk/

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AvsinghartStudio?ref=shop_sugg

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjryM9PYCCdIp9N6OzJbM2Q

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/avneet-cheema-924498205/

ANNOUNCEMENT: Resident Artist with Enable Us Project 21/22

I am thrilled to announce that I will be a resident artist with Enable Us Project 21/22.

I will continue to expand my solo work ‘Suzy Homemaker‘ as well as do outreach work.

“With thanks to Arts Council England we have been able to expand our planned Artist Support offer from two resident companies to four. They are: dancer Erica Mulkern, performance artist Tom Cassani, contemporary dance company Joss Arnott Dance, and musical theatre partnership leo&hyde.

The Enable Us Project was started in 2017. It provides a platform within the University of Sheffield Performance Venues to bring audiences, artists and the University community together to experience, inspire and be inspired by performances that stimulate thought and broaden understanding, as well as providing access to workshops, training and development. Our artistic programme encourages opportunities for students at the University of Sheffield to work alongside professional arts practitioners, to develop their own creativity and to grow as individuals. We also aim to develop work based learning programmes and internships within the cultural and creative professions.”

Enable Us Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/EnableUsProject/

https://twitter.com/EnableUsProject

https://www.instagram.com/enableusproject/

Enable Us Residency Artists/Companies:

https://performancevenues.group.shef.ac.uk/about-us/enable-us/resident-companies/

Joss Arnott: http://jossarnottdance.com/the-company/

Tom Cassani: http://www.metalculture.com/artists-area/tom-cassani/

leo&hyde: https://www.leoandhyde.com/about.html

Photo by Nicola Chippendale at Vines Art House

Medea: Chorus 410-445 Video

Check out this lovely little clip of ‘Medea’ that I was a part of and edited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUaqb-EXFf0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1hxgEyfsEROuoCHGdLsugYPSoxXtOXitqixurNXrnQAtxlLi5d6SoNtE0

Proud to announce we won the 2nd place among 40 US entries with an extract (Chorus, 410-445) from Medea for the Out of Chaos competition, which is supported by the Center for Hellenic Studies at the University of Harvard, the Society for Classical Studies, BADA and the Classical Association.

This short film was created in less than 10 days, directed remotely in lockdown and in lack of professional equipment.

Many thanks to all the unseen heroes who supported us all the way through, as well as Tim C Huang, Mikołaj Flis, Natalia Lesińska.

Director/Producer:

Dionysia Bouzioti

Co-creators/Cast

(order of appearance):

Medea Erica Mulkern

Chorus Emily Raven-Baker

Chorus Georgie Gillespie

Glafkie Jenny Skinner

Producer:

Merveille Nsumbu

Video Editor:

Erica Mulkern

Sound, Cover & Technical Support:

Gabriele Bonotto

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First Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CdCr6ErANc

First Light

A collaboration between myself, Kenny Ip and Jon Gegelman. This was such a fun shoot at 5am in a derelict car park! I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and whilst you’re there why not subscribe? I am going to be posting more content soon including an exciting update about a partnership between myself and a wonderful charity. Stay tuned to find out more information soon.

Cover image by https://www.revu.photography/