Stuck between highly taxed tampons and badly lit mirrors, three performers are trapped in a patriarchal purgatory.
An act of dramaturgical punk; fusing dark comedy, the ridiculous and the tragic. A mix of performance art, clown, buffon, story-telling and political rant, inviting you to laugh in the face of, challenge and reconsider what it is to be a woman.
No Way Out questions the overall creation of the female image and narrative and debunks it.
The international ensemble bring their own languages, experiences, literary traditions, backgrounds and histories to re-interpret these texts and characters; inspired by Don Quixote, House of Bernarda Alba, Joan of Arc, Jane Eyre, Shahmaran, Disney princesses, and pop queens.
Development of the work was supported by Ballhaus Ost Berlin, Camden People’s Theatre London and The Cut Halesworth. We are associate artists at The Cut with projects supported by The Roundhouse, Jacksons Lane Theatre, Cambridge Junction, CPT and Ballhaus Ost. Our work has been seen in the UK, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic and Spain and programmed in festivals including Kana, Prague Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, 100˚, Pulse and Faki.
Previewed at Ballhaus Ost in February 2018/ Premiered at Camden People's Theatre London in May 2018.
NO WAY OUT was funded by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts and Norfolk County Council and in co-production with Flight of the Escales.
Makers of theatre and performance; deconstructing forms and relationships in an attempt to get to the bones of a topic and to turn the status quo on its head. We are interested in exploring the unseen: the ugly and unpolished, the characters without a voice, the lesser explored perspectives. Our performances are a mash-up of dark comedy and absurd surrealism, a mix of poetic meanderings and uncomfortable truths.
We are associate artists at The Cut with projects supported by The Roundhouse, Jacksons Lane Theatre, Cambridge Junction, CPT and Ballhaus Ost. Our work has been seen in the UK, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic and Spain and programmed in festivals including Kana, Prague Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, 100˚, Pulse and Faki.
This production was supported by Camden People’s Theatre, Ballhaus Ost and The Cut. It was funded by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, Norfolk County Councils Arts Fund and through the generous donations of our supporters and friends. A co-production between C’er un Altra Volta (CUAV), Tucan Riot and Flight of the Escales.
Concept & Director: Carolina Ortega
Dramaturg & Co-Director: Sarah Calver
Created with and Performed by:
Gozde Atalay Kokkoris
Video and trailer: Laura Jones
Costume: Eva Nalbach
Set design: Chris Gylee
Light: Pablo Fernández Baz
Assistant Director: Stephanie Raymundo
Stage Management: Livia de Vasconcelos
Photography: Federico Boccardi/ Underskin
Producer: Ava Nordstorm
Once Upon a Time management
An academic review of NO WAY OUT was recently published in European Stages. You can read it here:
Length of the piece: 70 mins/ no interval
3 person show.
People on tour: 5
1 production manager
1 stage manager/ light & sound operator
Get in time: Minimum 4 hours
Get out time: 1 hour
Age guidance: 16+
Language: English/ Spanish/ French/ Turkish/ Visual
Ideal staging requirement:
No raised stage preferably
Width: 6 m
Depth: 6 m
Height: 4 m
A U shaped rail to be hung from above at 1,60 m from the floor.
The show requires a clean stripped back space. Preferably a white or black box.
For detailed tech spec, lighting plan, show prices and all other inquiries please contact nowayoutplay(at)gmail.com
NO WAY OUT is taking bookings for 2019.
For our dossier or for further booking information please contact our manager, Ava Nordstorm on email@example.com or director Carolina Ortega on nowayoutplay(at)gmail.com
As part of our 2017 process, we made three films during early research stages of the show. We were working on deconstructing femininity in a confined space.
During this time, the performers explored characters and experimented with costume while locked up in a toilet.
Filmed by Hugo REIS
Featuring: Clemence Caillouel
Filmed by Hugo REIS.
With Gozde Atalay Kokkoris
Filmed by Hugo REIS
with Patricia Rodriguez