KNEECAPS by Joe Hunter
Presented by Moot Point Collective in collaboration with Framework Theatre
We are delighted to be supporting new theatre company, Moot Point Collective, to produce a rehearsed reading of their new play. The Zoom reading is pay what you can, with all proceeds allowing Moot Point to pay the creatives involved in the development of this process.
Tickets can be purchased HERE.
About the show:
Ali & Jess have recently broken up, and are dealing with their own problems. However, when a peculiar and life-threatening epidemic forces them together for the first time since their split, unresolved issues with religion, identity, morality, addiction and each other are well and truly unearthed. Kneecaps is a surreal dark comedy that asks the question ‘how do we love ourselves as queer people when the world is designed to encourage the opposite?’
Meet the Team:
Rachel Fraser - Director
Rachel Fraser (She/They) is an interdisciplinary artist who works across digital media, live performance and fine art. Previously having collaborated with Moot as an animator, they will this time be joining the Kneecaps team as director. Rachel enjoys making visually impactful and highly physical work by experimenting across mediums.
Rachel Robertson - Performer (Jess)
Rachel graduated from Napier University in Acting & English Literature in 2017 and since then has been involved in various new writing projects with Twelve Twelve and Storyboard Theatre. As well as this they have volunteered as a drama assistant in schools with Strangetown and music workshops around Edinburgh. During lockdown they’ve been focusing on their music and now work at the newly developed art facility, ‘Hospitalfield House’ in Arbroath.
Joe Hunter - Writer
Joe Hunter (they/them) is the co-founder of Moot Point Collective and the writer of 'Kneecaps'. Their work often follows queer characters and relationships facing the realities of challenging themes and circumstances. They have had a hands on approach in this process, making it a real collaboration among queer artists.
Leigh Simpson - Producer/Assistant Director
Leigh Simpson (she/her) is an artist, performer and writer based in Leith. With a keen interest in multimedia storytelling and a desire to make theatre more accessible for lower income creatives and audiences, Leigh has branched into Producing for this reading of ‘Kneecaps’. Her primary aim has been supporting the team through a digital process, as well as making the experience rewarding for all of the creative participants.
Cara Watson - Performer (Ali)
Cara Watson (she/her) is an actor and creative from Fife. She graduated from the MGA Academy of Performing Arts in 2019 with a BA (Hons) in Acting, and has since then been working as an actor in Scotland, as well as co-founding the Edinburgh based, all-female theatre company ‘Untie My Tongue’. She is portraying Ali, one of the two leads. She is keen to portray a complex, and somewhat messy but ultimately kind, female character