Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Rosie to host Diva Radio with Heather Peace

Rosie was included at number 68 on the Diva Power List in the October issue. She will also be presenting Diva Radio with Heather Peace on Resonance 104.4FM on Tuesdays at 6.30pm in November and December. Listen out!

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Producer Wanted!

    My creative life is getting excitingly hectic. So, I want to start working with a producer, ideally looking ahead to 2017 and beyond to a longer term partnership. Maybe it's you... Or someone you know...?
    My new solo show The Conscious Uncoupling has been picking up lovely reviews and was programmed by Southbank Centre for their Festival of Love 2016. It follows Nineties Woman which was funded by Arts Council England, toured the UK to great reviews and is being made into a documentary.
    My book Is Monogamy Dead will be out with Accent Press next July and I hope to take The Conscious Uncoupling to Edinburgh next August and that the two things will cross-promote nicely. I also have plans for a sort of 'breakup monologues' where other artists will share their breakup stories with me.
    My spoken word chat show / podcast recording Queer'Say has received Arts Council England funding for a third successive year and visits Wilderness festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Tate Modern and more. Resonance FM is our broadcast partner.
    I have also been commissioned by Science Gallery London / Wellcome Trust to deliver a new project called The Science of Snogging, in collaboration with Amie Taylor. We performed a test version at Latitude Festival last Friday.
    If you have experience taking shows on tour, dealing with venues, fundraising (especially via ACE and Wellcome) and generally getting artists like me up to the next level, I would love to hear from you.
    I have a funding bid currently in which would provide your first £1000.
    After that, we would work together to generate our income. The events all have a great track record at attracting funding. So the money will be there if we think creatively and work hard.
    If you're interested, please drop me a message via the contact page at www.rosiewilby.com and then come along to The Conscious Uncoupling at Camden People's Theatre from August 17 - 21.
    Interviews will be held the following week, during which we will discuss your ideas for development of the show and which venues you see it touring to.
    If you're in Edinburgh at that time, please drop me a line and come to Queer'Say at Rich Mix on Sept 9 and we will arrange a chat the w/b September 10. 

Thursday, 19 May 2016

New show The Conscious Uncoupling receives 5 star and 4 star reviews

Rosie's new solo show has been awarded 5 stars and hailed 'one of the highlights of Brighton Fringe' by Remote Goat website, described as 'tender and exquisite' in a 4 star review from Everything Theatre and 'hilarious to heart-wrenching' in another 4 star review by Female Arts. And in yet more 4 star reviews, it was described as 'charming and intimate... a very honest show'  by The Reviews Hub and 'poignant, personal and frequently hilarious' by Grumpy Gay Critic. She also spoke about the show on BBC London and Soho Radio and in interviews with This Week London and Brixton Bugle. The Conscious Uncoupling was also shortlisted for Funny Women Best Show 2016.

Rosie's Queer'Say event receives Arts Council England funding for another season

Arts Council England have supported Rosie's Queer'Say event for a third successive year. At each event, Rosie introduces short sets from three spoken word performers and then interviews them live onstage. It's all recorded for her award-winning radio show Out In South London on Resonance 104.4FM. A packed 2016 season includes events at Tate Modern, Wilderness Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Rosie signs a publishing deal

Rosie's first book Is Monogamy Dead will be published next year by Accent Press. Read the full announcement on The Bookseller website.
Rosie has been accepted onto the world-renowned LAMBDA writer's retreat for LGBTQ voices this July, where she will be working on the book in a nonfiction group tutored by Sarah Schulman. You can donate to her tuition and board here and help her to make this opportunity a reality.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

New trailer available for The Conscious Uncoupling

Here's a trailer for Rosie's new solo show The Conscious Uncoupling. It was filmed by Amie Taylor at the show premiere at Tristan Bates Theatre First Festival. Feedback to the performance was overwhelmingly positive as you can see from the tweets cut into the video. The song featured is Rosie's old song Your Ghost from her album Precious Hours.

Rosie wins an award

Rosie won best LBQ Comedian at the Planet Awards, also dubbed the 'lesbian Oscars.' Unfortunately, she couldn't pick up the award in person as she was busy hosting an event at BFI Flare but sent a message of thanks for being recognised at this event celebrating the grassroots queer community in London.