‘The prison has become a key ingredient of our common sense… It has become so much a part of our lives that it requires a great feat of the imagination to envision life beyond it.’
– Angela Davis
I Think I’m On Another World With You is about asking questions; to ourselves, to each other and with each other.
It’s about asking questions that might not have answers, to see if we might be able to imagine another world.
It’s about The Naughty Step. It’s about prisons.
I Think I’m On Another World With You was created as part of my second semester studying MA Contemporary Performance practice at the University of Salford.
I wanted to explore, and try to communicate ideas around prison abolition. This was something I’d read a little bit about before – and something that just makes sense to me as an idea. I wanted to try and see if and how I could convey this understanding in a performance. It ended up being as much about the struggle to communicate political theory as it was about the political theory itself.
I also made a zine that was given out after the performance.