A show about dominance and submission.
The ways we give in, and the ways we take control. Physically, psychologically, sexually, socially. Through the body, through language, and through structures of power.
Ways To Submit invites you in to a fantasy, a game, a dialogue, a performance, a fight: a series of duets in
which power is at work.
Ways To Submit tries to understand the body – and the performance space – as a site of resistance and a site of succumbing. It explores what it means to play at dominance and submission. And who has the privilege to ‘play’?
This event will be followed by a conversation with the artist. This performance has adult content and is suitable for 18+
‘Ira Brand is a riveting performer… she interlinks different frameworks of submission and dominance, linking fighting and sex in particular, but placing them in a wider conversation about the structures of power society upholds. Ways To Submit is a fantastic and constantly surprising piece of theatre that discusses power on multiple levels…’
The Spy In The Stalls, 4 Stars
‘Left reeling by @irabrand’s quite extraordinary Ways To Submit @YardTheatre. Strikes me as a work of quietly intense moral commitment and humanity, and, in its last few moments especially, as important a thing as I’ve seen in a theatre in the last couple of years. Radiant.’ Chris Goode, playwright & theatre-maker, on twitter
Conceived, written and performed by Ira Brand.
Dramaturgy by Jo Bannon.
Lighting and technical design by Jo Palmer.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by The Yard Theatre. Supported by Cambridge Junction and The Marlborough Theatre. Produced by DAS Theatre.