Created and Performed by Jenna Watt
Co-Directed by Rachel Moffat
Music by Matthew Hicks
Visuals by Matthew Pattinson
It's Grebe Park, Inverness,
It's you and me,
It's us against them,
It's a risk,
It's a baseball bat and broken ribs,
It's Ok, It's Only Temporary is a live art action that explores a true story where in childhood the performer was the victim of an act of violence carried out by her peers. It was an accident, a moment where play took a naive but deliberate step into something more serious. We follow the performer as she gives an account of the events leading up to the incident in 1993, and it's effects 18 years later.
Sometimes lives are held to ransom because of one event, because of one thing you did or didn't do or one thing that had nothing to do with you. Everybody knows about it and you resign yourself to it, it did happen, you were the 'little kid that…' and despite two broken ribs, you're still here with nothing to show for it.
Battersea Arts Centre - February 2014
Camden People's Theatre - March 2012
Converge, Out of the Blue, Edinburgh - May 2011
The Basement, Brighton - April 2011, November 2011
Forest Fringe Microfestival- April 2010