1. To trick or fool by ingenuity or cunning; outwit.
2. To be confusing or perplexing to; to cause to be unable to think clearly.
Foxed UP Theatre was brought into existence by seven actresses who, following their training, were inspired to work as an ensemble, taking risks with style, genre and process to create new pieces of theatre that would explore the ‘here and now’ and pose fundamental questions about the social, psychological, moral and philosophical constructions of ‘the self’ in relation to wider society.
FoxedUP casts its audience as witnesses to proceedings. They become complicit in the action and are occasionally given the power to influence the events that play out, should they wish to exercise it.
The company makes its own artistic decisions and is very much performer-led. Collaborators are carefully chosen for their imaginative, daring and unconventional approach to story-telling.
FoxedUP are always keen to collaborate with other theatre professionals – directors, designers, writers and producers – who share our passion and vision. We are particularly keen to work with other women.
We believe that women are under-represented in theatre.
This under-representation is not simply reflected the number of women appearing on, or writing for the stage, but crucially in the scope of the roles and stories that are created for (and about) them. Strong female roles are the exception, not the rule – often restricted to lover / matriarch / seductress – essentially a support or antagonist to the male protagonist.
There are a number of ways of tackling this, and by no means do we believe that all-female theatre is the sole response to it, but FoxedUP are choosing to confront the issue by working collaboratively with men and women to create plays and stories that include interesting and unusual roles for women.