by Katy Baird
This is a show about work.
Some people work to make money. Some people work to feel fulfilled. Some people don’t work at all.
Katy has been serving customers for the last two decades, working everywhere from pubs and fast food chains to sandwich shops and milkshake bars. Now she works in an office doing admin.
Some of these jobs she has loved and some she has hated. This is her story on the up and downs of what it means to serve you – the public.
Through the lens of labor and work, Workshy is a powerful and honest portrayal of the relationship between class and aspiration.
Place: Cube, Project Arts Centre
Dates: 1 May
(this performance is part of a double bill with “27” and both performances are included in the ticket price)
There are a limited number of festival passes available that will grant you access to all 3 nights double bills for just €33. Contact Project Arts Centre Box Office on +353 1 8819 613 to avail of this offer.
More about Katie Baird
Katy Baird is not apologising for making herself heard in the Live Art world. A London-based artist and activist who often finds herself in uncomfortable situations of her own making. Her solo work is intimate and autobiographical, reflecting on gender, class and sexuality.
PRAISE FOR WORKSHY
Workshy is a sharp, engaging take on the complicated questions that fuel and shape our thinking about work and labor. – Diana Damien, exeuntmagazine.com
Really enjoyed Katy Baird’s Workshy at Chelsea: she tells you what she’s going to do, but then repeatedly surprises. Thoughtful good fun. – Maddy Costa (The Guardian)
I think the total honesty in Katy’s delivery is something to be admired. – Audience Member Response
Katy Baird’s Workshy is a really exciting piece of work that deals with the economic realities of life for loads of people in the UK in the 21st Century. Katy’s is a fresh, honest voice. She is an antidote to the many more privileged artists making work out there who maybe haven’t got Katy’s life experiences to draw on. – Richard Dufty, Senior Producer at Battersea Arts Centre.