Rise to Vertex
by Stitch Theatre (UK)
“There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.”
In homage to the mythologist Joseph Campbell, Rise to Vertex playfully explores the composition of the hero’s journey, and how this repeating, archetypal narrative is traced by the heroes of myth, religion, modern pop culture and our everyday lives.
In Rise to Vertex, two performers take on the role of the hero with energy, charisma and unflinching dedication. Together they dress as the hero and share in victory, failure and sacrifice.
Stitch Theatre began in 2015 as a creative collaboration between Leeds based artists James Rowling and Martyna Kozanecka. Together they piece together experimental and uplifting theatre using a warm, low tech, DIY aesthetic. As a company, they like storytelling, making mess, and taking their work to new people and different performance spaces.