SKYE LONERAGAN

Passionate about curiosity as a kind of currency, both in terms of value and exchange, Skye Loneragan is an award-winning writer/performer whose work spans theatre, poetry and live art.

Her first solo work Cracked, (directed by Zinnie Harris), won an Edinburgh Fringe First award, her seventh and most recent, Though This Be Madness was performed as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival in May 2018 and will be touring in Spring 2020.

For more information on Skye’s background and work, please click here.

For more details regarding Though This Be Madness, please click here.

For details regarding Skye’s work as an Artist in Residence, please click here.

For reviews and other press details, please click here.

Though This Be Madness

An online version of Though This Be Madness, which was to have toured Scotland as part of this year’s SMHAF will be appearing this May. A theatre show set in a lounge room, Though This Be Madness features a recovering mum who is attempting to tell you many tales of sisterhood struggles with mental health. The show is now undergoing an experimental re-framing – supported by SMHAF – to see how it can be shared with other lounge rooms, live online. Skye will be sharing quirky, questioning process-bites along the way via SMHAF’s website.

Cafe Poet – Ampersand Cafe, Australian Poetry2020-03-04T06:54:49+00:00
Arts in the City – Artist in Residence2020-02-12T12:31:25+00:00
A Little Laugh I Lost Somewhere2020-03-14T17:54:11+00:00
Staying Awake For You2020-01-08T15:15:45+00:00
Visible Fictions Theatre Company – Playwright in Residence2020-02-12T12:32:33+00:00
Unsex Me Here2020-03-14T17:51:27+00:00
Glasgow Life – Artist in Residence Ward 182020-03-04T06:36:43+00:00
Artistic Director – Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre2020-03-14T18:15:40+00:00
Scottish Book Trust – Poet in Residence2020-03-03T14:04:13+00:00
Outside Art – Street Art Project2020-03-14T17:47:36+00:00
The Turmeric Trail2020-09-10T09:54:50+00:00
The Line We Draw2020-03-14T18:26:33+00:00
Though This Be Madness2020-05-13T09:04:50+00:00
Cracked2020-01-08T15:14:50+00:00
Wigtown Book Festival – Writer in Residence2020-02-12T12:33:04+00:00

“It takes an artist of some budding genius to generate an idea this simple and this brilliant.”
– Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

PREVIOUS & ONGOING PROJECTS
2020-03-04T06:54:49+00:00
CAFE POET

Ampersand Cafe, Australian Poetry

Writing in situ, leaving anonymous poetry between the books on the shelves in envelopes labelled, ‘FOR YOU’.

2020-02-12T12:33:04+00:00
WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL

Writer in Residence

‘How we can connect across distances and art-form divides?’

I journeyed with those coming to see the visual art festival, Spring Fling, sharing performance poetry on the bus tour and performing a – Read more…

2020-05-13T09:04:50+00:00
THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS

How can we nurture our collective sanity? Desperate to Stay On the Ball, a recovering mum and sleep-deprived teat attempts to…finish a sentence. Unable to reach her sister Ophelia, who wrestles sometimes – Read more…

2020-03-03T14:04:13+00:00
SCOTTISH BOOK TRUST

Live Literature – Poet / Playwright in Residence

I’ve worked on a range of different approaches to writing both poetry and playwrighting within schools with a huge age range. Key to these approaches is – Read more…

2020-01-15T09:31:14+00:00
MY RIGHT THUMB

Solo performance.

With all the focus on avoiding ageing, illness and pain, where is all the youth, health and pleasure?

Quirky show about a hypochondriac whose right thumb won’t stop twitching.

Fascinated by a popular expectation – Read more…

2020-03-04T06:40:00+00:00
THE UMBRELLA & THE BILLOW

A farcical piece set in a bar, where drinking makes us thirsty, about a struggle for mutual respect when belief systems clash.

What is an Umbrella to one is a – Read more…

2020-03-14T17:47:36+00:00
OUTSIDE ART

Street Art Project

Collaboration with artists Akshayee Shetty & Colin Begg. A partnership with The Tramway & Glasgow Life through Cashback for Communities

A year-long unique mix of art-forms that sought to re-imagine the urban environment – Read more…

2020-02-12T12:30:01+00:00
MAKING A MAP OF MY MISTAKES

Artist in Residence

An ongoing research project which began as an exploration in art & healthcare with patients and staff of the New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow.

The first phase of the project – Read more…

2020-02-12T12:32:33+00:00
VISIBLE FICTIONS THEATRE COMPANY

Playwright in Residence

Connecting with students at the then Greenock Academy (Gourock), to inspire writing for performance. Techniques included using drawing as a tool to explore classical playwrighting structures. Out of this residency – Read more…

2020-01-08T22:10:01+00:00
MAKING A MAP OF MY MISTAKES

An ongoing research project which began as an exploration in art & healthcare with patients and staff of the New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow.

The first phase of the project uses a – Read more…

2020-03-14T17:51:27+00:00
UNSEX ME HERE

A live art performance developed with the support of the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland).

What does the Raised Calf have to do with getting somewhere? Inspired by Shakespeare’s Lady – Read more…

2020-03-04T06:36:43+00:00
GLASGOW LIFE

Artist-in-Residence, Ward 18, Phase 1

Focused on arousing curiosity in places and spaces of waiting and working with established groups in the area. Purpose: to create connections through creativity that could explore, ‘what would residents – Read more…

2020-01-08T15:14:50+00:00
CRACKED

How do you grieve someone who’s still alive?

Hope has lost her father…. trouble is, he’s still alive… and thinks he wrote the Bible. Everyday Roger Brimming swims out to sea – but not back – – Read more…

2020-03-14T18:15:40+00:00
TOONSPEAK YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE

Artistic Director

Skye created ‘Word of Mouth’ – the spoken word project for young people interested in performing their own writing. With a large cast of mor than 25 11-24yr olds, she wrote, – Read more…

2020-01-08T15:20:06+00:00
Q-POETICS

The POET & POETRY in places & spaces of WAITING – QUEUES.

All of it hinges on the arousal of curiosity. Q-poetics does not impose a performance, a poet or a poem on those lining up – Read more…

2020-09-10T09:54:50+00:00
THE TURMERIC TRAIL

What can you do while Good Grief is in the room?

Berlin is a passionate python owner whose aunt, wrestling with a psychosis, comes to stay while she is on the brink of exams – Read more…

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