• Sexquisite

if secrets could talk by Maedb Joy

Directed by Jackie Fisher

Written, devised and performed by Maedb Joy

Music by Kevin Matthews, Jasmine Rottenbliss, Edmund Davie and Cos Chapman

About the project:

if secrets could talk, is a one woman show existing between the realms of poetry and theatre. It explores the rise of survival sex work as a result of the impact of the Universal Credit system. Inspired by real stories collected through interview, it aims to shift the trajectory of blame onto legislation rather than the individual. What happens when a system built to protect us fails, and how could the UK benefit from the decriminalisation of the sex industry?

To find out more about the artist and process, click here to listen to a live Q&A where Maedb talks about the responsibility writing about sex work, working with sex workers through interview and her practice as a multi-disciplinary artist. Skip to 19.10 for the discussion.

About the artist:

Maedb Joy is a multi-disciplinary performer and specialises in poetry, theatre, writing and facilitation. She is the founder and Co-Artistic Director of Sexquisite Events and also 1/3 of the all female identifying poetry collective Womxn of Words. Maedb is passionate about access to the arts, and uses her work as a platform to talk about issues that impact working class and marginalised communities.