Stadium Rock Biog:
Stadium Rock was founded in 2007 by Xana and Dougal Marwick who were joined by Katy Wilson in 2008. In 2015 the organisation underwent a restructure and Xana Marwick was appointed Artistic Director, with Katy Wilson and Dougal Marwick remaining on board as Lead Artists.
Stadium Rock projects include:
2016 – Nests, Work in Progress presented as part of Imaginate Festival 2016 Expo programme, supported by Creative Scotland. Co-produced with Frozen Charlotte Productions. Collaborators included Tom Borley (The Boy), Shane Connelly (Father), Matt Elliott (Technical Support), Heather Fulton (Director), Rosanna Hall (Rehearsal Assistant), Geraldine Heaney (Film and Design) and Stadium Rock Lead Artists Katy Wilson (Design) and Dougal Marwick (Sound). Nests was written by Stadium Rock Artistic Director Xana Marwick.
2013 – The Marshmallow Test, script development and work in progress, multi-media performance supported by Playwright’s Studio Scotland and Summerhall, collaborating with Morna Pearson (multi-award winning playwright), Geraldine Heaney (film maker and performer), Gillian Lees (Performer and Co-Artistic Director of Proto-type Theatre). Focussing on ‘what happens when we give our ideas to a playwright.’
2011 – The Marshmallow Test, residency resulting in a fully interactive installation/ performance at Dancebase (Edinburgh), in collaboration with Geraldine Heaney, Morna Pearson and Ian Spink (choreographer and director). Focussing on ‘what happens when you make a performance experience fully interactive and ask the audience to answer questions. And ’what happens if you bring young children into the performance space.’
‘…done with grace and simplicity’ (audience feedback form)
‘…intrigued to see more’ (audience feedback form)
2011 – The Marshmallow Test Super8 film, made by Geraldine Heaney. Asking the question ‘can we sum up our feelings about the marshmallow experiment and its results and assumptions relating to childhood and success in the Super8 format?’
2010 – First up, Best dressed. An interactive, clothes-swapping and personal story sharing installation, with a colouring in table. Forest Fringe Micro Festivals, Battersea Arts Centre and The Arches.
‘Stadium Rock’s brilliant First Up, Best Dressed’ (The Guardian)
2010 – Ask Me Anything! Anything! At All! A teenager-questioning booth, for children. Presented as a work in progress at the Imaginate International Children’s Festival Fringe.
2010 – Baton. A performance by teenagers, for you! A coming of age, verbatim performance created for children and including live drumming, dancing and trampolining. Work-in-progress performed at Imaginate Autumn Exchange.
Longlisted for the Oxford Samuel Becket Theatre Trust Award.
2009 – Cable, a Scottish Arts Council funded collaboration with musician Jer Reid and performers Caro Donald, Kim Donohoe and John Glancy. Live directing over headphones with the designer live on stage and absolutely no plan, just responses.
2009 – The Marshmallow Test photo story.
2009 – The Marshmallow Test, work-in-progress short, devised performance at Forest Fringe and the Shunt Vaults, London. Focussing on ‘what happens if you present a sound installation and a performance simultaneously’.
‘clever and hugely promising’ (The Scotsman)
‘a work in progress that’s already a fluffy pink confection of a show’ (The Herald)
Shortlisted for a Creative Scotland Vital Spark award alongside such notable artists as David Shrigley and Douglas Gordon.
2008 – The Marshmallow Test, 15 minute physical performance-exploration, Dancebase Head’s Up, focussing on ‘what happens when you bring the set designer into the space as a performer’.
2007 – I Am A Child, Dancebase residency resulting in a work-in-progress presentation of live music and physical performance.