Collaborative projects
Adam Whiting in Heaven is a Place, a dance film made in Plymouth (Sundog Media, 2014)

Members of the P.E.P group inspire each other and collaborate whenever possible. For example:

Roberta Mock, Kayla Parker and Ruth Way collaborated on the making of a dance film entitled Heaven is a Place, with emergent professional performers and members of Plymouth's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans communities. This was the outcome of an EU-funded project with partners in Greece, Spain, Turkey and France. In addition to making the film, they ran workshops and organised a public symposium at Plymouth Arts Centre. Together, Roberta, Kayla and Ruth have written a chapter on the making of Heaven is a Place for a book entitled Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Practices and Places (Routledge 2017).

Lee Miller, Roberta Mock, Kayla Parker and Phil Smith hosted a collaborative public lecture in the Peninsula Arts series on Zombies and Performance and then organised a symposium on Zombies: Walking, Eating and Performance in 2013. Arising from this, they co-edited a Special Issue of the journal, Studies in Theatre & Performance on Zombies and Performance in 2014, which also includes essays by colleagues, Joanne ‘Bob’ Whalley and Victor Ladron de Guevara.

Joanne ‘Bob’ Whalley and Lee Miller’s recent publication Between Us: Audiences, Affect and the In-Between is a book for audiences. It is a book about audiences. It is a book for anyone who watches, is watched, and all the spaces in between. Introducing the idea of performance as a shared transformative experience, Between Us is intended to help the reader make sense of performer/audience interaction in a landscape where boundaries are collapsing. Using illustrative case studies of professional practice, each section develops the understanding of the shared space between performance and audience, considering how presence, absence and affect function across the work of a series of contemporary performance makers. The exchange between audience and performer remains an under-explored area, but by drawing on themes of performance, exchange and the body, this text widens the debate while offering an accessible entry into the philosophy of spectatorship.