Roaring Girl Productions is a creative arts company working in film, audio, text and performance. We combine high quality creative work with practical activism.
Who are we?
Roaring Girl Productions (RGP) was founded in 1999 by artist-activist Liz Crow, who continues as creative director. RGP is based in Bristol (UK), touring nationally and internationally.
We bring to light marginalised and misrepresented stories, both contemporary and historical. Ranging from the pictorial to the confrontational, we create counter-narratives which expose the need for social justice and move audiences to recognise their role in contributing to it. Woven through with themes of identity, resistance, survival and hope, our work raises questions of what is it to be human, what kind of society do we want to be a part of, and how do we act collectively to bring that about. In our work, we take audiences beyond spectatorship to become a part of creating sustained and sustainable change.
What have we produced?
Our award-winning work has been taken to audiences around the world. Highlights include:
- Figures, mass-sculptural durational performance exposing the human cost of austerity
- Bedding Out, livestreamed and touring durational performance raising awareness of the impact of on-going welfare benefit reforms.
- The four combined Resistance projects, including an interactive film installation and a controversial and celebrated performance on Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth.
- Frida Kahlo’s Corset, a short film about the Mexican painter and disabled women, screened at Tate Modern alongside the retrospective of Kahlo’s paintings.
Our films and documentation of performances are available to view, buy or hire for public screenings. Please check the relevant project for more details.
How do we work?
Cumulatively, RGP has brought hidden stories and new perspectives to audiences via a range of media.
We work inclusively and our productions demonstrate the possibilities and benefits of this. We have pioneered new approaches to accessibility for audiences, incorporating solutions into creative planning throughout the production process. This includes integrating audio description, captioning and sign language interpretation into our film production and output, and introducing integrated social media into performance.
We are a tiny core team whose numbers ebb and flow according to the scale of a project and phase of production. Over the years, our work has been made possible by the generosity of our funders and the hard graft and support of hundreds of committed individuals and organisations.