I've written and performed several solo shows. My solo work explores elements of the feminine through first person narrative of relationships, dreams and
aspirations. I often write of fantasy realms where the characters can live wildest dreams in alternate realities that co-exist with the sometime hum-drum and conversely incredible every day
In 'The Tower of Amethyst ' Jaqueline imagines what it would be like to a Hollywood heroine in order to transform her lonely life.
'Human behaviour, an unexplained phenomenon....our undiscovered selves...It's just a journey and you never know what may
In '#Echo Variable Bianca' a woman fills her life with pleasure and sensuality only to discover she is
also haunted by betrayal, decay and lies.
'Pleasure, dreams yes but...in the end I found myself naked'
I have reinterpreted the ancient Greek fable of 'Leda and the swan' in which both beauty and terror are interwined.
'Her soft body was melting into the ground becoming one with the landscape'
‘Salamander’ is a one woman show partly based on the fairy tale ‘Woman with no hands’. Set tin between two worlds, an urban setting with nosey neighbours and social media, and a dark fairy
tlae landscape where demons, a pear tree, and a mirror live. It tells the story of a woman who is sold to a man by her parents who are in debt. She finds herself trapped in a scary, toxic
relationship as she is hidden away, controlled and moved to place to place in a van. The piece explores themes of human trafficking, violence against women. Performed by Roberta Gotti, with
voiceovers by Natasha Anne Kelleher and directed by Tony Hickson. The piece includes film projections, voice over and sound.
Performed at the Cockpit theatre in London
On an urban estate a woman tells of the lives of
people in the community.
Characters from past, present and future are connected by a 'space-time continuum'.
An invisible chain of memories, childhood games, sorrows, heart beats, bind these beings who are searching for existential liberty. A unique voice which
creates a double effect both alluring and perturbing at the same time.
Rehearsal process at Conway Hall London
A piece dealing with uncertainty and fear of the unknown. A woman looking for new experiences is drawn into a complicated relationship with a man who works at
a local bookshop. He introduces her into the works of the Marquis De Sade. Torn between the denial of pleasure and the feeling of isolation and the possibility of new adventures which she both fears
'As I took the pain, and thought of what would have pleased him - I searched deep within myself - the wounded flesh- the blue and purple of the veins
beneath the skin'.
(Developed at the Face to Face Festival and performed at the White Bear Theatre)Performed in Paris at Theatre De Menilmontant as part of Dreams before Dawn
A psy-fiction comedy about a woman who lives alone in a big city, sharing private thoughts and insights on her past. Between family breakdowns, the death of her
father and a failed love affair turned into a Hollywood fantasy, she develops an obsession with crystals and psychic bubbles that apparently allows her to astral travel!
Conveyed with humour yet moving, “Tower of Amethyst” is a contemporary tale of aspiration, inspiration and big city hopelessness.
TOWER OF AMETHYST was performed at the BUSSEY BUILDINGS as part of PLATFORM and recently at the CONWAY HALL as part of the GOING SOLO
Watch 'Tower of Amethyst' trailer
A personal contemporary take on the classical Greek tale of Leda and the Swan from Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Roberta takes you on a journey to a mythical place exploring a powerful feminine myth of seduction, sensuality and war.
THE MYTH OF LEDA AND THE SWAN was performed at the TRISTAN BATES THEATRE as part of AN EVENING OF STORIES event and at the 'FRESH BLOOD AND GUTS' event at the
'Descending into a new world, dancing in the streets of the city, those dark and mysterious places.'
Roberta 's interdisciplinary piece explores the thin line between reality and illusion and the nature of being and mortality.
Part live performance, part film installation, #Echo Variable Bianca takes you onto a journey interweaving live performance, film projections and
Discovering a dark and sensual world, a place of altered reality and technological/sound experimentation.
'Consciousness because it's nothingness makes you aware of the possibility of choosing what we will be,this is the condition of human
Jean Paul Sartre
Fassbinder's Film 'Love is colder than Death'
The Films and Jean-Luc Goddard
The Greek Myth of Arachne
Plato's theory of the Cave
#ECHO VARIABLE BIANCA was performed at the TRISTAN BATES theatre and at the CAMDEN PEOPLE'S THEATRE
Projects include 'Homeless Chic' street performance documented into a series of photos shown at 'Misfit' group show part of the Hidden Art of
'Wild About your House', slide projections, 'Nothing is Something' group show at Gallery Valery in East London.
'Wild about your house' part of a series copyright RobertaGotti