Sadeysa Greenaway Bailey
Sadeysa is a freelance performance designer with a background in scenic art and carnival arts. She started working in the arts over 12 years ago in the carnival arts and outdoor theatre sector, which took her across the UK and internationally.
SShe then trained at Rose Bruford College in scenic painting, set construction and prop making. After which she pursued a long-standing interest in design, believing having a better understanding of different disciplines would make for a better collaborative environment overall and as a practitioner. She has since worked to build her career across both disciplines in new writing, devised, outdoor productions and working with young people, at venues including The Barbican, The Kiln and The National Theatre. She also has a keen interest in non – verbal storytelling and communication including dance, creating/developing new work and expanding her work across the UK and Internationally.
Sugar is a play set in Brent, taking place in a not so distant dystopian future, where the women and girls have staged an uprising. They’re tired of being treated unfairly and have seized the town hall, refusing to leave until the local men meet the terms of a new manifesto.
What we see is the journey of a group of young boys, trying to make sense of a world without women. Clamouring for a sense of purpose they’ve formed a sort of army. To start with their world is fun, lawless and macho but through a series of investigations (role plays that investigate the girl’s terms) power struggles begin to emerge and they’re forced to choose between pride and compassion.