Jolie Booth is creating Theatre, novels and the Museum of Ordinary People
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Born in Colchester, England  in 1978, Jolie Booth grew up in Braintree, Essex,and studied for a degree in English at Nottingham Trent University. She has lived for 16 years in the fabulously creative and liberated city of Brighton, as well as in Sydney Australia, London and the squats of Berlin, where she ran the infamous Fischladen squat bar in Friedrichshain, before returning to England.

Jolie is a writer, theatre maker, she recently co-created the Museum of Ordinary People and she is managing director of Kriya Arts. Established in 2003, Kriya Arts is a cutting edge arts and production company with a passion for making creative and innovative work in a wide variety of mediums. It's aim is to make the world a more compassionate and extraordinary place.

In her first novel, The Girl Who'll Rule the World (2016), we followed the story of a young modern woman finding her way in a tumultuous world, told through a broken narrative and stream of consciousness. That novel, the first in a planned series of books called Saturn Returns in which the reader will return every seven years to the world of the heroine Esmeralda, dipping into her life and discovering how it and her ideals have changed, was set in Brighton between 2007 and 2008, during which time Esmeralda turns from 28 to 29 years old and tells the story of a young woman facing her thirties with the feeling that she is going to take over the world. Never Worn is the second book in the series and follows Esmeralda coming to terms with the fact that life is not an easy ride, as she faces career failures, fertility issues, IVF and no babies.

As a theatre maker Jolie is interested in how theatre can be used as a tool for change. The face of her practice has taken on many guises, but behind the mask her practice is always about working with the audience to challenge and crack open preconceptions. "The question mark is my crucifix" is Jolie's motto. Jolie has produced many multi-award winning, high quality events in a wide range of mediums. Her most recent creation is Sisterhood, a play that is a call to dis-arm the patriarchy through community, for women to treat ourselves and each other with the respect, grace and honour that Mumma Earth - the divine feminine - requires, because all feminine aspect are facets of SHE. All those who identify as women need to make it safe for each other, not by calling each other out and finger pointing, but by calling each other in. Sisterhood will be performing at Pleasance Beneath for the entire Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August this year. Last year she went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Rhum and Clay's award winning production TESTOSTERONE, a play that critiqued the toxicity of masculinity from the perspective of a new trans man, which Jolie produced, and was selected to be part of the British Council Showcase. This show performed at Pleasance 2 throughout the whole of August, won the The Indies Best Theatre, Family, Musical or Dance Show at the Pleasance, then toured both nationally and internationally. Before that she produced multi-award winning Backstage in Biscuit Land. Created by Jess Thom AKA Touretteshero, Jess shared with audiences the creativity and spontaneity of her tics. BIBL toured nationally in 2016 as part of the House network and BAC's Collaborative Touring Network. It then went on to tour in Canada and the US with the support of the British Council. In 2015 BIBL was presented as part of both the British Council Showcase and iF Platform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In November 2015 the show featured as part of BBC4's On Stage: Live from Television Centre. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 it won Total Theatre's Emerging Company Award. in 2016 Jolie was up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her first one-woman-show HIP, which explored a discovered archive of a woman's life, a lady called Anne Clarke, after Jolie squatted her flat in 2016 and discovered that Anne's belongings had all been boarded up and left behind after she had died there in the early 90's. Jolie discovered a treasure trove of Brighton counterculture history. HIP received critical acclaim and subsequently toured extensively throughout the UK and internationally in 2017. This then led to Jolie creating an interactive walking tour theatrical experience called; HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander that led participants around the streets of Brighton, introducing them to Brighton's forgotten counterculture history, which premiered at the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2017...

...Then this led Jolie and co-founder Lucy Malone to create the Museum of Ordinary People in May 2018, which won the The Brighton Fringe Visual Arts Award in Association with HOUSE and AOH. MOOP is a new kind of museum that tells the stories of ordinary people, exploring and considering the magic and mundanity of ordinary life, chronicling hidden narratives and celebrating the ripples that we leave behind. It serves as an antidote to celebrity mania and the pervasive cultural construct of presenting picture-perfect versions of our lives. It is also a direct rebellion against an already well-established canon of museums celebrating the lives of the elite. The dream for MOOP is to create pop-up museums and events all over the world, because everyone has a story to tell and deserves to be heard.
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Your name in the thanks section on my website and in print for all my projects and you'll receive a monthly newsletter up date, which will include links to see videos of shows you can't get over to see live.
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Let's be friends! I'll hand write you a letter or a postcard bi-monthly (every two months).
Signed poster
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A signed poster from your chosen project, popped in the post, especially for you. Options to request other posters for projects as they come up.
In the virtual flesh
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An online face to face chat once a quarter, catching you up on what's going on in my world and filling you in all the project gossip.
Book worm
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A signed copy of both my novels, with a personalised message in them, popped in the post to you. Includes any future novels written too in the Saturn Returns series.
Poetry
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A personal handwritten poem about a subject of your choice, posted to you.
Come see the show!
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Two tickets to any of the shows or events that I put on. You can pick which date and venue you'd like to attend in a given tour. 
The Half Monty
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A signed copy of both my current novels, with a personalised message in them, popped in the post to you. A signed poster from your chosen project. A bi-monthly (every two months) handwritten letter or postcard and in print, with a monthly newsletter. 
Full Monty
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
A signed copy of both my novels, with a personalised message in them, popped in the post to you, and includes all future novels in the Saturn Returns series.  A personal handwritten poem about a subject of your choice, posted to you. A signed poster from your chosen project and any future projects you chose to receive from. A bi-monthly (every two months) handwritten letter or postcard. Once a quarter face time up date and gratitude online and in print, with a monthly newsletter. 
www.kriyaarts.co.uk

Born in Colchester, England  in 1978, Jolie Booth grew up in Braintree, Essex,and studied for a degree in English at Nottingham Trent University. She has lived for 16 years in the fabulously creative and liberated city of Brighton, as well as in Sydney Australia, London and the squats of Berlin, where she ran the infamous Fischladen squat bar in Friedrichshain, before returning to England.

Jolie is a writer, theatre maker, she recently co-created the Museum of Ordinary People and she is managing director of Kriya Arts. Established in 2003, Kriya Arts is a cutting edge arts and production company with a passion for making creative and innovative work in a wide variety of mediums. It's aim is to make the world a more compassionate and extraordinary place.

In her first novel, The Girl Who'll Rule the World (2016), we followed the story of a young modern woman finding her way in a tumultuous world, told through a broken narrative and stream of consciousness. That novel, the first in a planned series of books called Saturn Returns in which the reader will return every seven years to the world of the heroine Esmeralda, dipping into her life and discovering how it and her ideals have changed, was set in Brighton between 2007 and 2008, during which time Esmeralda turns from 28 to 29 years old and tells the story of a young woman facing her thirties with the feeling that she is going to take over the world. Never Worn is the second book in the series and follows Esmeralda coming to terms with the fact that life is not an easy ride, as she faces career failures, fertility issues, IVF and no babies.

As a theatre maker Jolie is interested in how theatre can be used as a tool for change. The face of her practice has taken on many guises, but behind the mask her practice is always about working with the audience to challenge and crack open preconceptions. "The question mark is my crucifix" is Jolie's motto. Jolie has produced many multi-award winning, high quality events in a wide range of mediums. Her most recent creation is Sisterhood, a play that is a call to dis-arm the patriarchy through community, for women to treat ourselves and each other with the respect, grace and honour that Mumma Earth - the divine feminine - requires, because all feminine aspect are facets of SHE. All those who identify as women need to make it safe for each other, not by calling each other out and finger pointing, but by calling each other in. Sisterhood will be performing at Pleasance Beneath for the entire Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August this year. Last year she went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Rhum and Clay's award winning production TESTOSTERONE, a play that critiqued the toxicity of masculinity from the perspective of a new trans man, which Jolie produced, and was selected to be part of the British Council Showcase. This show performed at Pleasance 2 throughout the whole of August, won the The Indies Best Theatre, Family, Musical or Dance Show at the Pleasance, then toured both nationally and internationally. Before that she produced multi-award winning Backstage in Biscuit Land. Created by Jess Thom AKA Touretteshero, Jess shared with audiences the creativity and spontaneity of her tics. BIBL toured nationally in 2016 as part of the House network and BAC's Collaborative Touring Network. It then went on to tour in Canada and the US with the support of the British Council. In 2015 BIBL was presented as part of both the British Council Showcase and iF Platform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In November 2015 the show featured as part of BBC4's On Stage: Live from Television Centre. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 it won Total Theatre's Emerging Company Award. in 2016 Jolie was up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her first one-woman-show HIP, which explored a discovered archive of a woman's life, a lady called Anne Clarke, after Jolie squatted her flat in 2016 and discovered that Anne's belongings had all been boarded up and left behind after she had died there in the early 90's. Jolie discovered a treasure trove of Brighton counterculture history. HIP received critical acclaim and subsequently toured extensively throughout the UK and internationally in 2017. This then led to Jolie creating an interactive walking tour theatrical experience called; HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander that led participants around the streets of Brighton, introducing them to Brighton's forgotten counterculture history, which premiered at the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2017...

...Then this led Jolie and co-founder Lucy Malone to create the Museum of Ordinary People in May 2018, which won the The Brighton Fringe Visual Arts Award in Association with HOUSE and AOH. MOOP is a new kind of museum that tells the stories of ordinary people, exploring and considering the magic and mundanity of ordinary life, chronicling hidden narratives and celebrating the ripples that we leave behind. It serves as an antidote to celebrity mania and the pervasive cultural construct of presenting picture-perfect versions of our lives. It is also a direct rebellion against an already well-established canon of museums celebrating the lives of the elite. The dream for MOOP is to create pop-up museums and events all over the world, because everyone has a story to tell and deserves to be heard.

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Tiers
Your name in (computer screen) lights!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Your name in the thanks section on my website and in print for all my projects and you'll receive a monthly newsletter up date, which will include links to see videos of shows you can't get over to see live.
Pen Pals
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Let's be friends! I'll hand write you a letter or a postcard bi-monthly (every two months).
Signed poster
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
A signed poster from your chosen project, popped in the post, especially for you. Options to request other posters for projects as they come up.
In the virtual flesh
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
An online face to face chat once a quarter, catching you up on what's going on in my world and filling you in all the project gossip.
Book worm
$60 or more per month 0 patrons
A signed copy of both my novels, with a personalised message in them, popped in the post to you. Includes any future novels written too in the Saturn Returns series.
Poetry
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
A personal handwritten poem about a subject of your choice, posted to you.
Come see the show!
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
Two tickets to any of the shows or events that I put on. You can pick which date and venue you'd like to attend in a given tour. 
The Half Monty
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
A signed copy of both my current novels, with a personalised message in them, popped in the post to you. A signed poster from your chosen project. A bi-monthly (every two months) handwritten letter or postcard and in print, with a monthly newsletter. 
Full Monty
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
A signed copy of both my novels, with a personalised message in them, popped in the post to you, and includes all future novels in the Saturn Returns series.  A personal handwritten poem about a subject of your choice, posted to you. A signed poster from your chosen project and any future projects you chose to receive from. A bi-monthly (every two months) handwritten letter or postcard. Once a quarter face time up date and gratitude online and in print, with a monthly newsletter.