< i m o g e n > or, The Post-Modern Prometheus by The Glass Collective In 2021, Lewis established The Glass Collective with four other artists. They came together to produce < i m o g e n >, an absurd comedy exploring what it means to be human, to belong. Five researchers play god and as they do their own personal losses become evermore present. Drawing from Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus', this show used Artificial Intelligence to create a human identity.
Suitcase Under the Stairs a 'wipe your feet theatre' production,
Lewis is Co-Director and Co-Founder of 'wipe your feet theatre', a theatre collective aimed at sharing personal stories in intimate spaces. They also work across community groups and work with different demographics to help then explore their own stories. The company's first project is Suitcase Under the Stairs, which is a piece written by Lewis, devised by the company that explores the use of drag as a tool for self-acceptance. Commissioned by Greenwich Theatre 2020.
Reviewed: 4 Stars from North West End UK 3 Stars from London Pub Theatres
'Takes us quite literally behind the scenes and shows us the performer inside' - 4 Star Review from North West End UK
Commissioned as part of Boundless Theatre's 2020 'Boundless Happenings' project, which commissions emerging artists from across London to create a 20 minute digital theatre piece. 'Realness Revolution!' is set in a camp dystopian world where ROSE XO is the authoritarian ruler. Lewis (performing as themself) must protest and fight to infiltrate ROSE XO's Campy Cabinet. The audience are given polls throughout the story, which decides Lewis' actions. This piece explores political power and collective activism framed in a satirical world drawing on the clown-like performances of populist politicians.
'FUNNY, IMMERSIVE, UNIQUE, ABSORBING. Shantay you stay!' - Anonymous Feedback Form Response
Lewis is a cabaret performer and producer working under the stage name 'ROSE XO'. They blend trashy aesthetic with crass humour to create cabaret acts that disrupt ideas of what behaviour 'is' and 'isn't' allowed in public life.
Their cabaret show 'Let Them Eat Cake!' has been performed in various venues across South East London to sell out crowds each time. This show is a true variety show experience with acts that span drag, burlesque, comedy, music, magic, and live art. It has been described as 'the best night out I've had in London!'
Alongside this ROSE XO has featured as a host and guest performer in a number of venues across London including John The Unicorn, Radio Delicious, The White Hart, The Glory, and The Fellow. Their iconic drag quiz night 'Drag Me To Filth' has been booked by Students Unions across the country including Goldsmiths, Winchester, Birmingham, Southampton, and Bath.
ROSE XO can be booked to host an event at your bar, perform a guest act for your cabaret show, or run a full scale Let Them Eat Cake! in your venue. ROSE XO can also provide online events for those who require. Prices and fees to be negotiated.