“At the start of this piece, Daniel Bye clarifies that this is not ‘a proper play’. Instead, it’s a ‘performance lecture’. Filmed at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, it’s an entertaining piece that sets out to prove that there are some things you just can’t put a price on. Given the current trade-off governments are making between public health and economic activity, that feels pretty relevant. It's free to watch on youtube but you can donate to Daniel's patreon here: www.patreon.com/danielbye”
When allowed outside, I write for performance. You can see some of that performance on my YouTube channel. Since the theatres are closed, I've made three old shows available in full for free. If you're in no position to pay, that's totally fine. If you are, then consider signing up to this Patreon.
And that's not all you'll get.
Each month I'll release new writings exclusively for Patreon supporters. To give you an idea, right now I'm working on two things: a performance text to be read cold, in pairs, via Skype/Zoom/etc; and a book. Subscribers will get access to stand-alone pieces like the former, material in progress towards the latter, and other goodies. See the different tiers you can sign up at for more detail.
The book project is something I've been nursing for a while and now is the time to push forward with it. It's a huge expansion of the material from my show with Boff Whalley, These Hills Are Ours - currently indefinitely postponed. It's an exploration of art, land, ownership, protest and freedom. Right at the moment, running away to the hills is an ever-more comprehensible urge. As well as material in progress, subscribers will also get a free copy of the finished book, in whatever form it finally takes.
Click the 'Book Now' link to watch