Heriones sprung from Morna Young’s desire to get into a room with fellow writer-performer-musicians Belle Jones and Julia Taudevin to explore the concept of a ‘strong woman’. The Strong Women we audition for and play. The Strong Women we are expected to write. And the women that we write regardless of being strong or otherwise. The stories that are told and sung about strong women. Our autobiographical experiences of being self-starting, multi-hatted, often described as strong (or difficult) women in an industry still dominated by the voice of the straight white middle class man. Developed through short development blocks over the last year or so Stellar Quines are supporting Heriones find it’s form and energy to move into performance.
Belle’s blog post on the first Heroines session of 2017: Heroines at the Glasgow Women’s Library