Rebel resistors radio club

11 year old girls self-build analogue radios and broadcast their manifestos for the emerging world. Rebel Resistors Radio Club builds a global clandestine network of girls, tooled up for the future they will inherit.

Stepping into their power & controlling not just what they say but how they are heard, they create a post-digital, pirate social network that transcends digital technologies & imagines a future that belongs to them.

Action Hero’s new international touring participatory project asks deep, profound questions in a playful & accessible way: where are we heading, where is power held & how will we share space together in an uncertain world?

To see Rebel Resistor Radio Club’s touring dates, see our Calendar.

For previous touring dates, see our Archive.

“some of the most thrilling work currently being produced in the uk”

The Guardian

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photos by Staatstheater Mainz / Action Hero

Created by Gemma Paintin & James Stenhouse
Lead artist: Gemma Paintin
Dramaturgy: James Stenhouse
Graphic Design: Actually Studio
Electrical engineer: Victor Mazon Gardoqui

Rebel Resistors Radio Club was created in co-production with Mermaid Arts, Staatstheater Mainz and Create & Connect/Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Developed through LIFT’s Concept Touring residency. With funding from West of England Combined Authority and Arts Council England.