Included in these pages are examples of my artistic practice. I'm a theater-maker/director working in original visual performance work. I'm currently based in New York City where I am studying towards a MFA in playwriting at Columbia University. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and find myself drawn to themes of cultural geography, social justice, memory, history and identity within my work.
I've just spent the last seven years based in Melbourne where I studied theatre-making(Animateuring) at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). And for the past ten years I’ve continually explored the role of the photograph and how it can be used as a projection within performance. I attempt to create new ways of exploring different concepts, whether it is through immersive textural backdrops where actors become seemingly invisible or tiny micro-focused actions where an image is held in the palm of an actor’s hand. On an aesthetic level, these attempts create a new way of ‘seeing’ the work.
Sound design, lighting, projection, space, text and image all feature as equal components within my performance aesthetic. It is the rhythmic orchestration of each of these elements, along with the use of a non-traditional performance space - often in old buildings with their own texture or history- that contributes to the overall immersive audience experience I aim for within each production.