I am a theatre director and lighting designer – my work takes the form of performances and installations and my ongoing research considers the structures and codes of performance as well the function and processes of the actor as reality and truth production.
Formally I am very interested in the role of the viewer in the performative experience and the tension between looking or watching and doing or acting
My current research uses archival documents (texts and photographs) to develop theatrical performances as a way of thinking about the relationship between production of memory, the role of the archive and how that pertains to the retrieval and reliving of an event. The constructed narratives within the works looked at the relationship between personal lived experience and memories and larger historical events and narratives. These works use a combination of reportage, portraiture, documentary, and fiction – the editing, re-interpretation and re-positioning of speculative ideas, opinions, beliefs and anecdotes towards the production of new narratives is central to these investigations about the relationship between history and theatre
Since 2014 I have been exploring the framework of law as performance, the role of performance in law and the performativity of legal truth-production. Law’s performativity describes a way of forming, of