Having started from a concern with the politics of form, I am interested in how the theatre event functions as society places more and more emphasis on the spectacle of transformation and consumable experiences. This means I have a strong focus on spectatorship, participation, and the transformative in performance and performance process.
I write and perform my own solo work as part of my practice based research into vulnerability and intimacy in performance and I am currently examining how this can contribute to the spectator experience and the workings of the piece on a dramaturgical level. My framing of both research and practice draws significantly on the work of Bracha Ettinger to underpin how we theorise the encounter in performance.
My current performance And By the Way the Cat is Dead combines fragments of autobiography and poetry with bad jokes and music to explore our struggle to find rituals and modes of expressing grief. Other recent practice includes a short solo performance called Μα Ποια Παπια (or I’m not a Pheasant Plucker)which explored vulnerability, foolishness and miscommunication across languages and culture, and in my collaborative work, I am working across textual, performative and choreographic practices as a dramaturg. I have been working closely with choreographer Medie Megas since 2013 exploring her improvisational form ‘the transformation’ and subsequently working as dramaturg and performer on her most recent work Trapped at the National Theatre of Greece as part of the Onassis Cultual Centre's Fast Forward Festival.
This paper examines how the shift across discourses or media within the dramaturgy of a performance can create a caesura and how this is can then contribut... more >>.
Artists workshop and presentation
This session is a workshop/presentation focusing on the idea of self and social transformation, which will explore with the participants the experience of potentiality for transformat... more >>.
In this paper I examine the tension between the discourse of the transformative in marketing and the location of radical potential within transformative performance. I ask what are the implications for radical politics of the a... more >>.
In the context of the increasing significance of experiential theatre performance, adaptation to stage in the 21st century is no longer solely defined by the dramatisation of text. Its associated spectatorship is similarly u... more >>.
Thirty minute conference paper with questions, exploring the nature of experiential theatre performance using Fuerzabruta (2006) as an example. The analysis was framed by discussion of changing concepts of experience a... more >>.
After looking at the ways in which experiential participatory theatre opens up the potential for transformative moments of performance, I became interested in two things: first the language we use to ... more >>.
This was an invited paper which addressed the relationship between Agamben's analysis of experience and the rise of the experience economy, and within that context, the potential for engaging the transformative in experiential ... more >>.
Associate editor for the 5th volume of the International Journal for the Arts in Society
Dramaturgical Advisor for One Small Step for a Man: Hello Goodbye by Danae Theodoridou. Further information here: http://danaetheodoridou.com/one-small-step-for-a-man-hello
Dramaturgical advisor for Earth in 100 Years by Danae Theodoridou. More information available here: http://danaetheodoridou.com/earth-in-100-years-2016
I co-directed Lassie by Andreas Flourakis for the Epi Kolono black box theatre in Athens. This ran from March to the beginning of June.