We are delighted to introduce you to the team of acclaimed and highly experienced international practitioners who will deliver the Summer Theatre Courses for 2019.
Aby Watson is a solo artist, performer, maker, facilitator, researcher and graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Contemporary Performance Practice programme. Her own performance work marries text, action, movement, choreography, and autobiography, with a healthy dose of humour and a vibrant neurodiverse energy. Her solo work has been supported by Unlimited, The National Theatre of Scotland and Janice Parker Projects and has performed her solo performance work at The Southbank Centre, Tramway and The Tron Theatre amongst others. As a practicing drama facilitator she has worked for The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glas(s) Performance, NTS, DanceHouse, and Platform. She is passionate about creating inclusive environments for young people to develop drama skills within, and enjoys supporting young people to create devised performance that expresses their own unique standpoints in the world. www.abywatson.co.uk
Mexican-born and Edinburgh-based Andrea Cabrera Luna is the artistic director of Anahat Theatre. Prior to training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she read an MA in Performance and Culture at Goldsmiths College London and trained as an actor in Mexico City. Elements of physical theatre, improvisation and storytelling are the main focus of her practice as a performer, facilitator and theatre-maker. Directing credits include: The Arsonists, by Max Frisch, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, The Duchess of Malfi, The Globe Theatre, London, Hotel Juárez, University of Edinburgh, Assembly Roxy, Waterfront WastelandMedea Material Landscape with Argonauts, London.
Mamoru Iriguchi is an award-winning performance maker and theatre designer with a background in zoology. The Edinburgh-based artist’s performance works explore 2D and 3D, liveness and pre-recorded-ness, gender and sexuality, and fairytales and evolution theories. His pieces are known for their surrealist humour and unique DIY use of digital technology.
His performance works include Eaten (CATS 2018 nominee), The Tallest (Tate Early Years & Families commission), 4D Cinema (Autopsy Award), PAINKILLERS (The Yard NOW commission), One Man Show (The Place Prize commission), Projector/Conjector (Aerowaves Spring Forward) and Into the Skirt (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm commission).
Mamoru’s theatre design work includes Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens, Best Design winner, London Evening Standard Theatre Awards) and Love Song to Lavender Menace (James Ley, The Lyceum).
Lou Brodie is a performance maker, applied artist and project manager based in Scotland. Through an artistic process rooted in social practice and conviviality Lou produces idiosyncratic art works and events in collaboration with communities, people and place.
Graduating in 2004 from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) with a BA(Hons) in Contemporary Theatre Practice Lou has gone on to work with a range of companies and artists including; National Theatre of Scotland, Southbank Centre, Perth Theatre, Lyra, Platform Glasgow, Imaginate, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Random Accomplice and Nic Green.
Lou believes the best fun is had by the creating spaces and performative actions that rely on or question the responsibility of the spectator/participant. From teaching teens and adults how to throw and catch bricks, inviting classes of 5 year olds to experience dance theatre on a bouncy castle to spending a whole year asking one person a day, everyday, to hold her hand for 30 minutes.
Most recently in 2017/18 she worked with London’s Southbank Centre to programme Scotland's first WOW - Women of the World festival in Perth, and co-created Helen's Letters with Lyra Artistic Director Jo Timmins. 2019 will see her working with National Theatre of Scotland on The Coming Back Out Ball
Eoin McKenzie is a performance maker and director from Glasgow who works across contemporary theatre, live art, and writing. His work is interested in how we experience and shape the world around us and how the process of making performance can renegotiate our human narratives in search of more compassionate and caring modes of being in the world. Eoin is excited by thematic ideas of impermanence, transcendence, failure, and chaos.
Eoin is an associate artist at Platform where he is developing his new work, All Or Nothing, as part of his selection as one of Imaginate's Launchpad artists for 2018/19, he also directs the Platform Young Company with Gudrun Soley and presented their most recent production Shaking The Habitual at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Chrysalis Festival ( **** -https://www.list.co.uk/article/105302-shaking-the-habitual/). Eoin regularly collaborates, directs, and performs with other artists and companies and has most recently worked with Glas(s) Performance, Edinburgh International Festival, Hidden Giants, Mamoru Iriguchi, and Aby Watson.
Eoin is looking forward to exploring the potential of the written word in the live moment through performance experiments, task-based theatre-making, and collaborative approaches.