Painted Bird makes socially engaged, political theatre.
We use cultural history, with an emphasis on archive material, as a source for story and through artistic collaboration, shape this material into something that resonates with today.
Each work relies on a unique and diverse set of collaborative artists and researchers, including actors and physical performers, directors, designers, composers, visual artists, dramaturgs and historians.
We are interested in making theatre that breaks boundaries, poses important questions for society and places the audience at the centre of a new theatrical experience.
Painted Bird is committed to make available through our website an archive of all all the stories we receive. To get to know better how to respond to those who have survived disaster. To join the conversation—and to help others to join—about the reality of death and being okay with it.
Painted Bird commits to making available through our website an archive of all the stories we receive.
Painted Bird asks you to give us your story as an audio recording through Whatsapp or as a written account directly through the website, to advise us on how to interpret your story, and to collaborate with us on how to edit your story.
Painted Bird acknowledges that your stories will only ever be told in your own words.
Painted Bird reminds you that we place the emphasis on storytelling and asks you to recognise that this theatre production can have no therapeutic value for the storyteller.