SIZE OF COMPANY
SCALE OF VENUE
Middle- to large-scale
dreamthinkspeak was founded 1999 and is based in Brighton. The company mixes live performance with a variety of media within a range of settings to explore the major issues confronting our contemporary world. Their site-responsive productions are re-created afresh at different sites and remain in constant evolution. The company is committed to creating theatre that is formally and thematically challenging but accessible, engaging an audience in a theatrical journey that challenges perspectives of the world around them.
‘While people all over the country are watching TVs, in an old abattoir in Clerkenwell a lucky few are being ushered down the stairs into a dimly-lit space of flickering dreams.’ The Sunday Telegraphn (Underground)
‘Dreamthinkspeak is an extraordinary company, creating site-responsive theatrical experiences that make you feel as if the bricks are speaking to you.’ The Guardian (One Step Forward, One Step Back)
‘One of the most original and thought-provoking dramatic inventions I've seen in years.’ The Australian (Don’t Look Back)
Absent Inspired by the life and demise of a 1950s socialite. A dreamlike recreation of a bygone era, set along a fictional hotel corridor and deftly mixing film, installation and live performance. (15 mins in repeated loops, 6 on the road, site-specific.)
Scenes from a Country Life A site-responsive piece inspired by the characters of Chekhov, examining their lives from the perspective of our present, while translating our modern world through the lens of their distant past. (80 mins in repeated loops, 25 on the road, site-specific.)
We have several new projects currently in development. For further information, please contact the company.
Workshops that explore theatre as an ensemble of media, focusing on film, installation and live performance. There are also opportunities for local performers, technicians and design assistants to become directly involved in the productions.
RECENT INTERNATIONAL WORK
2006 Slovenia, Russia (Don’t look back)
2006 Syria (Corpse on the pavement collaboration with koontheatre)
2007 Malaysia, Romania (Don’t look back)
2008 Australia (Don’t look back)
Scenes from a Country Life: 2010–2012