SCALE OF VENUE
Small- to large-scale
Artistic Director & Chief Executive
Pacitti Company has spent two decades touring award-winning, radical new performance works worldwide. Pacitti Company also produces the SPILL Festival Of Performance, the UK's premiere artist-led biennale of experimental theatre and live art. Socially-engaged and process-led, Pacitti Company approaches performance-making as investigation through research. The company blends formal disciplines and techniques with social sciences and personal politics. This bespoke process enables Pacitti Company to serve audiences with works of vital artistic and cultural value, while always remaining accessible.
‘Already being hailed by many as the theatre event of the year.’ The Sunday Times on SPILL Festival
‘If you want to see the future of theatre, start here.’ Metro
‘The experience of Intermission was deeper and more reflective than is sometimes met by religious institutions.’ Audience member, SPILL blog
Intermission As freedom of expression is being swept under the carpet, Intermission leads a dirty war on things we should get straight, in this purge from Pacitti Company. (50 mins, no interval, 1 on stage, 2–3 on the road, strong language.)
Civil A work about issues of liberty and disobedience, originally made with Quentin Crisp. Described by Mexico’s La Cronica de la Hoy as ‘The perfect argument by Pacitti’. (60 mins, no interval, 1 on stage, 2–3 on the road, contains nudity.)
Finale Seminal work exploring issues around drowning. Made anew each time, it shows with up to 30 local practitioners. (60–75 mins, no interval, 3 on stage and up to 30 local artists, 4 or 5 on the road, strong language.)
Finale workshop – 2 week workshop for up to 30 locals leading to performances.
Talks – a range of talks and seminars available, on Pacitti Company history, SPILL Festival, or specific projects.
Post-performance discussions available with all works.
Bespoke workshops responding to promoters’ needs/requests.
2 day–1 week workshop on Ghosts, Traces and Residues.
2 day–1 week workshop on Manifestos and the Explicit Body.
Feasts – facilitation of network dinners for artists and/or audiences.
Writing groups – facilitation of writer development around live projects.
Salons – a range of topics for public and/or industry salon conversations, including socially engaged practice, heritage and performance, food and performance etc.
RECENT INTERNATIONAL WORK
2008Australia (Civil/Finale), Croatia (Civil)
All project availability: ongoing