The Company

We are a physical theatre company

We believe that theatre is the place to raise questions.

We want to investigate the more obscure realms of human nature.

We want to explore and exploit the very fine line between comedy and tragedy.

We work with provocative imagery and fragmented narration to create worlds that are dark and humorous, wild and moving.

We want to make an honest connection with our audience, without a fourth wall in place, where events can occur beside them, behind them, beneath them, above them, within them.

The research

Underfoot grass, snow, mud, gravel...
Then dancing light,
silent stark white against dark lapping gray,
restless fly, the sturdy steady gaze of cows,
and the whispers of an open field.

The spaces in which we create heavily influence our work. The identity of an environment has a massive impact on the shape of a show, therefore we often seek isolated spaces and communities within which to devise.

The people

Emily Wachter

Emily Wacther grew up in Gloucestershire. She moved to London in 2001 to study at Rose Bruford Drama School. On graduating, Emily won the Carleton Hobbs Radio Award and joined the BBC Radio Drama Company. On leaving the BBC in 2005 she continued to work extensively in Radio Drama and also started work across the UK in Theatre and Television. Credits include Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Manchester Royal Exchange and Chichester Festival Theatre.

Christine Ryndak

Christine Ryndak is from the U.S.A. She trained at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago and Point Park University in Pennsylvania before moving to New York, where she trained in Viewpoints and the Lucid Body Technique. Her New York credits include the soon to be released independent film 'Surviving Me' with Vince Piazza of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and the off-Broadway hit 'Oh, Those Beautiful Weimar Girls' at LaMama ETC with New Stage Theatre Company, and Birdgirl at HERE Arts Center. She also worked as Literary Manager for Rattlestick Theatre Company.

Ingrid Liavaag

Ingrid Liavaag is a Norwegian actress, performance artist, and visual artist. She studied acting at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Parallel with theatre, she studied scenography, movement and art at L.E.M (Laboratory of Movement Study). Liavaag received a two-year working grant for young artists from Arts Council Norway in 2016. She have worked for companies and theatres in France, England and Norway. Her credits include, Oslo Nye Teater, Riksteatret, Whitelight Theatre F, Cirka Teater, and Footsbarn Théâtre.

Petra Casale

Petra Casale is from Italy. She studied at IUAV, the Venice University of Visual Art and Theatre, where she focused her final thesis on 'Theatre in the House'. In 2008 she studied Dramaturgy and Cinema at the Sorbonne in Paris. She worked with Teatro de Los Andes (directed by Cesar Brie) and Santasangre, with whom she joined a research into the relationship between body and video image. As a director Petra created the absurd dialogue 'Living Room' and the site specific 'Full House', performed in a salt warehouse.

The collaborators

  • Molly Nicholson - Producer
  • Matilde Marangoni - Set Designer
  • James Coote - Photographer
  • Clara Ridomi - Photographer
  • Ginevra Dondina - Graphic Designer