For the past 22 years, bluemouth, inc. has consistently created some of the most visceral, dynamic and engaging performance pieces in this country. The company’s intense physicality, fearless experimentation and deep social conscience has sustained their highly demanding creation and performance processes.
Originating with founding members Ciara Adams, Stephen O’Connell, Sabrina Reeves, Lucy Simic and Richard Windeyer, bluemouth’s artistic core membership has also included Lisa Humber and Mariel Marshall. My engagement as dramaturg over multiple projects with this collective’s strong pull to “director-less” creation offered me key insights into the strengths and challenges of collaborative devising processes.
Photo of Lucy Simic and Stephen O’Connell by Jeremy Mimnagh.