Psychonaut is a London-based theatre company, founded in 2020 by Arielle Zilkha and Jaya Twill.
The company is made up of artists studying BA Acting and Performance at Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London.
We are an ensemble of six international performers, makers (and good friends), collaborating to create original, devised theatre. Through combining perspectives, medium and methodology, we explore the contemporary moment with an eye to the past.
As a company, we aim to fuel and encourage creativity without the need for a hierarchy. Collaboration lies at the heart of our devising process. We are all training to be multi-discplinary artists which means there is a fluidity in our roles. Our process is experimental, involving storyboarding, writing and knocking our heads together to create the best work we can.
At the heart of our work is this question: what can theatre give us that no other art form can? We are aware of the ever-changing industry and as the next generation of theatre-makers and performers, developing a 21st century approach to theatre-making is integral to our practice. When we make our theatre we are also constructing an event. A live, theatrical event. What can theatre focus on if not live presence? We want the audience to be invested and immersed in the reality of this event at all times (when circumstance allows!), whilst never allowing them to get too comfortable.
Our first production, The Disenchantment of Two Women in a Separate Place, will be presented as part of Brighton Fringe 2021.