WHO WE ARE
Psychonaut Theatre is a London-based experimental, international, multidisciplinary performance collective. Founded in 2020 by Arielle Zilkha, the company is made from six emerging theatre-makers, who bring their unique artistic styles together, inspired by their diverse backgrounds and trainings.
The company is primarily made up of the first ever graduates from BA Acting and Performance at Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London.
WHAT WE DO
We create contemporary performance that combines perspectives, medium and methodology. We produce live events that merge a contemporary aesthetic with an awareness of theatricality.
Our work takes many forms, from live cinema production, to public response pieces, to gallery installations.
We aim to fuel and encourage creativity without the need for a hierarchy. Our collective generates individual work, alongside ensemble performance, in which we combine our specialisms and interests in the process.
We celebrate the different artistic styles of our company: after all, it is us, as human beings, that drive the work. Therefore, we give ourselves the artistic freedom and license to produce work that we feel reflects us as artists and people.
Part of our mission is to introduce U.K audiences to a more international style of performance. We partner with international organisations to bring these performances to the country.
A LIVE(R) THEATRE?
Driven by the principles of live performance, at the heart of our work is this question: what can theatre give us that no other art form can? How can it support our story-telling?
We are aware of the ever-changing industry and as the next generation of theatre-makers and performers, developing a 21st century approach to performance-making is integral to our practice. When we make our performance we are also constructing an event. A live, theatrical event. What can performance focus on if not live presence?
We want the audience to be invested and immersed in the reality of this event at all time, whilst never allowing them to get too comfortable. We strive to keep experimenting with the barriers of theatre, pushing to explore its uniqueness as a live art form, whilst always holding on to our artistic integrity.
MEET THE COLLECTIVE
Eva Mateos Rodriguez