Meet the Maker: Christopher Samuel Carroll
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Creator and performer of Icarus, Christopher Samuel Carroll, talks about the process of creating this performance work and his work as an actor.
Christopher Samuel Carroll is an Irish theatre-artist based in Canberra. As an actor, he has worked with companies all over Ireland, and as artistic director of Bare Witness Theatre Company, creates physical theatre in ensembles and as a solo performer.
Described as “the master of the solo performance”(Canberra Critics’ Circle), Christopher has built a reputation as a daring and skilled creator of original one-man shows. His Butoh adaptation of Paradise Lost, called “a culturally shattering event” (City News), was developed during a five-week residency at Belconnen Arts Centre, before touring to Adelaide and Perth, where it was nominated for The West Australian Arts Editor Award and shortlisted for the Best Theatre award at Fringe World 2017. His Victorian blockbuster Early Grave, Fashionably Late sold-out at Smith’s Alternative after a week-long run at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne as part of their curated summer program in December 2016.
Since moving to Canberra in 2016, Christopher has also appeared in Everyman Theatre Company’s The Normal Heart at The Courtyard Studio; Body Ecology’s Anthems and Angels at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres; and most recently in The Mermaid, a performance art piece with his partner, Hanna Cormick, at the Art, Not Apart festival in New Acton. Together, they have been developing a large-scale work around illness and disability through The Hive script development program at The Street Theatre, with the mentorship of dramaturg Peter Matheson.
Christopher is a graduate of The Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin, and Ecole Internationale du Theatre Jacques Lecoq, Paris.
THE STREET PRESENTS
MEET THE MAKER:
CHRISTOPHER SAMUEL CARROLL
THURSDAY 28TH FEBRUARY, 8:30PM
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STREET TWO | UNRESERVED SEATING | 45 MINUTES