Painted Bird makes socially engaged, political theatre

We use cultural history, with an emphasis on archive material, as a source for story and through artistic collaboration, shape this material into something that resonates with today.

Each work relies on a unique and diverse set of collaborative artists and researchers, including actors and physical performers, directors, designers, composers, visual artists, dramaturgs and historians.

We are interested in making theatre that breaks boundaries, poses important questions for society and places the audience at the centre of a new theatrical experience.