I am a performance maker and collaborator based in South London, working in both Performing Arts and Participatory Arts sectors. שיר פרייבך
I have been a professional performing arts maker for the past 19 years, working mainly as Director and Dramaturg and also as Writer, Translator and Mentor in Europe and the Middle East. For the past eight years I have combined my work in the arts sector with a lifelong commitment to human rights activism, through participatory arts projects. I have an MA in Applied Theatre (awarded Distinction) from Goldsmiths University.
My work in theatre won awards and grants, including four awards for Chocolate at the Haifa International Children’s Theatre Festival; grants for Frollein Rache, Radio Lukullus, and Hortensia Unlimited in Switzerland; grants for My True Self in Italy, and grant for Invisible in England.
Collaboration is at the heart of what I do, and over the years I have worked with performers, writers, choreographers, musicians, poets, visual artists, rappers, circus artists and activists to create engaging works of live performance. In the participatory arts sector I have worked with refugees, adults experiencing homelessness, Roma communities, marginalised people, people accessing health and mental health services, young people not accessing work or education, and young people experiencing difficulty with speech, language and communication skills.
Between 2015-2019 I was National Touring Director of Raw Material, a youth arts charity and an Arts Council England NPO based in Brixton, South London. This included working as Artistic Director and Project Manager of the successful national touring programmes Raw Roads: Invisible and Raw Roads: Imagine, which I created for the organisation utlising bespoke methodology.
I believe artists and arts organisations have a civil responsibility and a role to play in their communities.
I am committed to operate ethically, be open and reflective, promote inclusion and champion diversity.
I aim to be artistically and socially ambitious, and am always happy to explore possible collaborations.