Uninvited Guests

Uninvited Guests begin their R&D Residency

| Tue 5 Jan 2016

As Uninvited Guests begin their Creation Space R&D residency, we caught up with the company and found out a bit more about what they'll be working on during their two weeks with us.

Can you tell us about Uninvited Guests?

Uninvited Guests are Paul Clarke, Jessica Hoffmann and Richard Dufty. We work collaboratively together inputting equally into the creative process, but we also have specific roles. Paul always directs and Jessica and Richard perform. We also collaborate with other artists and musicians depending on the needs of each project.

The company formed in 1998 and we are based in Bristol, although our producers Fuel are based in London.
How would you describe the work you create?

We make work that is hopefully both entertaining and provocative. We mostly make theatre shows but we also make installations and audio walks. We are interested in how we engage with our audiences and how we can collaborate with them to co-author the work.

What will you be working on during your residency at artsdepot?

We will be working on a completely new show! It will be the first time the three of us are in a room together (for this project) testing out some initial ideas. It's when anything is possible.

Which elements of the project will you be developing while you’re here?

We're interested in exploring different ways of gathering material that's written by the audience, particularly now we all carry phones that enable us to engage / respond to things instantly. We will be meeting and talking to a few different groups that use artsdepot, and we will be trying to focus our initial ideas.

What the most useful thing to have with you in the rehearsal room?

We normally have pens, paper and laptops with a connection to the internet!

Twitter: @UGuests

This residency is supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Read more about our Artist Residency Programme

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