XRIS REARDON: Founder & Artistic Director, Third Way Theatre
Xris seeks to use TO to create spaces for the excavation of collective knowings, buried in structures that cause conflict (personal, and otherwise).
For Xris, creativity offers ways to question the reality we have absorbed, ingested and come to believe is “normal”. Communities questioning together, in an atmosphere where we work to move beyond ego and identity – rights and wrong, can help transform damaging misunderstandings that alienate us from our dreams of a just world.
Xris trained with Augusto Boal in Legislative Theatre, Cops in our Heads, Rainbow of Desire, and The Future We Are Afraid of.
She also trained with David Diamond, whom she co-joked CONSUME, CONSUME, CONSUME with in Melbourne, Victoria.
She works with the tools of TO, as well as other methods she gratefully received from Brunswick Women’s Theatre, Suzuki Training, SITI Theatre Co (Viewpoints training), River Chandler of TheatreWorks, the he/art of Angela de Castro as well as the critique of Lisa Ward plus countless others – trainings which have deeply confirmed her desires.