We’re excited to announce that Adrian Jackson, founder and artistic director of award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens, will join ESKA as associate director during our four-day creative residency.
Adrian founded Cardboard Citizens in 1991 and has since directed over 30 productions for the company, devising or adapting many of them. He directed his own play, A Few Man Fridays at Riverside Studios in 2012, and Kate Tempest’s Glasshouse in 2013. In 2013 he wrote and directed an intervention in Elmgreen/Dragset’s installation Tomorrow at the V & A. Most recently he has directed 2016’s hit UK tour Cathy and is currently co-directing the company’s most ambitious season to date, Home Truths: An Incomplete History of Housing Told In Nine Plays, which runs at London’s The Bunker from 13 April
We’re delighted that Adrian will be bringing his expertise in theatre direction and facilitation to this residency led by ESKA, the eighth in our groundbreaking Artistic Directors Series. Together ESKA and Adrian will be challenging emerging artists to create socially conscious music in response to the turbulent political landscape. Working across art forms, 15 talented creatives will collaborate to create new music and performance that will be showcased at Band on the Wall on Sunday 28 May.
Applications for Artistic Directors Series #008 with ESKA are open until midnight on Sunday 9 April.
About Cardboard Citizens:
Cardboard Citizens is an award-winning theatre company and one of the world’s leading practitioners of Forum Theatre. It has toured across hostels, day centres and prisons for the past 25 years, bringing theatre to the most marginalised in society. Through bold and immersive theatre, the company breaks down conventional divisions between audiences and performers. Its most ambitious season to date, Home Truths: An Incomplete History of Housing Told In Nine Plays, runs at The Bunker in London from 17 April to 13 May.