Charlotte Farrell is an interdisciplinary performance maker, scholar, curator, and dramaturg living on Gadigal land. She has a background in writing, performance art and performative installation. Working across academia and theatre practice, Charlotte’s research focuses on tragedy in contemporary performance. She holds a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of New South Wales, and her book Barrie Kosky on the Contemporary Stage was published by Routledge in 2021.
Charlotte worked with Emma Maye Gibson aka Betty Grumble from 2009-2012 where they developed a series of self-devised works including the full-length show, ‘Shirley’. In Montreal, she created collaborative performance-based experiments with the SenseLab, as well as solo work. For the 2012 Sydney and 2013 Moscow Biennales, Charlotte was a key collaborator on Erin Manning’s participatory installation, ‘Stitching Time’. In NYC where Charlotte lived from 2012-2020, she held positions as Director of ROX contemporary art gallery; Visiting Scholar at City University New York; Lecturer in Dramatic Literature at New York University; and Executive Director of Center for Performance Research. From Sydney where she is now based, Charlotte teaches for theatre departments at University of New England, University of Wollongong, and University of NSW, as well as contributes to the international research project, ‘Our Mythical Childhood’. Charlotte is currently exploring performance lectures as platforms for radical engagement.
LIVE DREAMS: THRESHOLD, 2022