Clockfire is an independent Australian theatre company who create highly visual and physical performance through a process of intensive collaboration led by Artistic Director, Emily Ayoub. The work incorporates the skills of artists from an array of disciplines who collectively contribute to the creative process. As an ensemble, some members have studied at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris and this training has heavily influenced the ensemble's process of creating original devised theatre. Clockfire seek to invent imaginative, poetic and visceral evocations that create powerful discourse around subjects that have both social and contemporary significance.
Clockfire Theatre's previous works comprise Lei Hideaway, The Grief Parlour, A Hunger Suite and we, the lost company. Lei Hideaway, a colourful rollick exploring universal needs and desires was recipient of the Best Theatre Show Award at the Sydney Fringe in 2012. The Grief Parlour, a surreal fantastical journey through the various stages of grief, was selected as part of True West Theatre for Riverside Theatres in 2013. A Hunger Suite was developed with Turkish Artist Mine Cerçi and presented in Istanbul for Ikinci Kat Theatre and in Sydney for 505 in 2014. we, the lost company, a combination of physical theatre, poetics and recorded memories from Sydney communities exploring 'water' was presented at 505 in 2015 and supported by funding from Brand X, Leichhardt Council and Marrickville Council. Clockfire are currently in development for their latest work, The Natural Conservatorium for Wise Women. This piece is supported by funding from Q-Lab Artist in Residence Program, Hothouse Theatre's A Month in the Country and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres' Flash Residency Program and is programmed for the Old 505 Theatre's 2017 Mainstage season.
The company was founded in late 2011.