Led by Artistic Director Emily Ayoub, Clockfire is a devised theatre company that create highly visual and physical performance through ensemble collaboration. Sydney-based but not Sydney-bound, the ensemble devise via a process of improvisation to develop original and universal stories which are imaginative, visceral evocations of the everyday and beyond.
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 and allows for each performer to become an author of the work.
Clockfire Theatre's previous works Lei Hideaway, The Grief Parlour and A Hunger Suite are theatrical pieces that charge the audience's imagination through both movement and language. 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 presented in 2012 at 505 and 2013 at Riverside Theatres as part of True West Theatre. A Hunger Suite was developed with Turkish Artist Mine Cerci and presented in Istanbul for Ikinci Kat Theatre and in Sydney for 505 in 2014. Clockfire's latest work we, the lost company, is a combination of physical theatre, poetics and recorded memories from Sydney communities exploring 'water' and was presented at 505 in 2015 and supported by funding from Brand X, Leichhardt Council and Marrickville Council.
The company was founded in late 2011.