EXPLORING THE HUMAN CONDITION
THROUGH SITE, PERFORMER AND AUDIENCE.
ABSURDLY. GROTESQUELY. PHENOMENALLY.
GRUFF captures the audience’s imagination in the raw interface with characters born from the textures, smells, atmospheres and histories of their surroundings. Often working site-specifically or site-responsively, GRUFF’s devising process explicitly seeks to escape the ‘beautiful’ and its attachment to boundaries, and instead explores the potential of grotesque embodiment to reveal the ‘sublime’ in the boundlessness and fluidity of the uncensored imagination.
Our methodology is rooted in Michael Chekhov technique and principles of play, and developed through intensive collaborative practice over the past ten years. GRUFF seek to engage the lies of life and theatre with, Thomas Bostock, Alistair Foylan, Phoebe Naughton and Holly Shuttleworth.