Lisa’s time in the ArtKeeper program will predominantly be spent developing a bold, joyful new work for theatre that will be a communal celebration of love, loss and remembrance. Bringing together traditions of theatre, live music, food and the rituals of farewells, Lisa will discover, shape and refine a large-scale ritual gathering: a collective act of delicious farewell, a ‘wake’ for no one, and for everyone, all at once.
In reflection on her own experiences around grief and loss, Lisa is curious about stretching her creative practice into new territory, and finding the meeting place between theatre and ritual, performance and experience. She's keen to explore experimentation with form, collaboration and creative development, and mentorship during her time at HOTA. This process will reflect on her understanding of her own ancestry, collective legacy, and the very human experiences that bind us all together.