The Wolf is a solo performance project in development, a fictional autobiography of my experience of being half human half wolf. Set against a fictional backdrop of the history of wolves in Australia it plays on the slippage of 'wolf' as a signifier in psychoanalysis, folk law and shamanic traditions of transformation. It plays with the role of storytelling as a means of negotiating colonial violence figured in the gothic elements of the Ocker Australian imagination. The character was created for Odin Teatret's co - production the Tenth Annual Holstebro Festuge, part of the European Capital of Culture Celebrations, Aahus 2017. It was subsequently developed as a performance in residency at Odin Teatret's Nordisk Teatrelaboritorium in July 2017. It uses training and composition techniques from mentor Roberta Carreri explored during that development. A fragment of this performance in progress will be presented as a performance installation at Viva La Gong, Novebmer 2017.

The Wolf, work in progress showing images courtesy of Tommy Bay, Nordisk Teatrlaboritorium residency 2017

Audience image of The Wolf during Tenth Holstebro Festuge, 2017

Audience image of The Wolf during Tenth Holstebro Festuge, 2017

promotional image The Funeral of the Wolf, Viva La Gong, 2017

promotional image The Funeral of the Wolf, Viva La Gong, 2017