Welcome to the online home of David McBride, Performance Creator.
David McBride is a multi-faceted artist who crosses boundaries, changes roles and is always looking for the most interesting way to tell a story. His solo work explores the boundaries of the performer/technician relationship, control, and how technology interacts with performance. David is always looking for ideas and buttons to push.
The end of 2011 is fast approaching and it has been a very busy year that has given me many opportunities as well as great changes in life. Here is just a couple of things.
The Drunken Chorus project “AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH THEM” completed in May with a final performance in Goole.
In September I was able to bring Pen-ultimate Theatre’s “A Night on the Tiles” to the Decibel festival in Manchester. I also reunited with some colleges in Huddersfield to play/perform with them in “Clunk”, a monthly improvisation night at the Lawrence Batley Theatre. It was great to see old friends and see what they have gotten up to in the year since working with them last.
I have continued my work with Proto-type Theater as the company was invited to the British Council showcase as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. A subsequent tour was booked for “Third Person: Bonnie and Clyde Redux” to Yerevan, Armenia for Highfest in October. This was a blast and a great chance to experience a different culture and see how theatre sits in a different culture context. Touring to a place like Yerevan and to the theatre that we were in was an experience that was challenging but also rewarding.
In keeping ever busy, September involved the preparation of “Fortnight” to take place in Lancaster during October. “Fortnight” was received well in Lancaster and it was great to see how this project responded to a different city. There will potentially be more opportunities to experience “Fortnight” if it comes to a city near you.
Some of the biggest news is that I have relocated to Hong Kong and will be exploring opportunities in the city (and surrounding area) to see where and what I can get involved in. It is a new challenge for me, to network in a new city and in a different arts scene. I’ve already seen some exciting work though, and I look forward to future opportunities.