Eilidh MacAskill is a Glasgow-based live artist creating solo performance work and collaborative projects as artistic director of Fish And Game. These highly original works are entertaining and experimental both in content and form, straddling theatre, live art and visual art. There is a particular focus on creating innovative work for children and their adults in a range of settings and contexts.
Current projects include STUD, a new solo performance for adults exploring masculinity, gender, DIY and Horses, which has been touring over the past year; and The Polar Bears Go Up! a children’s show created with Fiona Manson, directed by Lee Lyford and a co-production with The Unicorn Theatre. It’s a funny and adventurous show for 2-5s made in April 2016 and is now touring internationally.
Eilidh is also a freelance performer, dramaturg, and facilitator for a variety of other organisations and artists. Recent collaborative projects include dramaturgy for Rituals For Change, None of Us is Yet a Robot; directing on EATEN, Mamoru Iriguchi; co-creator and director of How To Be A Christmas Tree, Cumbernauld Theatre; Performer/Deviser on The Live Art Community Musical with Get In The Back Of The Van; Performer and co-creator in Dickie Beau’s Drag Family, The House Of Strange Loops.
Eilidh was recently working as a research artist supported by Imaginate leading on Gendersaurus Rex, a major new project exploring gender, sexuality, queerness and difference in children’s performance.