Artistic Discoveries in European Schoolyards

Chloe Osborne

Chloe joined Emergency Exit Arts in 2009. She is a theatre maker and facilitator who, for the last 8 years has worked with children and young people from across the UK, to create performance work that weaves issues of cultural identity and spatial ownership with the bottomless resource of the imagination.

She has created work in damp basements, a flooded storage unit, abandoned dockyards, bursting school playgrounds and on the doorsteps of unknown houses in her attempts to explore performance intimacy through story telling.

Trained at The University of Hull, The Centre for Performance Research and Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art, Chloe uses her own experience, as devisor/performer/poet/director to engage schools, community groups and youth theatres in challenging creative explorations.

Most recently she has worked for Discover, an interactive story telling centre, Southwark Playhouse, Studio 3 Arts, Talawa Theatre, and Magic Book Puppet Theatre. She believes that participatory arts may well be the antidote to social apathy.