Chloé is an experienced theatre/movement director and performer based in North East London, UK. As both a director and performer, her work is both physical and aesthetically pleasing - she often finds herself working in site-specific and immersive environments. She is currently spending her free time aerial silks training with Upswing. As a performer she is represented by Idamos Agency (www.idamos.com) and is an active member of Soho Theatre's Soho Young Company's Comedy Labs (Sketch, Stand-up and Cabaret), whilst as a director and theatre maker she works freelance, and is a member of The Young Vic's Genesis Directors Network. She trained at: Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS), Indonesian Institute of Arts, East 15 Acting School and Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Art - for list of full credits (both dir. & perf.), training and special skills please see 'cv'.
- Performing news: Last summer Chloé worked in residency with physical theatre company Gecko, and has recently been devising for Barbican Open Lab. Additionally to this she's participating in a series of workshops with Punchdrunk and Punchdrunk Enrichment as an artist/performer. She is currently performing in DotDotDot's new immersive experience 'Somnai' and will be performing some puppetery and bouffon in Flabbergast Theatre's Macbeth at Wilton's Music Hall this July. She will soon be working with Darling and Edge, Lost Estate and the Arensky Orchestra on their upcoming immersive orchestral dance experience this summer - Swan Lake: The Great Masked Ball.
- Directorial news: Currently working on - Frances Farmer: Zombie Movie Star for Vaults Fest and London Horror Fest and Lulu: A Circus Sex Tragedy told with knives for theatre company Ugly Collective, in collaboration with Theatre Delicatessen. She will be directing one play per month for Rich Gift Theatre's Deadline: 24 Hour Play series. Chloé is also directing for Steph Martin's new play Bridle, for CPT's Festival of Sex: Hotbed and Kings Head festival 47 (transferring to Streatham Arts Space late 2018). Most recently she assisted for an immersive event with Belarus Free Theatre, and will continue to do so throughout the course of 2018. Additionally to this she is also working on a series of short films - 'The Art of Za Deal' can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmjO6oNostA&t=9s
Chloé recently worked in collaboration with artist Livia Rita (www.liviarita.ch) on avant-garde musical and theatrical concert - Crystal Me which will premièred at the Barbican pit theatre mentored by Lindsay Kemp and Lea Anderson) later to be redeveloped for Hackey Showrooms (Chloé was assisting with dance, producing and performing). She is also working as Movement Consultant for a Project Cloud (all details must remain secret until released!) Aside from her own work, Chloé is a member of theatre company Ugly Collective - a international platform for emerging artists. She is currently directing, choreographing and searching for funding for Lulu: A circus sex tragedy. Ugly Collective performed at The Yard Theatre last December, in collaboration with Theatrefullstop (www.theatrefullstop.wordpress.com) for their 'Christmas Wishlist', they are currently preparing for a 2nd R&D 2 residency at Theatre Delicatessen this autumn, with plans to transfer the piece to international festivals (inc. Paris Fringe) (visit www.uglycollective.com for more details).
"Your work is a heady mix of the exhibitionist and the anti spectacle, whilst creating an atmosphere of seediness, imbalance and unease you use colour, objects and costumes with a sense of wit" - Melly Still, Physical Theatre Dir. (2015)
"Director Chloé Doherty deserves credit for the scope of imagination in her physical direction; all five performances are ceaselessly corporeal, and visually engaging" - EdFringe Review (2014)
Allal Nedjari (Prev. Gecko), Andrew Westerside (Artistic Dir. Proto-type Theater), Anthony Kosky (The Alchemist) Arianna Maiorani, Arts for Action, Bali Arts Festival, Barbican Open Lab, Battersea Art Centre (BAC), Bearded Kitten, Boomtown, Bompas and Parr, The Bush Theatre, Camden People's Theatre, Clamour Theatre, Concierge Theatre, The Courtyard, Darling and Edge, David Edgar, David Ralfe, Donald Pulford (Artistic Dir. Crosscut), Dimitris Chimonas and Livia Rita (of Ugly Collective), East 15 Acting School, EBP, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Emily Cole, Emily Mytton (Punchdrunk, Warhorse), Fabio Gugliemelli, FAITHDrama, Flabbergast Theatre, Gecko (Anna Finkel & Georgina Roberts), Gingerline, Instinct Theatre, Institute of Arts Denpasar, John Caird, Kelly Hunter, Kirsty Harris, Lea Anderson, Les Enfant Terribles, Lindsay Kemp, The Lincoln Company, London College of Fashion, Leon Rubin, Matthew Llyod, Melly Still, Microsoft (Ryan Prout), Michael Pinchbeck, Mike Alfreds, Mousetrap Theatre, Neil Bartlett, NUA Film School, Punchdrunk (Maxine Doyle), Punchdrunk Enrichment, Reuban Feels, Rich Gifts Theatre, Rikki Beadle-Blair, Rob Icke, Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, Secret Cinema, Seachange Arts, Soho Theatre, Soho Young Company, Stephen Unwin, Tangled Feet, Theatre Fullstop, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Vaults, Tin House, Upswing, Vladimir Baycher (GITIS), The Yard, Young Vic Directors Programme.