Chloé is an experienced theatre/movement director and interactive 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. Additionally to this, she regularly performs stand-up comedy in and around London. 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: Chloé recently worked in residency with physical theatre company Gecko (in residency), devised for Barbican Open Lab, and completed a series of workshops with Punchdrunk and Punchdrunk Enrichment as an artist/performer. She has just closed two shows - DotDotDot's new immersive experience 'Somnai' and Flabbergast Theatre's Macbeth at Wilton's Music Hall (bouffon/puppetry). She is now 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'. Additionally to this she will be performing (walkabout) again with Flabbergast Theatre in their new immersive production 'The Swell Mob' over select dates this summer. This autumn she will perform for Bompas and Parr in their immersive installation 'Scoop' as well as with Complicité in their upcoming project 'Everything That Rises Must Dance.'
- 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 on a large scale 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)