Friday, 29 May 2015


“A theatre-maker who’s up there with the very best” Guardian on Chris Goode

Drawn from real life stories courage and conscience from ordinary people, STAND examines what makes people elect to take a stand for what they believe in. For STAND Chris Goode interviewed six ordinary people and captured stories of the extraordinary moments in everyday life that prove the power people have to change their corner of the world. 

They’re ideas about how we make for ourselves a better, more sustainable future; how we live more equitably alongside those with whom we share our planet; how we protect from harm the places that tell us who we are; how we build our families and communities and raise our kids to have an instinct for bravery and kindness. And, most importantly perhaps, how we keep moving forward in the face of greed and corruption, and our own doubt and fear.

Chris Goode & Company is a collaboration between lead artist Chris Goode, producer Ric Watts, writer and critic Maddy Costa, and a fluid evolving ensemble of makers, designers and performers with a group of associate artists at its core. 

The company’s principal aim is to make space for unheard voices. They do this by talking to ordinary people about their lives and involving people who don’t think of themselves as artists. 

They also recover and present lost or neglected work by artists whose lives and thoughts have led them to be marginalised or overlooked and create bold original work that represents queer, dissident, and politically nonconformist perspectives.

Chris Goode is a writer, director, performer and sound designer, whose work has included four Fringe First award-winning shows: Neutrino (with Unlimited Theatre at Soho Theatre and on international tour), and Kiss of Life (Pleasance, Edinburgh and Drill Hall, London), which in 2007 traveled to Sydney Opera House as part of the Sydney International Festival, Monkey Bars (Traverse Theatre) and Men in the Cities (Traverse Theatre). 

In 2008 he won the inaugural Headlong / Gate New Directions Award for his production Sisters at the Gate Theatre. More recently he was part of the international touring cast of Tim Crouch’s controversial and acclaimed play The Author, winner of the John Whiting Award and a Total Theatre Award for Innovation.

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