Australian, Julian Rickert is a founder member of internationally acclaimed theatre group ‘one step at a time like this’. He was a late starter in theatre, only going to drama college in his thirties, where he met future partner and co-producer Suzanne Kersten. ‘en route’ was a site responsive immersive theatre production first created in the laneways of Melbourne that took the theatre company around the globe, including a visit to London as part of the Cultural Olympiad in 2012.
Taking to the streets they have created performances for audiences of one at a time, in which you as the audience member engage both imaginatively and directly with the city, passers-by, narrative and your own place within these. They have devised cinematic experiences on foot using audio, and performances that include overlaying an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure on Chicago and Nashville, in which they use a technique they call “follow film”
Andrew Stuck, producer of Talking Walking, caught up with Julian on a visit to Bermondsey in London in 2015. 24’20” 11.4MB
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