Kirsty Surgey

I am a performance maker based in Sheffield. I make playful performance work that engages with the past, with history and shared stories. This work incorporates solo storytelling and participatory improvisation. When creating participatory work, I aim to engage with audiences of all ages, by giving people space to play.

Lines And Ladders
Lines And Ladders
Go On Without Me
Go On Without Me
The Museum Full Of Things
The Museum Full Of Things
Here/Now
Here/Now
Just Playing!
Just Playing!

As a doctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield, I am researching through practice the possibilities of performance for sharing family histories. For more information about this see: Sharing Stories

Sharing Stories
Sharing Stories: PhD Research

I am available to run practical workshops developing performance and storytelling skills. Workshops can incorporate a short storytelling performance and can be topic, text or skill based. Individual sessions or programmes can be developed to suit each groups’ needs and I have fifteen years experience of planning and running workshops and teaching sessions. I am a fully qualified secondary school teacher, but I also have experience working with adults and younger children. For more information about booking a workshop or performance please contact me.

Cover artwork by Shane Surgey