Joseph O'Farrell (JOF)

Joseph O'Farrell (JOF)

This one time at St Martins...
I learnt how rewarding collaborating with young people is.


A story about a moment, big or small
In 2012 I was asked by the St. Martins Artistic Director at the time, Sarah Austin, to co-devise a work with them in collaboration with the Victorian College for the Deaf. I had never worked with kids before, what followed was a truly new and rewarding experience of making work and one that would shape the next chapter of my creative career. Since then I have created works in collaboration with young people all over the world, most notably at the TATE Modern and Southbank Centre in London. And I have continued working with Vic College for the Deaf. I teamed up again with Sarah Austin in 2018 when we created THE CABIN! A horror show written by 11 year olds. It was designed by Darryl Cordell who also designed Dr Faustus in 2002. Full Circle!

Jof makes large-scale installation/theatre works with, and for, community that celebrates our diversity and brings people together in hilarious and unlikely situations.

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