Photo above by Sarah Walker
I believe in "art that hurts, provokes and rises in revolt to make the world a better place" (Zentrum für Politische Schönheit, Berlin). As a performer and theatremaker, I look for new ways to work collaboratively, cross borders and interdisciplinary boundaries that engage audiences in a twenty-first century way.
April Albert is an international theatremaker, performer and lecturer. She specialises in creating politically engaged performance in a range of contexts and settings. Her solo performance work explores how the historical and cultural resonates in our current social and political experiences. Growing up in both the US and Europe, April is multilingual and has studied and performed in Germany, the UK, US and Australia. She is also an academic and currently a free-lance lecturer in Theatre, Devising, Cultural Policy, and Arts Management in Naarm (Melbourne) .
I acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of this land on which I currently exist, and pay my respects to the First Nations people of this country. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.
I recognise the past atrocities against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this land and that Australia was founded on the genocide and dispossession of First Nations people. I acknowledge that colonial structures and policies remain in place today and recognise the ongoing struggles of First Nations people in dismantling those structures. I hope I can be an ally to the intersectional and marginalised communities from whom I am consistently learning, reflecting and trying to support. If you have any suggestions, please don't hesitate to reach out.
All photos below by Matto Lucas