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A female founded collective pioneering dramatic art with impact. Primal, innovative & liberating storytelling, elevating the female narrative.

Working together in a small cohort of three actors and one director, the first round of Research & Development has been completed, resulting in 3 distinct but interlinked One Woman Plays. 

 

Each piece is a psychological drama exploring hard-hitting topics, embroiled with our lived experiences and held in an imaginary container.

 

The devising space is one of absolute safety - as we allow our untold stories to begin beating. And that means each woman is bringing her unique skill set, dedication and nuances to the project. The light & the dark. For this is where the alchemy happens.

featuring actors Lauren Cooney, Fernanda Lippi & Emma Saunders - co-created & directed by Ashlie Walker.

 

Photography featured on this page by Claire Nathan.

LAUREN - Landslide

 When career driven Lauren finally decides she is ready to become a mum, she supports her partner as the carrier of their child, until events take a tragic turn and her partner loses her life in childbirth. A reluctant mother, she is now faced with raising a child alone while grieving the love of her life. Her attempts to find meaning in the void of despair, lead her to a plant medicine ceremony where she is forced to confront what she is running from.

FERNANDA - Carpets & Corridors

 Brazilian born seamstress and designer is working for her Choreographer/Director husband in their biggest show yet. A story full of dark mystery, secrets and shadows, will this talented woman settle for life backstage in support of the man she loves most. Exploring themes of domestic violence, obsessive compulsive disorder and the imposter syndrome that follows those living as a 'foreigner' in another country.

EMMA - Unsung

 A talented singer/songwriter Emma struggles to find her voice after years of abuse and torment at the hands of those who are meant to love her the most.  This hard hitting psycho-drama asks the tough questions and explores mental illness, narcicisim and the disturbing practices that go on behind the closed doors of a psychiatric unit. 

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ASHLIE

Writer, Mentor, Coach, Director - and founder of The Lucid Artists, Ashlie began working in the arts at the age of 9 and after 20 years of performing herself she made the move to training & mentoring actors. She has since mentored thousands of actors all over the world.

 

The Lucid Artists was born from the desire to elevate female narratives and give actors the supportive space to move from actor - to creator. To nurture talent into full fruition.

 

“We begin with instinct, curiosity, subconscious drives and conscious offerings….It could be exquisite or nasty, loaded with meaning or superfluous with frivolity. And we’re here for all of it. Our CREATIVITY is our gold.”

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