We are Ben Kulvichit (UK/Thailand, he/him) and Clara Potter-Sweet (UK, she/her), and we make performance work together under the name Emergency Chorus. We make performances as a way of knowing how to live in the world.
Our work straddles experimental theatre, live art and dance, colliding disparate source materials to create collages of text, choreography, music and image. Currently we are preoccupied with crisis and capitalism, intimacy and collaboration, ecology and networks, precarity and the future. Our work invites attention, activating the audience as co-creators of meaning. We hope the things we make feel ambiguous, fragile, strange, unresolved, appealing and troublesome.
Emergency Chorus was founded in 2017 with then-producer Emily Davis while at university in the West Midlands, and we’re now based between London & Bristol. We have made and toured two full length works which have been seen at venues including Lyric Hammersmith, Bristol Old Vic, New Diorama, Warwick Arts Centre and Camden People’s Theatre . We were a New Diorama Graduate Company for 2018-19, and were featured as one of The Guardian's '5 best young theatre companies' in 2018.
- Nat Norland (sound design + dramaturgy)
- Ciara Shrager (lighting design + technical manager).
to our past and present collaborators
ZOË BRENNAN / BLYTHE BRETT / EMMA CLARK / EMILY DAVIS / LILY LEVINSON / NAT NORLAND / HANNAH PARSONS / ALEX ROBERTS / CIARA SHRAGER / DANNY VAVRECKA / JEMIMA YONG