Ruby Donohoe is a site-specific performance maker with a background in physical theatre performance and producing. Ruby strives to make performance work that is visually arresting, offers intimacy without shying away from risk or spectacle but above all else is a defiant act of sensitisation in an increasingly desensitized world.
In 2015 her artistic endeavours include working as the Festival Producer of Brisbane Anywhere Festival, performing and collaborating with MKA: Theatre of New Writing (Melbourne) on new work Plain View, performing and collaborating with Margi Brown Ash and Danielle Constance for Access Arts’ Undercover Arts Festival and directing new work In Kabul by Laurie Fyffe (Canada) for the Brisbane Short + Sweet Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
Ruby has created work internationally and in Australia with companies such as Butoh Dance company Dairakudikan (Japan), Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, The Only Animal (Canada) and Kokoro Dance (Canada). Ruby has trained as a performer in Butoh Dance, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre’s Viewpoints, the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and Contact Improvisation.
She has also worked with multimedia performance having curated a site-specific, audio-led scavenger hunt through the suburb of West End for the 2015 Anywhere Brisbane Festival Launch, collaborated on Sarah Winter’s site-specific, audio-led installation a library for the end of the world (2014 Anywhere Festival) and as one of sixteen designers forWhat Was Left (Draft 2) by Victoria Carless which was curated by Tony Brumpton at Queensland Theatre Company.
Ruby has a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Drama and minoring in Scenography (QUT).
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2015 Creative Development / Eye Resolution