i’m a:         performance maker
                              sometime writer
                                             body in space



Hello - I’m Clara & I’m an artist working with performance & text, although that’s kind of in flux. I’ve got a focus on the choreographic, on atmosphere, on image with sound. 

I co-run award-winning performance collective Emergency Chorus (‘Beguiling and enchanting work‘, The Guardian) with Ben Kulvichit and producer Emily Davis. I also collaborate on other projects in a few different ways: performer, dramaturg, outside eye, writer.

I want the things I make to feel hopeful, searching, unpredictable, multiple.

The formal bit: I’ve made & shown work with & at places including New Diorama, Warwick Arts Centre, The North Wall, Bristol Old Vic, Cambridge Junction, Camden People’s Theatre & The Yard. I studied English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick, where I specialised in Literary and Cultural theory. I’m originally from & currently based in London.

I’m slowly building up my practice around writing. Most recently, I wrote for the Broccoli Arts newsletter on tempo & growing things.

I’m very interested in collaborating across mediums & forms - get in touch if you’d like to talk!


clara.potter-sweet@hotmail.co.uk / @claraps_


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2020

Landscape (1989) & Portents by why this sky
> Incoming Festival / 22-27 June CANCELLED

(New Diorama, HOME, Tobacco Factory)

dramaturgy
for Two Super Super Hot Men by Alan & Ron
> VAULT Festival / 13-14 March

Landscape (1989)
> Wickham Theatre, Bristol / 19 Feb


Something in Your Voice (R&D & WIP)
> Ferment Fortnight, Bristol Old Vic / 4 Feb
(Bristol Ferment, Cambridge Junction, Sheffield Theatres, Third Angel, New Diorama)

Portents by why this sky
> Camden People’s Theatre / 21-23 Jan 

2019

dramaturgy and publicity design
for i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) by Ava Wong Davies
> The Bunker / 12-23 Nov

3 day live-streaming training - Live Lab
> HOME, Manchester / 25-27 Nov

short performance
for Saviour, a living zine night to pop star St Vincent with Act of Zeen
> Camden People’s Theatre / 5 Oct

Mr Jet
> Word of Warning, Emergency Festival, NIAMOS / 21 Sept

guest performer
in the accident did not take place by YESYESNONO
> The Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival Fringe / 20 Aug

Landscape (1989)
> ZOO Venues, Edinburgh Festival Fringe / 2-25 Aug

Portents by why this sky
> Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe / 1-15 Aug
> CLF Art Café, London / 23 July

Saint Somebody (WIP)
> Camden People’s Theatre, London / 5 June

dramaturgy
for i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) (WIP) by Ava Wong Davies
> VAULT Festival, London / 27-28 Feb

Portents by why this sky
> The Space Arts Centre, London / 25 Feb-2 March

Landscape (1989)
> VAULT Festival, London / 13-14 Feb

2018

Landscape (1989)
> New Diorama, London / 24-25 Nov

You Have Reached Emergency Chorus
> Beta Public 9, Camden People’s Theatre / 19 Nov

Jane Anger by Anna Himali Howard (WIP)
> Live Drafts Festival, The Yard / 13 Sept

S A F A R I by The Wardrobe Ensemble
> The North Wall / 10-11 Aug
(ArtsLab Summer Residency)

CELEBRATION
> Lyric Hammersmith, London / 2 July

The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes by Ang Kia Yee & Ben Kulvichit
> Warwick University / 17-18 June

2017

CELEBRATION
> Emerge Festival, Warwick Arts Centre / 31 Oct
> New Diorama, London / 3-5 Sept
> ZOO Venues, Edinburgh Festival Fringe / 15-28 Aug
> Theatr Clwyd, Mold / 23-24 July
> Incoming Festival, New Diorama, London / 11 June
> National Student Drama Festival, Hull / 10 April

2016

CELEBRATION
> Warwick University / 2-3 Dec




︎ Fran Cattaneo & Ben Kulvichit