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



Hello - I’m Clara & I’m an artist working across performance & other sundry disciplines. 

I mostly work with Ben Kulvichit as Emergency Chorus (‘Beguiling and enchanting work‘, The Guardian). I also collaborate on other projects in a few different ways: dramaturg, performer, 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 Warwick Arts Centre, New Diorama, Bristol Old Vic, Cambridge Junction, The North Wall, Camden People’s Theatre & The Yard. I’m originally from & currently based in London.

I’m slowly building a little practice around writing. In 2020, 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[DOT]potter-sweet[AT]hotmail[DOT]co[DOT]uk / @claraps_


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2022

Grant Access @ Soho Drag & Cabaret Lab Showcase
> Soho Theatre, London / 5 Dec

Past Works Recycling Plant (hosting)
> Camden People’s Theatre / 13 Nov

All the Barometers in the World
> Emergency Festival, Contact, Manchester / 1 Oct


2021

Mr Jet
> Emerge Festival, Warwick Arts Centre / 23 Nov


Sweetener
> Performance Research Network ‘Liveness’ Exhibition / 5 May


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

WORKSHOPS/TRAINING

Currently part of Soho Theatre’s Drag & Cabaret Lab, led by Len Blanco (Autumn 2022)

Participant in workshops from Bert & Nasi, Jaz Woodcock-Stewart, Josh Roche, Kiln Theatre.

Selected for Third Angel’s BOOST Mentoring scheme with Sheffield Theatres (with Emergency Chorus) (2019) 

The North Wall ArtsLab Particpiant for 3x week lab with The Wardrobe Theatre (2018)




︎ Fran Cattaneo & Ben Kulvichit