Eoin McKenzie is a theatre maker, director, and participatory artist based in Glasgow. His practice exists across contemporary performance, choreography, live art, writing, research, and time-based actions. His work, and its processes, emerge in response to the people, places, and contexts he is working with.
Eoin’s performance practice is a way to reflect on the complexity of the everyday experience. He is interested in how live performance, and the processes of producing it, can enable ways of renegotiating contemporary narratives and human relations. Throughout all his work is a focus on collaborating with ‘non-professionals’ – young people, amateur performers, and community groups. He is interested in what performance can look like when made in co-creation with people who don’t often participate in its production.
He is an associate artist with Platform and most recently was Lead Artist, alongside Hannah Venet, on Actionboat’s ‘At A Distance’ – an artistic residency within a SEN School in Cumbernauld, exploring how performance making can sit within a pedagogical setting. In 2020, he initiated routemap[s], an artist-led network for practitioners interested in the development of experimental arts practice for and with young people.