Eilidh MacAskill is a Glasgow-based performance artist and Artistic Director of Fish & Game. Her work straddles theatre and live art and takes place in a variety of different contexts for a range of audiences. She creates surprising and experimental live events that, through the use of absurdity, humour and well-known performance styles, are accessible and entertaining while making the familiar strange.
Current areas of interest include Live Art/Performance for children, work in non-theatre settings, queer performance practices, and the use of new technologies and film within the live event.
Past projects include The Polar Bears Go Wild! (Fish & Game/macrobert), Songs Of Scotland (Arches Live!/Arches Community Choir), Everyone’s A Winner, Baby! (Glasgow Life/Merchant City Festival), Wonder Rooms (Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington), Near & Far (Tramway), What’s My Sound? and Swap Shop (National Theatre of Scotland), Bicycle Boom (The Arches Behaviour Festival), Alma Mater (Made In Scotland/Edinburgh Fringe/Scotland Street School Museum).
Eilidh is also an associate artist with Imaginate and the National Theatre Studio.
“This surprise chance to join Team Effort has come at just the right time for me. And that encourages me to dare to believe in foolish notions like serendipity or destiny – just the kind of foolish notions that need to be nourished to support an artist’s life. So I feel very lucky to join this band of lovely people conspiring in a supreme act of hopefulness, seeking out and nourishing their own foolish notions together. I see it as a sign of good things to come.”