Paschal Daantos Berry
Performance maker, writer and dramaturg whose practice is focused on interdisciplinary, cross cultural and collaborative processes. He has worked for Urban Theatre Projects (UTP), Radio National (ABC), Griffin Theatre, the Australian Choreographic Centre and Quantum Leap Youth Choreographic Ensemble, Belvoir Asian Theatre Festival, Performance Space, Blacktown Arts Centre, ATYP, Canberra Youth Theatre and NORPA. In 2000, he was the Australian playwright at Royal Court Theatre’s International Residency. He won the inaugural Belvoir Asian Australian Young Playwright’s Award in 1996. He wrote the critically acclaimed The Folding Wife, a co-production between UTP, Anino Shadowplay Collective and Blacktown Arts Centre; which received a national Mobile States Tour through Performing Lines in 2010. He with Deborah Pollard created Within and Without, presented by Performance Space in partnership with Blacktown Arts Centre in 2011. His 10 year partnership with Manila-based company Anino Shadowplay Collective has yielded multiple projects including a current work Arkipelago: Intimacy for Pesta Boneka Biennale in Jogjakarta in December 2014. Paschal was an inaugural member of Australia Council’s Youth Panel. He is currently the Performance Curator at Blacktown Arts Centre.