Tacky Pioneer is a London-based collective of theatre makers hailing from China, England, and the USA who met while studying on the MA Advanced Theatre Practice course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. We create research-led performances that require our immersion into disciplines outside of the arts, borrowing and transforming their processes through our artistic lens. Our work explores the clash between pathos and absurdity, balancing the intellectual and the physical, the epic and the mundane. We also produce interdisciplinary events and platform devised projects with our network of collaborators. Recent projects have been seen at Chelsea Theatre, the International Youth Arts Festival, Continuum Festival, Stour Space, and ACM Presents at The Five Bells.
Emma Noelle Clark
Emma Jude Harris