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 their processes and structures in order to interpret and transform them creatively. Our work explores the clash between pathos and absurdity, balancing the intellectual and the physical, the epic and the mundane. We also produce and platform interdisciplinary events and devised projects with our network of collaborators. Our inaugural production Astronaut Battery premiered in September 2017 at the Chelsea Theatre.
Emma Noelle Clark
Emma Jude Harris