Erin Siobhan Hutching is a professional actor who works in films, television, theatre, cabaret and special events.
She has appeared at the Bristol Old Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, Bush Theatre London, Contact Theatre Manchester, Unity Theatre Liverpool, and at the Edinburgh, Adelaide, Melbourne and New Zealand Fringe Festivals. She has had long term working relationships with White Horse Theatre in Germany, Theatrino in Italy and Underground Cinema in Melbourne.
Erin has appeared in film and TV productions by the BBC, Hello Camera, Butterfly Film and Media, and Network Ten Australia.
Current Projects: People of the Eye
Written/Devised by Erin Siobhan Hutching with The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble
Directed by Jennifer Bates, Devised/Performed by Erin Siobhan Hutching and Sophie Stone
Other artists: Gerry Maguire (videographer), Emma Houston (soundscape), Oliver Savidge (Lighting design/Stage management), David Monteith-Hodge (Photography & Film documentation)
A story about D/deafness. A story about family.
People of the Eye tells the story of two sisters, one Deaf and one Hearing, and their family. This is a provocative piece that examines the realities of the people affected directly and indirectly by deafness, and celebrates the beauty of sign language and Deaf culture while not shying away from the complex idea of culture verses disability. This is a story about love, memories and communication.
The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble mix British Sign Language, Spoken English, sign mime, movement, music, soundscapes, audience interaction and video projection to create this production that is accessible to Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences. Three female artists whose identities have been shaped by their association with and membership of their respective Deaf communities lead the project. The piece is based on writer Erin Siobhan Hutching’s childhood experiences.
People of the Eye had its first performance as part of the Homegrown Producer’s Hourglass Scratch Night at the Battersea Arts Centre in December 2014. It was developed at LimeWharf Annex in April 2015 with two work in progress showings at the end of this rehearsal period, supported by the Arts Council England. The piece was then performed at Pulse Festival Ipswich and The Roundhouse in May 2015.
After further development, the work in progress piece was performed at Shuffle Festival in Mile End and Forest Fringe in Edinburgh. We are now into the next stage of development. The Ensemble hope to tour the full show in 2016.
People of the Eye has been offered some other exciting performance and development opportunities which will be announced soon. If you are interested in booking the show or finding out more about opportunities to be involved, please email info@ErinSiobhanH.com.
Erin is a qualified and experienced producer and arts manager/administrator, having worked in Australia and the UK for companies such as the Melbourne International Film Festival, The Gilded Balloon, The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble and The Cheerleading Company.
Erin is currently producing regular events with World Dramaturgy.
World Dramaturgy produces a series of rehearsed play reading events of high quality international work, staged by professional actors.
The first event was held at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch in December 2014, and was a staged reading of Bedtime Monsters by Henrietta Bollinger from New Zealand.
In January 2015, World Dramaturgy Evenings held a performance of Lucy Skates by Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė from Lithuania.
On 24 February 2015, World Dramaturgy Evenings moved to LimeWharf Annex, presenting an American play called You are Now Connected by Sarah Sigal who was present at the reading.
We are now housed at The Drayton Arms, where we held a reading of the Swedish play White Baby, supported by the Embassy of Sweden.
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