Miriam Pickard graduated Charles Sturt University with a BA in Theatre/Media and completed theatre training in France with Master Clown teacher Philippe Gaulier. She is developing a unique storytelling format blending character based comedy, clown and bouffon. It is rich in mythology, comedy, and audience interaction.
Miriam's creative practice focuses on devising and collaborating in site-specific, mythopoetic theatre and storytelling. This takes place between Canberra and Central Australia where she collaborates on European and Aboriginal cultural regeneration projects and in devising immersive and participatory mythic story events. She is committed to creating work that is accessible, entertaining and evocative.
Miriam's experience as a cultural facilitator with Warlpiri Women’s dance in central Australian since 2010 inspired in her a great respect for the healing power of story and the intergenerational transmission and teaching of cultural law through story. She is motivated to re-imagine European myth in order to foster inter-cultural empathy and compassion. For further reading about the Warlpiri Women’s dance camp project click here.
Since 2014 has been immersed into European mythic regenerative stories with colleagues and mentors Dr Craig San Roque, Dr Glenda Cloughley and A Chorus of Women through story, song and movement. This has been transformative to her arts practice as a storyteller, the community and cultural development work and her personal life. Her experience within this is elaborated in ‘Persephone and me; a personal account’, Philosophy Activism NatureIssue13.