_ Dirty Market are theatre bricoleurs* based in Southeast London. We use open,
inventive approaches to make involving performances: group members sometimes
swap roles, reflecting our creative ethos. Using bricolage* to make new work,
plays are often start-points for pieces and elements are incorporated that
tradition would discard.
Dirty Market transforms spaces, usually making work in non-theatre
buildings as well as in communities where theatre doesn't normally take place.
We share our process in supportive, playful workshops that encourage others
to generate work too.
Our vision is to cultivate an ongoing dialogue with the audience, with our
events open to offshoot projects.
_* ‘Bricolage – from the French verb bricoler, meaning "to tinker" or
"to fiddle" – “do-it-yourself”. A person who engages in bricolage is
a bricoleur - a person who creates things from existing materials, is creative
and resourceful, who collects information and things and then puts them
together in a way that they were not originally designed to do. Bricolage is
also often contrasted with engineering: building by trial and error rather than
based on theory.’