Ivor MacAskill is a live artist and theatre-maker based in Glasgow, UK, creating both solo performance work and collaborative projects as artistic director co-creator of The Polar Bears and one half of Cade & MacAskill. His highly original works are entertaining and experimental both in content and form, straddling theatre, live art and visual art. There is a particular focus on creating innovative work for children and their adults in a range of settings and contexts.
Current projects include STUD, a solo performance for adults exploring masculinity, gender, DIY and Horses, which has toured to London, Dublin and Auckland; MOOT MOOT created with Rosana Cade and Yas Clarke; and The Polar Bears Go Up! a children’s show created with Fiona Manson, directed by Lee Lyford and a co-production with The Unicorn Theatre which is a funny and adventurous show for 2-5s made in April 2016 and is now touring internationally.
Ivor is also a freelance performer, dramaturg, and facilitator for a variety of other organisations and artists. Recent collaborative projects include dramaturgy for Rituals For Change, None of Us is Yet a Robot; directing on EATEN, Mamoru Iriguchi; co-creator and director of How To Be A Christmas Tree, Cumbernauld Theatre; Performer/Deviser on The Live Art Community Musical with Get In The Back Of The Van; Performer and co-creator in Dickie Beau’s Drag Family, The House Of Strange Loops.
Ivor was recently supported by Imaginate as a research artist leading on Gendersaurus Rex, a major new project exploring gender, sexuality, queerness and difference in children’s performance, which then led to him being the lead artist on the EU-funded PUSH project.
Ivor is a Constellation Artist with Take Me Somewhere.