About

Eilidh CraneIvor MacAskill (formerly known as Eilidh) is a trans live artist based in Glasgow, UK, creating both solo performance work and collaborative projects as artistic director of Fish And Game and as co-creator of The Polar Bears. 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.

The Polar Bears Image 1Current projects include STUDa 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.

Eilidh MacAskill bikeIvor 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.

Twitter: @ivormacaskill

Email: ivormacaskill@gmail.com