The DIG Collective began working together in 2011 and grew out of a group of artists who were committed to building politically responsible creative works and relationships. We’re a queer, feminist and access-leading organisation with our own access officer and audio describer. We draw from the slow dramaturgy philosophy, allowing us to gestate an idea over a long period of time, gather resources in a more environmentally friendly way, and train our body for specific physicalities for each performance.
Comprised of alumni of The University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts, they have strong ties to both its present and past performance communities and draw on the performance practices of these communities.
Alex Talamo is a director, deviser and curator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work crosses several mediums, including visual, live and media arts, but she has a particular interest in non-narrative and physical languages. Her practice engages a process of slow dramaturgy, often working with ensembles and encouraging a multiplicity of voices. Conceptually, her work investigates ‘outsider’ identities and is interested in the ways we form or don’t form social connections on small and large scales. For more information see alextalamo.com
Dana McMillan is a Melbourne theatre maker, writer and performer. Her solo work focuses on abstracting classical tales through original text and physical performance and works in non-linear and devised processes. Dana has trained in voice with Suzanne Heywood and movement with artists such as Teresa Blake, John Britton and Leisa Shelton. She is also a company member of Soothplayers: Completely Improvised Shakespeare and physical, improvised comedy collective, Quiet Achievers.
For more information visit danamcmillan.com