Boho is a theatre company based in Canberra, Australia. Our aim is to spread understanding of scientific concepts from fields including complex systems science, Game Theory, Network Theory and climate and global change, and the risks of ignoring the implications of these concepts. We think that the current state of scientific discourse in the media is unbalanced. Misinformation is routinely reported, and this makes us angry. Science has an obligation to be impartial and we think the arts have an obligation to balance the score by fighting battles where lines are allowed to be blurred. We can manipulate emotions. We can fight dirty.
We present interactive science-theatre performances for festivals, conferences and symposia. Since forming in 2006, the ACT-based company has developed a reputation throughout Australia for vital, stimulating cross-artform performances. Boho’s original productions integrate ideas and concepts from Game Theory, Network Theory and Complex Systems science with tools and techniques from narrative performance, lo- and hi-fi media art, live music and audience-driven theatre.
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Jack Lloyd is a performer, writer and digital video artist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Digital) from the Centre for New Media Arts at the Australian National University, specialising in Digital Video production and Interactive Digital Media. Jack works as Operations Manager at Belconnen Arts Centre.
Michael Bailey is one of Canberra’s leading trombonists. He graduated from the ANU School of Music with a Bachelor of Music (performance) in 2005 and in 2007 with a Graduate Diploma in Music. Michael freelances as a trombonist and performs regularly with musical groups in Canberra, including the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the Brass Knuckle Brass Band. Michael works as Front of House Manager at Canberra Museum and Gallery.
David Finnigan is a writer, theatre-maker and festival producer. He has completed residencies at the University College London Environment Institute, the Battersea Arts Centre in London, Tanghalang Pilipino in Manila and Campos de Gutierrez in Medellin, Colombia. In 2012 David was awarded a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to research the intersection of climate science and the performing arts in North America, Europe and Asia. David founded and co-directed the Crack Theatre Festival in Newcastle (2009-10), and the You Are Here festival in Canberra (2011-13). David can be found at davidfinig.com
Boho presents creative talks and workshops illuminating science concepts. Working with our presenting partners, we research the subject, consider the ideas or message we want to communicate, and develop a script using new presentation styles emulating the behaviour of the system we are addressing, as well as appropriate techniques from our existing interactive repertoire.
If you would like Boho to present or develop a talk for your conference or event, please email us.