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Doppelgangster

Doppelgangster is an international performance company based between Wales and Australia. It is currently responding to climate change, forced migration and globalisation. Doppelgangster may or may not include a known terrorist threat, a pilgrim lost at sea or a regular working class, mortgaged, hard-working, working family. That said, Doppelgangster may be nobody at all.Dr Tom Payne…See More
Jan 25
tom payne commented on Rhian Lewis's group Sustainability
"I've just returned from Riga, where I was talking at an Imagine 2020 event curated by Cape Farewell about Doppelgangster's work in Paris last December at the UN Climate Talks. Click here to read more.  Homo Novus International…"
Nov 19, 2016
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Sustainability

From Monday 10 - Friday 14 August, here at National Theatre Wales we launched #NTWGreenWeek.Our commitment to Wales extends beyond its venues, communities and talent, to its future. Every decision we make, be it in programming, production, communications, or administration, is put through a rigorous sustainability test.We'll continue sharing what we're up to, interesting stories and thoughts as we take what we learnt during the week forward.You can share your thoughts and ideas here too,…See More
Nov 19, 2016
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Day 2456 - Icicles, hazards and theatrical opportunites in RIGA.

Hello! It's 2456 days since my first blog post on the NTW community.2456 is coincidently a postcode in New South Wales near Coffs Harbour and what you earn before tax if you take home £1,934. Scroll down for more or click here....…See More
Nov 19, 2016
tom payne commented on tom payne's group Doppelgangster
"I recently attended Homo Novus Festival of Cotemporary Theatre in Riga as a guest of Cape Farewell. I was there to talk about Doppelgangster at COP21 in Paris last December. Read about it here."
Nov 19, 2016
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Nov 19, 2016
tom payne commented on National Theatre Wales's group Creatives
"Doppelgangster exploded onto the world stage with Catastrophilia (2015/16); an incendiary year of performances, online videos and subversive political interventions. Read the company's Annual Report 2015/16. "
Oct 4, 2016
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Creatives

An Official National Theatre Wales GroupDirectors, designers, choreographers, composers, production people... A group for everyone who is interested in Creative Production at National Theatre Wales.See More
Oct 4, 2016
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"Doppelgangster's Annual Report 2015/16"
Oct 4, 2016
tom payne commented on tom payne's group Doppelgangster
""STUNNINGLY MESSY AND CHAOTIC" The Age "YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO SEE THIS SHOW" TheMusic "A HEROIC PERFORMANCE" E. Geliot, CCQ "TOTALLY DISRESPECTFUL TO THE VICTIMS OF THE DISASTER" J.Ellis, The…"
Oct 4, 2016
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CATASTROPHILIA: something terrible has happened!!!

Here it is! Excitement, wonder, amazement. It's what you've all been waiting for. Doppelgangster's Annual Report 2015/16. Read all about the first season of work by this unsettling Welsh/Australian collaboration. And if you don't like reading, look at all the lovely pictures, there are so many lovely…See More
Oct 3, 2016
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Before I Leave

Here you can keep up to date with Before I Leave, plus be one of the first to see our I'll Sing this Song digital resource.See Before I Leave at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff from Friday 27 May - Saturday 11 JuneFind out more about the show hereSee More
Aug 10, 2016
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Jul 8, 2016
tom payne replied to tom payne's discussion Doppelgangster's TITANIC in the group Doppelgangster
"Titanic - SiteWorks (Brunswick, Melbourne) TheMusic.com.au Photo by Warren Orchard Jul 1st 2016 | James Daniel Doppelgangster is a UK/Australian collaboration between MKA's Tobias Manderson-Galvin and British academic and…"
Jul 8, 2016
tom payne replied to tom payne's discussion Doppelgangster's TITANIC in the group Doppelgangster
"Titanic review: MKA and Doppelgangster's punk play on disaster film captures sinking feeling at the polls Date July 4, 2016 Cameron Woodhead Doppelgangster & MKA: Theatre of New WritingSiteworks, 33 Saxon Street, BrunswickUntil July…"
Jul 8, 2016
tom payne replied to tom payne's discussion Doppelgangster's TITANIC in the group Doppelgangster
"REVIEW Doppelgangster’s TITANIC – At Aberystwyth Arts CentrePublished March 24, Cambrian News I missed the memo about Doppelgangster’s TITANIC being performed outside so I was pretty cold as I watched the performance, in March,…"
Jul 8, 2016

Profile Information

What I do:
International performer, theatre-maker and ecological raconteur.
A little more about me:
Co-Artistic Director of Doppelgangster | Environmental Humanities researcher.

Dr. Tom Payne is Director General of Doppelgangster - a UK/Australian performance company that has been internationally recognised for exploring urgent themes related to climate change and migration. Doppelgangster is a Associate Company at Aberystwyth Arts Centre (UK) and a partner organisation to MKA Theatre of New Writing (Australia).

He is an Environmental Humanities Researcher at Bath Spa University where he is part of Towards Hydrocitizenship, a transdisciplinary project exploring water and the eco-social against a backdrop of climate change and the Anthropocene.

He has a PhD in Theatre and Performance from Aberystwyth University. His thesis is entitled Locating National Theatre Wales: A Practice Based Enquiry into the Theatre Map of Wales and Practices of Location (2015). This research was supervised by Professor Adrian Kear, Professor Mike Pearson and former National Theatre Wales Artistic Director Dr. John E. McGrath.

He has trained with Mike Pearson, Eddie Ladd and Simon Whitehead. And he has worked with National Theatre Wales, Pearson/Brookes, Rimini Protokoll, Miranda Whall, Volcano Theatre Company, Emergence, MKA Theatre of New Writing, Culture Colony and Good Cop Bad Cop.
Location:
Aberystwyth
Projects I’m working on:
http://www.doppelgangster.com
Personal Website/CV:
http://www.drtompayne.com
Twitter @username:
@doctortompayne

Tom payne's Blog

Day 2456 - Icicles, hazards and theatrical opportunites in RIGA.

Hello! It's 2456 days since my first blog post on the NTW community.

2456 is coincidently a postcode in New South Wales near Coffs Harbour and what you earn before tax if you take home £1,934.

 

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Posted on November 19, 2016 at 16:04

CATASTROPHILIA: something terrible has happened!!!

Here it is! Excitement, wonder, amazement. It's what you've all been waiting for. Doppelgangster's Annual Report 2015/16. Read all about the first season of work by this unsettling Welsh/Australian collaboration. And if you don't like reading, look at all…

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Posted on October 3, 2016 at 9:35

REVIEWS | BABY by Doppelgangster/MKA | Vault Festival London

The critics have their say on Doppelgangster and MKA's London expedition:…

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Posted on February 9, 2016 at 10:22

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