Steakhouse Live is a DIY platform for radical performance practices. It’s rough. It’s raw. Unprofessionalism is embraced. Work cuts across performance art, theatre, visual art, cabaret, sculpture, dance, drag and participatory performance.
Founded in 2013, Steakhouse Live grew out of a frustration at seeing artists who were making challenging and provocative live work not getting supported and shown in the right context in London. Since then Steakhouse Live has produced and curated around 30 events and worked with over 120 artists.
We have programmed performances in parks, streets, fields, art galleries, fetes, yards, abandoned warehouses and artist studios. Along with our many one‐off events we hold a regular curated performance night at Artsadmin entitled Tender Loin and we have independently produced annual Steakhouse day Festivals of Live Art from 2013.
To contact Steakhouse please e-mail: contact (at) steakhouselive.com.
Steakhouse Live is a member of Live Art UK, the national network of Live Art promoters.
Who we are…
Katy Baird is a London based artist and activist who often finds herself in uncomfortable situations of her own making. Her solo work is intimate and autobiographical in nature, reflecting on gender, class and sexuality. It has been performed at a variety of Live Art festivals and venues throughout the UK as well as squat parties, clubs and raves. She worked as Coordinator at the Live Art Development Agency from 2012-2017 and is Artist-in-Residence at the queer club night Knickerbocker.
Mary Osborn is a freelance producer, dramaturg and Artist Advisor. She currently works part-time as an Artists’ Advisor and Programme Co-ordinator at Artsadmin. In a producing capacity, Mary has worked closely with artists Lucy Hutson, GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN and Eleanor Fogg (johnsmith). She has also collaborated with performance artist Foxy and Husk as a dramaturg on two shows that have toured internationally and has recently begun a new curatorial collaboration with Copenhagen based producer Emma Møller.
Aaron Wright is a curator and producer of Live Art. in 2016 he became the new Artistic Director of Fierce Festival in Birmingham. Aaron has also worked as a guest curator and consultant programmer for the National Theatre, The Arches, Glasgow, and Cambridge Junction, as well as co-producing club night Knickerbocker at The Yard Theatre. Aaron also performs across the UK and internationally as his alter ego TRACEYEMINSOUNDSYTEM.
Alex Lawless produces Charlie Sloth on Radio 1Xtra and sits on their playlist committee. He’s a DJ and promotes queer dance party Knickerbocker with Aaron Wright. He has previously produced pantomimes and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
Edythe Woolley is a performance artist who enjoys confusing the glamorous and the grotesque, and dismantles societies gender constructs to give the patriarchy a good old slap in the face. She’s performed at Live Art festivals, queer clubs, theaters, cinemas and fun parties across the country and in NYC. Edythe is the co-founder and co-curator/producer of Low Stakes Festival and a founding member of The Wardrobe Ensemble. She has worked as project manager for Split Britches, project assistant at Bobby Baker’s company Daily Life Ltd and has helped produce Peopling The Palace(s) Festival. In her spare time she fights with the anti-fascist group Femme Feral in Theresa May Smack Down.
eleanor fogg makes live experiences with performance, video and sound. she likes to keep things visceral as well as visual, and she’s interested in transformation. eleanor curated ausform micro fest: makeup edition in 2015, and has worked as a producer on various projects including bristol proms festival of classical music and digital art (classic fm / watershed / bristol old vic). she doesn’t understand how to work within one discipline and likes projects that cross boundaries and context
Louise Orwin is an award-winning Live Artist, researcher, writer and performer and co-founded Steakhouse Live in 2013, producing the annual Steakhouse Live festival until 2015. Her work spans the live and recorded with incarnations in performance, video and photography and springs first from a place of vulnerability, honesty and risk, and second from the idea of a chance encounter with a stranger.
Lucy Hutson was associate artist at Steakhouse Live from 2013-2016. Lucy is a London-based artist; making work since 2008, her work engages with capitalism and gender. She works with found objects and unloved artefacts.
Valeria Tello Giusti helped with Steakhouse Live social media in 2015. Valeria is a Peruvian artist and producer working in physical performance, live art and dance.
Johanne Hauge helped with Steakhouse Live in 2016. Johanne is a Norwegian live artist who makes messy, personal work. She plays with gender, failure and ‘realness’ and loves being bossy, dancing and google translate.