Dr Margi Brown Ash
Theatre maker and therapist at 4change, Australia
Dr Margi Brown Ash is a multi-award-winning theatre maker and therapist-for-artists based in Brisbane and Sydney. She performs with Queensland Theatre (most recently The Wider Earth, QT, 2016; Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival 2018); La Boite (presently Prize Fighter, La Boite, 2015; Belvoir, Sydney Festival 2017; National Tour 2018) and The Good Room (Holy Guacamole, 2010, I Want to Know What Love Is, 2016, 2018, National Tour 2019). Margi is co-artistic director of The Nest Ensemble and Force of Circumstance, multi-award winning independent companies that produce new works to promote change.
She is an experienced psychotherapist for artists, with an established coaching/counselling studio called 4change coaching. Margi’s Ph.D. brings theatre and therapy together to explore the concepts of home and belonging and one of the outcomes is the RIC Process: Rituals of Practice, specifically designed for actors. Margi teaches Rituals of Practice to acting students at QUT Acting Academy, Curtin University, Queensland Creative Industries Academy and private clients. She will take the program to University of Queensland in 2019 as well as facilitating for NIDA Corporate Sydney and working at Sydney Theatre Company as Teacher/Artist. Margi is a public speaker, including Brisbane’s recent WOW Festival; she MC’s for QUT Conferences and in 2018 MC’d the 21st Australian Dance Awards. She directed a new work-in-progress at University of Queensland; was 2018 Ambassador at State Library Queensland and Artist in Residence at Curtin University. In November 2018 Margi co-presented her latest work-in-progress at Taos 25th Conference, Mexico, using her RICC Process as methodology.
Margi will continue developing her new project This Silent Thing throughout 2019 in collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Leah Mercer (Curtin University). This year Margi will tour nationally as actor, facilitator and coach of Rituals of Practice. In April/May 2019 she will take her RICC Process to Arteles Creative Center, Finland where she has been invited to work intensively with the international artists in residence. Margi has been a member of the National Artistic Team at Queensland Theatre. She is a platinum member of Actors Equity and is an Associate at Taos Institute, an international organisation that researches collaborative excellence.
About Dr Margi Brown Ash’s work :
- Click here to found more about her work.
- Click here to discover her play HOME, published by Playlab.
- Her PhD research is available on request: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Her Masters Research is available here.
Photo Credits : Genevieve Memory