Chaskis Theatre is a transcultural theatre company based in London. We collaborate with international artists to share stories and encourage empathy across borders.
We take our name from the Chaskis (pronounced Chass-keys) - a group of agile messengers from the Incan Empire.
Since 2013, Chaskis Theatre has been developing a unique performance practice, drawing inspiration from various international practitioners, with the Meisner technique at its core.
These courses will facilitate an environment where vulnerable and courageous work can thrive. Through a range of exercises, participants will learn, refine and master skills that target key aspects of the actors’ craft.
Courses are led by Chaskis Theatre's Artistic Director - Raymi Ortuste Quiroga. Raymi has trained with a number of international Meisner practitioners and currently tutors on the undergraduate and foundation acting courses at London’s Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.
Our Spring course is in full swing!
If you'd like to join us in the future, or to find out more, drop us a message in the contact box below!
A HUMAN INTEREST STORY (OR THE GORY DETAILS AND ALL)
Carlos Murillo's piece investigates society's fascination with violence, sex and how our perceptions of the world are shaped by television and the internet. Performed at The Cockpit as part of Camden Fringe Festival.
PLAYWRIGHTS BEYOND BORDERS
A week-long festival of transatlantic plays at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Featuring UK premieres by outstanding transcultural playwrights including José Rivera, Christine Evans, Octavio Solis, Christopher Chen, Matthew Paul Olmos, Migdalia Cruz and Carlos Murillo.
Our AFTER ORLANDO evenings at Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Vaults Theatre raised £2174.04 for LGBT charity Stonewall, who campaign for acceptance without exception.
Thank you for your generosity and support!
LAS AMERICAS ABOVE
Chaskis Theatre landed the heart of London's West End at The Arts Theatre for three weeks. A vibrant festival programme included Jose Rivera's Human Emotional Process, Nate Rufus Edelman's Desert Rats and Christine Evans' Mothergun, as well as a staged reading of Evans' play Slow Falling Bird, music, comedy and playwright Q&As. A collaboration with local playwrights and a workshop programme for young actors resulted in a festival finale of response plays.
Human Emotional Process: '...a thrilling journey into love, lust and human emotions where the cast of three manage to enthrall and entertain throughout.' ★★★★
- London Theatre 1
Desert Rats: 'Nate Rufus Edelman's slick dialogue and rhythmic, rapid-fire repartee shines [...] Succinct, bold and hugely entertaining.’ ★★★★
- London Theatreland
RAYMI ORTUSTE QUIROGA
Performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Vaults Theatre, Chaskis Theatre in conjunction with Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassport Theatre Alliance & Press was proud to present AFTER ORLANDO.
AFTER ORLANDO was a global theatre action in response to the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida in June 2016: a playwright driven project comprising over sixty short plays by emerging and established international voices in theatre. We showcased 22 of these for our evenings.
All profit from ticket sales and collection tins was donated to Stonewall, who campaign for acceptance without exception.
• MADALENA ALBERTO • AARON ANTHONY • HANNA BERRIGAN • ADAM BOAKES • LOUISE COULTHARD • DANIELLE FLETT • JOEY HICKMAN • MADDY HILL • IMOGEN HUDSON CLAYTON • BETH LOCKHART • AMY MALLETT • ROWAN POLONSKI • DAVID ZOOB •
Our course of Meisner workshops is underway for Spring 2017!
Red Bike by Caridad Svich (2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement) will be presented as a staged reading, starring Maddy Hill (Imogen, Eastenders) and directed by Simon Evans (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Donmar Warehouse). Red Bike tells the story of an underprivileged child in the USA who now owns the red bike she's always wanted. She keeps her imagination alive, and dares to hope and daydream in a consumeristic culture. This is a charity benefit evening, where all profit will be donated to UK-based children's arts charity Anno's Africa.