London-based international artists Zandile Darko (Afro-German) and Therese Ramstedt (Swedish) met on Rose Bruford College’s MA Actor/Performer Training, and quickly formed interdisciplinary creative collaboration Wet Paint. Our partnership sprung out of a mutual inspiration by each others’ already established professional careers as performers, writers and directors.
Our aim is to discover ways to merge our approaches (movement/writing and singing/writing), and develop our own dramaturgical language and aesthetic. How can we fuse voice, movement and text to find an artistic transposition of our research and social activism? How can we go beyond ‘just’ having one singer and one dancer on different sides of the stage?
Our first live outing as a duo took place on the main stage at London's Arcola Theatre in May 2018, where our current project Working Title Medea was programmed as part of a new writing showcase PEN by Pennyworth Productions. Following an incredible reception from the full house, the next performances of Working Title Medea will take place at Summerhall in Edinburgh during the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe August 7th-11th.