Caroline Smith is a performance maker and writer whose comical and often sinister works reveal the unfamiliar in the everyday and the commonplace in the strange.
Her themes explore the inevitable disturbances that arise between self and other.
She cohosts the talk show/club event Louche Women with Channel 4′s Fab Fashion star, artist and writer Sue Kreitzman. “An antidote to cynicism”, the show features poetry, live music and chat at the Poetry Place every third Wednesday and has toured to Arcola Theatre and Selfridges in sell out gigs.
Her alter egos are 50s housewife Mertle Merman; Marina Abramovich’s spiritual sister: M. Abrakadabrovic; and a seven foot bird, Rita Grebe. She was an Escalator East to Edinburgh artist 2014, taking her show Birdwatchers’ Wives to the Fringe.
She was at the University of Greenwich appointed Teaching Fellow and Principal Lecturer. She has run workshops for RSPB and National Trust.
She has performed at many of the UK’s leading theatres and galleries including the Royal Festival Hall, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, ICA, Whitechapel Gallery, Hayward, Chelsea Theatre, Summerhall, Colchester and Norwich Arts Centres.
” Makes you see more than your eyes see to look at nature afresh” Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4.
“A joy to watch” The Scotsman.
“Curiously cathartic” The Times.
“Genius; subversively charming ” Run Riot.
“The kind of off-kilter production for which the Fringe is famed, and rightly praised” Three Weeks.
“Her performance is one of real artistry” Mumble Theatre.
“Deliciously dark” The Guardian.
“A Towering & Glamorous Eccentric” The Scotsman