I love performing. Creating intimate and expressive works of performance art is like watching flowers bloom. My work is low-cost and lo-fi but high energy and packed with integrity. I have been able to perform poetry and physical theatre solo to a room full of 100 Year 10 students in North QLD. AND KEEP THEM HOOKED. If you know age demographics, you know thats one of the toughest crowds you ca have. I believe it’s my natural conversation with students that gives me an edge. I speak to them and with them. They are never a passive audience expected to delight in my ego. These performances are moments shared between us, which I believe is a valuable and unique experience for audiences of any age. My journey in physical theatre, spoken word and site-flexible performance has created a demand for my shows at festivals and schools Australia wide.
Currently in development:
A heart escapes the chest, a brain goes searching, a body reacts. Whiplash is the newest piece I have written and performed. Premiering in Melbourne in November 2017, followed by a showing at Jungle Love Festival (QLD) and Undercover Arts Festival (QLD). Whiplash is a solo performance about love, thoughts, dreams and where hope exists in the human body.
(currently showing – bookings available)
Duration: 60 minutes
Suitable for ages 12+ – ideally drama students introduction to physical and site-specific performance.
Themes: imagination, mental health, play
Tech: Site-specific physical theatre with no props.
Coming to Woodford Folk Festival 2016/17 – a site-specific playful movement glory gory story!
Pure distilled, fully realised imagination.
Premiering at Brisbane’s Anywhere Festival 2015, Scott Wings’ one-man show COLOSSI went on to sell-out shows across Australia and Singapore. A unique, site-flexible performance (anywhere, any time) Scott Wings weaves a tale of imaginary friends, imaginary Giants and very real mental health demons in a physical comedy that embraces imagination in a beautifully raw and intelligent way.
“It’s impossible to look away as he contorts himself physically and mentally, struggling to carry himself and his world of mental constructs through the mindscape he has created – one replete with wonder, comedy and drama” – Jason Lomas, Anywhere Festival 2015
“Part scripted, part improvised and entirely imaginative, the show is perfect for kidults… People who love to indulge their inner child, for whom imagination is sacrosanct, the folk who love flights of fancy” – Kiesten McCauley, Weekend Notes
THE IDEA (creative development ongoing)
The Idea previewed to a packed house at Backbone’s 2High Festival 2016. A collaborative project between Scott Wings’ and multi-disciplinary artist Mathamagik, The Idea is a stunning and emotional foray into thought and acceptance.
The Idea is waiting to be realised, to be thought of.
We all just want to be thought of, right?
While other ideas fly thick and fast, The Idea is still waiting to be made real.
Take a journey into the world of ideas. See thought clouds manifest and wade through brain storms. Scott Wings brings an abstract concept – an IDEA personifiied – to life while Mathamagik’s beautiful design delights and surprises the audience. Part poetry, part thought, and very much an idea, it’s up to the audience whether they embrace the idea or not.
Duration: 60 minutes
Suitable for ages 15+
Mental health themes and family violence.
In 2014 Scott Wings premiered his performance poetry and physical theatre show Icarus Falling to a sellout season at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Using poetry, hip hop and physicality to tell the story of Icarus’ descent from the heavens, it was a stunning commentary on mental health and masculinity.
Icarus Falling was nominated for the esteemed Total Theatre Award and received the 2015 Fringe Weekly Award for Best New Theatre at Adelaide Fringe 2015.
Backed into the corner of a small room he performs surrounded by scattered feathers, contorting his body with a tortured physicality that transforms his words into a piece of raw and unmoulded beauty. Icarus Falling is intense and passionate and defiantly refuses to be a tangible thing.
A Younger Theatre *****
His brand of spoken word is totally idiosyncratic, personal and zany. This is a mesmerising rhour of lyrical storytelling which unflinchingly explores mental illness using the metaphor of flight.
Broadway Baby *****