Clerke and Joy

Clerke and Joy is an ongoing collaboration between Rachael Clerke and Josephine Joy. They met in 2009 whilst studying at Dartington College of Arts.

Together they have created a piece of theatre about an ash cloud (Volcano, 2013) and another one about a dead old woman (Isabella, 2010), a synchronised swimming cabaret act (The Gogglettes, 2010-13), a performance lecture about post-graduation survival (Clerke and Joy’s tips for the Real World, 2013) and an online fan club replete with girls-on-youtube videos (The Rafiki Band Fan Club, 2012). In December 2013 they travelled to Mumbai, India, to lead workshops and conduct a short residency as part of Thespo 15 festival.

Their work is funny and deadly serious. Everyday and over the top. Smart but not highbrow.

They are committed to creating work that resonates for both their grandmothers and their peers.

Clerke and Joy are based in Bristol, UK, where they share studio space and resources as part of Interval, an artist-led support network. They are produced by Abby Butcher.

Clerke and Joy is an ongoing collaboration between Rachael Clerke and Josephine Joy. They met in 2009 whilst studying at Dartington College of Arts.

Together they have created a piece of theatre about an ash cloud (Volcano, 2013) and another one about a dead old woman (Isabella, 2010), a synchronised swimming cabaret act (The Gogglettes, 2010-13), a performance lecture about post-graduation survival (Clerke and Joy’s tips for the Real World, 2013) and an online fan club replete with girls-on-youtube videos (The Rafiki Band Fan Club, 2012). In December 2013 they travelled to Mumbai, India, to lead workshops and conduct a short residency as part of Thespo 15 festival. In October they will return to India for three months to develop a new show.

Their work is funny and deadly serious. Everyday and over the top. Smart but not highbrow.

They are committed to creating work that resonates for both their grandmothers and their peers.

Clerke and Joy are based in Bristol, UK, where they share studio space and resources as part of Interval, an artist-led support network. They are produced by Abby Butcher.