Luke Casserly

Luke Casserly

Ellius Grace

Luke Casserly is a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary per­for­mance maker from Long­ford, Ireland.

His work weaves together envi­ron­men­tal research, doc­u­men­tary, sound art, and site as a way of carv­ing out space for new pos­si­bil­i­ties to emerge between live per­for­mance and phys­i­cal landscape.

His most recent project Dis­til­la­tion pre­miered as part of Dublin The­atre Fes­ti­val, 2023 and is cur­rently tour­ing exten­sively through­out the US & Canada.

To date, his projects have brought audi­ences through city streets, back gar­dens, train sta­tions, beaches, and a bog in the Irish mid­lands. These works have led to the cre­ation of a net­work of wild­flower mead­ows across Ire­land and the UK (1000 Minia­ture Mead­ows, 202023) and the plant­ing of 1000 indige­nous trees in the Irish Mid­lands (Root, 2021).

Luke was awarded the Arts Council’s Next Gen­er­a­tion Bur­sary Award in 2023, and was selected for the Nor­man Hous­ton Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary Com­mis­sion­ing Award with Solas Nua in Wash­ing­ton DC, in addi­tion to being cho­sen to par­tic­i­pate in the Inter­na­tional Forum as part of The­atertr­e­f­fen (Berlin Fest­spiele) 2023.

He holds a BA in Drama and The­atre Stud­ies from Trin­ity Col­lege, Dublin, and a Pro­fes­sional Diploma in Art and Eco­log­i­cal Prac­tice from the National Col­lege of Art and Design.

Luke is also an expe­ri­enced facil­i­ta­tor who has worked exten­sively with a num­ber of organ­i­sa­tions includ­ing the Ark, Dublin The­atre Fes­ti­val, Dublin Fringe Fes­ti­val, and the Abbey The­atre to deliver work­shops as part of wider community-​engagement programmes.

He also men­tors artists, and has worked as a script reader for both the Abbey The­atre and Druid.