Clare Bartholomew - devisor/performer
Since 2006 she has co-produced with her company Salvador Dinosaur, the highly successful cabaret/comedy act Otto & Astrid - Die Roten Punkte (DRP) a German indie pop punk duo that has won numerous awards at arts festivals around the world including being nominated for ten Green Room Awards and winning Best Production – Cabaret 2008 and also Best Production - Cabaret in 2014 in Melbourne.
Overseas they have won Best English Production – Montreal Fringe, Best Comedy – Victoria Fringe (2008/10), Most Outstanding Production – Ottawa Fringe, nominated for a Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Fringe 2009 and nominated for a TO&ST Cabaret Award (Time Out – Soho Theatre) in 2013.
Since 2007 Die Roten Punkte has been performed at Joe’s Pub, Barrow Street Theatre (off Broadway) and Ars Nova all in NYC, Sydney Opera House, Brisbane Powerhouse, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Wildside Festival - Montreal, Auckland International Arts Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Dublin Fringe, The Perth International Arts Festival, all over the UK, Spoleto Festival USA, Blumenthal Performing Arts Centre – North Carolina, Rurfestspiele Festival, Recklinghausen, Bar Jeder Vernunft, Berlin, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Michigan, Sushi Arts - San Diego, NZ for Christchurch Arts Fest, Tauranga Arts Fest, Nelson International Arts Fest and Taranaki International Arts Festival, Off Centre Festival – Segerstrom Performing Arts Centre, Costa Mesa, California, Revolutions Theatre Festival, Alburquerque, New Mexico, Just For Laughs – Montreal, Soho Theatre - London and to every major city across Canada, numerous times.
Recently with Salvador Dinosaur she also co-created the award winning solo show by Daniel Tobias – The Orchid and the Crow, winner of Greenroom Award for Best Writing – Cabaret, Most Outstanding Solo Show – Ottawa Fringe and Best Solo Performance – London Free Press. They also wrote a new contemporary children’s musical called Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon and are currently in collaboration with Circus Oz making The Strange and Spektakulär Lives of Otto & Astrid.