About my work
I create performances that emphasize the visual and physical and work with associative, fragmented structures. I enjoy creating works that engage with contemporary life, but am equally happy to take the audience into entirely imaginary or abstract worlds.
I suppose that my work, whatever it is, is based on a certain philosophy/attitude towards theatre and the artistic/creative process.
I firmly believe that we need theatre for a number of reasons (and the list is not exhaustive):
because of our need for communal experiences,
beause of our need for celebration,
because of our need for spectacle,
because of our need for stories,
because of our need for spirituality,
because it can make us sense, feel and think,
because it can makes us ask questions about the world we live in,
because it can make us ask questions about ourselves,
because it can present alternative views of the world.
I approach the creative process as an ongoing exploration that ends with the final performance and try to listen, search, explore, search more, question, keep my eyes open, think of the audience, continue exploring until I have found something that expresses what I want to say and that contributes to the people I am giving it to. Therefore, I like to develop performances in a 'slow-burning' process over long periods of time.
I've trained in the Suzuki Actors Training Method, briefly with SCOT and SITI, but mostly with John Nobbs and Jacqui Carroll from Ozfrank. The experience of training in this extraordinary method has had a profound influence on the way I approach and think about theatre.
The name 'Adie Mueller' is a stage name I adopted a few years ago. This website therefore focuses on the work I am undertaking under this name.