Zya Kane

Theatre Maker | Inclusive Arts Practitioner | Performer
Sensory theatre

Zya Kane is a theatre maker, director, inclusive arts practitioner, performer and researcher in sensory methodologies, applied to theatre, art, education, artistic processes and group work. Zya runs workshops and teaches regularly with a diversity of companies and people of all abilities.  Zya has been involved in creating, co-devising and performing at works for events, theatres and festivals in Australia and internationally over the past 25 years.

She is dedicated to devising original work with and for people of diverse backgrounds. She is a member of ‘Weave Movement Theatre’ where she  facilitates workshops, runs projects,  co- devises work and is a performing member of the company. Zya runs a satellite company performance ensemble ‘FUZE’ with YourDNA creative arts.  She is also the co-facilitator of ‘StageCraft’ design/creation of costumes/props/sets/puppets. She has been the artistic director/facilitator of the Onemda/Araluen inclusive theatre group since 2016.

Zya also works as an independent MC and performer.

Zya was a member of neo burlesque troupe ‘Voodoo Trash Dolls’ 2008/2012 and  has also been a member of theatre companies, ‘Chapel of Change’ Butoh/Dance Company 2000/2003 and ‘Metamorphic Ritual Theatre’ 1999/2009, where she was choreographer of movement for “Loom of Lila’ Melbourne/Edinburgh/London and ‘Oedipuss Tyrannos’  Melbourne/London/San Francisco.  Zya spent a year in Paris training, performing and then as assistant director with Michiko Gaulier (Ecolle Gaulier) and company ‘ITAP’ 2009/10.

In all companies her roles have included and ranged between devising/directing/designing set/costumes, producing and performing.

Zya’s training in Australia and internationally include physical theatre, dance therapy, improvisation, acting, burlesque, butoh, bouffon/clown, immersive and sensory theatre.

Photo credits: Meredith O’Shea