Working in a devising process means that there is often no assigned role. Composing text, creating images, identifying music and shaping all these into a performance are rolled together.
Alister’s work began as producer and director with Workhorse Productions, where work attracted attention as “find of the fringe” (Daily Telegraph) and Time Out Critics’ Choice. That work drew on an eclectic range of sources, collaborating with Portuguese and Greek partners to develop exceptional small-scale productions. It was based on existing texts, and a desire to work outside this led Alister to explore source material in scientific research in The Pleasure Project, supported by Arts Council England, cpt and Oval House.
Dramaturgy around this time included a project with Katherina Radeva called Fallen Fruit, and the success of this collaboration led to their continuing work as Two Destination Language. This includes national and international tours of their Total Theatre Award-winning work, community projects and curation.