Charlotte Salusinszky is an actor, writer and theatre-maker living on the lands of the Eora Nation in Sydney, Australia.
She draws from devised and autobiographical performance practices as a starting point for exploring identity, place and memory.
Central to this work is the body, whose lived experience she uses to talk about, and to talk back to, both dominant and forgotten histories. Her work follows non-linear narratives, and includes a variety of theatrical forms, to attack a concept from multiple different angles.
In February 2020, Charlotte presented Little Jokes in Times of War, a devised solo performance developed through Shopfront Arts Co-Op’s 2019/20 ArtsLab residency. This work told and re-told the story of her grandmother’s role in her family’s escape from Hungary. It aimed to examine the labour women enact in crisis situations, and resist the erasure of her grandmother’s story.
Charlotte graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017 where she completed her Honours year in Theatre Practice. Her research culminated in This Body, My City, a devised solo performance that re-imagined her body as the Old City of Jerusalem, as a way to explore how trauma becomes inscribed on people and on places.
As a performer and co-devisor, Charlotte has worked with independent theatre companies across Sydney and Melbourne, co-devising Planning Atlantis (Grub Theatre), The Roar (Until Monstrous) and The Midnight Club (Talulah Theatre). She has performed in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, and the Australian Improv Festival.
She is an Artistic Director of The Dig Collective, an alumni of Impro Melbourne, and an ensemble member of Soothplayers: Completely Improvised Shakespeare.