Former artistic director of Para Active and artistic associate of The British Grotowski project, Persis-Jade is an associate of Guillermo Gomez-Pena's La Pocha Nostra and creator of the award winning Hotel Medea overnight trilogy.
Originally from Yemen, with an Iranian and Indian heritage, her work revolves around issues of identity and the self. For the last 15 years she has been an independent artist working in performance and live art making work where her biographical paradigm intersects with larger social and cultural issues. She develops artistic projects that focus on using culturally diverse performance styles where the focus is on re-imagining the space for theatre.
Persis has a passionate belief in art as an ideal medium for articulating a time of permanent crisis that we find ourselves in, therefore travelling from myth to social reality where an intrinsic part of this artistic process is in encounters with those on the so-called margins, the hybrids and the outsiders.