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Quirky, Immersive and Interactive
Theatrical Experiences

Little Dirt Path is a Melbourne based performing arts collective.  LDP's practice is to create quirky and immersive participatory works that are about everyday life and the absurdities of the human condition.

We make the kind of work that we like to experience ourselves and that

doesn't shy away from the weird and wacky.  

Our aim is to find fun ways of expanding audiences ideas of interactive theatre as something to be embraced, and not scared of.
We strive to create art that has a reduced environmental impact, creating works using recycled or repurposed materials. 

Catherine Holder
Co-Artistic Director

Catherine is an emerging Melbourne based performer and theatre maker.  Catherine received first class Honours at Deakin University for her work Sonder, which she performed at several festivals in 2018. A founding member of Illumi-Nation Theatre, she performed alongside Pearce in 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane at Gasworks.  Together they formed Little Dirt Path and created Cafe Play! for Adelaide Fringe 2018.

Catherine has worked at The Owl and Cat Theatre, as Artistic Director of their Platform festival, has directed Asylum by Nicholas Walker Herbert and also hosted, performed and wrote for the short play events ‘Orgasm’.

Pearce Hessling
Co-Artistic Director

Pearce Hessling is a Melbourne based theatre maker that specialises in immersive and interactive performance. After completing his BCA in Drama at Deakin university he has since devised work including Red Boots and Half Smoked Cigarettes at The Owl and Cat Theatre, Cafe Play! with Little Dirt Path at Adelaide fringe, and a series of monologues for Dionysus Theatre’s Arete: Beta festival.  Pearce is the writer and director of House of Correction's Murder in Cell Block 'M' and Who Sleighed Santa immersive theatre nights.

He has also performed in such works with Illumi-Nation’s 4:48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane at Melbourne Fringe 2017, and Lost:5 by Daniel Keene in Poppyseed Festival.

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