Using the creative tools and technologies from her solo show RUFF, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver have developed a new workshop model, designed for survivors of stroke, yet open to anyone.

Green Screening reflects Peggy's attitude to her own recovery from stroke; seeing the dark spaces left in her brain as opportunities for new images, experiences and insights. Participants are invited to engage with green screen and motion-capture technologies: performing and playing with objects and environments inspired by their own histories and fantasies.

Through a collective performance workshop format and Chroma-key technologies the project encourages Stroke Survivors to use embodied enactment of fantasy worlds as a tool for therapeutic rehabilitation and well-being in front of an audience to produce a shared experience. The project seeks to help Stroke Survivors envisage and enact their future after their stroke through movement and expressive, performative therapy assisted by live motion capture.

For further information on the project, and to book a workshop, please get in contact.


This project was originally conceived with professor Matt Delbridge (University of Melbourne, Head of Theatre and Associate Director of Strategic Resources at the Victorian College of the Arts) while on a residency at University of Tasmania. Green Screening is supported by the Stroke Association and a Wellcome Trust People Award. The project is currently undergoing further development in partnership with Prof Pat Healey and Rosella Galindo Esparzo at the Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London.