Hazel Darwin-Edwards has worked on several projects and residencies with Starcatchers as a theatre maker, performer and puppeteer. Most recently she has been co-leading a project called Expecting Something with parents under 25 and their babies, and also delivering workshops across Scotland for adults who work with Early Years as part of their Creative Skills Programme.
Matt Addicott is a performance maker and theatre director. He first worked with Starcatchers in 2007, performing in Little Light created by Andy Manley and Vanessa Rigg. He was Starcatchers Artist in Residence at Platform in Easterhouse, Glasgow. Whilst in post he created numerous new and original works for early years audiences including live performances The Incredible Swimming Choir, First Light, This Workshop Sucks, The Elf Experiment and The Cloud Factory.
Elf Experiment was an exploratory performance workshop which visited nurseries across East Glasgow. Created by Matt Addicott and Hazel Darwin-Edwards and incorporating other performers and musicians, it allowed the artists to draw on the responses of the children to inform the development of the workshops.
Elf Experiment was created during the Starcatchers Inspire Project in 2011.