Sita Iona Pieraccini is an artist based in Scotland. Sita’s background in acting, music, directing and clown informs her work as author/performer. Recent works explore moments of upheaval and change through a magical realist narrative, which allows the extremes of inner and outer experiences to be presented alongside the everyday and mundane. Inspired by true stories, memories and real events as much as fables, folk-lore and fantasy, Sita uses elements from both non-fiction and fiction in the creation of performances which offer an examination and interpretation of humanity. The outcome are often short, anecdotal and highly visual pieces of theatre, physical performance, video or installation. They are a mixture of the poetic and absurd, humorous and tragic.
Sita has trained with Angela De Castro, Theatre Ad Infinitum and Simon Edwards (Kneehigh Theatre) in theatre clown, mime and physical storytelling. She has a BA(Hons) in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art (2007) and a Diploma in Physical Theatre Practice from the Adam Smith College (2009). Recognised for her inventive approach to theatre making and her fine acting skills, Sita has received support through esteemed awards and opportunities to develop her practice – Scope Award from Conflux 2012 , Professional Development Award from Creative Scotland 2011, UPstarts Program with National Theatre of Scotland 2009. Sita has performed her work at festivals throughout Scotland, England and Barcelona and continues to develop her practice through residencies and collaborations with artists from differing disciplines who share a passion for performance.