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Based in West Yorkshire, Eilon Morris works as a percussionist, composer, actor and educator throughout the UK and internationally. He is a senior lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire and recent projects include his collaboration as a music producer with Zoe Katsilerou on project mάzoksi, working as a puppeteer and musician on The Wicker Husband at the Watermill Theatre, and composing for and performer in OBRA Theatre Co’s latest production IBIDEM.
In 2017, Eilon published his first book, Rhythm in Acting and Performance: Embodied Approaches and Understandings (Bloomsbury, Methuen Drama). In 2013, Eilon completed a PhD investigating the role of rhythm in actor training, at the University of Huddersfield, following on from a Masters in Ensemble Physical Theatre completed in 2008.
Eilon is a core member of Iceberg and OBRA Theatre Co, as well as an associate artist at Whitestone Arts. He was a founding member of the Quiddity Ensemble (2001-2004) and the Butterfly Club Pocket Theatre (1998-2002) in Melbourne Australia, and since relocating to the UK in 2004, has worked on productions including Day of the Living (RSC), Lord of the Flies (BBC Radio Drama), These Trees are Made of Blood (Southwark Playhouse and Arcola Theatre), Gaudete (OBRA), Le Voyage dans la Lune (BFI), It’s Like He’s Knocking (Unfinished Business), Electric Field (IOU), Shattering Man (DUENDE), and Rhein (Royal Festival Hall), as well as touring and recording with music groups including Stems and Kelter.
Performing with Iceberg @ CCA Glasgow. Photo by Brian Hartley
In recent years Eilon has also taught and presented research at cultural and educational centres including Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College, University of Kent (UK) the Duende School of Ensemble Physical Theatre (Greece, India), Au Brana Cultural Centre (France), Baratza Aretoa (Basque Country), Université Laval, Québec City (Canada), Taller de Investigación Teatral (Mexico) and Universidad Nacional de las Artes (Argentina).