Founder member of Gog Theatre – 1982-92

One of South West England’s leading companies project funded by Arts Council South West. Specialised in new devised performance work for regional and national touring, and international cultural exchange. Core member: performing, directing, teaching, administrating, managing and producing.

British Council funded International theatre exchange programme with Rustaveli Young Company of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia 1989-90. Tour of ‘Birdman’ to Republic of Georgia 1989, and return tour by Rustaveli to UK with ‘The Stepmother’ 1990.

 

 

youth theatre exchange

Somerset Soviet Youth Theatre Exchange 1989-90: Co-director and producer of the first independent youth theatre exchange between UK and Russia.  23 young people aged 14-18 brought together to form a new Somerset Youth Theatre, to exchange with the Bridge Youth Theatre from St Petersburg. The Russian and English groups devised a play together for public performances at Hotel Leningrad 1989, with return visit to Somerset for collaborative devising theatre residency with public performances in Taunton and Glastonbury.

Performance Work 1982-87: Series of devised T.I.E and regional touring productions to schools, arts centres and theatres, including: ‘Gi’us A Light’ (1983), ‘Ambitions’ by Phil Smith  (1984), ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’ (1984-85), ‘Into Africa’ (1986), ‘A Comin’ Home’ (1987).

MagdalenePerformer, Producer and Maker: Magdalene – solo show touring to UK colleges, arts centres and festivals, including International Meeting of Solo Performance in Lugano, Switzerland hosted by Teatro Delle Radici (92-95).