company producer | current
Launched in 1999, Home Live Art is a company of creative producers with an established reputation for delivering high quality, innovative work. Not committed to a venue, we work in collaboration with an ever growing range of venues, organisations, festivals and institutions responding to locations, contexts and audiences to bring innovative art experiences to the general public.
With a twist on the traditional, communal and the celebratory, HLA produces and curates a year round programme of artist led, participatory work which has pioneered the presentation of experimental live art and inter-disciplinary work into the mainstream & community sectors.
Over the past five years I have produced and curated HLA events at Latitude Festival, managed the evaluation of their Strategic Touring project and assisted the Co-Directors in the overall running of the company on an annual basis.
Thumbnail project image: Photograph by Jim Banks.
producer | current
A new producing post at Farnham Maltings focusing on the development of studio work, and being the company producer for Up In Arms. Previously acted as producer for maternity cover which focused on leading the producing team in supporting produced, supported and associate artists. I also worked closely with Victoria Melody and Little Bulb Theatre as producer for all projects and annual planning.
Farnham Maltings is a creative organisation that works with the artists and communities to encourage the greatest number of people to make, see and enjoy the best art possible. The organisation achieves this by developing and delivering programmes of work that encourage, develop and support artists and audiences, such as house; the South East touring and audience development initiative and caravan; an initiative to encourage England-based theatre makers to think and work internationally.
Thumbnail image taken from The Night That Autumn Turned to Winter by Little Bulb Theatre, co-produced by Farnham Maltings and Bristol Old Vic. Photography by Jack Offord.
associate producer | current
Jammy Voo formed in 2006, graduates of the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris.Their work blends physical theatre, sublime puppetry and visual creations, live music and singing. Since 2010, they have collaborated with musician and composer Greg Hall.
Jammy Voo are Yngvild Aspeli (Norway), Kate Edwards (UK), Emily Kreider (USA) and Eliza Wills-Crisp (UK). The company are based in Devon in the UK.
As Associate Producer I support the development of year-round company planning for all activity and worked with the company to deliver the national tour of Birdhouse in 2015. Currently we're working together to deliver a mid-scale production entitled The Sleeper which will premiere in Norway in Spring 2017 and return to the UK to tour nationally in 2017/18. More information on this production will be shared on the blog.
producer | current.
Written by Zoe Cooper and Directed by Derek Bond, Jess and Joe Forever was one of the staged readings produced for The Old Vic New Voices Festival 2015. The finished production will premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in September 2016 before embarking on a small-scale national tour.
Jess and Joe Forever spans the length of Jess and Joe’s childhood, jumping through seven summers and a burgeoning romance between the unlikely pair. We soon realise that this isn’t a usual adolescent romance, and that Joe is hiding something that threatens to change everything. Exploring belonging, gender and being different in a rural community, Jess and Joe Forever is a layered and thoughtful play about finding your place in the world.
Nicola Coughlan: Jess
Rhys Isaac-Jones: Joe
Tour dates and project updates will be found on the blog.
producer | previous
tour-finder.org is a free national resource for companies and artists to post listings about their tour-ready productions, and for bookers to easily search for shows for their programme.
Delivered by Farnham Maltings I managed the development of the initial idea, overall design and completion of the website for the organisation.
The site exists to create links between programmers and touring artists, and help tours travel further across England. It is not intended to replace traditional tour booking methods and personal relationships, but to make it easier to add those last few dates to fill a programmer’s season or make an artist’s tour viable.
Visit www.tour-finder.org to learn more.
I offer consultancy to venues and artists seeking support in marketing, year-round planning and project producing. Consultancy can take the form of a conversation, day of planning or a series of one-to-one sessions to tackle a specific marketing brief or area of learning.
Artists and companies supported through consultancy include Christopher Harrisson, Fol Espoir, Gameshow, Fourth Monkey and Ships in the Night. Outcomes of working together vary from successful funding applications, touring network development and year-round timeline creation.
marketing and engagement coordinator | previous
A development initiative delivered by Farnham Maltings and supported by Arts Council England, house tours up twenty contemporary theatre productions each year to a network of over 150 venues in the South East of England.
As well touring work each year, house hosts a website featuring resources, templates and blogs which is a digital platform for the wider professional theatre sector.
Working on a part-time basis between April 2013 - December 2015, I managed the marketing support and strategy for each house tour, and worked with venues in the network to pilot new audience engagement techniques.
producer | previous
Rhum and Clay is a theatre ensemble that tell stories: creating original shows that are inventive, ramshackle and cinematic year-round. These shows tour to small-scale arts centres, London fringe theatres and village halls.
They formed the company at l’Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where they learnt their craft. Spending long hours into the night drinking ‘rhum’ and making masks out of clay. Alongside creating theatre productions, the company collaborate with young people and the next generation of theatre makers through their popular workshop programme.
I worked with the company between January 2012 - December 2015, delivering all of their productions and managing the year-round activities of the business. Visit the Rhum and Clay website for their latest performances.
producer Jess and Joe Forever and Sucker | previous
Celebrating the work of exceptional and emerging playwrights, the Old Vic New Voices Festival, included readings of 12 new plays from the US & UK, adynamic schools tour and the showcase of a new musical.
Produced, directed and performed by the most exciting emerging and established talent that the industry has to offer, the readings were staged at The Old Vic in front of an invited industry audience throughout July 2015.
Joe and Joe Forever was written by Zoe Cooper and Directed by Derek Bond.
Sucker was written by Nessah Muthy and Directed by Debbie Hannon.
I often share my experience and knowledge with others through talks and workshops in various academic and professional contexts.
I am a guest lecturer at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where I work each year with the cohort of Masters students to develop their expertise in marketing, fundraising and touring as part of their producing practice. I'm also regular speaker on the New Diorama Theatre's Emerging and Graduate Companies programme.
Previously I have delivered talks and workshops for IdeasTap, Seachange Arts and Exeter University. Through my role at house I co-delivered the artist training days which promoted better working practice between regional venues and artists.
Project thumbnail photo: Mihaela Bodlovic.
I am an experienced copywriter, having previously worked with many artists and venues to develop copy to engage a wide range of audiences.
I also work closely with graphic designers and artists to create strong visual identities for marketing campaigns and festivals, along with print designs for tours and premieres.
In my most recent role as Marketing Coordinator for DAiSY Festival I worked with Surrey Arts to develop and deliver a marketing campaign which included a strengthened print design and online presence.
marketing and administration assistant | previous.
Blind Summit Theatre are puppetry innovators.
Formed in 1997, Blind Summit's work challenges people's attitudes to puppetry. Their puppets are modern and shows tackle contemporary issues that concern them. Inspirations include Philippe Genty, Handspring Theatre, The Wooster Group, the Sex Pistols.
Blind Summit sees puppetry as a radical part of the reinvention of theatre in our time. Visit Blind Summit's website to learn more about their work.
producer The Way You Tell Them | previous
Rachel Mars is a performance maker with a background in theatre, live art and comedy. Making and touring work nationally and internationally.
Rachel uses the autobiographical as a starting point to create performances that are funny, intimate, rude and sometimes heart-breaking.
Using real-life material, classic oral sex jokes and a wolf suit The Way You Tell Them is a thoughtful and provocative story that questions how we use and abuse humour.
I collaborated with Rachel to premiere the production at Camden People's Theatre in 2013. The Way You Tell Them then went on to receive critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and tour across the United Kingdom with support of another producer.
Visit Rachel's website to learn more about her work.
marketing and development associate | previous
Camden People’s Theatre is a central London space dedicated year-round to supporting early-career artists – particularly those making work about issues that matter to people right now.
Its mission is to refresh and strengthen the performance sector with a new generation of artists who bring a fresh perspective to contemporary concerns, and create new artistic forms with which to address them; and to present their work to a new generation of audiences.
I worked with CPT between 2012-2013, closely collaborating with the recently appointed Directors to make change to the venue's marketing, programming and community relations.
Visit the CPT website to learn more.
producer Adventure/Misadventure | previous
Nick Field makes contemporary performance that is playfully shaped, sharply observed and meticulously crafted.
Informed by his background in theatre, his writing and performance is characterised by a searing honesty, a drive to explore and question, and delight in the possibilities of creating.
In Adventure/Misadventure, a trip of a lifetime is told through a megamix of theatre, rollerskating and a dash of surrealism. Accompanied by a live score of puckish rediscovered pop classics performerd on the harp, Adventure/Misadventure premiered at Ovalhouse before touring to Latitude Festival in 2013.
Visit Nick's website to learn more about his current work.
producer 24 Hour Plays 2012 | previous.
The 2012 24 Hour Plays was one of the most exciting events in the theatrical calendar. Thirty–eight young creatives, 24 hours, a 1,000-strong audience and enough adrenaline to fell a stampede of horses.
The 24 Hour Plays was delivered by Old Vic New Voices (OVNV), which aims to support young and emerging talent, to source and develop new work for production on The Old Vic stage.
Visit the OVNV website for further information.