‘Theatre at its innovative, exuberant best.’ The Independent
When Sinéad is not directing freelance or at Central School of Speech and Drama, she creates new works of theatre with her own company, out of Inc. The productions of the company take different forms: European literary adaptations, dance-theatre, devised work or collaborations with writers. The aim of the company is to experiment with contemporary forms of theatre while maintaining a rigorous attention to text and the actor’s craft. The company is dedicated to negotiating – both in rehearsal and in performance – the delicate balance between spontaneity or improvisation and form. Some of the company’s collaborators are listed below.
Stephanie Connell, producer
Steph is a freelance theatre producer and co-artistic director of Scribbled Thought, a creative production company that collaborates with writers, directors and artists, acting as a catalyst for creative relationships. With Scribbled Thought, she produced Superhero Snail Boy at the Barclaycard presents British Summertime Festival, Mimetic Festival and Bedlam Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. She has worked at Bush Theatre’s Radar Festival, Cultura Inglesa Festival, Sao Paulo, Gate Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, Circus Space, U Dance Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Greenwich Theatre, Theatre 503, Pleasance Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Henley Fringe and the Pleasance as part of the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is also Associate Producer of ThickSkin.
vicki manderson, movement director
Vicki is a performer and movement director. Her work as Movement Director includes Loaded (Jacksons Lane), I Do Believe in Fairies (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama), The Drowning Pond (Youth Music Theatre), The Silence of the Sea (Donmar Trafalgar Season); as Associate Movement Director, Let The Right One In (National Theatre of Scotland/Royal Court/West End), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre/West End), Blackwatch (National Theatre Scotland). As an actress Vicki’s recent work includes In Time of Strife, Knives in Hens (National Theatre Scotland), Beautiful Burnout (Frantic Assembly/NTS), and Dr Dee (English National Opera).
Frauke Franz, dramaturg
Frauke is German born and studied dramaturgy and contemporary literature in Berlin. She is co-artistic director of gobbledegook theatre which makes interative shows for children. For many years she was the dramaturg for Primitive Science in the UK, developing work for the Salzburg Festival. From 2003-2007, she was the in-house dramaturg for Polka Theatre (London), developing their new writing scheme, Playgrounding. Other work includes Out/Exit (The Gate, Cardiff), Tony and Pat (Leikin Loppu, national tour), Zam Zam Room (BAC), No, It Was You (Arcola Theatre) and National Alien Office (Riverside Studios).
Guy Dartnell, performer, collaborator
Guy is a solo artist, a director, a teacher of voice-movement improvisation as well as a long term collaborator with Improbable Theatre. He has created four solo shows, one of which won a Time Out Live Award. His work has toured all over the world, including the internationally acclaimed Oogly Boogly, an improvised performance for and with infants at the Melbourne International Festival. He is a BAC and Merlin Theatre affiliated artist.
Martin Gent, designer, director
Martin originally trained as a structural engineer. He has worked extensively as a performer at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Nottingham Playhouse, Leicester Haymarket and with Lumière & Son, dereck dereck productions, The Glee Club, The David Gale Company and Louder than Words. He created his own work as designer/performer with dA dA dUMB productions. He now works as a conceptual artist/designer in the collaborative partnership ‘mccormack & gent.’ He has an MA in Art in Architecture and is a partner in the MAP Consortium of Artists.
Sandra Harnisch-Lacey, choreographer
Sandra is German born and based in Cardiff. She trained at the Laban Centre (London) and the Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre (London). From 2002-2007, she was artistic director of The Gate Theatre (Cardiff). She has created four shows with her company HLDT as well as two short dance films commissioned by Newport Film School and Welsh Independent Dance. She represented Wales in their European Touring Initiative in 2004 and toured to Berlin, Vienna, Istres, Ljublijana, Luxembourg, Cardiff and Montreal.
Dermot Rushe, art director, graphic designer
Dermot graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1998 with a Graphic Design and Art Direction degree. Since then he has worked on various magazine titles for some of the leading publishing houses in London such as IPC Media, The National Magazine Company, Haymarket Publishing, SPL Publishing as well as for The Guardian and The Observer. As a freelance designer, Dermot has designed book covers, album sleeves, music, theatre and dance flyers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org