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Arts Agency / November 2020
I have been welcomed into Rising Arts Agency’s collective of artists. Focusing on advocating for radical change in the arts and beyond; I am very proud to be a part of this group of forward-thinking creatives.
Rising Arts Agency
/ October 2020
Emile Clarke and I are co-directing a dance piece called Icarus. This will be performed by Joe Kennedy as part of Gathering Voices Fragments II at TheWorksTheatre.
R and D / September 2020
Looking at human connection with the sea and the stories it can tell us; I will be Movement Director on a research and development project with Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company.
and Unbolted / August 2020
I will be Movement Director on a show at The Corn Exchange in Newbury called Unlocked and Unbolted. Directed by Bryn Holding, this piece will consist of 12 socially distanced performers, working on a grid design and exploring what this unprecedented time has been like for young people.
Corn Exchange Newbury
Party / August 2020
TheWorksTheatre is a new initiative from Gathering Voices and is based in an ex-factory site called PrintWorks in Bedminster. They will be running socially distanced performances with various artists. I have directed a 15 minute movement piece called After Party with performer Emile Clarke.
Fields / August 2020
Albion Fields imagines a divided England of 2049 where the rich live in 100 storeys high skyscrapers, whilst the poor remain in ground level slums: dissent grows at all levels. Directed by Nick Spollin, I have had the pleasure of being Movement Director for this piece.
Puppetry Film Challenge / August
In association with Puppet Place and The House of Funny Noises; The Bristol 48 hour Puppetry Challenge is an opportunity to create a short original film, culminating in an Online Festival. Funded by the National Lottery. I have worked on a film called Switch as a puppeteer, directed by Matthew Gilpin - link below.
Language Diploma / July 2020
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I have taken this time to study the art of Body Language with an online psychology course. I have gained a Diploma (98% and a distinction) through The Centre of Excellence and hope to use my new found knowledge across my work as a facilitator, movement director, puppeteer and beyond.
Commission / June 2020
I have been commissioned by Rising Arts Agency to write a collection of Poems, based on the provocation “Covid-19: This is How my Life has changed…”.
The Poetry Collection is called The Abrupt Pause - link below.
The Abrupt Pause
Online / May 2020 I have
been teaching drama workshops online with Stagecoach
This has been a fun and interesting challenge!
Animation Studios / February 2020
Through The Egg Theatre, I have had the opportunity to work with the animators from Funko Animation Studios, to explore the idea of creating characters through movement, whilst also live illustrating them.
/ February 2020
I am Movement Director on the Kings Company's production of Crusaders for their NT Connection Show in February 2020 at the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth.
The Kings Theatre Portsmouth
Tour / January 2020
After a succesful run at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol, Charmane is going on Tour across 8 venues in the UK.
New Creatives / 2nd December 2019
I have made my radio drama debut in No Place Like Home on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Playing the role of Lucy, it is written by James Cresswell and directed by Paul Dodgson. It's a 15 minute horror - available via the link below.
No Place Like Home
on the Roof / December 2019
I am performing in Hodgepodge Theatre Company's Christmas Tour of Reindeer on the Roof directed by Liam Wyatt.
the Greenwood Tree / November
I am Movement Director on Hammerpuzzle's Christmas production of Under the Greenwood Tree at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre.
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
/ October 2019
I am performing in the full scale production of Charmane this half term at The Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol.
The Tobacco Factory Theatre
/ September 2019
I am performing in Leaving, written by Charlotte Turner-McMullan, as part of an evening of 10 new short plays at The Egg Theatre in Bath.
Theatre Royal Bath
Expectations / August 2019
I am currently Movement Director on Great Expectations at The Corn Exchange in Newbury. With a company of 32 young actors, this production is directed by Bryn Holding and is adapted by Nick Ormerod and Declan Donnellan.
Corn Exchange Newbury
Festival / July 2019
Isle of Apples will be performing at Fuse Festival at the Shoe Box Theatre in Swindon. We are being supported by Strike a Light and have a residency in Gloucester for the rehearsal process.
/ June 2019
Working with Palomar Theatre Company, I am performing in their new show Isle of Apples. A feminist physical theatre piece which explores the life of 4 Victorian muses. We are showing a 15-minute section as part of The Tobacco Factory scratch night called Prototype.
Noble Kinsman / May 2019
Working alongside Director Bryn Holding, I am delighted to be Movement Director on a production of Two Noble Kinsman, at Staffordshire University, with the final year drama students.
Raids and Sound Baths -
Performance Workshop / March 2019
Back by popular demand, WorldRoots Acappella, will be performing their walkabout act at Glastonbury Festival. Working alongside Director of Gathering Voices, Hannah Klewin, I will be running a workshop with the choir about presence, complicité and character. At the end of the session, the company will perform at The Tobacco Factory Sunday Market.
and High Delight R and D / February
Working in Bristol Old Vic's newly converted Coopers' Loft, I have been involved in the research and development process of a new Live Art Performance, working as a Physical Theatre performer. I am working with Musical Director, Joesph Harris and Choreographer James Kent, who are collaborating with Fen Theatre (Maisie Newman and Rowan Evans) to create this highly immersive project.
Piece Workshops / January + February
Working alongside the Director of the Actors' Workshop Clara Marullo, I will be running two Masterclasses on how to create a personal devised piece for an audition.
/ January 2019
After working with Raised Eyebrows Theatre Company on an initial research and development process; I have now been cast as Charmane for the next stage, which will be working towards previews at The Pound Arts Centre and the Strike a Light Festival.
Theatre Maker / Movement Director / Puppeteer / Performer / Sophie Cottle © 2020