Bobby Harding is a Queer, Hard-of-hearing, Black-Country born live-arts producer & facilitator. They seek to platform and support under-represented artists through performance opportunities, resource accumulation & project management.
Having trained at Trinity Laban and being a working artist themselves their biggest priority is creating safe spaces that centre the maker above all else. They also feel strongly about outreach and will always try to incorporate some form of community involvement within their projects.
They are keen to experiment with the social aspect of live-work, reflective of the Queer venues they attend and give these grass-roots artists the opportunity to perform in unexpected spaces, introducing new audiences to authentic interdisciplinary Queer theatre.
Bobby also specialises in marketing and social-media coordination believing it is possible to make these jobs as creative as the project itself.
They also love riding their bike, playing Pokemon and Greek/all mythology.
Alethia Antonia is a freelance choreographer, performer, teacher and researcher. She trained at London Contemporary Dance School, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Her choreographic work has been supported by The Place, Dance4, Yorkshire Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds Dance Partnership, and has been performed at venues such as The Place, Yorkshire Dance, York Theatre Royal and Fashion Space Gallery.
As a performer, she has toured internationally and has worked with companies such as Russell Maliphant Dance Company, James Wilton Dance, James Cousins Company, VOXED – Wayne Parsons, Flexer and Sandiland, Matsena Productions, Chhaya Collective, Heather Walrond Company, and Extended Play (Jamaal Burkmar), amongst others.
As a teacher, she has taught nationally and abroad for institutions such as Scottish Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Trinity Laban, The Place, London Contemporary Dance School, CAPA College, Dance4, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Kingston University, and Accademia Balletto Roma.
Anders Duckworth (they/them) is a Swedish / British non-binary choreographer, performer and visual artist based in London. They graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2014 and, since then, has been making work that is cross-disciplinary and aims to blur the boundaries between dance and other art forms, often collaborating with artists and technicians from different fields ranging from designers and composers to analogue film specialists and computer coders. Their most recent piece is Well Lit, a collaboration with Daniel Persson, exploring gender and cultural identity and their newest work, Mapping Gender is concerned with gender and landscape and is a collaboration with sound artist Dr Kat Austen and Nadia Miah a historical costumer. As a performer, Anders works with Maresa von Stockert, Lea Anderson, Protein Dance and Requardt & Rosenberg among others. In 2019 Anders completed their MA at LCDS with a dissertation entitled Gendered Spaces: a perpetuation of inequality. Anders is currently a Work Place artist at The Place.
Ashlee is a writer, dramaturg, journalist and drama practitioner. She has written pieces for and worked with arts organisations including The Birmingham Rep, National Theatre, Talawa Theatre and Birmingham Hippodrome.
She also hosts a weekly show on Switch Radio which focuses on community, care and creative sectors in the UK.
Clare has worked as an actor and puppeteer since 2007 and was a founding member of The River People, who won the Edinburgh International Theatre award in 2009.
The desire to give voice to her own ideas led her to begin writing which has become a new love and focus. Growing up in a single parent family of a lower socioeconomic background has always influenced her writing. As an artist she seeks to shed light on social issues, challenge stereotypes and put women front and centre.
In 2016, Clare wrote her first solo show ‘Delphine’ which ran at various festivals and venues including Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Playhouse New York and is now available in audio via Spotify. Clare followed this success with solo show ‘With Child’ A series of monologues, which played festivals, received five star reviews and enjoyed a sell-out at Soho Theatre.
Gabi is a producer interested in socially-engaged theatre, artist development and outreach, and interdisciplinary work.
She currently works as Associate Producer for Barrel Organ’s LIVE; a long-running artist development programme for underrepresented artists across the country. She is also producing Séance, a sound installation piece about a ‘minor’ sexual assault between friends, in partnership with Theatre Royal Plymouth & RashDash. She often collaborates with Palomar, a female-led company.
Previously, Gabi has worked as Companion Producer for Selladoor. For Tobacco Factory Theatres (TFT), she co-founded and produced 2 years of an interdisciplinary arts festival.
Gabi is studying for an MA at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, and has been part of the NSDF CREATES Producers Programme and a Young Producer at TFT. She has also worked as a reviewer, marketer, general manager, writer, creative collaborator and stage manager.
Lucy Donald (She/Her) is a creative producer based in Plymouth in London with experience in new writing, large scale puppetry work and site-specific performance. She specialises in producing collaborative live arts events that embed access, inclusion, and sustainable practice, leading to bold, innovative, and adventurous new work.
Her previous producing and assistant producing experience includes Little Amal at COP26 (Good Chance Theatre 2021); Triptych (Theatre Royal Plymouth 2021); Cut Out (Emma Baskeyfield Theatre for Theatre Royal Plymouth 2021); Petrol Headz on Tour(Barbican Theatre Plymouth 2021); Side Dish Theatre Co. (Royal Court Young Agitators 2020-21); Block’d Off (R&D, 2020); Town Hall (Lost Text/Found Space for Camden People’s Theatre 2019); and Atmospheres::Experiences (Ovalhouse 2019).
She is currently working with Whose Paradise Theatre on their upcoming sustainable children’s puppetry tour. Lucy holds a Diploma in Creative Producing from the CGO Institute and is an NSDF Alumni.
María is a Colombian creative producer and theatre-maker based in London with experience in devised, immersive and multidisciplinary theatre. She studied the MA Creative Producing course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2018-2019) and since then she’s been working both in the UK and Colombia as a producer, project manager & workshop facilitator.
Her previous producing work includes The Apologists (Vault Festival 2019) Balthazar Treasure: The Cacao Quest (LIFT Festival 2019), Guerrillera (Bush Theatre 2019), Virtual Variety Fest (2020), Trojana Webcamming Chronicles (Voila! Theatre Festival 2020), and Kelab Malam (Rich Mix 2021).
Currently, she is co-creating and producing Retrograde (Engine Room at Omnibus Theatre), and producing USELESS (Work-In-Progress supported by Casa Festival and The Lyric Hammersmith) and Casting, 1, 2, 3! (Camden People’s Theatre)
She is interested in international, cross-disciplinary and thought-provoking work made by underrepresented voices and creatives from the Global Majority, especially Latinx artists.
María loves creating remarkable experiences for audiences and artists alike. Art empowers communities and individuals and offers a common space to learn, share and be. And she is here to make that happen.
Simon is a playwright, producer and writing facilitator from Derbyshire. He is newly based in Sheffield, and works primarily in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. His playwrighting practice blends a strong Midlands heart with a continued exploration of sexuality, belonging and ambition. He is an Associate Artist of Derby Theatre, a member of Boundless Theatre’s Advisory Group and was longlisted for the Royal Court’s Lynne Gagliano Award in 2019.
His debut audio play ‘kilburn (not london)’ about care experience and queer rural identity was launched in 2021 and profiled at London Podcast Festival. Other work includes: ‘Beau Repaire’ for Derby Theatre and Paines Plough’s ‘Come To Where I Am’, and ‘Bonfire’, a queer monologue-megamix debuting at Vault Festival in 2022.
Alongside his writing he produces participation initiatives involving diverse local communities including Derbyshire LGBT+. Simon is keen to enable and champion more opportunities for new writers in Derbyshire.
I’m a creative producer with a background as a performer, and also working across live events as a project manager. I studied on the MA Creative Producing course at Mountview (2020-2021) and have recently completed the StageOne Commercial Producing workshop. During my time at Mountview, I assisted Katy Lipson at Aria Entertainment.
Current projects include: Pickle (VAULT Festival 2022) Little Sausage (VAULT Festival 2022), Pricked (Previously ‘Dear Mother Nature’ – R&D in February 2022 with Leading Light Collective).
Other producing work includes: Tier Three Sisters (The Hope Theatre); Our Teachers A Troll (Lesnes Abbey Ruins – Co-Producer with Ruined Theatre C.I.C); These Demons (R&D); Confessions Of A Rabbi’s Daughter (Mountview Catalyst Festival); The Barn (Turbine Theatre – live stream); On Cloud Nine (White Bear Theatre – live stream).
Assistant producing includes: Public Domain (Vaudeville Theatre) + Shift+Alt+Right (live stream) – (Adam Lenson/ALP Musicals); Cabildo (Wilton’s Music Hall) – (Jessie Anand).
Vicky is a theatre director, writer and facilitator based in London. She is passionate about new writing, and has worked with companies such as The Old Vic, Soho Theatre, Clean Break, The Pleasance, and Theatre 503. Her work is strongly informed by the social injustices in the world, fusing together multiple disciplines to tell stories and put fresh narratives, and people, centre-stage.
Vicky is an Associate Artist of Cardboard Citizens, having worked there as Assistant Director (Western Jerwood Creative Bursary Award 2017-19). Credits include: Cathy by Ali Taylor (UK theatre tour), Rising by Femi Keeling (hostel/prison tour), and Hidden Gem an immersive play she wrote and directed for the company. She is the Artist in Residence at St. Johns Waterloo, a Weston Jerwood Associate and the Lead Artist on In Her Strength, a long-term arts project that creates opportunities for artists with an experience of homelessness to create work and challenge stereotypes.
She has also worked with international companies such as: Syn:Format (Syrian Refugee theatre company) at UfaFabrik Festival in Berlin, as well as Meseret (A disabled dance company) in Ethiopia. She is also well known for her play No Sweat, which ran for four-weeks at The Pleasance, London and The Lakeside Theatre, Colchester. She is currently director on Nomad by Nell Hardy (Tramshed/Greenwich Theatre & Omnibus) and In the Net by Mischa Levkov.