CGO Institute: DipCP Current Class

We are delighted to welcome 9 inspiring and very different Creative Producers to form the first cohort on the 16 week Diploma course. They will be pleased to hear from any organisations and individuals who need their support…wherever you are in the world.

Erin Rooney (Scotland) – Erin graduated from the University of the West of Scotland in Performance. She has moved to Glasgow to immerse herself in the city’s theatre. She created and is the artistic director of Etcetera Theatre Company Scotland which was founded in 2019. She directed, co-wrote, and performed in their first performance and continues to compile work for the company. Erin is passionate about creating new and exciting Scottish theatre. Her niche sits within improvisational theatre and new writing, but she cannot wait to extend her skills to find other inspirations and new genres to explore. Contact via CGO chris [at] chrisgrady [dot] org

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Joanna Morley (England): Joanna graduated in Drama and Theatre Practice from University of Hull and has worked in freelance production roles and as a producer for the Pub Corner Poets. She produced both their Assemble Fest production, Dngns n Drngs: Abridged and Sad Little Man which was performed at the New Diorama Theatre, Incoming Festival, NSDF and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.   She worked as part of the Technical and Operations Team at Hull UK City of Culture collaborating with the BBC, Royal Ballet, Macnas, PRS and Curious Directive. In stage management roles she has worked with Oily Cart, Rhiannon Faith Company, 20 Stories High and Middle Child Theatre. Currently: Producer for Marvellous Machine Theatre Company for early stages of new project R&D , and Out of Bounds Theatre, who have been producing online script readings during the pandemic. Email: joannamorley [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

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Liam McIntosh (Scotland): Liam is a new upcoming creative producer with a passion for Musical Theatre and Pantomime. Based in Scotland, he started his first production company in 2014 aged only 16. He has written over 24 pantomime scripts and produced several pantomimes, cabarets and family shows. He has a keen interest in creating new musical theatre work as well as revivals and family pantomimes, Liam is very excited to connect and collaborate with other creatives.  Email liam_mcintosh92 [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk 

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Lizzie Franks (England): – Lizzie is a freelance director, choreographer and producer. Her producing credits include two Edinburgh Fringe Comedy shows, which she also wrote and performed in, a rehearsed reading of a new play ‘Nadya’ at The Park Theatre and an Arts Council Funded RnD of a new Musical ‘The Toilers of the Sea’ at The Old Market (Brighton). She has recently been awarded DYCP funding which is helping her to develop her skills. She is passionate about making and supporting theatre that combines music, dance and strong narratives. Website: www.lizziesarahfranks.com Email lizziefranks [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

Supported by DYCP Arts Council England Funding to enhance her skills in Directing and Creative Producing

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Lucy Donald (England): Lucy (She/Her) recently graduated from Royal Holloway in Drama and Theatre Studies Degree and returned to the South West of England to focus on her producing skills. Her main interest is in interdisciplinary theatre that challenges the political and social status quo, as well as developing ethical working practices. Previous experience includes: The Voices in the Back of Your Head by Side Dish (Royal Court Young Agitators 2020), Town Hall (Camden People’s Theatre 2019), and Atmospheres:: Experiences (Ovalhouse 2019). Website:  https://lucydonald.myportfolio.com/ Email: lucy_donald_ [at] outlook [dot] com

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Megan Schadler (USA/France/UK): Megan (She/Her) is an international producer, writer and actor originally from the United States. Megan lived and worked in New York City for five years after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is now transitioning to the UK. Megan has produced theatre, film, and events. Theatre:The Dream Project 3.0, Montreal (Yonder Window Theatre Company) a multicultural retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with circus and original music, In the Bleak Midwinter by Emmy award-winner Dorothy Lyman. Event:A Night of Play, a once-monthly play reading party in Brooklyn that featured more than 30 playwrights and 70 actors. Film/Web:The Lovebirds Project (Verte Creative), Electric Sessions: The Birth Control Series, new work inspired by lived experiences, Creative Crusade: The Story of Solitude (Yonder Window Theatre Company) a virtual devised production. Website: meganschadler.com or Email: megschadler [at] gmail [dot] com

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Niels van Doormalen (The Netherlands): Niels (He/Him/His) is a freelance creative producer and graduated from the University of Amsterdam (Theatre and Drama Studies). Niels continued his studies at Goldsmiths, University of London (Musical Theatre Producing). During his studies, Niels worked as an assistant producer and marketing strategist. Theatre credits (NL) include The Color Purple, Fun Home, The Bridges of Madison County, Soof- de Musical and Expeditie Eiland. Website: www.nielsvandoormalen.com

Supported by PPO Fund from Platform ACCT (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science – The Netherlands) 

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Phoebe Schenk (England): Phoebe (She/Her) is a London-based theatre producer, tour manager, and Assistant Producer of Waterperry Opera Festival. Graduating from Cambridge University specialising in Race & Gender relations, she is professionally and academically committed to platforming intersectional voices. She booked and led three international theatre tours to East Asia, South Asia, and Western Europe. Additional experience includes managing live music events for London Jazz Festival and programming St John’s May Ball.  Email: Phoebeschenk99 [at] gmail [dot] com

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Siva Zagel (England): Siva is a freelance General Manager, Programmer and Creative Producer, honing skills from Edinburgh Festival Fringe, previous work at Hoxton Hall, Metal Culture, Outside Edge Theatre and STFW (Edinburgh). and extensive touring experience in Opera.  Interested in bring people together and working within Opera, Theatre, and with Local Community groups to work towards a neighbourhood cohesion.
Email: siva [at] zagel [dot] co [dot] uk

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