Essential Creative Producers – invite your attention

In November 2023 CGO Institute began a series of short 5 week intensive zoom courses for aspiring and inspiring producers. Below are those who have completed the course and have indicated that they would be interested to hear about projects and opportunities. In first name alpha order the first cohort.

Ewa Grzybowska (she/her) Dublin and Poland

Ewa is a Polish-Irish theatre producer, currently based in Dublin. She is a graduate of Law with Economics at University College Dublin, where she spent a lot of time doing theatre instead. She has five years of experience in college theatre, working across over 35 productions in producing, directing, visual design and others. Ewa is originally from Poland and enjoys exploring bicultural productions. 

Email: ewagproduction [at] gmail [dot] com 

Hayley Trust (they/them)/ Gloucestershire

Hayley is an emerging producer from the south west. Their background is mainly in assisting in Education and Community projects around the south west. Their main interests are new writing and supporting emerging artists with their work in the industry. Hayley intends to also present stories that challenge gender.

Her email address is: hayleytrust90 [at] gmail [dot] com

Heather O’Sullivan (she/her) / London and Dublin

Heather is the co-founder of Discoland, a multidisciplinary cabaret company that give a platform to early career performing artists. Discoland bring diversity of form and perspective to intimate audiences and are resident artists at The Omnibus, Clapham. They also recently partnered with Urban Outfitters Europe to bring their cabarets to a wider audience. Heather trained as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She has been supported by ACUK and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. She is passionate about producing work that centres women and non-binary artists.

Her email address is: heatherosulliv [at] gmail [dot] com

Maria Goikhberg (she/her) / London

Maria is a creative producer and writer based in London. After producing and directing shows in university theatre, she co-founded “Hey Thanks! Theatre Collective”. “We love developing new writing, devising, and themes of queer identity, girlhood, and home. Our most recent show is ‘Kitchen Underwear’, which we performed at Edinburgh Fringe, and are touring to London and Brighton Fringe in 2024.”

Her key contacts: Insta: @heythankstheatreco Twitter: @heythanks_or

Randall Huskinson / (he/him) San Diego and the UK

After a career in journalism, lifelong theatre-junkie Randall turned his pen to play writing, and quickly realized the fastest way to production is to produce yourself. He has also studied under Broadway producer Jane Dubin. In addition to his own plays, he is interested in bringing fresh theatre both ways across the pond. Based in San Diego, California.

Tracey-Anne (TA) Cutbush (She/Her) / East Anglia and the West Country

Tracey-Anne is a trained producer, director and teacher, with a passion for building creative communities and advocating for the power of the arts. She has worked extensively across the industry, from Fringe and Festivals, to West End and the Royal National Theatre, and is driven by the challenge of breaking new ground and building new partnerships.  She is particularly motivated to create socially engaged work that makes use of playful and physical languages to support the storytelling. Tracey-Anne is also a highly experienced facilitator and arts education specialist, leading co-creative projects that focus on building new work, artists and audiences. Most recently she has worked with the Pappy Show and led the National Theatre’s Schools Speak Up project for young people in North Devon. Tracey-Anne currently works freelance as Creative Producer for Kook Ensemble, while supporting other projects.

Her key contact details: ta [dot] cutbush [at] sky [dot] com and Linkedin – Tracey-Anne Cutbush Profile