Institutions I have worked with

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For those who prefer lists

UK

ATC –

I was Vice Chair of ATC, and on the board 1999-2003

ATG

I was asked by ATG to be on the steering group for and co-Chair the first Autism Industry day at the Unicorn in October 2011

Arts Council England Arts Council of Wales
Apples and Snakes British Council
Deutsche Bank

at writernet, I worked with Deutsche Bank to secure £120,000 sponsorship

Graeae

1998-2008 I worked at writernet on 4 separate playwrights development initiatives with Graeae to build a talent pool of disabled playwrights and embed that development work within the company.

Goldsmiths

Ive worked on the MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy for ICCE  – The Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneusrhip, since 1998.

I guest convened the MA in Writing for Performance & Dramaturgy for the Theatre & Performance Department 2013-15

Hampstead Theatre

With the support of Deutsche Bank, via writernet, we supported the production of Barbara Noerden’s Meteorite, a play for children.

Jumped Up Theatre Company Jonzi D Productions
Junction, Cambridge K Korporation
Liverpool Everyman/Playhouse Mousetrap Theatre Projects
Northampton Royal and Derngate, National Theatre Studio
NALD NAWE
New Writing South North West Playwrights
New writing North National Theatre Education Dept
Playwrights Studio, Scotland Royal Opera House
Soho Theatre Sgript Cymru
SOLT/TMA Menagerie
South West Theatre Writing Network South Street Reading
Theatres Trust Theatre Is…
The Royal Court Tinderbox, Belfast
The Red Room The Hat factory, Luton
UEA University of Hertfordshire
UK Centre for Carnival Arts West Yorkshire Playhouse
Writers Guild of Great Britain Yorkshire Playwrights

International

Fence Partners

Through the Fence it has been my privilege to work with:

The Arvon Foundation

Co-hosted the initial Fence meeting at John Osborne’s old house in Clun, Shropshire, thanks to Paul Warwick and Ed Collier.

Afrodita Compagnia, Italy

Claudia dells Seta was our host for the Tuscan retreat part of Fence 16.

Allianz Kultur Stiftung

Supported Fence 22 in Istanbul through their small grants programme.

Arcola Theatre, London

Mehmet Ergen was the host partner of Fence 9 in Istanbul at Talimhane Tiyatrosu, which was the cousin theatre of The Arcola. The Arcola is by affinity the natural base in London for The Fence.

Arts Council England

Supported Fence 20 in New York / New England through their Artists International Development Fund programme.

Supported Fence 8 in Leeds through their Grants for the Arts programme, via West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Bazar Café

Our host partner at La Charité sur Loire for Fence 23 and 25. Also the French base of The Fence.

Belletrist Association, Hungary

Supported the participation in Fence meetings of Hungarian Fence members.

British Council

Supported the establishment of the network by helping us with cashflow from our EQUAL funding.

Supported Fence 4 in Belgrade, 8.5 in Paris, 15 in Rabat, 17in Amsterdam, and 25in Cairo with grants towards travel and accommodation.

Die Theater Chemnitz

Thanks to Esther Holland-Merten and Dieter Boyer, Die Theater Chemnitz were our hosts for Fence 11.

Drama Dept, National Theatre, Belgrade

Were our hosts for Fence 4, where we completed the planning for the Janus project – Fence 5,6,7 & 8.

D-CAF Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival

Thanks to Ahmed al Attar and his colleagues and via the co-ordinating skills of Sara Shaarawi, D-CAF were our hosts for Fence 26 in Cairo.

Rokiskis Cultural Centre/

were our hosts for Fence 24 in Rokiskis, Lithuania.

Dramacum, Bucharest, Romania

Dramacum were one of the co-ordinating partners of Fence 10 in Timisoara. Andrea Valeean and her colleagues were also part of Wonderland – a partnership bid we submitted to the EU Culture Programme. We didn’t get the bid away, but celebrate Andrea’s work with Dramacum in developing a generation of playwriting talent in Romania.

DutchCulture

Supported Fence 17 in Amsterdam.

Etc_Caraibe, Guadeloupe

Were our co-host partner for Fence 13 in Guadeloupe.

Ethnic Kitchen, Lithuania

Were the key brokering partner for Fence 24 in Rokiskis, Lithuania.

EU Culture 2000

Supported The Janus Project (Fence 5,6,7& 8).

 

EU Equal

Supported the creation and early incubation of the Fence (1,2,3 & 4) via the Creative Renewal initiative.

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

Co-hosting partner for Fence 18 and Fence 20 in New England.

Eurodram

The French based script-in-translation network which through its language based committees focuses on the Mediterranean, Caucuses and minority European languages. Many Fence members are also part of Eurodram and we have held joint meetings at Fence 19 in Prishtina and Fence 22 in Istanbul.

Goldsmiths, University of London

Co-Hosted us for the return leg of Acts Of Translation, a special London-Paris initiative (Fence 8.5) which ignited a Francophone Fence.

IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts

The IETM were an important stimulus to the establishment of The Fence. Fence Meetings have been held as IETM satellites or parallel off-meetings. Fence 1 Birmingham, Fence 2 Budapest, Fence 4 Belgrade, Fence 6 Utrecht, Fence 12 Glasgow, Fence 26 Cairo.

Institut Francais

Supported Fence 8.5 and the creation of a Francophone Fence.

Institut Supérieur d’Art Dramatique et d’Animation Culturelle – I.S.A.D.A.C, Rabat, Morocco

Were the host partner for Fence 15 in Rabat, via Latefa Ahrrare and with the co-ordination of Mohammed el Hafi.

Istanbul Theatre Festival

Thanks to Leman Yilmaz, and via the indefatigable Hakan Silahsizoglu, Istanbul Theatre Festival were our host partner for Fence 22 in Istanbul.

Jiwar Creation and Society, Barcelona

Ahmed Ghazali and his partner Mirella set up this wonderful artists’ residency in Barcelona. Ahmed was instrumental in initiating Fence 15 in Rabat, before it was taken over and led by Mohammed el Hafi – and contributed to the creation of the Francophone network.

Lark Play Development Center, New York

John Eisner and his colleagues at The Lark were our co-hosts for Fence 18 and 20.

Literaturhaus Graz

Co-hosted Fence 3 and Fence 7 in Graz.

Théâtre National Mohammed V

Provided our working space for Fence 15 in Rabat.

National Theatre of Timisoara

Ada Hausvater and her colleagues at the National Theatre of Timsoara were hosts for Fence 10.

Also with the support of Christian Modreanu and Andrea Valeean at Dramacum.

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Thanks to Ulrike Syha, were one of the co-hosting partners for Fence 21 in Mannheim.

Nightswimming, Toronto

Brian Quirt and his colleagues were part of Wonderland – a partnership bid we submitted to the EU Culture Programme. We didn’t get the bid away, but celebrate Brian’s work both here and with the Banff Playwrights Colony.

 

Oyun Yaz, Talimhane Tiyatrosu, Istanbul

Were our host partners for Fence 9, thanks to Mehmet Ergun and Secil Honeywill.

The Play Company, New York

Thanks to Melissa Hardy, One of the co-ordinating partners for Fence 18 and Fence 20 in New York / New England.

Playwrights Guild of Canada

Robin Morrow and her colleagues were part of Wonderland – a partnership bid we submitted to the EU Culture Programme. We didn’t get the bid away, but celebrate Robin’s work at PGC.

Playwrights Studio, Scotland

Thanks to Julie Ellen, PSS were our hosts in Glasgow for Fence 12. Nicola Sturgeon Shea and her colleagues were subsequently part of Wonderland – a partnership bid we submitted to the EU Culture Programme. We didn’t get the bid away, but celebrate Nicola’s work at PSS.

Qendra Multimedia, Prishtina, Kosovo

Jeton Neziraj was our host for Fence 19 in Prishtina, in collaboration with Eurodram.

Quai Des Arts, Paris

Were, via Alain Foix, the brokering partner for Fence 13 Guadeloupe, Fence 14 Paris/Bondy, Fence 23 and Fence 25 La Charite sur Loire

Schauspielhaus Graz

Hosted us for part of Fence 7 in Graz as part of the Janus project.

Schloß Rezhof, Graz

Hosted us for part of Fence 7 in Graz as part of the Janus project.

Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatique, Paris

Supported our work with grants towards Fence 8.5, Fence 14 and Fence 23.

Soho Theatre, London

Co-Hosted us for the return leg of Acts Of Translation, a special London-Paris initiative (Fence 8.5) which ignited a Francophone Fence.

Steirische Herbst, Graz

Were one of the contributing partners to Fence 7 in Graz as part of the Janus project.

Tampere Theatre Festival

Hosted us for Fence 5 in Tampere as part of the Janus project.

Tig-7

Were one of the co-hosting partners for Fence 21 in Mannheim.

Teatro valle occupato

Fence 16 in Rome was to support Laura Verga, Tony Alliota and colleagues with the occupation of Teatro valle in their 3-year attempt to prevent the municipal authorities selling this C18th theatre to a developer who planned to turn it into a themed restaurant…

TINFO Theater Info Finland

Via Riitta Seppala, One of the co-ordinating partners of the Janus Project and co-ordinating partner for Fence 5 in Tampere.

Uni-T Graz

Edith Draxl was one of the co-ordinating partners of the Janus Project and Uni-T were our hosts for Fence 3 and 7 in Graz.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Alex Chisholm was the The Lead co-ordinating partner of the Janus Project and WYP were our hosts for Fence 8 in Leeds.

 

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