Meet the staff
Kate Chapman – Artistic Director and CEO
Kate Chapman has worked in theatre for 20 years, producing and developing new work and working as a writer and director. She has also produced radio drama for BBC Radio 4, devised and produced audio journeys in city centre, taught in Universities and drama schools and worked with groups of people in prisons, schools and community venues around the country.
Bianca Winter – General Manager and Producer
Bianca arrived in Nottingham in 2002 and studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. Before joining TWP, Bianca worked for various arts organisations ranging from specialist school arts provision and creative enterprise support to visual and live art venues in the city. Bianca can normally be found with her nose in a book, or frowning at a computer screen whilst trying to blog about life, the universe and everything.
Meet the board
Rick Hall – Chair
Rick Hall is a writer and consultant with over 30 years experience of supporting creativity in education. Rick is currently Director of Programmes for Ignite! an independent organisation dedicated to promoting creativity in learning. He is also founder of rehearsal.org.uk – an online space for improvisation and experiment. In May 2008 Rick was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at Nottingham University School of Education. He is also a Fellow of the RSA.
Thomas is currently General Manager at Foursight Theatre, which creates unusual, uncompromising and multi-disciplinary work that reviews history through the eyes of women: unknown, famous and infamous. Previously Thomas was Director of The Y, a 300 seat cross-art form presenting venue in Leicester. Prior to this, Thomas held marketing positions at Deda (Derby Dance) and Nottingham Playhouse. Thomas also sits on the board of Red Earth Theatre.
Jack Bradley began work as a playwright in 1975 (Stepping Stones, Royal Court, Young Writers’ Festival) and continued to do so throughout the 80’s and early 90’s, with 20 productions to his name. Jack worked in literary management at the Soho Theatre (1989-94) before joining the Royal National Theatre where he was Literary Manager for 12 years. As a dramaturg he has taught and run workshops internationally – from Belfast to Buenos Aires, Oslo to Soweto. In addition, he is Literary Associate to Sonia Friedman Productions in the West End of London, Associate of the Tricycle Theatre, and advisor to the Scottish Arts Council and ACE.
Alex, 21, joined the TWP board in 2009. She is Director of PoetCasting, a podcasting project which features poets reading their own work. She is currently studying for an MA at the University of Leicester, and has had poems published in magazines. She won the title ‘Art and Culture Woman of the Future’ in 2008 – and has been trying to live up to this accolade ever since.
A producer in both the Media and the Arts sectors, Bea Udeh finds that radio, theatre and creative writing are her avenues for delivering productions which come from grass-roots values. Bea Udeh describes herself as the funky protagonist, who provides creative alternatives to approaching the arts and media. Bea is Creative Producer at Nottingham Playhouse, is on the steering group for Sustained Theatre East Midlands (STEM) and produces an inspirational 3-hour weekly radio show on BBC Radio Nottingham.
THEATRE WRITING PARTNERSHIP
C/O NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE, WELLINGTON CIRCUS, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 5AL
DIRECTOR: KATE CHAPMAN firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERAL MANAGER: BIANCA WINTER email@example.com
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