Our artistic associates (A-Z):

For project-specific artists, please refer to the production lists.

Tilly Brooke // Producer // ActorTilly Brooke

Before training at The Poor School, Tilly received an MA in Drama & Theatre Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury, and also studied at the University of California, Berkeley. She has traveled extensively around South America and Australia exploring and evaluating local theatre. In 2009, Tilly co-founded Art Saves Lives, a company dedicated to giving a platform to people marginalized by society. She’s co-produced Bobby’s Girl, Silver Dragoon, Tutu Tango & The Model Wife and The Lonely Hearts Club. For saltpeter, Tilly co-produced the sell-out success UK premiere of DIADEM.

Vera Chok // Artistic Director // Producer // Actorimg_1354

As a producer, I founded theatre company, the nihilists, in Oxford, ran the Egglesfield Players and produced several sell-out shows and a cross-arts festival. I also co-produced the Oxford New Writing Festival and was consultant to the Experimental Theatre Company and the University Drama Officer. I also create my own work and am interested in exploring the difficulties of language, the circumstances under which people genuinely connect, and in creating pieces that live beyond the performance. I believe in drawing widely from past performance practices, looking internationally, being inspired by fields outside theatre, being irreverent with ourselves, and relishing risk and mistakes.

33751_10150301019910241_511432_nNik Corrall//Designer
Nik studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts, specialising in Animation. After working for clients such as Bloomberg and the V&A he moved into the practice of Stage Design.

 

 

Charles Adrian Gillott // Performer6a010536ade03b970b01a73dc39490970d-320wi

Since 2007, Adrian has been working for and touring with the Berlin-based theatre company Nico and the Navigators. Adrian is also a founder-member of the Austro-British collective The Same Person. Shows include Deconstructing Lady Macbeth, which premièred at the Drachengasse in Vienna, and UG(gly). For saltpeter, Adrian has appeared in Tintagel, The Fever, and All Men Are Whores as well as hosting Samantha’s Sunday Night Supper Clubs as Samantha Mann. Adrian trained at the Jacques Lecoq school and with Philippe Gaulier in Paris. See Adrian’s website here.

Pippa Koszerek // Artist // CuratorVGIsSrix_400x400

Pippa works across the disciplines of contemporary art, curating and writing. She is interested in blurring the boundaries between art and non-art environments and borrows materials or ways of working from other vocations. In 2010 she adopted shorthand and minute-taking as her primary artistic tools developing a series of text-based works and participatory performances. She currently writes for a-n News and reports on current affairs and events in the arts. Pippa’s early works responded to public sites and their specific social and cultural contexts. She aimed to surprise, discomfort or introduce a magical element into everyday journeys. She changed the character of sites by appropriating them as stage sets through which the unsuspecting passer-by became a performer. Through exploring the performance moment in everyday life she developed a practice based on art as an intervention. Read more about her work at her website.

Katherine Leedale // Photographer8yoKKLAb

A photographer specialising in portraiture, particularly for theatre, dance and arts venues. Katherine’s work has been published in Corriere della Sera, Italian Vanity Fair, Time Out, the Stage, the Metro, and her images have appeared on Channel 4 News. Katherine’s blog.

Anna Sulan Masing // Director // Producer81d2dd_ae05c6a0b4764dcd99710405db22f46b

Freelance director & producer with a strong interest in the visual and physical side of theatre and film. Anna is half Malaysian, half New Zealander, having spent time in both countries, her cross cultural experiences are often reflected and explored in her work. In 2007, Anna co-founded the arts collective behind the bikeshed, which aims to provide a platform for various artists to collaborate and showcase their work. Anna holds a practice-based PhD looking at identity through performance practices of indigenous women of Borneo, specifically the Iban women of Sarawak.

Gary Merry // Actor // DirectorVictory Over the Sun for The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor - Photograph by Alec Myers

As a founder member of The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor Gary has directed/co-directed the majority of their productions. Interested in large-scale work in spaces not usually used for theatre, and in making theatre available to the public free of charge where possible. For The New Factory, he brought a team to Cesky Krumlov in Bohemia, built a theatre space and worked with the community there. For us, Gary directed and co-produced a staged reading of Wallace Shawn’s The Fever at People Show Studios and a second version of the piece at Brighton Fringe (5* “Outstanding Show” – Fringe Review). He is our director for Tonseisha – The Man Who Abandoned the World. Follow this link to Gary’s website, which contains a blog of his projects.

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Originally from Colombia, studied classical piano at the Conservatory of the University of Antioquia. Toured with Latino superstar Juanes and started production company Triganá Music, working on scores for film, TV, dance and theatre. Completed a music degree at the University Vincennes-St.Denis in Paris, specialising in Jazz. Alejo holds an MA in Audio Production from the University of Westminster.g

 


Jason Osterman // Lighting Designer00BE05A5BA

Jason is a professional theatre consultant & ALD lighting designer. Originally from America, he has been working in the UK since 2004. Jason designed various productions at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton as resident LD, and has worked freelance for The Young Vic. For saltpeter, Jason designed The Death of Tintagel and The Fever (both at People Show Studios). Other recent credits include Ballet Russes (Rosemary Branch), Uncle Vanya(Camden People’s Theatre), Airswimming (Courtyard Theatre, London), Drama Queen (Unity Theatre, Liverpool), Tell Me… Lies (Arts Theatre, London) and How to Disappear and Never be Found(Arts Ed). In the US, Jason’s projects include film & video projects with Panavision Florida, TV credits with ESPN, film work (The Mothman Prophesies, Lakeshore Entertainment) and special events countrywide. He trained at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, studying lighting, photography, and fine art and remains an active photographer. Jason is studied Theatre Consultancy at The University of Warwick.