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Rob Drummer Artistic Director

Rob joined Boundless Theatre in July 2016 as Artistic Director. Before which he was Associate Dramaturg at the Bush Theatre where for three and a half years he ran the Literary Department and was responsible for all playwriting work including the commissioning and development of new plays for production.

He has established partnerships with Playwrights of New York (PoNY), delivered projects with Kudos Film & Television and established a partnership with Drama Centre London and Oberon Books on the ‘Student Guide To Writing: Playwriting’.

Prior to joining the Bush Rob was the first Literary Manager for HighTide Festival Theatre where he supported the expansion of the festival, doubling the number of productions and before leaving the company directed Luke Barnes’ ‘Eisteddfod’ (Latitude), ‘Endless Poem’ (London 2012 Festival) and ‘Perish’ (HighTide & Public Theater, New York).

As a Dramaturg and Director Rob has worked with playwrights at theatres including The National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Contact, York Theatre Royal and Theatre503. Rob was one of the first recipients of an Artists’ International Development Fund from the Arts Council and British Council and spent time working in South Africa with playwrights and theatre makers at the Baxter and Market Theatres.

rob@boundlesstheatre.org.uk

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Zoë Lally Executive Producer

Zoë joined Boundless Theatre in March 2015. She studied French and Drama at Bristol University, where she first discovered the joy of producing and spent a year teaching in France. After freelancing in theatre design she started her career in arts administration and producing in the Youth and Education department of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford.  She later moved to Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, where she progressed from Administrator to Executive Director.

Zoë worked at GLYPT for over 10 years, during which time she produced a wide range of projects and productions for and with young people, and oversaw the company move to The Tramshed in Woolwich. She was on the board of new writing company Upstart Theatre for 8 years, and is currently on the board of the Independent Theatre Council.

zoe@boundlesstheatre.org.uk

Phoebe Ferris-Rotman Associate Producer

Phoebe joined Boundless Theatre as Associate Producer in August 2015, after working in arts education in London for two years. A former events manager and marketer, she holds a Masters degree in Arts Policy and Management from Birkbeck, University of London. She has held various roles in theatre, including venue manager at the UK-wide Shakespeare Schools Festival, workshop assistant at the Tricycle Theatre and a researcher on Unfinished Histories, an archival project documenting Britain’s alternative theatre movement from 1968 to 1988.

In summer 2014, she co-founded the trans-Atlantic theatre company Palindrome Productions, where she has worked as a producer for three seasons.

phoebe@boundlesstheatre.org.uk 

Mark Sands Finance Manager

Mark joined Boundless Theatre as Finance Manager in September 2015. He studied at the University of Warwick and trained as an actor at East 15 Acting School. He was the Executive Director of Deafinitely Theatre for almost 10 years, producing theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe, Soho Theatre, the Park Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and on national tour. He is also one of the co-founders of The Blueprint Theatre Company.

In September 2014, he set up Ardent Theatre Company for which he is currently the Co-Creative Director.

mark@boundlesstheatre.org.uk

Atiha Gupta-Armstrong Administrator

Atiha joined Boundless Theatre in June 2016 as a part-time administrator.

For ten years Atiha was part of Hampstead Theatre’s youth drama group The Heat and Light Company where she collaborated with other young people to put on devised plays that were performed in the Hampstead Downstairs Space.

 

 

 

When she was 17 she was commissioned to write a play for Hampstead’s main stage and was delighted to bridge the gap between the learning and literary departments when her first play What Fatima Did was produced in 2009.

Alongside Boundless Theatre, Atiha continues to work as a playwright and screenwriter. Atiha is currently writer-in-residence at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

atiha@boundlesstheatre.org.uk 

Advisory Group

Rob Awosusi

Robert is an emerging theatremaker currently suffering the early 20s crisis of graduating (University of Hull), wanting to do everything and not much idea of how. As well as directing and working on plays he is interested in music, spoken word, hating all the bigotry and trying to pay his rent on time. He is currently directing the intersectional feminist fantasia phroot salhad (pronounced fruit salad) on at the Lyric Hammersmith’s Evolution Festival and Camden People’s Theatre’s Hotbed festival.

Max Baraki

I am a Junior Consultant at Shroomly which creates Virtual Reality hotel tours and training creation. I had worked as an assistant coach at Parkour Generations before setting off for university to study forensic science. While in university I developed an interest in brazilian jiu jitsu which I continue to train today.

Adrian Gardner

Adrian’s interest lies in socially conscious performance and participation work. He currently works as an Assistant Producer at Apples and Snakes, England’s leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word. He is also a freelance drama workshop facilitator, and has worked with the Old Vic and the Young Vic on a variety of outreach focused drama projects.

Previously he worked at Roundhouse as Trainee Assistant Producer in Performing Arts, working to develop the careers of their Resident Artists in Spoken Word, Cabaret, Circus and Theatre. He has also worked with organisations such as the Talawa Theatre Company, Emergency Exit Arts, Macnas, Lovebox, Bestival and Mousetrap Theatre Projects. Adrian studied Theatre at the The BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology.

Angela Legg

I became involved with Boundless theatre when it was Company of Angels as part of the Theatre Café at GLYPT and European Theatre Encounter at GRIPS in Berlin. I believe in the collaborative process of theatre making and love performing, writing, producing and helping in any way to make a show a success.

I am currently participating in the 28 play challenge with the space arts centre, which means writing a play every day throughout February. I like to keep busy and am always looking for my next adventure. I love theatre and August is always my favourite month of the year when I go to the Edinburgh fringe festival, I hope that 2017 will be my 4th consecutive visit.

Maya McFarlane

I am currently attending Sydenham School in Year 11 and am in the process of completing my GCSEs. Drama is probably my biggest passion; I am doing it as a GCSE and I have performed in lots of plays in and out of school. I have been a member of Lewisham Youth Theatre since I started secondary school and here I completed my Bronze Arts Award in 2014. Outside of drama, I love to read and started to learn guitar as part of my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award I completed in 2016.

Finlay Ross Russell

Fin sees that there is a lot going on in the world and believes that the only way to make significant progress on complex issues is by creating and encouraging new perspectives. This is what he has done through his films, his writing and his performance. Having grown up being homeschooled around the world, he is currently studying Drama, Applied Theatre & Education at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. He hopes to use his new skills to position the arts as a means of bridging cultural divides and bringing people together.

Ashley Scantlebury

Freelance Writer and keen theatre enthusiast. In the past I have written and published collections of poetry, created pieces of contemporary theatre and facilitated youth theatre programmes. Most of my work looks to challenge our rigid social conventions and inspire some necessary discourse on matters that we, as a society, might not be speaking about. I am very passionate about the future of theatre and believe that the power to create ambitious and original artistic performance is now in the hands of the youth.

Board

Charles Glanville Chair

Charles Glanville is Managing Director of Oberon Books Ltd., a leading publisher of new plays and books on theatre and dance.  He also serves on the boards of Birmingham Royal Ballet and Yorkshire Ballet Summer School.

Carolyn Unsted

Carolyn Unsted has worked in education for over 30 years. Starting as an English and Drama Teacher, she has been Headteacher in two secondary schools, Assistant and Deputy Director for Children’s Services and Education in local authorities, Governor of a primary school and member of a Multi Academy Trust. She is an now Education Adviser to the DfE and a Fellow of the RSA and Trustee for Lewisham Music. Carolyn has been committed to promoting the Arts for young people all of her career.

Jake Orr

Jake is a freelance producer and programmer. He is producer for Snuff Box Theatre and is Artistic Director and Founder of A Younger Theatre. Jake co-directs and produces the annual Incoming Festival. Jake is also co-director of producing company Making Room working with artists across the UK. As an independent producer he has produced ‘BLUSH’ (Snuff Box Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho and on Tour), ‘Weald’ (Snuff Box Theatre and Finborough Theatre) and ‘Shelter me’ (Theatre Delicatessen).

As Associate Producer his credits include ‘The Bombing of the Grand Hotel’ (Cockpit Theatre and Tour), ‘Mouse Plague’ (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, BAC and Tour) and ‘The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland’ (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, BAC and Tour). Jake also co-curates Dialogue with Maddy Costa and produces Dialogue Festival. He was a freelance marketer before moving into producing and is a trustee of Boundless Theatre. Jake was nominated as Best Producer in the 2014 Off West End Awards.

www.jakeorr.co.uk / @jakeyoh

Charlotte March

Charlotte has over 10 years within the arts industry, graduating from the Drama, Applied Theatre and Education course at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama she has gone on to work with Punchdrunk, Hofesh Shechter, Jacksons Lane Theatre, Grange Park Opera & Pimlico Opera. Charlotte now produces experiential shows across 21 festivals for Live Nation Entertainment, including arts festivals such as Wilderness and Latitude.

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