Creative Producing 2017/2018

Tanya Agarwal

Producer: Love Songs (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2018), Pig Circus (Shortlisted for the Les Enfants Terribles Fringe Award, Edinburgh Fringe, 2018), Toll (Durham Drama Festival, 2017), Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (The Assembly Rooms Theatre, 2016)

Assistant Producer: Maiden Speech Festival (Theatre N16, 2017)
Production Manager: Gigglebox (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016), International Women’s Week Showcase (Pitch Productions, 2016)

Sandi Ballardo

Sandi is a Peruvian theatre-maker. She graduated with a degree in Performing Arts and Literature from the Universidad Científica del Sur. She worked for four years with the house management team at the National Theatre of Peru, but her background is in production management on fringe theatre. Her production credits include six plays, four festivals and seven improv shows. In London she worked with the producing team of the Evolution Festival at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Joanne Blunt

Joanne’s passion is producing work that gives emerging artists in all theatrical fields an opportunity to showcase their work. She was Company Technical Director at the Nottingham New Theatre and has over 60 credits including lighting, sound and set design as well as stage management. Her producing work includes As You Like It and Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. at NNT as well as Tyrannosaurus Sketch and Escape for Dummies at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Jamie Chapman Dixon

Jamie is currently the lead producer and head of commercial ventures at The Barn Theatre. He has previously been the Resident Producer for London Theatre Workshop and has produced over 30 productions as a freelancer and through his company Rigmarole Productions. Rigmarole Productions are also resident producers at The Broadway Theatre in Peterborough.

Piers Cottee-Jones

Credits include: Pippin (Southwark Playhouse), Banana Crabtree Simon (Drayton Arms), We’ve Been Bette… (Theatre503), Brothers (Underbelly, Edinburgh), Homo Superior (Karamel Club), Untold Wars (Greenside, Edinburgh & Stage @Leeds), Americana (C Venues, Edinburgh), The Gospel According To Jeff (Sweet Venues, Edinburgh), The Riley Awards (Refectory Theatre, Leeds), The Great Gatsby (Workshop Theatre, Leeds), A Chorus Line (Riley-Smith Theatre, Leeds), West Side Story (Riley-Smith Theatre, Leeds), High School Musical (Riley-Smith Theatre, Leeds) Lysistrata (Farrer Theatre, Eton).

Piers is a former assistant agent to Amy O’Neill at Jonathan Arun.

Ellie Fitz-Gerald

Ellie graduated from the University of Warwick in 2017 with a BA in Theatre and Performance Studies. Previous producing credits include Follies, Cabaret and Posh (Warwick Arts Centre) and Holmes For Rent at the Edinburgh Fringe. She performed with The Improv Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017.

Emma Joyce

Emma Joyce is a Music Theatre graduate from the University of Central Lancashire. Previously, she worked freelance running a singing business for over four years and went on to be a Specialist in Performance based in the Hamptons New York. More recently she has been working for Out of Joint theatre in Finsbury Park, and works within the Public Relations department at Target-live in Kings Cross.

Tom Mack

Credits: Exit Ballads (Kouban Productions), Ordinary Days (National Student Drama Festival 2017, Hull), USHERS: The Front of House Musical (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016), Avenue Q (Assembly Rooms Theatre, Durham); and Home (Assembly Rooms Theatre, Durham).

Olivia O’Connell

Olivia is a theatre producer and director with interest in producing opera, operetta and musical theatre with a particular focus on new musical writing. She has previously worked at Buxton International Festival, Classical Opera and The Mozartists, Improbable and Opera Holland Park. She has produced and directed Nadja’s Song for Opera Attic (Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival) and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience (International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Harrogate Theatre). Olivia is a Theology graduate from The University of Manchester.

Christina M. Sturken

Christina is a freelance Stage Manager and Props Designer from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Clients include Silicon Valley Shakespeare, City Lights Theater Company, Los Altos Stage Company, Cal Performances, San Jose Repertory Theatre, and Red Barn Productions. She holds a BA (Hons) Theatre Arts degree from San Jose State University and is a recipient of the Randy Earle USITT Production Design & Technology Award and the Silicon Valley Shakespeare Sparky Award.