Bronagh Lagan

BronaghLagan@nwkcollege.ac.uk

Director

I have worked with Tanushka Marah before as her assistant director and stage manager on Company Collisions' highly acclaimed and internationally toured production Nothing Left Too Lose. Which was performed at the Miskin 2006. I have great raport with Tanushka and would love the chance to work with her again. Since then I have directed various pieces of new writing, Dennis Kelly's After The End, Classics such as Spike Milligan's, Pocoon and physical non-text based work such Drogo Island with Enchantment Theatre Company which toured in UK and Turkey 2007 & 2008.

I have also spent time in the Philippines working with theatre company Sining Kambayoka, teaching physical theatre and clowning whilst also learning about their traditions, rituals and the influence modern theatre has had on their theatrical style.

It was such a fantastic experience working in the Miskin Theatre last time on "nothing left too lose", it was great space to perform in and the folk I remember on the technical team showed real professionalism and comaraderie. They worked well as a company, which I think is an excellent way for them to learn about the industry and provide them with the necessary skills needed to work professionally. I found the atmosphere in the Miskin to be lively and vibrant and I love having the opportunity to work there again.

Most Content when . . . When I'm busy on a show to the point of insanity through stress.

What can I say I enjoy a bit of pressure!

Background: Originally from Northern Ireland Bronagh achieved a first class BA (hons) degree from John Moores Univesity, Liverpool before completing her training for a graduate diploma from the renowned Hope Street Physical Theatre course. As part of the course she worked with directors such as Lee Beagley (Kaboodle) in ‘Planet of the lost Children’ and Tanushka Marah (Company Collisions) in ‘Macbeth’. She participated in workshops with the likes of Frantic Asssembly, John Wright (Told by an idiot), Ira Seiderstein (Cirque du Solei) All of whom contributed towards the development of her innovative directing style.Bronagh is currently on the board for Contacting the World, an international young peoples theatre festival which twins young British theatre companies with their worldwide counterparts. In 2006 she spent time in the Philippines working with Sining Kambayako theatre company as part of a cultural exchange and was also lead artist this year at the Contact Theatre working with the company CYAC. She is also an associate artist for Hope Street Ltd.

Additional skills related to directing: Play an instrument, Movement, Dramaturgy

Experienced in: New writing, Classics, Devising, Performance Art, Physical work, Puppetry, Mask work

Other skills related to directing: Clowning, Adaptation, Improvisation, Workshop Leading & Teaching

Other skills: Producing, Technical theatre, Writing, Performance, Stand up Comedy & Surf boarder

QUALIFICATIONS 

Hope Street Ltd, Physical Theatre Apprenticeship

BA Hons Drama First Class JMU

A-Levels: Theatre Studies (A), Media (B), Computer Studies (C)

GCSE’s 10 (A* - C) including English and Maths

LAMDA: Gold Medal

LCM: Musical Theatre Grade 7

CREDITS

Role Production Venue Director/Co. Date

Director She New End Theatre, Hampsted Independent 2008

Director After The End New End Theatre, Hampsted C54 2008

Director Wizard of Oz Frontline, Liverpool`` A State of Mind 2008

Director Charlottes Web North West Tour Altru Drama 2007

Director Drogo Island Int. Tour & Ordu festival, Turkey Enchantment 2007

Director Alice Wonderless Joe H Makin, JMU JMU 2006

Director/Actor Contacting the World Marawi City, Philippines Julia Turpin 2006

Director Alice Wonderless Joe H Makin, JMU JMU 2005

A.D Nothing Left too Lose Int. Tour & National Theatre Tanushka Marah 2006

A.D Enchantment Unity Theatre / Hope Street Jilly Malloy 2006