Co-Founder - Robbie Gordon

Co-Founder - Robbie Gordon

Robbie Gordon is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and co-founder of the critically acclaimed “fiercely curious” (The Herald) Wonder Fools.

His work is socially engaged, embedded in communities and always strives to start a conversation.  He is currently employed as the Associate Director of Creative Learning at the Gaiety Theatre (AGP) and as a Lecturer of Community Performing Arts at Ayrshire College. His work in Ayrshire has included two collaborations with NTS and engagement with over 2,500 young people and adults in a series of community-based activity initiated and delivered over his first year.

Selected credits: writer, performer and movement director of 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War (Wonder Fools); writer and performer of The Coolidge Effect (Wonder Fools); writer and director of McNeill of Tranent: Fastest Man in the World (Wonder Fools); actor in Charlie Sonata (Royal Lyceum Theatre); workshop leader and sand artist on Danny Boyle's Pages of the Sea (National Theatre of Scotland); research assistant on Locker Room Talk (Traverse Theatre); assistant director on Graham McLaren's Dream On! (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/BBC Symphony Orchestra).

www.robbiegordon.org

Co-Founder - Jack Nurse

Co-Founder - Jack Nurse

Jack is a director and theatre-maker and trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Jack’s work has been presented in theatres across the UK including the Citizens Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Tron Theatre, HOME, New Wolsey Theatre, Macrobert Arts Centre, Camden People’s Theatre, New Diorama Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Arches amongst others.

As a director for Wonder Fools, credits include: 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War, McNeill of Tranent: Fastest Man in the World and The Coolidge Effect. Other directing credits include: The Mack (Play, Pie, Pint/ Traverse Theatre); Birthright (VAULT Festival); Lampedusa (Citizens Theatre); O (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Too Fast and Sparkleshark (Fullarton Theatre).

Jack was Resident Director on the UK tour of Dr Dolittle (Music and Lyrics). As an assistant director, Jack’s credits include Oresteia: This Restless House (Citizens Theatre/National Theatre of Scotland), Blackbird (Citizens Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Royal Lyceum), Hay Fever (Royal Lyceum/Citizens Theatre) and The Broons (Sell A Door) for which he was Staff Director on its Scottish tour. Jack was also a member of the Almeida Theatre’s inaugural Resident Director Network 2016-17.

www.jacknurse.com

Producer - Steph Connell

Producer - Steph Connell

Steph Connell is a freelance theatre producer. Previously she was Stage One Producer at the Citizens Theatre in 2017 where credits include Oresteia: This Restless House, Lampedusa, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons and Captain Amazing. She has produced worked for Frantic Assembly (No Way Back, Corby 2015) and produced worked created in their MA in Collaborative Theatre Making course. She has also produced for children’s theatre company Tucked In including UK tour of Leaper (A Fish Tale) and Finding Victoria at Kensington Palace commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces. Steph is Director of Scribbled Thought producing and touring new work across genres including new writing, circus and outdoor theatre. Projects include Full Stop (2015), Playground Victories (2017) and Superhero Snail Boy (2013 - 2014). She is Producer of ThickSkin for whom she has produced Chalk Farm, The Static and is currently producing How Not To Drown, AWOL and Supper Club Compassion.

Steph is currently Project Coordinator at the Tron Theatre where she curates artistic development programme, BUILD. She has also worked for Artichoke, National Theatre of Scotland, National Centre for Circus Arts and Greenwich and Docklands International Festival. Steph has an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from Queen Margaret University and is a graduate of the Clore Emerging Leaders Course in 2017.

www.stephconnell.co.uk