Professor Denise Gabriel – Movement and Acting UNCG (Greensboro)

Living Pictures are pleased to announce Denise Gabriel as an Artistic Associate of Living Pictures Productions. The work that Denise brings to Living Pictures in Sensory Awareness/Mindfulness practice in a theatrical context is truly inspiring and beneficial to the company and to those who work with the company. We’re looking forward to the projects we develop with Denise over the coming years and are planning for Denise to be Associate Director on Frankl (a new project for Living Pictures) and she will be coming back to Wales in the summer of 2016 to lead our outreach work and workshops on Coed Dylan – ‘Art as Human Experience’

She is currently a Resident Movement Director with Triad Stage, a Guild certified Sensory Awareness Leader with the National Sensory Awareness Foundation and Theatre Professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Her past professional credits include, Resident Movement Director Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe , Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Clarence Brown and Working Theatre, NY. International credits: Shanghai Theatre Academy, Salzburg Austria at Schloss Leoploidron and Artscape Theatre Center and Dance for All (Cape Town, South Africa). Denise is also an Associate Member of the U.S Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Paul Whittaker: Producer, Writer and Director  

Paul has helped on numerous projects at Living Pictures including giving his time to edit and film the Coed Dylan video we used for fund raising on our crowd funding site in 2016. He will be part of developing Living Picture’s new project Say When (funded by Arts Council Wales), which examines weight loss and the impact food production has on the environment. Paul and Robbie have also collaborated on Paul’s short film Paltry and will be collaborating with Robbie again this September in his new play God’s and King’s. Paul has worked in Theatre, Film and Television. He has worked with Theatre Companies, Charities, Local Authorities and the Public Sector. He recently received a distinction in MA Creative Writing at Swansea University.

Theatre Work: God’s and King’s – a one person play developed with ACW funding to be shown at Sherman Cymru in September 2017. Northcote Avenue – collection of short theatrical pieces- performed at Sherman Cymru, Behind Closed Doors – performed at Chapter Arts Centre and The Riverfront Arts Centre, The Minotaur in Me – full length stage play – performed at Sherman Cymru, The Visitor – full length stage play – Finalist in the inaugural Script Slam competition at the Sherman Cymru.

Film: Paltry – a short film he wrote, directed and produced exploring mental health in a rural setting. Pay Back – a short film for The Working Party which he wrote and produced. He has directed and written over fifty film projects for clients including: Public Health Wales, Arts Council Wales, The Kevin Spacey Foundation, Sherman Cymru, Gwanwyn, Cardiff Education Service, The National Museum and the Cardiff Health Alliance. Working with Maverick Productions and The Resource Base for Channel 4, he wrote and directed the 30 min documentary Quizzers and contributed to several subsequent productions in the broadcast medium.