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.

Nora Wardell – Director/Actor/Theatre Maker

Nora was born in Edinburgh. After studying Film with Television at the University of Warwick, Nora trained in acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She directed Thomas Bernhard’s Ritter, Dene, Voss for Universal Arts at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum, London. Nora completed an 18 month Stanislavski-based training with Elen Bowman and as Directors’ Acting project manager assisted workshops with Mike Alfreds, Lyndsey Turner, Ian Rickson and Dominic Cooke. Her interest in international theatre practice also led her to workshops with Thomas Ostermeier, Katie Mitchell and Grzegorz Jarzyna and to co-directing LP’s production of David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago in accordance with the Meisner system.

Tommo Fowler – Director

As a Director, theatre includes Obama-ology (Finborough), Monster Party (Arcola), Vesting Day (Southwark Playhouse), a rehearsed reading of Wake (English Touring Theatre Studios), The (Accidental) Execution of Alan Bishop (Pleasance London), The Repast, Porcelain, Just Say No (Theatre503), Multiple Choice (Lost Theatre, Stockwell), Taketh (Take Courage Theatre, New Cross), Extremely Brief and Violent (RADA), Devised Play One: FEAR, Eight, Bunny, Arabian Nights and Revue Sketches (Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse), Orphans (O’Reilly Theatre, Keble College) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Cathedral Gardens, Christ Church College).

As an Assistant Director, theatre includes Sommer 14: A Dance of Death (Finborough), Handel Furioso (Arcola Theatre and National Tour), Rainbow (Edinburgh Festival and winner of Fringe First Award), Mojo Mickybo (Old Red Lion Theatre).

As a Dramaturg, theatre includes No Border, an intranational verbatim theatre project.

As well as his Project Manager role for Living Pictures, Tommo is Development Associate at ABG Productions, and a Reader for the Bush Theatre and Theatre503.

Trained with Elen Bowman at Living Pictures and on the Short Course at RADA.