Patrons

Mike Alfreds, Katie Mitchell OBE, Ian Rickson, Sandy McDade, David Schneider and Richard Douglas Pennant

Board of Trustees

Sarah Broughton, Simon Groves, Bruce Harris, Sian Mile, Pennant Roberts (in memorium)

Artistic Associates

Simon Allen

Company Biographies

Robert Bowman - Joint Artistic Director

He began his career in Dublin working at the Focus Theatre and at Ireland's National Theatre (The Abbey) and went on to work at the Gate Theatre as part of Stephen Daldry's award winning season of foreign plays where he was later nominated for a Carling Fringe Theatre Best Actor Award for his role in The Crackwalker. He has worked as an actor in a number of productions including Eric in An Inspector Calls (RNT/Tour), Mali in Haroun and the Sea of Stories (RNT), Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (RSC/YV), and Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Young Vic). After taking a year out to study directing he went back to the RNT in Ted Hughes' version of The Orestia and The Royal Court in Rebecca Gilman's Spinning into Butter.

Acting work inclues: Twelfth Night, Wives Excuse, Broken Heart, Love in a Wood, The Prisoner's Dilemma (RSC), An Inspector Calls, The Orestia, Ivanov (RNT) The Nest. Diary of a Madman (Living Pictures Productions) The Crucible (RSC/Geilgud Theatre) title role in Cyrano De Bererac, The Odyssey (Bristol Old Vic), Deep Cut (Sherman Cymru, Edinburgh Fringe/Tricycle Theatre), A Place with the Pigs (Living Pictures/Sherman Cymru), 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and The Fixer (Fanshen/Oval House).

He is currently working on Diary of a Madman with Sinead Rushe focusing on the techniques of Michael Chekhov, which will tour the UK in the summer of 2013. (Living Pictures Productions).

Directing work includes co-director Andromache (Living Pictures), Macbeth (Ways and Means TC), Free from Sorrow (Living Pictures), The Seagull, Ghosts (Bristol Old Vic), Small Family Business, The Seagull (RWCMD), The Blue Room (Ustinov Studio, Bath Theatre Royal), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Trinity, Carmarthen) and Miss Julie (Living Pictures).

Robert teaches BA acting at University of Wales Trinity St David's, Carmarthen.


Elen Bowman - Joint Artistic Director

Elen trained at RADA and has worked with companies such as Shared Experience and the RNT as an actress. She went on to train as a director, studying a three year course of a contemporised version of the Stanislavsky technique at the School of the Science of Acting. She then assisted director Mike Alfreds with his company Method & Madness. Also during this time, Elen taught directing methods to directors at the Royal Court Theatre and became a personal tutor to Katie Mitchell, Ian Rickson and others. Elen's work has formed part of 'The directors's Craft' written by Katie Mitchell.

Since 2002, Elen has been an Associate Director at Sgript Cymru and her production of Amdani won the Theatre in Wales Best stage production award 2003. She is now an Artistic Associate at Sherman Cymru Theatre in Cardiff for whom she directed Gary Owen's new play Amgen : Broken.

For the National Theatre of Wales inaugural year Elen directed The Devil Inside him by John Osborne at the New Theatre Cardiff in 2010.

She has two Welsh BAFTA nominations. The first in 2002 for her short film 'What?', and the other in 2006 for A470, a twelve part series which she produced and co-directed for ITV Wales.

Elen regularly mentors directors in Cardiff and London.


Nora Wardell - Project Manager for Directors Acting 2014

Nora is an actor and director. Her directing credits include: Thomas Bernhard's Ritter, Dene, Voss at Universal Arts for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009 supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, London; Associate Director on David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago with Living Pictures in 2013.

Nora holds a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Film with Television Studies from the University of Warwick and a BA in Professional Acting from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Nora completed her director's training with Elen Bowman of Living Pictures as part of a 18-month long study group of emerging directors 2011-2012, culminating in a three-week workshop on Martin Crimp's The City, and she is also a member of the Young Vic Genesis Project. Director's training includes workshops with Ian Rickson, Lyndsey Turner, Sinead Rushe, Dominic Cooke, Mike Alfreds, and Sacha Wares.

Mike Alfreds

Katie Mitchell OBE

Ian Rickson

Robert Bowman

Elen Bowman

Simon Allen

Nora Wardell