As part of the 2014 programme we produced four ambitious site-specific performances. Sense & Sustainability was presented in partnership with the Bluecoat and was performed in most of the venue's indoor and outdoor spaces by more than 50 artists. Spring Heeled Jack was a community project which enabled us to work with residents and groups in Everton to present a procession, carnival and performances in Everton Park. Race Against Time was a film noir-inspired immersive action game that took place all over Liverpool City Centre in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations. The programme ended with the emerging artists' own production, This Must Be The Place, presented at Constellations Bar in Liverpool.
Meet The Artists:
Lucy has recently graduated from John Moores University with a BA Hons in Drama. Throughout this degree, Lucy gained numerous work experience placements with local theatre companies of Liverpool, including 20 Stories High, Tmesis Theatre and YEP. It was this that influenced Lucy's decision to apply for the Emerging Artists Programme as Participation Co-Ordinator. During her time at Hope Street Ltd, Lucy has thoroughly enjoyed working with the community groups during Spring Heeled Jack, and hopes to continue working within the community after Hope Street. Alongside of this, Lucy also enjoys expressing creativity as an actor in Tell Tale Theatre, a Liverpool based community drama group. In the future, Lucy would like to explore the possibility of starting a theatre company and hopes to remain in Liverpool!
Natasha is a recent graduate of Liverpool Hope University achieving a First Class Degree in BA Single Honours Drama. During her time at university she took part in many productions as well as devising original work both collaboratively and on solo projects. Natasha also gained experience in other fields including stage management and directing. In addition to this she is currently training as an actor on the Hope Street Limited Emerging Artist Programme, covering a range of street and site-based performances whilst working with well established directors and theatre companies. In the future Natasha wishes to continue working and acting within the arts industry, collaborating on projects as well as producing original work. She would also like to develop academically by completing a Masters degree.
Elouise Bracewell was born in Manchester and graduated from The Arden School Of theatre with a degree in Acting For Live and Recorded Media. Her strengths lie in acting for screen and stage, radio, and musical theatre. She is also a published writer and is interested in creating her own work. Elouise not only has experience in voice and vocal coaching, leading vocal warm ups and teaching singing but her ability to play a range of diverse characters can be added to the list of her many skills’. During her time at Hope Street she gained experience in site specific theatre, outdoor performance and street theatre working alongside several internationally recognised artists.
Ellie studied at Liverpool John Moores University where she obtained a First Class BA (Hons) in Drama. Throughout her time at university, she gained a passion for directing which developed both inside and outside the institution. Her credits as an assistant director include Ruby and the Smoke, an adaptation of the Philip Pullman novel, and most recently The Bells by Leopold Lewis (in a new version by Deborah McAndrew) produced by Hazard Theatre. Ellie has also been an Assistant Choreographer for Tmesis Theatre, in their graduate company’s recent devised production, BlueBeard, which was a part of Physical Fest 2014. She has directed several productions included Bryony Lavery’s Beautiful Burnout and David Grieg’s The Events whilst at university. Ellie is currently part of the Hope Street Limited’s Emerging Artists Programme as a producer and stage manager
Rebecca Christian is a production and costume designer from Liverpool, with an eye for artistic innovation and scenic perfection. Rebecca took an unusual route to hone her craft, following her entrepreneurial and project management skills to found and run her own creative events company for almost 4 years. Throughout these years her passion for theatre design grew stronger and the decision was made to follow her artistic dreams. She joined the Hope Street Ltd Emerging Artist programme as a designer in 2014 and has since worked with the team to create productions including ‘Sense & Sustainability’ and ‘Race Against Time’, working with renowned artists from companies such as ‘Cocoloco’, ‘The Suitcase Ensemble’ and ‘Barefeet Theatre’. Rebecca strives to improve and learn new skills and continues to combine her knowledge and experience to deliver the best creative to clients and audiences.
Terri Taylor studied at the City of Liverpool College for two years doing an Extended Diploma in Acting and came out with two Distinction*'s and one Distinction. Straight from there at the age of 18 she is currently working as an Emerging Artist at Hope Street Limited. During the course she has improved on skills such as, community arts, street theatre and immersive theatre. Her strengths and interests lie in comedy, clowning, serious roles and also physical theatre however she is open to try any new styles of theatre to explore further interests. She has taken part in a number of workshops to improve her skills, including taking part in Physical Fest 2014. In the future Terri hopes to improve her skills in all aspects of performing and possibly gaining new skills in directing and leading workshops.
Dora Colquhoun is currently training on the Hope street emerging Artist program 2014. She gained extensive devising experience studying at Dartington College of Arts graduating with a BA honours in Contemporary Theatre 2008 – 2011. She has worked in a number of community settings including writing and directing a pantomime with the Mamre theatre company South Africa 2010 and working as a creative ambassador for international citizen service in Nepal, implementing a social change programme facilitating theatre workshops 2012. Dora became a family entertainer as a Redcoat at Butlins Bognor Regis 2013. Whilst working at Butlins she gained a variety of skills including comparing, presenting and working on the new attraction freak show theatre 'world of wonders' devising and playing multiple characters. Dora has experience performing stand up and wishes to peruse this avenue as a comedienne. Most recently Dora Colquhoun performed with theatre company 'Colonial Bastards' at the the Brighton Fringe Festival to very positive reviews 2014. Dora Colquhoun is a enthusiastic singer and songwriter and enjoys writing and devising ensemble work, she has a passion for comedy, bouffant ,physical theatre and contemporary performance.