Gareth is a dramaturg and theatre-maker from and based in Nottingham. He first worked at the Playhouse in 2009 on the UK premiere production of Forever Young and became an associate in late 2014. Other regional theatres and companies he has worked with include Bristol Old Vic, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Manchester Royal Exchange, Derby Theatre, Excavate, Zest Theatre, New Perspectives Theatre Company, Theatre Writing Partnership – where he was Literary Assistant for two years – and Cast in Doncaster – where he was Literary Associate. He was a finalist in the Dramaturgs’ Network 2016 Kenneth Tynan Award for his support of and work with writers across the East Midlands.
Gareth is a member of the artistic team that reads the script submissions that the theatre receives, works with artists under commission by Nottingham Playhouse and supports our productions by visiting rehearsals as an outside-eye on the process.
He also runs Act 2: a new writing company and development platform for playwrights in the East Midlands, based at Nottingham Playhouse. He is co-producer of Nottingham’s fringe theatre festival, FONT Fest and works with the College Street Centre in Nottingham on arts, literacy and education projects in Nottingham primary schools, specifically Opportunity Notts.
As a writer and performer, credits include: Births, Deaths and Marriages (NEAT11 with HATCH and Nottingham Forest FC), Nottingham by the Sea: The Last Resort (SEAS International Festival) as yet, Untitled (Bike Shed Theatre) and Notes on Some Persons, Starting to Crack (Exeter Northcott).
Directing includes rehearsed readings of Nigel’s Adventure in Welfare Land, Preservation, Scraps and Zombie Apocalypse (Cast), Witkiewicz Now: Theatre of the Fantastic, Stasis, The Visit, Bad Blood, Stateless, Send Them Back and ‘Dis Functional Family (Act 2 – Nottingham Playhouse), Absence of Consequence, The Big Hat and Measuring Us (FONT Fest) and Story Scavengers (Derby Theatre). As Dramaturg/Associate: Dancehall, Kes (Cast), Forever Young (Nottingham Playhouse and touring), Families of Lockerbie, Woyzeck, Tony’s Last Tape, How To Breathe, Kings, Any Means Necessary, Darkness Darkness, Shebeen, Poet in da Corner, Ada (Nottingham Playhouse), Goldfish (New Perspectives), 27/Cat in Hell (LaPelle’s Factory), Thorney Beginnings… and Bolsover Bingo (Excavate/Right Up Our Street) and Thrive, First Person (Zest). As Assistant Director: Suspension (Bristol Old Vic).
Through his Act 2, he runs the fortnightly free writers’ night Write Club at Nottingham Playhouse. Sessions take place every other Monday 7-9pm. For more information and to express any interest in coming down, please email firstname.lastname@example.org