Briony O'Callaghan - Artistic Director

Briony is a theatre-maker, director, performer and movement director. She trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris for two years (2012-2014). In 2017 she co-created Mortgage with Created a Monster and David Glass Ensemble (ACE-supported R&D and EU/London tour 2019). In 2018 she devised for and performed in Flabbergast’s The Swell Mob (Edinburgh Fringe, five-star reviews/Editor’s Choice award). In 2019 she co-devised Babel's The Fall; movement directed SWIM with Liz Richardson (ACE-funded) and trained in Butoh with Daisuke Yoshimoto (Grotowski Institute). As a performer she has worked with companies including the BBC, Vamos, Gruff, RiFT, Mark Bell (The Play That Goes Wrong), Making Faces Theatre and Turtle Key Arts. She regularly teaches and directs in the UK and internationally. In 2019 she directed Not About Nightingales for the Charlie Waller Trust (a male suicide prevention charity) and The Love of the Nightingale for Salford University. In 2020 she trained with Matej Matejka (The Grotowski Institute); assistant directed and choreographed Margot Monroe’s Nibelungenlied (RADA, MA Theatre Lab); directed The Yellow Wallpaper at Rose Bruford; and directed R&D (ACE-funded) for CAM's Unforgettable Girl with artist Elisabeth Gunawan, a neo-bouffon piece looking in an irreverent way at destabilising white fragility and the male gaze upon female bodies of colour. She is currently working on CAM project Conspiracy of Orphans; Babel’s The Fall; and co-devising Flabbergast’s Macbeth alongside teaching Bouffon at East 15 and various other projects. She is artistic director of Created a Monster and associate artist with the David Glass Ensemble, Flabbergast and Babel.

https://www.brionyocallaghan.com

Briony O'Callaghan - Artistic Director