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Anna Carr

Director Hampshire

I’m a socially engaged multi-platform Theatre Maker.  I’m currently an Associate Artist at The Point. My work weaves surprising and unexpected art forms together to reflect unspoken aspects of who we are.  My latest collaborative project, ‘Spillage’ explores the relationship between work, stress and play, and was part of Make it SO 2019 at NST.  “A terrifically original play that spirals a simple coffee spillage into a part clown, part poetry, part puppetry stream of consciousness." - Sam Hodges, Director NST .
My work celebrates and excavates the extraordinary from beneath the ordinary, and draws on devised, verbatim and autobiographical approaches, inspired by The Paper Birds, Bryony Kimmings, and This Egg. At the moment I’m developing my first solo autobiographical show, ‘Kindred’ with funding from The Arts Council and Hampshire Archives Trust. I’m on the regional JMK Mentored Directors scheme. I’m also working with Arts at the University of Southampton on their Creative 'Connecting Culture' Consultation, using drama & theatre to find out how young people relate to the new cultural quarter in the city.

Credits

WRITER & PERFORMER, Kindred (w.i.p) NST & Salisbury Arts Centre 2020
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MAY, Wyldwood Arts, Rural national tour 2018-19
DEVISOR/DIRECTOR, Spillage, NST, Umbrella Fest, Brighton Fringe 2018-19
WRITER, US DRIVERS, British Art Show 8 & John Hansard Gallery 2017
WRITER & DIRECTOR, Stand By Me, Unity FM radio play commission, 2017
DIRECTOR, Into The Woods, Theatre Royal Winchester, 1 week, 2016
DIRECTOR, Remote, Theatre Royal Winchester, 1 week, 2016
DIRECTOR, Even If We Lose Our Lives, The Art House, 1 week, 2015
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Jack & The Beanstalk, Theatre Royal Winchester, 2 months 2015-2016
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Boy at the Edge of the Room, Forest Forge Theatre, Feb-May rural tour, 2013
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Dead on Her Feet, The North Wall Arts Centre/ Arcola Theatre, Aug-November 2012
OBSERVER, Snookered, Tamasha/Bush Theatre Jan- March 2012

Training

EAST 15 ACTING SCHOOL BA HONS DEGREE in WORLD PERFORMANCE (2008-2011)

Experience

2-5 years

Skills

Acting
Devising
Dramaturgy
Music - Can learn by ear
Music - Can Read
Music - Plays Instruments
Music - Singing
Physical Theatre
Puppetry
Site Responsive/Immersive
Teaching
Verbatim
Working with disabled adults / children
Working with disabled artists
Working with learning disabled adults / children
Working with Young People
Working with young people with special educational needs
Writing

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