P.D.W’s 2010

Andrew Mclay

Caroline Bowditch

Garry Robson

 


Andrew Mclay

Andrew is a professional actor/director with more than twelve years experience working internationally on the stage, in television and on the radio. Andrew has worked mentoring and guiding many groups of aspiring actors, both non-disabled and disabled. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Burmese Theatre Workshop (BTW).

Throughout his career Andrew has performed with numerous theatre companies including New Breed, Fittings, Graeae, Theatre Resource, Edinburgh Theatre Workshop and Candoco Dance Company. With UK television credits include Dangerfield (BBC1), The Unknown Soldier (ITV), The Bill (ITV), Desperados (BBC1) and most recently Holby City (BBC1).Andrew is also an accomplished writer and has written for the stage and for Radio. His BBC Radio 3 play, WATCH THESPIDER, in which he played the lead, was nominated in 2006 for a Pia Europa award for best European radio play. Andrew’s practice is varied with strong roots in physical theatre using stylized performing skills such as Boal, movement/dance and mask work.

 

Caroline Bowditch

Caroline is a Scottish based independent disabled performance maker and choreographer who has been making work in the UK for 10 years.

She is passionate about creating work that is accessible to audiences using clear ideas or concepts.  As a result Caroline produces robust and multi-faceted work.

Currently Caroline is working on her most ambitious project to date, Leaving Limbo Landing, an ambitious new outdoor production in water, on land and in the air that explores journey, placement, displacement, settling, arrivals and departures. www.leavinglimbolanding.tumblr.com

Having majored in performing arts for her education degree (Deakin University, 1990) Caroline retrained at University of Melbourne and worked as a Genetic Counsellor from 1997 to 2002.  She has been dancing in inclusive companies for 14 years and since arriving in the UK in 2002 she’s been mentored by Adam Benjamin, CandoCo, Yael Flexer (Bedlam Dance) and Janet Smith (Scottish Dance Theatre).

 

Garry Robson

Garry Robson is one of the most respected directors and innovators in Disability Led performance, working both in the U.K. and internationally and is currently the Artistic Director of Fittings MultiMedia Arts and Birds of Paradise Theatre Co. Glasgow.

His grandparents were The Edwards Traveling Players a Fit Up Theatre Co. Fitting up, performing and moving on between the first and second world wars in towns, cities and villages throughout the Midlands and the North. Following in their footsteps and wheel ruts he became a Showman.

He’s directed over 30 professional productions both here and abroad receiving, Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards and a Herald Angel. He runs workshops and training events on theatre practice, disability issues and open space technology. He has been a Drama advisor for both the Arts Council of England and the Scottish Arts Council and was an Unlimited Awards panel member for the Cultural Olympiad. He was Artistic Director of DaDaFest International 2008 and 2010 and for DaDaFest 2012 he Co- Curated a major contemporaray Arts Exhibition Niet Normaal: Difference on Display at The Bluecoat Liverpool. As an actor he was recently seen as Bobby in Graeae’s “Reasons to be Cheerful” and is preparing to appear in the Russian play “A man Came to a Woman” in Glasgow and St Petersburg in the spring of 2013.