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The Centre for Contemporary Theatre offers a space for people working in the fields of theatre and performance as practitioners to develop and reflect upon their work.  The work of our Fellows encompasses writing, directing, performing and producing in various different capacities.

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Current Fellows

Naomi Alexander is director of Brighton People’s Theatre and a new festival of theatre for children and young people at Brighton Open Air Theatre. She works freelance for Battersea Arts Centre and for Old Vic New Voices Community Company.

Alinah Azadeh is an artist using performance, installation and digital media to create poetic and provocative narratives around identity, loss, and our personal and social relationships. She works mainly in the public realm and collaboratively.

Dickie Beau is an artist and performer, who makes work that draws on diverse traditions including drag, theatre, cabaret, dance and mime – without being exclusive to one school's rules. He merges contemporary culture with queer twists and informed echoes of the past.

Bourgeois and Maurice are one of the UK’s leading alternative cabaret acts. Their work explores contemporary cultural and social issues from a strongly satirical perspective. They have recorded three studio albums and are currently working on a full-length musical.

Karen Christopher is a collaborative performance maker, performer and teacher. Her company, Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects, is engaged in the dynamics of collaboration. She was a 20-year member of Chicago-based Goat Island performance group until they disbanded in 2009.

Tim Crouch is a playwright, a director and an actor. His plays include The Author, Adler & Gibb, I, Malvolio and the Obie award-winning An Oak Tree. He is published by Oberon Books.

Andrew Dickson is a writer and critic. A former arts editor at The Guardian, he writes regularly for the paper and makes frequent appearances on the BBC. He has contributed to The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare. He blogs at

Paul Fleming is a full time trades union official for Equity, negotiating, bargaining and representing artists working in both the commercial and subsidised theatre sectors. He was educated at the University of Oxford. In his spare time he is a local councillor in south London.

Sheila Ghelani is an artist whose work spans performance, installation, participatory event and moving image. She is interested in the relationship between art and science with particular focus on hybridity and the practice of medicine and care.

Julius Green is a theatre producer and author of How To Produce a West End Show. He teaches Creative Producing at Birkbeck and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His latest book Curtain Up: Agatha Christie: a Life in Theatre is published by Harper Collins.

Phoebe von Held is a theatre adaptor/director and researcher. Leading projects from translation and adaptation into production, her interest is in the adaptation of often highly enigmatic historical texts that create strong resonances with contemporary political and social issues.

Peader Kirk is an artist in the fields of performance and sound art. Peader makes work that engages directly with communities to ask how we meet amidst difference and how we can convene to ferment change.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz is predominantly a playwright and has had plays on at various theatres including the National, the Old Vic and the Arcola. The film she co-wrote, IDA, won the Oscar and the Bafta for best foreign film 2015.

Martin Lewton is Artistic Director of Theatre North and Barcelona International Festival of Solo Performance. As a writer and performer he specialises in work that uses the naked body as a tool for storytelling within an LGBT context.

Brian Logan has been artistic director of Camden People's Theatre since 2011. Brian is also co-director of the touring company Cartoon de Salvo, with whom he has devised and performed in 11 major shows; and also works as a playwright and journalist.

Elizabeth Lynch is an arts producer and practitioner who works with artists, young people and communities. She is interested in arts and science collaborations and socially engaged practice.

Rachel Mars is a performance maker borrowing from theatre, live art and comedy. Her work interrogates the cultural and social constructs that dictate our daily interactions. She is currently obsessed with envy, a return to narrative, and the double-act.

Amber Massie-Blomfield is Camden People's Theatre’s Executive Director. Previously she was Head of Communications for Fun Palaces and for the Albany, Principal Consultant at and PR Director for Mobius. She studied at Central School of Speech and Drama.

Martin O'Brien is an artist and theorist whose performance draws upon his experience of suffering from cystic fibrosis. His work uses physical endurance, disgust, long durations and pain in order to address a politics of the sick queer body. He has performed his solo work and collaborations with the legendary body artist and dominatrix Sheree Rose throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.

Shabnam Shabazi is a multi-disciplinary ‘artivist’, a maker and enabler of creative projects, working with object, video/digital media, text, performance, collage and installation. Participation and creating platforms to give voice to important issues are at the heart of Shabnam’s practice.

David Slater is artistic director of participatory arts company Entelechy Arts. He is interested in the production of work by people experiencing moments of huge change and uncertainty in their lives.

Zoë Svendsen collaborates with other artists to create interdisciplinary projects that explore contemporary political subjects: climate change, capitalism, the relationship between the real and the virtual, competition and consumption.