Catrin Evans: Artistic Director
Catrin co-founded A Moment’s Peace and is the artistic and organisational lead of the company. She has co-written and/or directed the majority of the company’s shows and projects to date.
Catrin is also a freelance Director and Playwright, whose focus is creating new work within a collaborative environment. Her most recent productions include co-directing the National Theatre of Scotland’s critical success Dear Scotland, and Edinburgh International Festival 2013 sell-out hit Leaving Planet Earth, which she co-wrote and co-directed with Lewis Hetherington, and was produced by Grid Iron.
Recent directing credits include Some Other Mother by AJ Taudevin (June 2013), Sweet Silver Song of the Lark by Molly Taylor (April 2013), Fragile by David Greig as part of Theatre Uncut in New York (Jan 2013), Could You Please Look Into The Camera by Mohammed Al Attar (April 2012), Demons (Oct 2012) and The Jeans-Jacques Rousseau Show (Feb 2012) at Oran Mor, and Associate Director on the National Theatre of Scotland’s Truant by John Retallack (Oct 2011).
Recent writing credits include Thank You (Feb 2013) commissioned and produced by Oran Mor and the Ayr Gaeity. She is also one of OTT, the collective of writers responsible for Deficit, Demons and The Jean Jacques Rousseau Show.
Cashel Gormley: Co-founder
Cashel co-founded A Moment’s Peace and was the lead Producer and Production Manager for the first two shows. In 2007 the opportunity to work for the celebrated theatre company Cardboard Citizens took Cashel to London, which led to her leaving A Moment’s Peace.
Cashel is now a high school teacher in Brighton and remains an important and much valued friend of the company.
Emma Campbell: Associate
Emma first worked for A Moment’s Peace as Project Manager on Playing With Food. She then took on the role of Artistic Coordinator for the organisation. After leading on the planning for I Could Eat A Horse Emma left A Moment’s Peace for an exciting new role at the Playwright’s Studio Scotland in spring 2013.
Emma has had many titles over the years including freelance producer, project manager and artistic coordinator. As well as AMP she has worked with companies including Barrowland Ballet, Communicado, Metis Arts and Theatre Modo. Emma was Project Manager of Ankur Productions Pangaa project from 2010 to 2011. She has a degree in Theatre Studies from University of Glasgow.
Steve Collins: Associate
Steve was the Lead Artist on Playing With Food. He worked with the community in Cranhill to develop a brand new piece of work, as well as the beautiful cook book that came out of the project.
Steve is currently studying his PhD at the University of Glasgow.
As a workshop facilitator and director he has become increasingly interested in working outside the mainstream with groups who don't often have access to participating in creative projects. As well as Cranhill, he has worked extensively in Easterhouse, Red Road, Knightswood and Jamestown, Ghana, and with companies like Ankur, Ignite and Act for Change.
Recently, he’s been in Ghana establishing a playwriting programme and working with some amazing artists. As well as theatre, he is writing a PhD and is enjoying the generative cross-over between practice and theory. He also knows all the words to the Gruffalo.
Jen Edgar: Associate
Jen and Catrin first started working together when they were Emerging Artists for the National Theatre of Scotland. Since then Jen has worked as Movement Director for My Fabulous Tartan Frock and 80.1. She is now in the process of co-creating Endurance with Catrin.
Jen Edgar is a theatre artist whose work consists of making theatre with people of all ages, with a focus on movement. She is also a facilitator, deviser and performer, with her work heavily rooted in collaboration. Some of her previous work was been with companies such as the National Theatre of Scotland, the Tron Theatre, the Citizens Theatre, Visible Fictions and Platform where she is currently an Associate Artist. Jen has recently been working within the Early Years sector, and has lately completed an 18 month project with Starcatchers, working as Artist in Residence in two nurseries. During that time she created Yarla and the Winter Wood, a performance piece for children aged 6 months – 3yrs.
Maryam Hamidi: Associate
Maryam and Catrin first worked together when they created The Chronicles of Irania, which Maryam co-wrote and performed in. As well as the community work that they developed together alongside the show, Maryam has been integral to all the work A Moment’s Peace has been doing around food. She developed the original plans for I Could Eat A Horse, and co-led the R&D work we did on the project in 2012.
Maryam’s new play The Builders was read as part of Border Control 2012 and 2013.
Maryam is interested in storytelling and the mythology of diasporic voices, especially women.
She is excited to be continuing her relationship with AMP as an Artistic Associate after taking some time out to have her first child.
JODIE WILKINSON: Associate
Jodie joined A Moment’s Peace in summer 2013 as Project Manager for I Could Eat A Horse. Her excellent management on this ambitious national project led to our team of artists and groups creating some very exciting and challenging work.
Jodie was recently appointed the new Creative Learning Officer at The Arches. We are delighted because it’s an exciting opportunity, but it also means we will continue working with her through our partnership with The Arches on Endurance.
Jodie Wilkinson is a drama artist, theatre maker and performer based in Glasgow. She studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow and gained a first class honours degree in Contemporary Theatre Practice. Her experience spans working with various performance companies and artists; Black Market International, Grace Surman, Fish and Game and Nic Green. She has toured nationally with various performances and collaborated with a company of artists who completed an international tour with Nic Green’s Trilogy (Herald Angel Award winner 2009). At present, her creative practice involves working as drama artist/theatre maker within educational institutions, theatres and community settings.
LUCY GAIZELY: Associate
Lucy is the Creative Producer for Endurance and is the first project she has worked on for A Moment’s Peace.
Before returning to freelance work at the beginning of 2014 Lucy was the Creative Learning Officer at The Arches for four years. During her time there she was involved in creating and producing numerous innovative performance projects including All The Sex I’ve Ever Had with Mammalion Diving Reflex and Thatcher’s Children and Dancer with Gary Gaizely-Gardiner. She has also created a number of solo shows including Eggshell, Sweetheart .
MOLLY TAYLOR: Associate
Molly has been a part of the company since it began. She performed in That’s What We Should All Be Mourning, helped develop Petrified Paradise and delivered the education work for Testing. Most recently she took part in the early stages of I Could Eat A Horse.
Molly gained an MA in Theatre Studies from Glasgow University in 2004, and as an actor has worked with Grid Iron, Liverpool Everyman, The National Theatre of Scotland, Look Left Look Right, and Coney. As a writer her one-woman show Love Letters to the Public Transport System, was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland and enjoyed a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012. It was nominated for ‘Best New Play’ at the Scottish Critics Awards, and was performed at the Royal Court in June 2013. Last year she was commissioned to write The Sweet Silver Song of The Lark for Oran Mor’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint.
LEWIS HETHERINGTON: Associate
Lewis has been Dramaturg and Director on both of our Border Control projects. He is also working as the writer on our final Food Frontiers project Eat Me; an interactive show for Primary School children. This show is currently in development and will be presented throughout Scotland in Spring 2015.
Lewis’ work is rooted in collaboration and storytelling. As associate of Analogue he co-wroteﾠMile End and Beachy Head,ﾠand wrote Fringe First winning 2401 Objects. With Catrin Evans he wrote and directed Leaving Planet Earth for Grid Iron, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival. Recent writing credits include: Secret Life of Suitcases (Unicorn), Friends Electric (Visible Fictions), The Fragmented Life of Dorothy Lawrence (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). His work is being produced throughout the UK and internationally, and his work is published by Oberon. To find out more visit his website: www.lewishetherington.com
IAIN CRAIG: Associate
Iain has been involved in a number of our recent projects. He designed this very website, as well as our website for I Could Eat A Horse. He designed our publicity material for I Could Eat A Horse, Border Control and Playing With Food - as well as designing the project cookbook.
Originally from the north west Highlands Iain is a native Gaelic speaker.
He has worked with a range of organisations including BBC, Comedy Unit, M&CSAATCHI, International Network of Street Papers, BAFTA Scotland, Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, Starcatchers, National Youth Theatre and the Network of International Development Organisations Scotland.
In 2013 Iain was visual artist in residence at Lyra Theatre in Artspace, creating a permanent installation in the foyer with local school children.
In 2014 he will be directing his first animated short film funded by Puppet Animation Scotland and Creative Scotland. To find out more visit his website: www.graphics.scot
RHEA LEWIS: Producer
As a creative producer, Rhea collaborates with national as well as international artists and with communities to create ambitious, large-scale, socially-engaged cross art-form projects. Rhea is passionate about making work which explores marginalised stories and narratives. Rhea has worked with diverse theatre, dance organisations, festivals and institutions such as Untitled Projects, The Work Room, Barrowland Ballet, The Arches, Africa in Motion Film Festival, Afrovibes Festival, Stillmotion, Glasgow Museums, Tricky Hat Productions, and Ankur Productions.