The Team

Our 2017 tour has been developed based on all the hard work of the full creative team engaged in the project since 2014 and working in consultation with all of them, the delivery team involves:

Stuart Mullins – Director

Stuart is a theatre maker, previously CEO and Creative Director at Theatre IS… and now continuing his work creating innovative and empowering theatre projects with and for young people.  Previous credits include 'Master Juba', 'Tiny Treasures' and 'All Fall Away'.  Find out more about his work at www.stuartmullins.eu

Kirsty Jackson – Actress

Kirsty is delighted to be playing Jas in this tour of Freefall. Kirsty trained at East 15 Acting School in Physical Theatre and has toured Europe with various shows after graduating in 2015. Kirsty spent a long Summer touring with Acrojou in The Wheel House, and an even longer Winter touring with Vienna’s English Theatre in Virgins. Other credits include You Are Here, Riptide and Peter and The Ice Princess, The Princess Portal.

Television credits include Autopsy, ITV.

Anna Reynolds – Writer

Anna is the author of many stage plays including the award winning Jordan, the opera Push and dance/text piece SoulPlay. She is a published novelist, prize winning short story writer and journalist, and edits online writing community WriteWords. She is one of the judges for the International Playwriting Competition and assesses scripts for the National Theatre of Scotland. She has created and curated arts projects that combine text, spoken word, visual art, film and other media, most recently Odeon Journey for the Heritage Lottery Fund and Roaming for the Cultural Olympiad.

Helen Parlor – Choreographer

Helen has been working as a contemporary dancer, performer, choreographer and director for over 18 years. Completing her degree in vocational dance training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds; Helen has gone on to professionally work with choreographers Scott Ambler (AMP), Jonathon Lunn, Nikky Smedley, Banksy, Yael Flexer, Jamie Watton, Motionhouse and Panta Rei Danseteater, Norway.

Helen’s choreographic credits include creating the Paralympic Opening Ceremony London 2012 alongside Kevin Finnan and national tours of her own work through her company Parlor Dance.

Helen lives and makes work in Milton Keynes and artistically directs MÓTUS a dynamic festival for dance in Milton Keynes; programming dance work in and around the city. Helen regularly mentors other artists in various stages of their career and works internationally as a rehearsal director, choreographer and facilitator. For more information about Helen visit: www.helenparlor.co.uk

Fiona Rigler – Designer

Fiona recently graduated from the MA Theatre Design course at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School having previously gained a degree in Costume and Performance Design from Arts University Bournemouth in 2014. Recent design work includes The Fletton Railway Children (Eastern Angles, Peterborough), Ruins (the egg, Theatre Royal Bath), The Wizard of Oz (Brockville Arts Centre, Ontario).

Previous design work:  The Trojan Women (Bristol Old Vic Studio) directed by Sally Cookson, Playhouse Creatures (Tobacco Factory) directed by Jenny Stephens and Never Swim Alone (Alma Tavern Theatre) directed by Cameron Carver.

Simon McCorry – Sound Designer & Composer

Simon is a composer and sound designer based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. He has been making music and creating sound design for theatre and film for over 15 years, working with theatre companies including Headlong, Old Vic Productions, Tiata Fahodzi, Theatre Hullabaloo, Cirque Bijou & Actors of Dionysus. He is an accomplished cellist and started work in theatre with the creation of performance group IROQIM. This was a laboratory for experimenting in combining spoken word and closely intertwined live music. He has also worked with visual artists creating soundscapes for installations and exhibitions, defining space and feeling with sound. Simon also releases work under 'Amonism' for various lables, creating music combining influences of modern classical with electronics and field recording.

Sound Design & Music for Theatre credits include: Solaris (Štátne Divadlo Košice); Vincent River (Old Vic Productions); Joe Guy (Tiata Fahodzi); Iye Ile (Tiata Fahodzi); Boi Boi Is Dead (Tiata Fahodzi & West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Winters’ Tale (Headlong & Schtanhaus); Blue Orange (Tiata Fahodzi); Guantanamo Boy (Brolly Productions); Bacchic (Actors of Dionysus); Lemn Sissay’s Why I Don’t Hate White People (Artsadmin); Little Red Riding Hood (Liverpool Everyman); Rapunzel (Liverpool Everyman); Tiny Treasures (Theatre Hullabaloo); Bear & Butterfly (Theatre Hullabaloo); Mortal Ladies Possessed (Linda Marlowe); Thin Ice (Shams Theatre); Pig Town Kids (Sixth Sense); When The Lights Went Out (Stroud Theatre Company); All Fall Away (Pursued By A Bear); In Praise of Elephants (Farnham Maltings): The Starless Sky at Midnight (IROQIM)

Music for Dance credits include: Breeze (Kolesk Dance), Silver Moon (Kolesk Dance, as part of Chinatown Arts Space’s New Moon project), The Battle Within (Leroy Dos Santos)

Film credits include: Emily (Zebra Fish), Tracker (Fluid Films), Sick To My Bones (Zebra Fish), One Day (Stock Pot Productions), Beauty and Brains (Eggplant 12 Productions)

Stephen Robinson – Technical Stage Manager

An experienced touring technical stage manager most recently with credits from Nottingham Playhouse.

Unit Twenty Three – Project Coordination & Management

The whole team has been involved in making Freefall Tour happen this year; from fundraising to technical specifications, to marketing design and schools engagement. To contact the team about booking Freefall for your school, drop us an email on info@unittwentythree.co.uk or visit the Unit Twenty Three website.