Tuesday 1 July 2014

Our Board is growing :-)

As we embark on this really exciting residency at Cumbernauld Theatre, it's great to see our Board of Trustees growing in strength. There are many reasons for becoming a trustee of a company, but perhaps the most important one is the desire to use your skills and knowledge to support the progress and development of new enterprises, and I'm delighted to have the support and guidance of these two talented ladies:

Jayne Sledmore (Chair)

Jayne works for The Scottish Government as a Procurement specialist. A force of nature in project-planning, development and accountability, Jayne is massively passionate in her support of the arts and will be a huge asset to the Stoirm Òg family as she helps us to drive things forward. I've known Jayne since we were at High School in Dunfermline together and I'm so proud to be watching her storm ahead in her field. Thanks Jayne :-)

Severine Wyper - Producer and Manager, Vanishing Point Theatre Company

I met Sevi through the excellent Cultural Enterprise Office, who introduced me to her as someone in need of a wee bit guidance and mentoring! What I loved about Sevi from the off was her positive, direct, and aspirational approach to theatre-making - especially when it came to new artists getting started. When I told her that at less than a year old, we wanted to tour The Idiot at the Wall (i.e. 8 people on the road) around the Highlands and Islands, she championed our spirit and immediately set us on our path with incredibly good advice on how to actually do it. #positivityrules. As producer and manager of one of Scotland's most powerful forces in theatre, Vanishing Point, Severine has mountains of wisdom and vision to offer on making theatre happen. I'm so thrilled and honoured to have her join our Board and am excited to work together some more. Thanks Sevi!
If you are passionate about theatre and are interested in joining the Stoirm Òg Board of Trustees, feel free to get in touch with us at stoirm.og@gmail.com We are particularly interest in hearing from those with a background in Finance. If you are interested in joining us through the Arts and Business Scotland Board Bank programme, contact Catriona Reynolds at catriona.reynolds@aandbscotland.org.uk Many thanks to Catriona and Arts and Business for their support.
Tioraidh an-dràsda!

Elspeth xo

Cumbernauld Company in Residence announced!

Today we are so thrilled to announce that we have taken up the post of Company in Residence at Cumbernauld Theatre. Over the next year we will be working with Cumbernauld to develop new work, grow and move forward as a company, and explore new working practices. We are being mentored by the theatre's brilliant Artistic Director, Ed Robson, whose passion for theatre and tenacity of approach is massively inspiring. The culmination of the residency will be the premiere of my new play in co-production with Cumbernauld at the Fringe 2015. Stay tuned for more news, and if you haven't already, follow us on Twitter for all the latest!

Click here for more information about The Cumbernauld Theatre, including its exciting new building project!