Artistic Directors – Hannah Barker and Liam Jarvis
Producer – Ric Watts
Production Manager – Helen Mugridge
Associate Artist – Lewis Hetherington
Bookkeeper – Ruth Gee
Advisory Board – Jo Crowley (1927, Kazuko Hohki), Nick Giles (Shoreditch Town Hall), Gary Hills (coach and business mentor), Mark Londesborough (Tricycle Theatre), Annabel Turpin (ARC Stockon Arts Centre)
Hannah Barker is Co-Artistic Director and Co-founder of Analogue. Since co-founding Analogue in 2006, Hannah has written, directed and performed the company’s work across the UK and Europe, and is currently leading on two international productions, Stowaway premiering in Summer 2014, and Sleepless (Working title) planned for 2015. She devises and facilitates multiple workshops and residencies with young people, students and professionals, and is currently developing Analogue’s Education and Engagement programme.
After spending a year teaching in Tanzania, Hannah went on to study theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, and then Central School of Speech and Drama. She further trained at The Desmond Jones School of Mime & Physical Theatre and The Actor’s Studio.
Hannah is a qualified journalist, having trained in London and New York, and has written for YoungMinds Magazine, politics.co.uk and The Review, among others. She continues to travel and volunteer for international development charities including Sponsored Arts for Education (S.A.F.E) which uses arts to educate on HIV/AIDS in Africa, and is currently working part time for Parkinson’s UK, developing and growing their volunteering strategy.
Liam Jarvis is Co-Director of Analogue. He graduated from the directing course at LAMDA in 2003, and subsequently worked with artists and institutions such as Gecko, Theatre-Rites, Chris Goode and The Young Vic.
He co-founded Analogue, with whom he has been creating award-winning devised work since 2007, as a director, writer and performer. The company’s work has toured both the UK and internationally. In 2012, Liam was the first theatre practitioner to be appointed as Artist-in-Residence at Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Germany (an Institute for Advanced Study, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration between the arts and sciences). As a writer, Liam was recently commissioned by Theatre Royal Plymouth to develop a script entitled Living Film Set which is currently in development.
Parallel to his work with Analogue, Liam completed an MA in Theatre Research in 2009 and was subsequently offered an AHRC award to study as a part-time PhD candidate at Royal Holloway University, researching interactive modes of live performance drawing on neuroscience. Liam has been a Visiting Lecturer in contemporary theatre practices, devising and directing methodologies (on BA and MA courses) since 2004. He was appointed as a Teaching Fellow in Performance at Royal Holloway University in the 2012-’13 academic year.
He has run workshops and master-classes for students and teachers both within Analogue and as a freelance practitioner at NT Discover (among other organisations). Liam was appointed as a member of the board for Theatre-Rites in 2013 and is currently on the Editorial Board of Platform, a journal devoted to postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers, and entry-level academics in the fields of theatre and performing arts.
Ric Watts is Analogue’s Producer, and has worked with the company since 2007 (straight after the Edinburgh run of our debut show). For Analogue, he has produced Mile End on tour, and produced and toured Beachy Head, Lecture Notes on a Death Scene and 2401 Objects. He is currently working on all of our new work, including Stowaway, Re-enactments and Living Film Set, and has led our recent Organisational Development project.
In addition to his work with Analogue, Ric is Producer for Unlimited Theatre, based at West Yorkshire Playhouse, for whom he has produced MONEY the game show (Bush Theatre, touring), The Giant & The Bear (West Yorkshire Playhouse, London 2012 Festival) Mission To Mars (Polka Theatre and touring) and The Ethics of Progress (touring), and for who he is currently producing The Noise (Northern Stage) and Make Some More Noise (NESTA Digital R&D project).
He is also Producer and co-Founder of Chris Goode & Company, for whom he has produced The Forest & The Field (Ovalhouse and touring), Monkey Bars (Traverse Theatre, Unicorn Theatre and touring), 9 (West Yorkshire Playhouse), GOD/HEAD (Ovalhouse and touring), The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley (Edinburgh, BAC and touring). He is currently producing a number of new works for the company, including Albemarle, STAND and Mad Man.
Ric started his career at Your Imagination, where he produced work by Cartoon de Salvo, Ridiculusmus and Kazuko Hohki. Since 2006, Ric has produced work by a range of brilliant companies and artists, including: theimaginarybody, The TEAM, Filter and Schtanhaus, The Frequency D’ici, Laura Mugridge, Slung Low, The Other Way Works, Royal & Derngate, Queer Up North International festival and Chris Thorpe and Hannah Jane Walker.
Helen is an experienced stage and production manager. Her previous credits include: The Secret Agent, Theatre O (Edinburgh, Young Vic and National Tour), The Victorian in the Wall, Will Adamsdale (Royal Court and national tour), Monkey Bars, Chris Goode & Co (Edinburgh, tour and Unicorn), Mass Observation, Inspector Sands (Almeida), Cooking Ghosts, Beady Eye (South East tour and Camden People’s Theatre), Penumbra, Indefinite Articles (The Roundhouse and Norwich Puppet Theatre), BYO, Thickskin (Research and development), 2401 Objects, Analogue (National theatre and European development , Edinburgh 2011 and national and European tour), The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley, Chris Goode (Edinburgh 2011), Total Football, Ridiculusmus (Barbican Pit , Belfast Festival and Autumn 2012 tour), Beachy Head, Analogue (National and European Tour), Everything Must Go, Beady Eye/Kristin Fredrickson (National and European Tour).
Lewis Hetherington is a Glasgow based Playwright and Theatre Maker. As an associate of the award winning Analogue he co-wrote Mile End and Beachy Head, and wrote 2401 Objects which was a co production with Oldenburg Staatstheater. He was an Associate Artist of Imaginate from 2010 to 2012 where he undertook at research project on the creative possibilities of making work for and with young deafblind people.
Writing credits include adaptations of bodies unfinished for Grey Swan at the Brockley Jack The Archivist by Hector Levy and Instructions for Butterfly Collectors by Mariana Eva Perez, for National Theatre of Scotland at the Traverse. A Perfect Child, and Sea Change, for the Oran Mor ‘A Play A Pie and A Pint’.
Work made for children and young people includes Cloud Man (with Ailie Cohen) which was part of the Made in Scotland showcase 2011 and continues to tour internationally, The Incredible Swimming Choir directed by Matt Addicott for Starcatchers, Rebecca’s Midnight created with Jo Timmins for Lyra Theatre.
Lewis has worked for companies including Visible Fictions, Traverse Theatre, Royal Conservatoire Scotland and his work has been performed throughout the UK as well as in Dubai, Germany, Switzerland and Malta.
Bodies Unfinished, Beachy Head, and 2401 Objects are published by Oberon
In addition the core team, Analogue has worked with some brilliant collaborators over the last few years:
Sarah Belcher, Neil Craig, Morag Cross, Philip Desmeules, Dan Ford, Melody Grove, Paul Hassall, Pieter Lawman, Sebastien Lawson, Katie Lightfoot, Alex Maher, Brian Martin, Matt Tait, Sam Taylor, Dan Tobin, Simon Yadoo.
Alexander Fleischer, Alexander Garfath, Thor Hayton, Edmund McKay, Chris Pye, Annike Sedello, Simon Slater, Tom Wilson.
Emma Jowett, Dan Reballato.
Dr Jacopo Annese, Tom Kilner, Lady and the Lost Boys, James Lewis, Christopher Marsh-Hilfiker, Dave Sherman, Caroline Steinbeis, Pip Thurlow, Jörg Vorhaben, Simon Wheeler, Katharina Wisotzki.