The Barn is host to two producers, Heather Fulton and Jennifer Phillips, as part of the Creative Scotland Producers Project.
The Producers’ Project was introduced by Creative Scotland in 2014 as a means to build the producing capacity of both the Scottish dance and theatre sectors. The idea developed following feedback (during both the Theatre and Dance Sector Reviews undertaken in 2012/13) that the sectors needed to help build the skills, knowledge and networks of freelance producers. Four venues across Scotland (the Tron, Cumbernauld Theatre, Woodend Barn, and The Lemon Tree) are each host to two producers. Find out more about the Producers Project here: Creative Scotland website
Heather and Jennifer can offer support to dance and theatre companies, in project planning, fundraising, marketing and touring.
Along with her producer’s role at the Barn, Heather is Artistic Director of Frozen Charlotte productions – an award-winning theatre company specialising in creating performances for and with children and young people. Heather has worked with macrobert arts centre, Stirling, Imaginate Children Theatre Festival, Edinburgh, The Scottish Book Trust, Beacon Arts, Polka Theatre London and Aberdeen Performing Arts. Heather has co-ordinated theatre projects tours throughout Scotland and the UK and internationally to countries including, China, Norway, Germany, Hong Kong, Lichtenstein and Bahrain. Heather also has experience in creating international co-producing partnerships, working with Theater O.N in Germany and the International School of Brunei to create new work for young audiences.
Jennifer Phillips is a freelance producer and project manager, currently representing Dudendance, KaSt Dance Company and Rob Heaslip, amongst others. She is also a director of Castlegate Arts in Aberdeen and a Regional Fellow of the International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA). Jennifer has a background as a producer and programmer of dance including as Director of the DanceLive Festival and Artistic Director/General Manager of Citymoves Dance Agency, where she led the strategic direction of the organisation and implemented a range of programmes encompassing performance, participation and artist development, including the large scale participatory dance project, Dance Amazing. Previous to this, she worked with Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Abderite Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre and Chichester Festival Theatre.
Projects supported through the Producers Project include:
Netting by Morna Young – a Co-Production with between Morna Young/Allie Bulter and Woodend Barn, completing a rural tour of Scotland in March 2016. Set in the north of Scotland, “Netting” is a moving story about finding closure after unimaginable loss …the bone marrow of our humanity (**** The Herald)
Taking a Gander at Inverkeithing and Trading Wisdom – Public art projects created by Visual Artist Rosie Gibson in Fife.
A tour of Paperbelle to Luxembourg and France in February and March 2016 for Frozen Charlotte Productions.
Creation of MiniFest – Woodend Barn’s new festival of work for young people.
Research and development of T-his/T-hat by Fuora Dance Project
Development and showcase of new triple bill by KaSt Dance Company
KaSt Dance Company