Meet our Board of Directors:
Lisa Torrance | Chair
Over the past twenty years Lisa Torrance has worked internationally in a number of senior positions in key festival, cultural and community organisations including: The Edinburgh Fringe; Edinburgh International Book Festival; Edinburgh Film Festival; Edinburgh’s Hogmanay; Sydney Opera House; Sydney Festival; Sydney Writers’ Festival, Information & Cultural Exchange, Sydney Story Factory and Underbelly Arts and has extensive experience of sitting on a range of funding panels.
In 2013 she and her husband returned to Scotland to raise their son in Glasgow.
Lisa is passionate about the transformative nature of storytelling and autobiographical theatre and supporting people to share what they hold within.
Johnny trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and works across a number of arts practices as director, writer, performer and educator. He can be found most Christmas’ in high heels as the Dame at macrobert and Tron Theatre. He has worked with a multitude of leading theatre companies including National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Lyceum, Citizens Theatre, Tron Theatre, Traverse, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Scottish Opera. He has published educational resources at Scottish Opera, and has worked extensively in CPD training for integrating arts into the primary curriculum.
Johnny is Co-Artistic Director of award-winning Random Accomplice Theatre Company – who’ve toured work throughout Scotland, New York, Prague, Madrid and London. Johnny is currently under commission to the the Tron Theatre, macrobert and the National Theatre of Scotland and is developing a couple of original television comedies. He also writes for BBC’s River City. Johnny has sat on the boards of Untitled Projects, Wayward, Glasgay, Scottish Society of Playwrights and macrobert Arts Centre.
Kate designs lighting for a variety of live performance and events, nationally and internationally. Recent credits include The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil with Dundee Rep; The Voice Thief with Catherine Wheels which was shortlisted for Best Design and won Best Production for Children and Young People in the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland; Cuckooed with Mark Thomas/The Traverse, which won a Fringe First and an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and is continuing to tour internationally. Kate also led the design for the third year running of the multi-award winning Enchanted Forest event and is now working towards the 2016 event.
Salome is a producer, writer and researcher. Most recently, she has worked for interdisciplinary/sound producers Cryptic and In Company Collective, working across their range of producing projects for artists ranging from Tim Crouch and Split Britches.
Outside of performing arts, Salome recently wrote and directed her first documentary film Kinks, Curls & Cash, about Black British creative entrepreneurship and the natural hair scene. She has a particular interest in audience development and set up Spit the Pips to produce cross-arts work with a focus on amplifying voices.