Jess Thorpe

co-Artistic Director

Jess Thorpe is co-Artistic Director of the creative partnership Glass as well as co-Founder and co-Artistic Director of Junction 25. Alongside this work, she is currently part-time Lecturer in the Arts in Justice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she designs and delivers creative projects in prisons and with communities affected by crime. She is a founder and trustee of Justice and Arts Scotland (formally SPAN), which is an organisation dedicated to developing creative work in Scottish prisons and post-release. Jess is an artist with the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA), where she has led projects across the world.

Tashi Gore

co-Artistic Director

Tashi Gore is co-Artistic Director of Glass and co-Founder and co-Artistic Director of Junction 25 at Tramway in Glasgow. She works predominantly in socially engaged contexts as a facilitator/director, producer and consultant. She has worked with organisations such as the National Theatre of Scotland, the Roundhouse in London, Dance Exchange in Maryland, USA, and as Visiting Lecturer with students on the Contemporary Performance Practice Programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Louise Allan

Company Manager

Rachel O'Neill

Associate Artist

Rachel O’Neill is a visual artist and a scenographer for contemporary-performance. As a graduate from Glasgow School of Art Rachel is interested in the relationship between objects, materials, space, time and bodies and how this complex language can form meaning and experiences within the context of performance. Rachel has a particular interest in the social value of art and through her practice devises and creates work for theatre spaces and other spaces including performance, site-specific work, public works and live events. Rachel is a long-term collaborator with Glas(s) Performance and has worked with other companies and solo artists such as National Theatre of Scotland, Woman’s Creative Company, Superfan, Nic Green, Peter McMaster, Michael-John McCarthy and Martin O’Connor. Rachel is also lecturer of performance aesthetics at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she teaches on the Contemporary Performance Practice programme.

Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir

Associate Artist

Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir is an Icelandic performance artist, director and facilitator based in Glasgow. She graduated with a first class BA (Hons) from the Contemporary Performance Practice programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Gudrun received BANNER Graduate Award 2016, an Artsadmin initiative supported by Goldsmiths, University of London and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Gudrun has worked with a number of companies including:
Glass Performance, Junction 25, Janice Parker Projects, A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company, National Theatre of Scotland, Roundhouse, Artsadmin, TYCI, Platform, National Theatre of Iceland, National Television of Iceland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The Board

  • Lisa Torrance
  • Johnnny McKnight
  • Laiqa Umar, Student and graduate of Junction 25
  • Suzanne Kay
  • Allison Smith
  • Kate Bonney