Lisa Peck and Emma Higham – Co-Artistic Directors of RAPT
Emma is a theatre-maker who combines the strands of participatory and professional theatre-making to create new work, often with an autobiographical focus. Over the past twelve years she has created shows with companies and theatre-makers such as The Unicorn Theatre, The Gate, The Roundhouse, The Old Vic Theatre, Synergy Theatre Project, David Rosenberg, Mark Storor, Slunglow, Glas(s) and Punchdrunk whilst creating her own work.
She has recently directed Landmines, exploring failing belief systems, with playwright Phil Davies (Firebird, Hampstead Theatre). She was Associate Artist on Made in China’s new show, Double Double Act and Associate Director on RISE with the Old Vic. She devised and co-directed a sold-out production The Happiness Project for Summerhall, Edinburgh and The Roundhouse, London; working with a performance company of academics, scientists and young people.
Dr Lisa Peck is a theatre-maker, teacher and academic. She is Teaching Fellow in Theatre Practice at The University of Sussex and Associate Tutor at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Lisa has worked in Brighton for over twenty years and previously led the Drama PGCE at the University of Sussex where she developed her interest in the relationship between teaching and acting.
After completing an MA in Actor Training and Coaching at RCSSD she has worked as a freelance director and set up and run the Brighton Laboratory, a training and performance company, which has made five shows. Lisa’s work is site responsive and responds to the concerns of place and people.
GILL LAMDEN - ASSOCIATE ARTIST
Gill Lamden trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and has an MA in Theatre and Performance from QMUL. She teaches English and Drama at Varndean Sixth Form College, and has collaborated as dramaturg with B-lab Theatre on The Sun that Casts no Shadows, The House Project and Song of Songs.