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Ed Collier

Co-Artistic Director

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Ed Collier

Co-Artistic Director

ed@chinaplatetheatre.com

Alongside Paul Warwick I co-founded China Plate in 2006. We jointly share all aspects of leadership, strategy and artistic direction working closely and collaboratively with the full China Plate team. One of us takes the lead on each individual project, acting as executive producer.

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Chloe Courtney

Executive Director

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Chloe Courtney

Executive Director

chloe@chinaplatetheatre.com

I’m China Plate’s Executive Director. I joined the company in March 2022.

I support China Plate’s producers and everyone who works with us by making sure that our organisation is run well and with care. I look after our finances and policies, and work with our Artistic Directors, our Board, and our team to decide China Plate’s direction of travel. Day to day, I liaise with our bookkeeper, our accountant, our insurers, and our suppliers to keep things going smoothly.

It’s important to me to make sure that at China Plate we embed access, equity, and care into all our working practices – from our budgets to our live shows.

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Andrea Pieri Gonzalez

Engagement and Participation Producer

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Andrea Pieri Gonzalez

Engagement and Participation Producer

I am China Plate’s Engagement and Participation Producer. I develop and deliver the strategy around our work with young people, schools and community groups.

This involves modelling our existing artist development work for Midlands based 16-21 year olds so that they receive similar opportunities as professionals. It also includes developing work for primary school audiences, how we can engage with secondary schools through our touring productions and ways members of the public can be involved in the creation of our work. If you are interested in our work with schools, please contact me on schools@chinaplatetheatre.com

I also support the whole company to think about how all our projects are audience-focused. Whether the ‘audiences’ are our artists, participants or members of the public seeing our work.

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Kristina Hall

Assistant Producer

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Kristina Hall

Assistant Producer

kristina@chinaplatetheatre.com

I’m working with China Plate as an Assistant Producer to support the development and delivery of To The Streets! and across mid-scale productions.

My primary focus is to facilitate organic engagement and sustainable outcomes through socially engaged practices. With a keen interest in education and participatory arts, I advocate for an agency of space, creative freedom, and mutual belonging.

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Sarah Isaacs

Administrator and Digital Lead

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Sarah Isaacs

Administrator and Digital Lead

sarah@chinaplatetheatre.com

I am China Plate’s Administrator and Digital Lead. Based in our Birmingham office, I work closely with the Executive Director to maintain financial, administrative and communication systems, whilst supporting the work of the Artistic Directors and Producers, across the whole of our programme. I am also responsible for updating and generating content for our website, social media platforms and digital distribution strategies, such as our e-newsletter, blogs and PS swaps.

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Rosie Kelly

Associate Producer

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Rosie Kelly

Associate Producer

rosie@chinaplatetheatre.com

I am China Plate’s Associate Producer. I curate and produce our flagship artist, producer and sector development projects The Darkroom and First Bite / Bite Size, and work with our artists on project development. I also work on strategic development within the company, and researched and authored our Artist Wellbeing Policy.

I am particularly interested in work that has a focus on developing collaborations, partnerships and audiences across different sectors.

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Aksana Khan

Associate Producer

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Aksana Khan

Associate Producer

aksana@chinaplatetheatre.com

I’m one of the Associate Producers for the To The Streets! programme. I’ll be working with Diandra and Jade to help develop and produce a co-curated programme with this brand new musical. It’s an incredibly exciting time to have joined the team, especially as I’m a history nerd who, unfortunately, can’t hold a tune. But if listening to stories is your bag, we’ll get along fine!

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Diandra McCalla

Associate Producer

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Diandra McCalla

Associate Producer

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I’m an Associate Producer working on the To The Streets! programme. I’m excited to connect with North Birmingham artists and communities to bring their stories to life. There is so many opportunities to work collaboratively across sectors and art forms, so I’m interested in building these partnerships and seeing what creative ideas come out.

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Tamara Moore

Producer

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Tamara Moore

Producer

tamara@chinaplatetheatre.com

I am a Producer at China Plate, working to create a bespoke producing model for each production that nurtures work from conception through to performance, and then out on tour. I most enjoy delivering work that sits on the boundary of live art and new writing, whilst working alongside artists to find and inspire new audiences.

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Jade Samuels

Associate Producer

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Jade Samuels

Associate Producer

jade@chinaplatetheatre.com

I’m working with China Plate as an Associate Producer on Soho Settlers by Black Heritage Walks Network & Overhear and We Still Here by Jane Thakoordin – two of the co-designed community-led projects running alongside To The Streets! as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

As a Birmingham based artist, I specialist in projects that get unknown, untold stories out there.

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Susan Wareham

Producer

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Susan Wareham

Producer

susan@chinaplatetheatre.com

I am a Producer at China Plate, working with a diverse range of artists across the entire process involved in realising and ultimately presenting their work; from exploration of the original concept, through R&D stages, into accessing funding and then touring booking through the UK and internationally. I am particularly interested in work that brings together artists and creatives to collaboratively share knowledge and expertise to create work.

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Paul Warwick

Co-Artistic Director

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Paul Warwick

Co-Artistic Director

paul@chinaplatetheatre.com

I am one of China Plate’s Co-Artistic Directors, having founded the company with Ed Collier in 2006.

Together we jointly share all aspects of leadership, strategy and artistic direction working closely and collaboratively with the China Plate team. Ed or I act as Executive Producer on our productions, working with our Producing team to support the artists making our shows.

I also lead on specific artist or sector development projects and occasionally even direct shows – most recently Romeo and Juliet – Mad Blood Rising.