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 RESUME 

Movement reel

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

Teaching 

 

2022

  • Devised module - Institute of Contemporary Theatre – Acting BA – Manchester, UK

  • Bouffon - East 15 - Physical Theatre BA – UK

  • Theatre of the Absurd - St Dunstan's College, London, UK

 

2021

  • The Lost Child Project – David Glass Ensemble – The Point, Eastleigh, UK

  • Bouffon - East 15 - Physical Theatre BA – UK

  • Movement classes – St Dunstan’s, UK

  • The Orpheus Project (consultant)- Babel/Rich Mix - ages 18-21 - UK

  • Galapagos - David Glass Ensemble/LIMF - ages 6-12 - International

 

2020

  • Devising project – Rose Bruford -European Theatre Arts BA – UK

  • Final Show (AD)– RADA – MA Theatre Lab - UK

  • Devising and creative writing via Zoom – AIAN/David Glass Ensemble– ages 5-16 – Ningbo, China

 

2019

  • Devising – Beijing Int. Children’s Festival (David Glass Ensemble)– Bath Spa University – Ages 10-19 – Bath, UK

  • Lecoq technique – Salford University – HE Students – Salford, UK

  • Devising – NESCOT – HE Students – Surrey, UK

  • Creative practice – AIAN – ages 5-16 – Ningbo, China/Taipei, Taiwan

  • Theatre of Cruelty (David Glass Ensemble) – The Actor’s Centre – Adults - London, UK

  • Theatre of Cruelty (David Glass Ensemble) – Grusomhetens Teater – Adults - Oslo, Norway

  • Black Box – St Dunstan’s College – ages 11-16 – London, UK

  • Creative practice – JID Cultural Communication – ages 5-11 – Ningbo, China

 

2018 and 2017

  • Sword fighting – Gu Yin Theatre – adults and children – Beijing, China

  • Devising through Lecoq – St. Dunstan’s College – ages 16-18 – London, UK

  • Lecoq Technique – JID Ningbo Cultural Communication – ages 5-11 – Ningbo, China

  • Lecoq Technique – JID Ningbo Cultural Communication – adults – Ningbo, China

  • Bouffon and Clown – Royal Exchange Theatre – adult performers – Manchester, UK

  • Theatre of Cruelty (delivered with David Glass) – Omnibus Theatre – adult performers - London, UK

  • Devising through Lecoq – St. Dunstan’s College – ages 11-16 – London, UK

  • Creative Practice (delivered with David Glass)– Sien’ambiente – ages 16-21 – Siena, Italy

  • Bouffon – Created a Monster – adult performers – London, UK

  • Original Storytelling – Theatre Mwldn – ages 7-11 – Wales, UK

  • Theatre of Cruelty (delivered with David Glass) – The Bikeshed – adults – Exeter, UK

 

 

Directing & Movement

 

 

 

2022

  • ABATTOIR – Salty Dolls – Assembly Roxy, Dancebase Edinburgh, UK

  • SWIM (movement) -Liz Richardson -Theatre by The Lake and UK tour, UK

  • Bouffon performance (director/led devised process) – East 15, UK

  • Squirrels (movement) -Ellie Rose, Portsmouth Guildhall, UK

 

2021

 

  • Macbeth (movement/devised process) – Flabbergast - The Grotowski Institute, Poland

  • ABATTOIR (director, 2-day R&D)  - SALTYDOLLS - Dancebase, Edinburgh, UK

  • Unforgettable Girl (director) – Created a Monster- Lighthouse, Poole/Golden Goose Theatre, London, UK (WINNER OF BEST SHOW OFFIES 2022, 5* REVIEW THE STAGE)

  • Bouffon performance (director/led devised process) – East 15, UK

  • Finding Percy Erebus (movement) – Elephant Talk Theatre – Applecart Arts, UK

  • HOLD/FALLING (director)– Created a Monster and Kyll Thomas-Cole – Bloomsbury Festival/RADA studios, UK

 

2020

 

  • Unforgettable Girl (Director) – Created a Monster at Bloomsbury Festival – RADA Studios, UK

  • The Yellow Wall-Paper (Director) – European Theatre Arts BA – Rose Bruford – UK

  • Margo Monroe’s Nibelungenlied (AD with David Glass) - MA Theatre Lab – RADA - UK

 

2019

  • The Love of The Nightingale – (Director) – Timberlake Wertenbaker – The New Adelphi, Salford University – Manchester, UK

  • Not About Nightingales – (Director) – Tennessee Williams – Catford Broadway Theatre Arts Festival in aid of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust – London, UK

  • SWIM – (Movement Direction) – Liz Roberts – commissioned by ACE and HOME Manchester, UK

  • The Fall (Deviser) – Babel Theatre – Commissioned for HOME Manchester, UK

 

2018

  • The Swell Mob – (Movement Direction) - Flabbergast Theatre – Edinburgh Fringe (Assembly) – Scotland, UK

  • The Waves – (Director) – JID Ningbo – Gu Yin Theatre – Beijing, China

  • Dionysus – (Director) - St. Cuthbert’s College – London, UK

  • The Well – (Deviser) – Waterside Arts – Manchester, UK

  • The Yellow Wallpaper – (Director) – Catford Broadway Theatre – London, UK

  • Conspiracy of Orphans – (Deviser) – Created a Monster - Omnibus Theatre - London, UK

  • Mortgage – (Deviser) – Created a Monster/David Glass Ensemble - Omnibus Theatre - London, UK

  • The Commute – (Director) – The Hilton Beilun – Ningbo, China

 

2017

  • Desperate Writers – (Deviser) – Mark Bell and Catherine Schrieber – Omnibus Theatre – London, UK

  • Mortgage – (Deviser) – Created a Monster/David Glass Ensemble – Sienambiente, Siena; Theatre Delicatessen, London; The Bikeshed, Exeter; The Pleasance, London

  • Piaf – (Director) – Catford Broadway Theatre – London, UK

 

2014-2016

  • Glamf*ckery! – (Deviser) – Created a Monster – Battersea Arts Centre/Camden People’s Theatre/The Bikeshed – London and Exeter, UK

  • Spleen – (Deviser) – GoodDog Theatre – Rich Mix/The Cockpit Theatre/Artist Hotel – London, UK

  • Room – (Deviser) - Created a Monster – The Cockpit Theatre – London, UK

  • The Middle Place – (Deviser) – Murder & Create – Camden People’s Theatre – London, UK

 Training & Workshops 

Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq, Professional 2-Year Course, 2 years, 2012-2014
The Arden, BA (Hons) Acting (First Class), 2006-2009

 

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, Butoh, Shakespeare and the Macabre, Poplar Union, 2020

Studio Matejka, Contradictions, The Grotowski Institute, 2020
RashDash, Residency workshop, 2020
François Testory, The Transgressive and Transcendent Performer (LIMF), 2019
Butoh, Daisuke Yoshimoto, The Grotowski Institute, Butoh, 2018
Julie Cunningham Company, Crave, 2018
Vamos Theatre, Rachael Savage, 2018
Gecko Intensive, Georgina Roberts, 2016

testimonials

Testimonials

 

"★★★★★ ...is a standout show that keeps the audience at the midpoint between laughter, discomfort and horror." - The Stage (Angelo Irving, 2021) Unforgettable Girl, Created a Monster

 

"★★★★ ...we become aware of our shared, complex and valuable humanity. It’s beautiful." - Broadway Baby, 2021 Unforgettable Girl, Created a Monster

 

“…kept me completely engaged and there were amazing observations - feelings of shock, comedy, such openness – Great use of movement and brilliantly directed. “ – Caroline Fraser, Assembly Roxy Manager, 2022 Abattoir, SALTYDOLLS

 

“★★★★…her storytelling (is) rooted in her body... Briony O’Callaghan does a fine job in providing Richardson with a rich collection of twists and glides, different parts of the body springing into life...rich physicality.” – (On Movement Direction) – The Stage (Stephen Longstaffe, 2022) SWIM, Liz Richardson

 

"a ferocious artist who is 100% committed to sharpening her skills and knowledge base" - David Glass, David Glass Ensemble

 

"I strongly believe that Briony is one of the few makers that is taking responsibility for making theatre that counts. She's incredibly funny and intelligent which she applies to her discovery as an artist as she plays with idea and developing concepts. She is someone to look out for and I have every faith in her commitment and work." - Georgina Roberts, Gecko 

 

 

“Genius.  Briony is a phenome.  We are very lucky to work with her.” – Gareth Stewart, Head of Drama at St Dunstan’s College

 

“I am left speechless by Briony’s work as a director, it is truly incredible.” – Dick Moore, The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

"a ferocious and committed performer who is 100% committed to sharpening her skills and knowledge base" - David Glass, David Glass Ensemble

“Genius.  Briony is a phenome.  We are very lucky to work with her.” – Gareth Stewart, Head of Drama at St Dunstan’s College

“I am left speechless by Briony’s work as a director, it is truly incredible.” – Dick Moore, The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

 

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