We are pleased to announce the panels for Diversity Day at the Royal Opera House
on Monday 22nd January.
Forum 1. Diversification of production and technical workforce and pathways into it.
sponsored by Autograph Sound
Chair. Sally Garner-Gibbons
Apprenticeships Co-ordinator and Technical Youth Theatre Co-ordinator for Chichester Festival Theatre
Lars Davidson works at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in their technical support department helping students learn practical skills, realise their projects, and discover how cool technical theatre can be.
NT Production Manager
Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh (she/او) is a multi-award-winning artist and scholar, currently Professor of Dramatic Writing and Associate Artist (Guildhall School of Music & Drama), Associate Director (Sanctuary Queer Arts), and Associate Artist (Oxford School of Drama).
Artistic Director Deafinitely Theatre
Forum 2. Making workplaces more accessible and the Production Manager’s role in this.
Sponsored by J & C Joel
Chair. Brod Mason
Brod Mason is a freelance Project/Production Manager working extensively with Steeldeck Enterprises.
Paul is the Access Project Manager at the Royal Opera House.
Paul has worked for many UK Theatre companies facilitating, producing, and managing Arts Education and Access programmes.
Arts Council England
Millie Swinchin Rew. Stage Manager
David Oliver (He /Him/They)
David is a Neurodiversity Consultant, Access Consultant, Neurodiverse Practitioner, Advocate, Lighting Designer and house Technician.
He is on the panel to further the conversation around access both in venues and the industry as a whole.
Click here for more details about David
Michelle Rolfe is a Producer & Access Consultant specialising in accessible productions. Michelle is the Producer for Birds of Paradise Theatre Company.