She's electric, she's in a family full of eccentrics


Heather Marshall Director

'I create work based on the real and often subverted by the surreal. I'm predominantly interested in creating contemporary performance inspired by real people and their stories. I work primarily in devised theatre but like to collaborate with other artists to add new elements to my work.
I believe an audience shapes a performance with their reactions so this has become a focus in my work. Whether its inviting the audience to actively participate or whether they become unintentional performers.
My main focus became what the audience and performers did in that moment and I began to realise that I wasn't exploring what they didn't do. So now I'm beginning to explore the importance of silence and stillness on stage and why as an artist those moments make me a little nervous '

Heather trained at Queen Margaret University in Drama & Theatre Arts specialising in Community Theatre. She directs for both Creative Electric's professional and young companies and has created work for Stoff, Imaginate, National Theatre of Scotland, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Short Courses, The City of Edinburgh Council, Unga Nyskapare, UNG08, The Hidden Door, The Arches and East Lothian Council.


Joshua Payne Sound Artist

Joshua Payne's work as a sound designer and composer go under the banner Down the Rabbit Hole Sounds. Recent credits as a sound designer include 'Passion', Mirror Mirror' and award-winning 'Auditory Hallucinations' (Audience Choice Award, STOFF 2013). Joshua has also been associate sound designer for The Enchanted Forest (Best Cultural Event Award, Creative Scotland 2012).


Mairi Taylor Producer

Mairi has been working in the arts for over ten years. With a background in access to the arts and disability equality, she has a broad and varied range of experience - as an artist, project manager, facilitator and producer.  In 2013 she produced the four star Edinburgh Festival Fringe If These Spasms Could Speak, which went on to tour Scotland and undertook two trips to Brazil.  She is delighted to join Creative Electric as its Emerging Producer on Wonder and excited about creating experiences for audiences with them.


Christie Russell-Brown  Emerging Artist in Residence

Christie trained at Motherwell College (BA honours Performing Arts) and Performing Arts Studio Scotland at Edinburgh College (HND Acting and Performance).
Having been part of Creative Electric's Young Company for a number of years, she was invited to become the companies first emerging artist in residence. Performances for Creative Electric have included the critically acclaimed Wonder, Treat (Stoff, Stockholm), Hey, I'm Alive and the schools tour of Toast. 
Part of Christie's role with the company is to assist on education and outreach projects including facilitating sessions for Electric Young Company and working as a facilitator/performer as part of the Croftcroign Residency.
Performances out with Creative Electric include State of the Party, Trainspotting and The Hardman.