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. To me theres nothing more interesting than life. I work primarily in devised theatre but like to collaborate with choreographers to include a more physical element to my work.
At the moment I'm enjoying playing around with interactive theatre. To me an audience really 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.'
Heather trained at Queen Margaret University in Drama & Theatre Arts specialising in Community Theatre.
Directing credits include
Words Words Words (Traverse Theatre Company)
R I S K (Stoff & Kulturhuset, Stockholm)
Speed Date (UNG08, Stockholm)
Just Like Everybody Else (GRIP)
Generation Fucked (Creative Electric Young Company)
Debutantes (Creative Electric)
I believe in you...please make eye contact (NTS 5 minute theatre)
We Are Reality (Creative Electric Young Company)
Are You Looking at My Context?! (redeveloped for STOFF, Stockholm)
Petrol Bomb Candy (Creative Electric Young Company & National Theatre of Scotland Exchange 2010)
Split//Second ('No Knives, Better Lives' Scottish Government Campaign)
Are You Looking at my Context?! (Creative Electric & Diverse Attractions Talent Lab residency)
Assistant Directing Credits include
The Confidant (National Theatre of Scotland & Oran Mor)
Robbie Gordon Creative Assistant
'I'd like to think I'm relatively normal guy and this is the approach I like to create work from. I am predominantly based in verbatim performance and placing performers real stories on stage, including my own. I have always been interested in play since the day it was introduced to me; I like to take something for what it is and explore everything it is not. In other words, I like to flip things upside down and see what they look like from that angle. In the last few years I have mainly explored audience interaction and looking at the influence intimacy between the audience and the performer can have.'
Robbie Gordon is a young performance maker based in Edinburgh, he has been with Creative Electric for the last three years and is currently training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
His previous credits for Creative Electric as a performer include: Petrolbomb Candy, Are You Looking At My Context, W.A.R, Sixty Seconds, Split//Second, Tantrum, I Believe In You… Please Make Eye Contact, Generation Fucked and R I S K. He was also creative assistant for: Debutantes, Tantrum and Generation Fucked.
Other Credits include: Dance Marathon(Bluemouth inc.), Dunsinane(NTS), and he is also currently on placement with the National Theatre of Scotland on their project JUMP.
Antony Gibb Company Stage Manager
Ant has been with Creative Electric for the last year working primarily with the Split//Second schools tour. The rest of his time is spent in New York as Company stage manager and group leader at Stagedoor Manor performing arts centre
Previous credits include Ministry of fear for Theatre Alibi and Production manager for the young company And musical theatre programme at the former Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (2008 and 2009).
Ant is also a keen photographer. his work as been used for creative electric for "Split//Second " and "Are You Looking at My Context".