Leah studied a National Diploma in Graphic Design at Kensington and Chelsea College in 2015 before working part time in retail in a myriad of stores. She now is on the Creative Apprentice scheme at the Gate as the Gate’s Administrator. Leah is in charge of the Young People’s Night at the Gate.
Anthony Simpson-Pike is a director and writer whose credits include Loyalty and Dissent (Tamasha Theatre/Rich Mix), Welcome to England (Royal Court, Young Court), Detox (Artistic Directors of the Future, National Theatre Clore Studio), Pandora (Peckham Pelican/Zedel/New River Studios), Coma (Southwark Playhouse), Something to Say (St James Theatre), Plunder (Fresh Direction, Young Vic), Camp (Etcetera Theatre/Bussey Building), One for the Road and New World Order (Site- specific).
His credits as assistant director include Parallel Macbeth directed by Caroline Byrne (Young Vic), Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 and 3 directed by Jo Bonney (Royal Court), and Much Ado About Nothing directed by Matthew Dunster (Shakespeare's Globe).
Anthony trained at National Youth Theatre, and through the Young Vic Director's Program and was a finalist for the JMK award in 2017.
Jo Royce joins the Gate Theatre from the National Theatre, where she was Senior Corporate Development Manager, with responsibility for building relationships across the corporate sector and managing the NT’s major partnerships with American Express, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Neptune Investment Management.
Lindsay began her career as auditor and accountant, working in both practice and industry before seeing the theatrical light and taking a degree in Theatre Design and Production. This led to employment as the Stage Manager of Rambert Dance Company, where she toured both the UK and abroad working on numerous world premieres. She then combined her financial head and theatrical heart as finance assistant at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury before moving to The Gate in June 2013.
Ellen McDougall is Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre. She previously directed Idomeneus for the Gate in 2014. Her credits include a critically acclaimed production of Othello at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe, the Lyric’s annual pantomime – Aladdin by Joel Horwood (2016) and Cinderella by Tom Wells (2015), The Rolling Stone (Orange Tree Theatre and Manchester Royal Exchange), The Remains of Maisie Duggan (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), The Glass Menagerie (Headlong), Anna Karenina (Manchester Royal Exchange), Henry the Fifth, Not Now Bernard, The Nutcracker, Antigone and Philoctetes (Unicorn Theatre); Glitterland (Secret Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith) and Ivan and the Dogs (Actors Touring Company/Soho Theatre).
McDougall was formerly part of the Secret Theatre Company at the Lyric Hammersmith, Associate Director at the Gate, and an Associate Artist at ATC. She trained as an assistant to Katie Mitchell and Marianne Elliott and was Director in Residence at the NT Studio. She was awarded an International Artists' Development Award (ACE/British Council) in 2012; she was the runner up in the JMK Award 2008 and directed A Kind of Alaska at BAC. Her production of Ivan and the Dogs (Actors Touring Company/Soho Theatre) was nominated for an Olivier Award 2011.
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Lynette Linton is a director and playwright. She previously directed Assata Taught Me for the Gate. She is the co-founder of production company Black Apron Entertainment. Her other directing credits include Indenture (Dark Horse Festival), Naked (Vault Festival 2015), Pornado (Theatre Royal Stratford East), This Wide Night (Albany Theatre), a scratch performance of Sweet Like Chocolate, Boy (Rich Mix), and she was co-director on Chicken Palace (which she also wrote, Theatre Royal Stratford East).
As an Assistant Director her work for the Gate includes Image of An Unknown Young Woman and The Christians and she also worked on Torn at the Royal Court Theatre.
Her writing credits include Step, Service (Boom Festival, Bush Theatre), Ergo Sum (Theatre Delicatessen) and #Hashtag Lightie (Arcola Theatre).
Richard has a BSC (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and is a Former Physics and Electronics Teacher (PGCE), a Figure skating professional (Disney on Ice and Ice Theatre of New York), and Exercise to Music Instructor (Central YMCA). Richard is a Lighting Designer with 40 years’ experience, having spent 7.5 years touring with Disney on Ice. For ETC Richard spent 2 years as their Tech Support Engineer in New York then 8 years as their Technical Services Manager in London.
Richard started MA Lighting UK operations and spent 4 years as Technical Director of MA Lighting UK.
Richard has been on the Board of Above the Stag Theatre and Landor Theatre and has committee experience with PLASA Lighting Advisory Group, ALD Executive Committee, EQUITY Director and Designers Committee. Richard is currently a NISA National Skating Judge for Singles, Dance and Synchro plus ISU International qualifications in Data Input and Video Replay.
Yasmin graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in English Literature where she wrote her dissertation on African American responses to racial inequality in literary, visual and performance art. She was heavily involved in student theatre as a production/costume designer and was Education Officer for the Marlowe Society. Prior to University, Yasmin was a Young Ambassador for the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton where she was trained in public speaking and promoted Stories of the World: London as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Yasmin came to the Gate through Creative Access, a charity who seek to change the face of the creative industries by making them more diverse through paid training opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds.
Alex has worked in philanthropy across the cultural sector, including within heritage, the visual arts, literature and theatre. She joined the Gate as Head of Development in April 2017, after roles at institutions including Tate, the Landmark Trust and The London Library.
Alex is also a Trustee of the Ian Karten Charitable Trust, which provides assistive technologies and educational access for people with learning or physical disabilities, and is a Director of Young Arts Fundraisers, a professional network that provides a much-needed forum for thought leadership and professional development for early-career cultural sector fundraisers. In her spare time, she is also an official Tour Guide for the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Prior to joining the Gate, Daisy worked as an independent producer, working primarily in site specific and immersive work for companies such as curious directive, RETZ and The Milo Wladek Co. She has also worked with TheatreCraft, The Olivier Awards with MasterCard, Emma Brunjes Productions and the BBC.
Jude Christian is a director, writer and performer. She is also Associate Artist of The Yard, Lyric Hammersmith and National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Her directing credits include Lela & Co (Royal Court Theatre), The Darkest Corners (Transform), The Path (HighTide Theatre). She previously directed I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep Than Some Other Arsehole for the Gate Theatre in 2014 and directs the forthcoming Trust by Falk Richter in 2018.
As an Associate Director, her work includes Aladdin and Shopping and Fucking (Lyric Hammersmith) and Carmen Disruption (Almeida Theatre). As well as directing she was Co-Artistic Director of Concert Theatre (2012 – 2016) and in 2016 she wrote and performed in Nanjing (Now ’16 Festival, The Yard).
Before joining the Gate Theatre as General Manger, Chrissy worked at the Pleasance Theatre in both London and Edinburgh as Box Office Manager, having started as an intern in their programming team in 2011. She has completed a Producing Placement with Battersea Arts Centre and has previously worked at the Bush Theatre and Arcola Theatre. Chrissy is also an independent producer on the Fringe with company How Small How Far, having produced Garden (Pleasance Edinburgh, 2015) and Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield (Pleasance Edinburgh, 2016).
Josh is an arts marketer and emerging producer having moved from Australia in March 2016. He is a Young Producer at Battersea Arts Centre and Assistant Producer with Milk Presents. Josh has previously worked in marketing for Perth International Arts Festival, The Blue Room Theatre, Fringe World Festival, City of Perth and as Creative Producer for the Emerging Writers' Festival.
He completed a writing and editing degree at RMIT University in Melbourne and worked in various editing capacities for literary and queer journals.