Ellen is Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre. Previous credits at the Gate include – Dear Elizabeth (2019), Effigies of Wickedness (2018), The Unknown Island (2017) and Idomeneus (2014). Other credits include Our Town (Regents Open Air) and The Wolves (Stratford East); Othello (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe); the Lyric’s annual pantomime – Aladdin (2016) and Cinderella (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 (Unicorn Theatre); Glitterland (Secret Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith) and Ivan and the Dogs (Actors Touring Company/Soho Theatre) – nominated for an Olivier Award.
Ellen was formerly part of the Secret Theatre Company at the Lyric Hammersmith. She trained as an assistant to Katie Mitchell and Marianne Elliott. She was awarded an International Artists’ Development Award (ACE/British Council) in 2012.
Lise is Executive Director at the Gate. Before joining the Gate in September 2018 Lise worked as a producer at the Bush leading on the development of their studio. Previous to that they worked at Kiln Theatre alongside setting up their own company PaperMash.
Zahran is the Administrative Assistant at the Gate. Zahran is a part of the Business Administrator Apprenticeship programme provided by the London Theatre Consortium (LTC). Prior to being at the Gate, Zahran had studied in Sherborne Qatar Senior School abroad in the Middle East for 7 years learning Business, Information Technology and Drama. As a previous drama student, joining the Gate has allowed him to explore different genres of theatre.
Ed is a Production Manager working in the UK and Worldwide.
Recent projects include Impossible (a world tour for Jamie Hendry Productions); Mozart vs. Machine (Mahogany); Austentatious(West End for Underbelly); Cathy (Cardboard Citizens); Disco Pigs (Tara Finney Productions); Black and Gold, a Google Christmas Party at the Roundhouse; a series of Star Wars launch events for HP, and The Grand Journey, a European tour for Bombay Sapphire.
Ed has worked for the Sound departments of the RSC, Royal Ballet, Regents Park Open Air, The Globe, Tricycle and various concert venues. He also dabbles in video design and provides broadcast engineering support for the BBC.
Ed has a Postgraduate Engineering degree from University of Warwick and grew up in London and Norfolk.
Emma is responsible for the planning and delivery of the Gate Theatre’s marketing campaigns. She joined the Gate in February 2019, having previously worked as both Marketing Officer and Marketing Assistant at the National Theatre and as PA to filmmaker Gurinder Chadha OBE. Emma has worked on campaigns ranging from global cinema broadcasts, to theatre, music gigs, festivals and charity events. In her spare time, Emma is a fine artist and she loves to bring her creative ideas to her marketing campaigns.
Hannah looks after both our buildings on Pembridge Road and leads on all things operations at the Gate – including leading our Front of House team, Box Office and Events. Hannah joined the Gate in September 2018, previous to this Hannah worked at the Bush Theatre and trained on the two year foundation degree course in professional acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Alejandro helps shape the Gate’s fundraising strategy and is responsible for its delivery. He joined the Gate in 2020 from the Royal Court, where he worked for 2 years in the Development Department. Previous to this, Alejandro has worked as a producer in his native Madrid for local theatre companies Fundación Siglo de Oro and Proyecto 43-2. He holds an Arts and Cultural Management MA from King’s College London.
Valerie is responsible for curating and producing the community and young people’s programme here at the Gate. Valerie is a producer and published playwright with a passion for creating work that affects the conversations being had in the industry today. She joined the Gate in August 2019 and previously worked at the Almeida in their Participation department assistant directing their Young Company shows (The Wave, 2019 ) and (This isn’t a true story, 2019) whilst simultaneously producing fringe shows for her company She’s Diverse.
Jenny produces all of the work at the Gate. Prior to the Gate Jenny worked for regional touring company, Pentabus, touring new writing across the UK. She has also held roles at Stage One and the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Emma works two days a week at the Gate as Projects Manager, where she supports the Executive Director. She is a professional screenwriter and playwright, and an alumni of Channel 4 Screenwriting 2019. She performs with London improv theatre and school The Free Association, and is a freelance social media manager and copywriter.
The Queer House is an artists’ agency and production house for LGBTQIA+ actors and makers. Recent credits for its actors include: Pah-La (Royal Court); And The Rest of Me Floats (Bush); Cuckoo (Soho); Dear Elizabeth (Gate); The Feed (Amazon Prime) and upcoming: Malory Towers (Wise Children); Them! (National Theatre Scotland); I’ll Take You To Mrs Cole (Complicité). The Queer House run creative showcase GET IN THE HOUSE (Bush, 2019), an event that links LGBTQIA+ artists to industry professionals, as well as consulting for arts organisations including Spotlight and Amy Hubbard CDG and have spoken on panels including: Gender Smart Casting (Young Vic); Straight Talking: The Realities of Being LGBT+ in the industry (Equity); Casting with Intent – LGBTQ+ (Spotlight Industry Forum) and Transforming Spaces: The Stage and Screen (Gendered Intelligence Annual Conference).
Aliya supports fundraising for the Gate; organising charity events and undertaking administrative duties to help development. She recently graduated in Theatre and English from Brunel University where she went on to work at the Guardian and continues to freelance as a culture journalist today. Aliya joined the Gate in December 2018 and hopes to diversify its audience of supporters and raise awareness for its community led projects.
Anthony is a theatre-maker and dramaturg whose directing credits include Over to You (Tamasha Theatre/Rich Mix), Dreamless Sleep (Bunker), Loyalty and Dissent (Tamasha Theatre/Rich Mix/ National Archives), Welcome to England (Young Court, Royal Court), Detox (Artistic Directors of the Future), 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 Ear for Eye directed by debbie tucker green (Royal Court), Much Ado About Nothing directed by Matthew Dunster (Shakespeare’s Globe), Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 and 3 directed by Jo Bonney (Royal Court), and Parallel Macbeth directed by Caroline Byrne (Young Vic). Anthony trained at National Youth Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and through the Young Vic Director’s Program. He was a finalist for the JMK award in 2017. Anthony is the Associate Artist at the Gate Theatre.
PRESS & PR
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FRONT OF HOUSE
Romane Bokkerink, Laura Cavina, Sarah Chamberlain, John Chisham, Harriet Chomley, Leo Clasen, Rianne Freriks, Manish Gandhi, Rachel Gibb, Caroline Halford, Esther Huntington, Susan Keats, Shars Maestri, Harvey Shepherdson, Annett Toplenszki, Patricia Vorhold, Debbie Watson, Annabel Williamson.
DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP
Teresa Alpert, Kristina Borsy, Sarah Chappatte Lang, Lauren Clancy, Charles Cormick, Richard Grandison, Linda Lakhdhir, Rita Laven, Anne Marie Mackay, Kate Maltby, Barbara Prideaux, Nicole Newman, Mark Robinson, Joseph Smith.