The Cloudman Team
Ailie originally thought she would go to art college...then got sidetracked,
did a live art degree, went to Moscow to study acting, joined a street
theatre troupe that busked and starved its way round Europe, and was finally
introduced to the world of puppetry by Symon and Kim of The Edinburgh Puppet
Ailie has gone on to work as a performer, designer and maker for National
Theatre of Scotland, Grid Iron, TAG, The Citizens, Puppet Lab, Vanishing
Point, Wee Stories and her own shows include 'I Vant to be Alone’,
Rumpelstiltskin at the Fairytale Laundry', Jazz Mouse, 'The New Not New'
and Cloud Man which was selected to appear as part of the Made in Scotland
Showcase 2011. Cloud Man is now touring Internationally.
Ailie is an associate artist of Puppet State Theatre Company, with which she
collaborated on ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’, which also tours worldwide.
In 2009 Ailie was commissioned by TAG Theatre to create ‘Museum of Dreams’
which was nominated for a TMA award and travelled to the Singapore Arts
Ailie has also worked for NTS Learn, Imaginate, was deviser, performer,
puppet and props maker for National Theatre London ‘Cupboard of Surprises’
Inside Out Festival 2012 which was part of the London 2012 Cultural
Ailie and Lewis are currently in development with their next show for a
young audience ‘Secret Life of Suitcases.’ Ailie is overjoyed to rediscover
her drawing practice and so will also be creating another illustrated book
with Lewis to accompany this next performance project.
Lewis Hetherington is a
Glasgow based Playwright and Theatre Maker. As an associate of the award winning
Analogue he co-wrote Mile End and Beachy Head, and wrote 2401
Objects which was a co production with Oldenburg Staatstheater. He was an
Associate Artist of Imaginate from 2010 to 2012 where he undertook at research
project on the creative possibilities of making work for and with young
Writing credits include adaptations of bodies unfinished for Grey Swan at
the Brockley Jack The Archivist by Hector Levy and Instructions for
Butterfly Collectors by
Mariana Eva Perez, for National Theatre of Scotland at the Traverse. A
Perfect Child, and Sea Change, for the Oran Mor ‘A Play A Pie and A
Work made for children and young people includes Cloud Man (with Ailie
Cohen) which was part of the Made in Scotland showcase 2011 and continues to
tour internationally, The Incredible Swimming Choir directed by Matt
Addicott for Starcatchers, Rebecca’s Midnight created with Jo Timmins for
Lewis has worked for companies including Visible Fictions, Traverse Theatre,
Royal Conservatoire Scotland and his work has been performed throughout the UK
as well as in Dubai, Germany, Switzerland and Malta.
Bodies Unfinished, Beachy Head, and 2401 Objects are published by
Alasdair Satchel is a
writer, director and performer based on the Isle of Mull.
Having studied at Queen
Margaret in Edinburgh he moved to Paris to train at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq from
On returning to Scotland,
Alasdair produced his own work with Perhilion Theatre Co, featuring productions
including One Man Rant, Two Man Rumble and Luggage, which was developed with the
aid of the Playwrights Studio Scotland. Perhilion productions have been seen all
over the UK, the Czech Republic and most recently in Hong Kong.
Aside from creating his own
productions Alasdair has worked for companies at home in Scotland, around the UK
and further afield in Malta, Tunisia, France, Sweden, the USA, and Hong Kong.
From 2007 -09 Alasdair was
Education Officer with Mull Theatre.
Education and participation
work are at the core of Alasdair's whole philosophy to creating theatre. He has
created and delivered workshops from play-group to post graduate levels, with
many community and diverse ability groups in between.
Alasdair has also worked
with the National Theatre of Scotland on their Elgin Transform and as a director
for Cinderella at Platform, Glasgow.
Alasdair is making his way
in the Gaelic world through Sabhal Mor Ostaig's distance learning courses, with
an eye to creating work in Gaelic in the very near future.
Jen Edgar is a theatre artist based in Glasgow. The majority of her work
consists of making theatre with and for young people, with a focus on movement.
Jen is also a deviser and performer with her work heavily rooted in
collaboration with artists across the spectrum. She has worked with The National
Theatre of Scotland's Learn department for almost five years within many roles,
such as an emerging artist, creative partner and movement director. Some of
these projects and roles consisted of, assistant director on Flit (Transform
East Ayrshire); movement director on Walls, devised and performed in
Alexandria, Egypt; and creative partner for the Citizens Theatre's Young Co.
Some of Jen's performance work consists of, Happy Happy Happy, Arches
Live; The Interface Race, NTS Allotment; First Light and The
Incredible Swimming Choir, Starcatchers.
Finally, Jen is delighted to have been appointed as the new Starcatchers Artist
in Residence on their latest project, The Play Ground. She will spend the next
year working in three nurseries across South Lanarkshire, creating experiences
for very young children and their carers. The project will conclude with a piece
of theatre, created by Jen in August 2013.
Niroshini Thambar and
have been producing music and sound
together since 1998. They formed the electronica project, Puchi, releasing two
albums and an EP and received Scottish Arts Council funding to create new work.
They went on to develop their joint practice in creating soundtracks for theatre
and dance productions. More recent work includes the large-scale outdoor
production ‘Cargo’ (Edinburgh Mela/Iron Oxide 2010), ‘Museum of Dreams’ (TAG
Citizen’s Theatre 2009), and ‘The New not New’ (Ailie Cohen/TAG Citizens’
Theatre 2008). Their most recent co-production was their son, Ravindran (NHS
Scotland 2010) and they also pursue a variety of projects individually as
Nik is a
musician, producer and sound designer. His work includes soundtracks for ‘Oops a
Daisy’ and ‘Round in Circles’ (Starcatchers’ 2010-11), for the dance production
‘Enso’ (La Nua 2010) and for performance poet Anita Govan’s
live show ‘Unpicked Fruit’ and album ‘Bare to the Bone’. He has been a
collaborator on residencies at DanceBase with the David Hughes Dance Company and
Articulate Animal and has also played on and produced many music projects
including the album ‘Leitmotif Man’ by the Mike Kearney Ka-tet, and the ‘Letting
Go’ EP by Niki King.
Niroshini works in the areas of
music composition, performance and education. She is currently
Artist-in-Residence with the Edinburgh Mela, creating a new music and sound
installation inspired by migration, memory and the Sri Lankan Diaspora
experience. She has recorded and performed live on violin, keyboards and vocals
with artists as diverse as Lamb, Finitribe and Niki King as well as delivering
music workshops in a variety of education and community contexts. In particular,
as Associate Musician with Drake Music Scotland, she has extensive experience in
the area of music and disability, devising and leading creative music projects