People


Ailin Conant (Artistic Director) is a US-born, UK-based freelance theatre director passionate about socially engaged work that presents untold and undertold perspectives. Outside of Témoin she has worked freelance for Theatre Day Productions (Gaza), Clown Me In (Mexico), The Catalyst (Switzerland), and Satellite Théâtre (Montreal); directs showcase work for East 15 and Fourth Monkey; and has directed outreach work for The Young Vic Theatre. She also works as a dramaturg and movement director with various companies in the UK. In 2011 she conducted a series of creative projects with ex-soldiers in Lebanon, Israel, Rwanda, and Kashmir around post-war recovery with the support of a Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship, and this year she received a Wellcome Trust People’s Award to tour Nobody’s Home, a modern odyssey exploring PTSD. In February she spoke at TedX Lausanne about her theatre work in Rwanda.
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Patrick Collier (Creative Producer) is a London based theatre producer and director developing new work by cutting edge artists and companies in London and across the UK and Ireland.  Recent credits include The Misfit Analysis (Edfringe 2015), I Am Beast (Edfringe 2015), Smother (Edfringe 2015), Nobody’s Home (touring 2015-16), Elephant Man (London and touring 2014-15), Normal/Madness (Edfringe and touring 2014), Killing Roger (touring 2013-14), The Fantasist (London, Edfringe and international touring 2012-13), Eye Queue Hear (London and touring 2013-14), The Little Soldiers (Edfringe and touring 2013), Nineveh (London 2013), The Rub (New York and New Orleans 2012), As You Like It (London 2011), The Return Project (Rwanda, Israel, Lebanon and Kashmir 2011-12).  He also acts as a trustee for the Shakespeare in Shoreditch Festival, and has worked with a number of other companies as consultant, trainer, and manager including Access All Areas, Metta Theatre, Fourth Monkey Theatre Company and the Oxford School of Drama.  Patrick trained at Trinity College Dublin and the Oxford School of Drama, and was jointly the first recipient of the Natwest Young Producer’s Bursary.

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Ciara Brennan (Participation Producer) has 8 years experience of designing, managing and delivering theatre and performing arts programmes with a range of vulnerable groups. Working across theatres, hospitals, prisons and care homes, Ciara has a proven track record of delivering bespoke high quality community arts programmes locally through to internationally.  Outside of Témoin, she is Associate Director at Access All Areas, a theatre company for adults with learning disabilities, where she manages their participation programmeCiara has designed and delivered workshops extensively. Projects with a particular prison focus include a rehabilitation programme with Medway Young Offenders Institution in Kent and the Atkinson Unit in Devon. Working in mental health settings Ciara has worked in specialist schools across London and managed partnerships with numerous NHS units including Gloucester House attached to the Royal Free Hospital.  She holds a first class Masters degree in Participatory Arts from Goldsmiths College and a Drama degree from Exeter University.
Ina Berggren (Technical Manager) freelances as stage and production manager as well as theatre technician. She started her career in Sweden but is now living and working in London.  Apart from Témoin she is currently an associate with Superbolt Theatre (Company Stage Manager) and Lazarus Theatre Company (Company Production Manager). Recent credits include Crazy Glue (touring UK 2015-16 and FRiNGE Festival Recklinghausen, Germany 2015), Jurassic Park (touring 2015-16), Tamburlaine the Great (Camden fringe 2015) Misfit Analysis (Edinburgh 2015), Nobody’s Home (touring 2015-16) Henry V (London 2015), and Revengers Tragedy (London 2015) .
Associate Artists: Dorie Kinnear, Julia Yevnine, Robin Guiver, Tomoko Komura, Will Pinchin
Trustees: Gary Window, Jasmine Cullingford, Jennifer Pearcy-Edwards, Pete Williams