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Who we are

We are theatre makers who are driven by what might be possible...

Sharon Clark - Creative Director

Sharon is a playwright, dramaturge and director. She has worked with Theatre 503, National Theatre Studio, the Arcola, the New Diorama, Theatre West, Bath Theatre Royal, Sherman Cymru, Bristol Old Vic and Watford Palace Theatre. In 2017 she collaborated with Aardman Animations on the BBC virtual reality film, Is Anna Okay? She is a resident at the Pervasive Media Studio, Associate Artist at the egg, Bath and senior lecturer at University of the West of England (UWE). In 2017 she was awarded a Bruntwood Judge’s Prize and her plays have been shortlisted for the Yale Drama Prize, the National Theatre Playwright’s Award and the PapaTango Prize. In 2018 she was awarded a Fellowship with the South West Creative Technology Network exploring advancements in immersion and performance and in 2019 she was made a Royal Shakespeare Company/Magic Leap Digital Fellow.

Emily Williams - Executive Producer

Emily is an independent producer working with artists and organisations across the creative industries nationally. Emily is a founding member of Kaleider and in 2014 was selected for the Clore Emerging Leaders course. Her producing portfolio includes working with; Barbican Theatre, Kaleider, Situations, British Paraorchestra and Libraries Unlimited.

Claire Skelcey - Communications & Strategic Lead

Claire is a Strategic Creative Marketer with over 15 years of experience leading communications campaigns within the creative industries, most notably for theatre and festivals. She works for venues and organisations such as MAYK/Mayfest, Kaleider, Arnolfini, Situations, Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Rondo Theatre, ICIA, Mercurial Wrestler and The Invisible Circus. Claire is deeply passionate that the cultural life of a place is made accessible to all who live there, and so is driven to explore new skills and tools that will lift theatre stories out into the communities, into surprising and unexpected places.

Amanda Fawcett - Producer

Amanda is an independent creative producer based in Bristol and works with artists on projects in the UK and beyond. Previously, Amanda was Programme Producer at HOME, Manchester and her HOME highlights include co-producing Sophie Anderson's The House with Chicken Legs with Les Enfants Terribles and lead producing the Bruntwood Stages (12 week, outdoor project with two stages in the city) for Homeground 2021. Amanda has worked with MAYK/Mayfest, Submerge Festival, Watershed and Breach Theatre and many other fabulous companies, artists and venues. Amanda was an akt career mentor and is currently a Trustee for Firebird Theatre.

Jo Richardson - Marketing Manager

Jo is a freelance Arts Marketing Professional with over 20 years experience driving communication strategies across the Arts sector. The calling came as a teenager singing and loving Opera, talking about it turned into a lifelong audience development campaign. She has worked with lots of Arts organisations, both big and small, including Tobacco Factory Theatres, Royal Academy of Arts, Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Barbican Centre, Opera North, Kilter Theatre, Roustabout Theatre and Downstage Theatre. She is passionate about making the Arts accessible to everyone, developing audiences and delivering creative strategies that engage audiences and truly reflect the event that they are promoting. Jo is a Board member of Flibbertigibbet Theatre.

Hannah Stratford - Assistant Producer

Hannah initially joined Raucous as a Creative Assistant, she is now our Assistant Producer through our debut traineeship model. Joining shortly after completing her BA in Fine Art and Writing, Raucous provided her with industry experience, mentorship and task based learning. She has developed these skills over the past year, to a point where now assists in the delivery of all of our current projects. Hannah is passionate about facilitating creative visions through open collaborative processes, whilst championing strategic planning and communication. She thoroughly enjoys learning and developing through Raucous and looks forward to the work we have planned for the future.

Board Members -

Nona Hunter ( Interim Chair) - Culture and Creative Covid Recovery Fund & Creative Scale Up Programme Manager, WECA / Nigel Greenhalgh - Director, elev8 limited / Louise Gardner - Head of Communications, Watershed / Marie Voller - Deputy Director, Arnolfini / Anna Rathbone - Artist (Rising Arts Agency) / A1 - Artists (Rising Arts Agency)