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Suzanne Gorman

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Suzanne is Artistic Director of Maya Productions, a company making diverse theatre to create change, where she has directed Machinal, The Croydon Avengers, In Time, Barefoot Gen, Superheroes:South of the River and Babel Junction. She is currently developing a new Anglo-Indian musical called Benny and the Greycats.

A Clore Fellow, Suzanne’s research project Where Am I? highlighted the importance of Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse Role Models and Leaders in the performing arts. She supports workforce diversity across the sector through research projects, coaching/mentoring, training and facilitation. Clients have included National Theatre, HOME Slough, National Theatre Wales.

Suzanne previously led the Education department at Soho Theatre, directing over 15 new writing productions and pioneering the company’s ground-breaking site-specific and digital work with communities. She has held Associate roles at Derby LIVE, Sheffield Theatres, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Immediate Theatre and Barbican, and worked as project manager at BBC Arts for Performance LIVE, a BBC/ACE partnership. She is a trustee at Immediate Theatre.

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Suzanne will be contributing to Workshop 1.

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