Footprints Theatre Company C.I.C
Company Director - Paula Baker (MA Applied Theatre and BEd Hons)
Artistic Director of Footprints Theatre Company
Choreographer: Velocity Youth Dance Company
Writer: 'A Definitive Guide to AS Drama and Theatre Studies'
Plays - 'No Turning Back', 'In the Cold Light of Day'
Freelance performance Artist Employment
Assistant director working with Rob Kearly on ‘Idomeneo’ for Floral Opera
Director of Orwell Spirit Youth Theatre
Orwell High School. Head of Drama and in charge of dance
Assistant director to Richard Gregson working on Die Fledermaus
Youth Director at The QuayTheatre, Sudbury.
Viv Cousins – Acting on Camera
Howard Barker and Mel Jessop– The Fence
Max Stafford Clark – Interpreting and directing text
National Theatre– Shakespeare
Malachi Bogdananov - Physical Theatre
Michael Finnissy and Wilf Judd– Site specific Opera, Bury St Edmunds
Rambert Dance Company – Contemporary repetoire
Royal Opera House- Covent Garden, work experience with Ron Freeman, Wig Master.
John Wright- Archetypal Mask
SNAP Youth Theatre
Company Director - Vicki Weitz (BA Hons)
Employment and Training
I have a first class degree from the University of Essex in Drama and Literature. I work as a live artist, where my interest lies in searching for the lost individual hidden with us all. For me, being a live artist means that I use my body, voice, everyday speech, objects and physical actions as items to be manipulated, distorted and challenged to create a means of communication. Because I have a background in theatre my art is rooted in the word, and is enhanced by the writing of a ‘script’ and in the research and theory that surrounds my practice.
March 11: Artist/writer ‘(re)write’ performed in Chelmsford as part of the JibbJabber Festival
January 11: Work starts on ‘Three Step Endeavour’, an 18 month project with LACE.
January 11: Rehearsals begin for ‘The Tempest’ with Father Hen Theatre Company. November 10: Performer in ‘A Place with the Pigs’, Colchester Institute as part of Father Hen Theatre Company.
September 10: Performer ‘Artistry’, Chelmsford shopping mall, as part of Chelmsford’s Art Trail
August 10: Artist/writer ‘one minute marathon’, performed at Walton’s Blue Sky Festival
June 10 – ongoing: begin work as a clown doctor with Suffolk Artlink, working with children in local hospitals
May 10 – July 10: Artist/writer ‘64’; performed at The Junction, Cambridge, Slack Space Colchester and The Hat Factory, Luton
April 10 – Oct 10: Created willow sculptures, including a penny farthing, at three Cycle and Seek events, a free treasure hunt for families in Colchester, organised by Footprints Theatre Company.
October 09 – July 10: Performer/deviser ‘Hop, step and Jump’; performed at er Chester’s Up the Wall Festival, The Junction Cambridge, The Fling, Chelmsford
September 09: Part of The Mercury Theatre Acting Company; performer in ‘Depot’ September 09: Scratch Nights at The Mercury Studio Theatre; performance
June 09: ‘OutBack’, a curious outdoor performance as part of the Live East: Alternative Views of the Region; www.liveeast.co.uk
May 09 – July 09: Performance of ‘a girl in a dress (dress me)’ at various locations, including Slack Space Colchester and The Junction, Cambridge
May 09 - ongoing: Workshop leader; ‘Play and Sway’ and ‘after school drama’ at The Mercury Theatre
April 09: Artist/writer, ‘Retreat’, Chelmsford
March 09 – September 09: Helped to set up and run Slack Space Colchester – putting art into empty retail units. This included organising and hosting two live art festivals
March 09: Participant: The Gift Mercury Theatre Development days
Feb 09 – June 09: Artist/writer, ‘a girl in a dress (write me)’, various locations
Feb 09: Performer in ‘The Bear’, Colchester Institute, as part of the newly formed Father Hen Theatre Company.
Nov 08: Artist/writer, ‘a girl in a box’, Chelmsford
June 08: Children’s workshop leader, Colchester Castle Park with Footprints Theatre Company
May 08 – Oct 08: Artist/writer, ‘a girl in a vest’, various locations
April 08 – April 09: Activator for the East region, New Work Network, organising networking events, performance opportunities and workshops (picnic in the church; a working weekend; the live art club; live art platform) for artists from the East of England.
Sept 07: Artist/writer ‘a girl in a dress’, Colchester Arts Centre
April 07 – June 07: Artist/writer, ‘Blue Screen Concealing Two Artists (1937)’, various locations
Nov 06: Participant and performer, Mad for Real residency and performance, Colchester Summer 06: Performer and artist, ‘Souterrain’,