Garry Robson

Garry Robson is currently the Artistic Director of Fittings MultiMedia Arts Liverpool and Birds of Paradise Theatre Co. Glasgow.

He’s directed over 40 professional productions both here and abroad receiving several awards including a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award and a Herald Angel. He runs workshops and training events on theatre practice, disability issues and open space technology. He has been a Drama advisor for both the Arts Council England and the Scottish Arts Council and was an Unlimited Awards panel member for the Cultural Olympiad. He was Artistic Director of DaDaFest International 2008 and 2010, establishing DaDaFest as one of the key International Festival for Deaf and Disability Arts and performance worldwide. For DaDaFest 2012 he Co- Curated a major contemporary arts exhibition, Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, at The Bluecoat Liverpool. As an actor as well as numerous roles on TV and radio he has performed in many of the major theatres in the UK in a range of classics and new works.

In 2016 he Directed for Fittings, a hip hop theatre installation for young people at Café Missing and for BoP, a show in Siberia working with KultProject Moscow at the Skomorokh State Puppet Theatre Tomsk, a body swap comedy at A Play a Pie and a Pint in Glasgow and ended the year Directing a re-imagining of The Tempest, Miranda and Caliban: The Making of a Monster, in Hong Kong as part of the Shakespeare Lives Festival. In 2017 he toured nationally in the Who’s Tommy and Directed for BoP and The Festival Theatre Edinburgh their Xmas show The Tin Soldier.

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