Meet The Team
Whilst the whole team produce the festival, each member has a specific role to help make the festival happen.
Mark is a Derbyshire-born University of Warwick graduate working in arts and heritage management. After previous experience managing festivals for NSDF and Paradise Green, Mark founded BasicSpace in May 2015. Over several years in the industry, Mark has worked for a range of arts and heritage venues including Warwick Arts Centre, Sheffield City Hall, Old Vic Tunnels, Really Useful, ATG and Shakespeare's Globe. Mark has also worked and performed at festivals in Edinburgh, Guildford, Manchester, Camden and his home town of Buxton.
Currently Deputy Theatre Manager at Trafalgar Studios, Chrissy is used to the manic and ever-changing environment of the West End as well as supporting exciting and emerging theatre. Throughout her time with Lancaster Offshoots, Chrissy stage managed and directed many shows, including successfully taking shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, and subsequently co-founded As&When Theatre (There's a Zombie Outside, BasicSpace2016 and Theatre Royal Winchester).
Aisling grew up in Dublin, studied in Cardiff and now lives in London. She has worked with numerous arts organisations including Dublin Fringe Festival, Pleasance Edinburgh, Sherman Cymru and Battersea Arts Centre. She currently works as Programme Coordinator at Underbelly, and enjoys exploring a diverse range of performances, particularly those by new writers and emerging artists.
Sam is Yorkshire born graduate of European Theatre Arts course at Rose Bruford College from 2014. He has worked as a director and producer on his own work and with companies such as Awake Projects, The Lab Collective and DifferencEngine. Currently, Sam is developing a show in association with Cast in Doncaster exploring masculinity and manhood for Northern working-class people.
Rachele is a Drama, Performance & Media Graduate who now calls London home after almost a year in the capital. Previously a keen performer, Rachele has enjoyed small roles in a production of The Crucible with Everyman Theatre Company in Cardiff and most recently in When We Are Married with Winchester based theatre company The Chesil. Rachele is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Digital Humanities at UCL where she is switching her focus to the online and digital elements of theatre.