Artistic Director

Michelle Payne

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Michelle is a director, playwright & actor from Essex and a recipient of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme at the Mercury Theatre Colchester. She is also currently working under the theatre's Mercury Creatives Professional Development programme and is one of fifteen Mercury Playwrights.

Her first play, Orchid, won two awards at its first outing at the Moors Theatre (Camden Fringe) in 2015 (Best New Writing & Best Actress: Michelle Payne).

Michelle won Best in Fringe for her play Full Circle about mental health at the Brewery Fringe Festival 2017.

Caspa Arts Credits:

Hildegard (The Other Palace) - TBC due to Covid-19

Glow Up (Tristan Bates Theatre)

Almost Paradise (The Bunker Theatre)

Twistmas (The Bunker Theatre)

For The Scratch (Phoenix Artist Club): Writer - Big Tesco, The Robbing Class, Full Circle, Well-Groomed, A Day in the Life at the World Famous, Millie's Nan, writer/director - Kitty, director - Armour by Emma Pritchard & Fruitlessness by Amy Toledano.

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