MEET THE TEAM

LAStheatre is run by Barra Collins (Artistic Director) & Liz Bate (Producer)

BARRA COLLINS

Artistic Director
Barra studied at Goldsmiths and Trinity College Dublin. He worked with venues and companies including Battersea Arts Centre, the Old Vic Tunnels, Manchester International Festival, Punchdrunk and the English National Opera before founding LAStheatre in 2012.

Barra is committed to making and delivering exceptional arts projects, collaborating with communities, broadening the diversity of voices in the arts and creating accessible work.

He has held visiting director and lecturing roles at Bath Spa University and the National Centre for Circus Arts. He is also the programmer of Masterclass, a programme that supports young theatremakers, at Theatre Royal Haymarket. 

Email: barra@LAStheatre.com

LIZ BATE

Producer
Following her MA in Applied Theatre at Goldsmiths, Liz worked with the Old Vic as their Education Manager and the National Theatre in their Learning department. 

Liz enjoys all kinds of theatre, but has a particular interest in theatre for younger audiences and those that include community groups and young people. This is reflected in the work she does with LAStheatre, working with young people to include their voice in our productions.

Alongside her work for LAStheatre, Liz has taken on producer roles for 1927, the Donmar Warehouse and A New Direction. She is also the director of MIGHTYmini productions, a company that creates work for babies and their adults.

Email: liz@LAStheatre.com


Associates

SEAN TURNER

Associate Designer
Sean trained at Motley in 2006, after studying illustration at Kent Institute of Art and Design. 

Following an early career relationship with Punchdrunk,  Sean has gone on to specialise in site specific and immersive theatrical events. He is currently designing several projects for international production company Done+Dusted, and also developing and designing work with Secret Cinema.

Alongside his work with LAStheatre., Sean developed and designed work for Secret Cinema, D&DX, Live Nation, MAMA festivals, Les Enfents Terribles, Ikea, Mother UK, Punchdrunk, The Old Vic, The Young Vic, Opera Holland Park, The BBC, Barbican, Avalon UK, The Point Esatleigh, Oval (Brixton) House and Wild Rumpus.


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LAStheatre is a Social Enterprise Company incorporated in England & Wales under the name LAS THEATRE C.I.C., Company No 08052556.
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