Meet the Team

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

BARRA COLLINS

Artistic Director
After studying Theatre at Goldsmiths and Trinity College Dublin, Barra developed experiential campaigns for Warner Brothers and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.  He then returned to theatre, taking on both creative and management roles with Battersea Arts Centre, The Old Vic Tunnels, Manchester International Festival, Punchdrunk and the English National Opera. This varied experience fuels his collaborative approach to theatre making and led him to start LAStheatre.

Through LAStheatre, his focus is creating engaging shows for and with young people. Work that opens cans of worms and pulls at seams.  Projects with the power to starts conversations and ignite imaginations. 

He is a visiting director and writer at Bath Spa University and a member of lecturing staff at the National Centre for Circus Arts. 

Email: [email protected]
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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 working with LAStheatre, Liz works with 1927 as their Associate Producer and the Donmar Warehouse as a Project Manager. She is also the director of MIGHTYmini productions, a company creating work for babies and their adults.

Email: [email protected]

Photo by David Monteith Hodge

Associates

SEAN TURNER

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

Before working with LAStheatre, Sean developed and designed work for Punchdrunk Enrichment for 6 years.  This included The House Where Winter Lives, which was originally staged at the Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford and then transferred to Perth International Arts Festival.

For the last year, Sean has been working with MAMA Festivals as their Deputy Head of Creative Production, designing work for Lovebox, The Great Escape and Wilderness.

He is a regular collaborator with Les Enfant Terribles. 
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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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