© 2017 Thrust Theatre Company

 

 

THRUST IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.

BRUCE ADAMS
Artistic director

Bruce is the founding artistic director of Thrust, festival director for More Storm Festival and artistic director of Theatre Arts Exchange at Edinburgh Fringe. He trained at Middlesex University, where he is currently an associate lecturer.

Directing includes: papercut–, Inheritance, Photographs, Pornography, The Bell Jar, Aladdin, In-Vitro (Thrust), Spineless, Our Space (Theatre503), The Demon Headmaster, Bugsy Malone (Theatre In Me).

Directing while training: The Breasts Of Tiresias, Ubu Roi, Come And Go, The Street Of Crocodiles (MDX), Attempts On Her Life (South Bank Arts Centre).

Stage designs: papercut–, Pornography (Thrust).

Sound designs: papercut–, Request Programme, On Chesil Beach, Inheritance, Pornography, Dinner, The Bell Jar, 6 Characters In Search Of An Author, Washed Up, Aladdin (Thrust), The Wonderful World Of Dissocia (Clatterhouse), Peter Pan (Pirton Youth Project), The Demon Headmaster (Theatre In Me), The Street Of Crocodiles, Ubu Roi (MDX).

Dramaturgy & writing: The Haberdasher (Theatre Arts Exchange), On Chesil Beach, The Bell Jar (Thrust), Pylon, Aladdin (Theatre In Me/Thrust).

ROSANNA DOWLEN
ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Rosanna was company producer from 2012–2015, and she co-produced the 2013 #DINNERANDPORN season. Work with Thrust includes: Pornography [as performer], Inheritance [as stage manager].

FREYA MARTIN
ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Work with Thrust includes: The Bell Jar [as performer], Pornography, On Chesil Beach [as stage manager].

HARRIET WAKEFIELD
ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Work with Thrust includes: The Bell Jar, Dinner, On Chesil Beach, papercut– [as performer].

WILLIAM BOWDEN
Artistic director

William has been joint artistic director of Thrust since 2011. He trained as a director at Middlesex University and since 2013 he has worked at the Young Vic, where he is currently front of house manager.

Directing for Thrust: Request Programme, On Chesil Beach, Not I, Dinner, The Bell Jar, 6 Characters In Search Of An Author, Washed Up.

Writing: papercut–, Photographs (Thrust).

As assistant/staff director: Beast (White Bear), The Secret Listeners (Pascal Theatre).

Directing while training: 6 Characters In Search Of An Author (Real2Reel/MDX/ Thrust), Ubu Roi, The Chairs, Hated Nightfall (MDX).

Stage designs: The Demon Headmaster (Theatre In Me).

Costume designs: Dinner (Thrust), The Breasts Of Tiresias, Ubu Roi, Hated Nightfall (MDX).

Performance: Tea (Complicite).

RYAN FUNNELL
ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Lighting designs with Thrust include: The Bell Jar, Pornography, papercut–.

HENRY MARTIN
ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Work with Thrust includes: The Bell Jar, Pornography, On Chesil Beach, papercut– [as performer], Pornography [as costume designer], The Bell Jar, Inheritance [as stage manager].

RACHEL WOOD
ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Work with Thrust includes: 6 Characters in Search of an Author, The Bell Jar, Pornography, Inheritance, On Chesil Beach, Request Programme [as performer].

ZAKK HEIN
Artist IN RESIDENCE

Zakk trained as a performer and as an interdisciplinary set, video and lighting designer at Middlesex University. He has been artist in residence at Thrust since 2014, and is currently associate video designer to Luke Halls.

Work with Thrust includes: Photographs, Dinner, The Bell Jar [as performer], Request Programme, More Storm Festival, Inheritance, Dinner [as set/lighting designer], On Chesil Beach, Not I, The Bell Jar [as video designer].

Zakk's prolific freelance design credits include: Occupational Hazards (Hampstead Theatre), Secret Life of Humans (New Diorama, The Effect, A Good Clean Heart, The Mountaintop (The Other Room, Cardiff), Twenty16 (Chapter), Ariodante (Royal College of Music), Swansea Three Night Blitz (Swansea Grand Theatre), Saturday Night Forever (Aberystwyth Arts Centre/Joio), The Tales of Hoffman (English Touring Opera), Forest (Robert Cohan/Middlesex University), Coruscate (Theatre Arts Exchange).

Work as associate video designer includes:
Ugly Lies The Bone (National Theatre), Desire Under The Elms (Sheffield Theatres), Alice's Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles), The Band (UK tour), Everybody's Talking About Jamie (West End).

Zakk was nominated for Best Lighting Design at the Wales Theatre Awards 2016.

ESTER MANGAS fernandez
ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Work with Thrust includes: 6 Characters in Search of an Author, The Bell Jar, Inheritance, papercut– [as costume designer], The Bell Jar, On Chesil Beach [as performer].

TIKA MU'TAMIR
ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Work with Thrust includes: 6 Characters in Search of an Author, The Bell Jar, Pornography, On Chesil Beach [as performer].

SCOTT WRIGHT
ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Work with Thrust includes: Inheritance [as writer], Inheritance (King's Head revival), Photographs [as performer].