People

Directors

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Alister Lownie

Originally trained in text-based theatre at RADA and King’s College London (supported by a British Academy scholarship), Alister was co-Artistic Director of Workhorse Productions, a London-based small-scale theatre company. He produced and directed work ranging from new writing (“Find of the Fringe” – Charles Spencer, Telegraph) to devised collaborations with Portuguese and Greek artists, supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Visiting Arts. With a growing focus on performance itself, rather than plays, Alister established {digame} to draw experimentally on a wider range of performance genres, allowing subjects to determine the form and content of each piece as it develops into a stimulating audience experience; its work on pleasure as intersection of art with science was supported by Arts Council England.

As well as running workshops for fellow professionals, from 2008-2015 Alister was a visiting lecturer on contemporary performance, devising and performance theory for a variety of programmes at the University of Winchester, where he was a member of the Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing.

Alister is currently a member of IETM's Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Accessibility Working Group, and works as dramaturg with other artists.

alister@twodestinationlanguage.com | +44/0 7786 911954

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Katherina Radeva

Katherina Radeva was born in the Thracian Valley, Bulgaria. Kat is an award winning set and costume designer, theatre maker and visual artist. Her work is made in relation to politics, space, ecology, and those before her, next to her, after her. She is Artistic Director of Two Destination Language, an award winning theatre company making bold, politically unafraid work for stages and with communities around the UK and internationally. She fosters dogs and makes cracking rhubarb and ginger jam.

Formally trained in Fine Art in her native Bulgaria, followed by a Foundation Course in Art and Design from the City of Bath College – a full scolarship funded by the British Council – Katherina later completed a First Class Honors Degree in Set and Costume Design from Wimbledon School of Art, London. Her own website shows the full range of her work.

Katherina has been making performance works since 2004.

Kat was recently a member of Artist Advisory Group at Dance Base Scotland and Federation of Scottish Theatre's Strategy Environment advisory group. She is a former board member of Activate Dorset England.


Recent design credits include: salt by Selina Thompson for BBC and international tour, Prime Time at Barbican Theatre, Stick By Me by Redbridge Arts - international tour, Whirlygig by Catherine Wheels, This Kind Body- award winning film by Fat Blokes, Class by Scottee -international tour. www.katherinaradeva.co.uk

kat@twodestinationlanguage.com | +44/0 7790 402521 | @katherinaradeva

Associate Artist

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Tim Blazdell

Tim is a composer, musician and digital artist. He spent over a decade as Design Associate and Digital Artist for the National Theatre in London, developing industry-leading skills in creating digital models of theatrical spaces, sets and events. From musicals to enabling Katie Mitchell's directorial vision, he has been involved in deploying the latest in emerging technologies for the stage. His work in music includes Hot Yoghurt, an electronic music collective, and The Modern Exposition, whose future folk style fuses an interest in cultural histories and contemporary technology.

Trustees

As a charity, Two Destination Language has a board of trustees who oversee all the organisation's activity.

The current trustees are:

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Lizzy Moriarty (Chair)

A freelance museums consultant, Lizzy specialises in international exhibition projects and cultural knowledge exchange. She previously worked in this area with the British Museum and Natural History Museum in London. With recent projects taking her to China, South Africa, the Middle East and the USA, Lizzy is constantly discovering new cultures.

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Callum Madge

Callum originally trained in Arts Journalism, initially reviewing film and theatre and eventually becoming Editor of the culture website TVBomb (now The Wee Review). In 2013 he left journalism and started working in the theatre industry, initially for Lung Ha Theatre Company. He is now the Engagement Manager for Birds of Paradise Theatre Company - looking after the company's various strategic and development projects.

As a freelancer he has worked as a Project Manager on projects for National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Lyceum Theatre and Traverse Theatre as well as producing work for independent theatre companies.

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Sarah Cockburn

Currently Communications Manager for Sustrans, and until the pandemic Communications Manager for Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Sarah has worked in both creative companies such as Forced Entertainment and regional theatres in Sheffield and Derby. With an excellent understanding of the landscape for contemporary performance in the UK and Europe, Sarah is experienced in the challenges and rewards of our field - as well as contributing environmental perspectives.

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Tina Andrews

Tina is a highly experienced banking and finance lawyer qualified to practise English, New York and Philippine law. She has worked in a number of banking and finance legal roles with major financial institutions in London.