People

Directors

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

Katherina Radeva

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. Most recently her solo piece Fallen Fruit- now here, now gone funded by the Arts Council England through the Escalator Programme is touring nationally in 2012. Native Birds (2009) was developed at the Watermill Centre for Performance, New York (as an awarded residency) and performed at Artsadmin, The Albany and the Arts 4 Human Rights Festival (all London), Pilot (Birmingham), The Showroom (Chichester), The Basement (Brighton) and Chapter Arts Centre (Cardiff). In 2009 she was awarded a Rules and Regs professional development residency at South Hill Park, Bracknell where she devised Kitty has no Pity – The Art of not giving up a performance and a video work and will be re-staged and performed and exhibited in 2012. Earlier work includes Part and Parcel (2008) about lost rituals and traditions – Artsadmin (London); Water into Wine (2007) about folklore’s extinction – National Review of Live Art, Glasgow; Settling Dirt (2006) – East End Collaborations, Insomnia Bargehouse, London and Expo, Nottingham.

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

Associate Artist

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:

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.

Paul Burns

Paul brings a wealth of expertise from work with creative, funding and dance agency roles. An advisor to exciting artists including Action Hero, Igor & Moreno and Hannah Buckley, he has held senior management roles in several dance organisations.

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Sarah Cockburn

Currently 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.

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.

Could you be a Two Destination Language trustee?

Two Destination Language make and share award-winning contemporary theatre. It is bold, visually arresting and stimulates conversations about the society we live in. Our stage work tours nationally and internationally. Our engagement projects transform communities. Our curation of microfests has introduced artists to new audiences, and audiences to new work. In 2017, our work was seen by over 11,000 people.

Our work investigates identity: cultural difference and what happens when cultures interact, or don’t. The Total Theatre Award winning Near Gone, described in the Guardian as “gorgeous and wild”, uses differences in language – physical, verbal and emotional – to tell a story of family; by contrast, LANDED works with older people to place an often marginalised group at the centre of an intimate contemporary performance.

The organisation is led by artists Alister Lownie and Katherina Radeva, who have created all Two Destination Language’s projects. The trustees oversee the organisation’s work, offering support and challenge as Katherina and Alister research, create and share high-quality stimulating experiences. We are at an exciting stage of development as we build on our profile both nationally and internationally and we are always looking for wise and creative minds to contribute to the growth of Two Destination Language.

Although we're not actively recruiting at present, we're always interested in hearing from people who'd like to support our mission.

We welcome expressions of interest from a wide range of backgrounds (personal and professional), and experience from outside the arts is especially valuable, so if you’re interested in supporting the company as a trustee, please do get in touch. While meetings are held in the UK, trustees can participate by video-conferencing, so can be based anywhere.

This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses can be paid.

In the first instance, please contact Alister to discuss this role.