Michael Brazier . Director and CEO
Michael has been Director since July 2012.
He trained as an actor at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and worked for Bristol Old Vic, Almeida Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Leicester Haymarket, the Old Vic and toured to 16 cities in Europe as well as Scandinavia, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. He appeared on television for BBC, Central and HTV and directed for the National Youth Theatre.
Michael worked for Pola Jones Associates prior to becoming Associate Producer at Glynis Henderson Productions, producing and managing shows in the United States, Canada, China, Australia, Europe, Scandinavia and the UK including Dublin Theatre Festival, World Stage Festival Toronto, Bergen Festival, Aarhus Festival, Spoleto Festival, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Macau Festival, 45 Bleecker New York, Barbican, Southbank Centre and Lyric Hammersmith
David Graham . Technical Director
David has been Technical Director since the Autumn of 2012 having been a Technical Advisor for NSDF12. Based in Glasgow, David is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. David has worked for the National Theatre of Scotland and has worked in theatre, opera and live events. As a Scottish based freelancer, involvement in the Edinburgh Fringe has been inevitable and David has worked with Underbelly in management roles since 2007. With a passion for site specific theatre, challenging venues and meeting new people, David is very excited to be involved with NSDF.
Sarah Georgeson . Administrator
Sarah joined NSDF in September 2013. She was previously Production Assistant at Paines Plough, where she was on placement from Birkbeck College, University of London, completing an MA in Creative Producing for Theatre and Live Performance. While at Paines Plough, Sarah worked on Every Brilliant Thing, Wasted, Jumpers for Goalposts and Sea Wall.
Prior to Paines Plough, she produced Sweeney Todd at the International Student Drama Festival in June 2012; the show won several awards, including the Cameron Mackintosh Award and a number of acting commendations. Sarah also produced A Chorus Line at Northern Stage in 2011. Since coming to London, she has produced a new writing double bill at New Wimbledon Theatre with Three Streets Productions.
Sarah graduated from Newcastle University in 2012 with a degree in English Literature.
Robyn Keynes . Coordinator
Robyn studied on the Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 and was first introduced to the world of producing through The Optimists programme run by China Plate. She attended the prestigious Stage One New Producers Workshop in 2012. Robyn was on the NSDF Management Team in 2013 and produced the final night Awards Ceremony. As well as freelance work, she was Assistant Producer at Independent Productions working on two UK sell-out tours; the Time Out Critics’ Choice show, Boy in A Dress and The Bear in a co-production with Improbable. Her passion is new writing and aims to bring bold, original work to both the commercial and subsidised sectors being especially interested in how inventive, exciting theatre can have popular appeal.