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Date / Time: Friday 10th April 3.30pm-4.30pm

Duration: 60mins

Venue: Online (via Zoom)

Practitioner: Gabby Vautier

NSDF 20: A Theatre Producers guide to what to do when your world falls apart

Gabby Vautier is a theatre producer who for the last 15 years has discovered that when things go wrong, it often can lead to the the most brilliant and unexpected 'rights’. At a time when the world is collapsing around us, and the devastating affects of Covid-19 are clear to see, at some point we will be out the other side and artists will need to use their skills and creativity to rebuild the industry we love. 

For Gabby - being made redundant from a telly job led to a career in theatre. Losing a theatre job she loved led to new international friendships and the start of a producing career. 5 years of infertility led to twins, an International Arts Festival; Fertility Fest and a co-production with the Barbican and Sydney Theatre. This informal chat with Gabby will talk through the bumps in her career to date and will start to question what the hell she does now as all of her current projects are round her knees.


Gabby Vautier (Visiting Artist) is an independent theatre and events producer and co-director of Fertility Fest. Gabby previously worked in a series of senior management roles at the Barbican Arts Centre and Young Vic Theatre. Productions include: Avalanche (Barbican/Sydney Theatre Company), Drip (Bush Theatre, UK Tour) SWIM (HOME, Manchester) The Festival of Curious Puppetry, The Crash of the Elysium (Punchdrunk/Manchester International Festival), The Quiet House (Bham Rep/Park Theatre London), American Justice (Arts Theatre), Kursk, Sus and Electra  (Young Vic)


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