Artistic Director: Sam Gibbs

Background: Sam studied at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris in 2008. He also studied ‘BA Theatre’ at Dartington College of Arts, graduating with a First Class Degree in 2009. In the summer of 2010 Sam undertook an intensive workshop with Complicite lead by Marcello Magni. He completed his MA in Actor Training and Coaching at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015.

Other training experience has come from: Mick Barnfarthe, Jon Davison, Vamos Theatre Company, Hayli Clifton, Jonny Dixon, Antonio Venturino, the Meredith Monk Ensemble and Norway based Baktruppen.

Credits: Among others sam has worked with Old Salt Theatre, The National Youth Theatre, The Shysters Theatre Company, Puppetcraft, Made in 48hours and Connected, he is also a co-founding member of bristol based Openbatch Theatre and has toured nationally and internationally with them. Television credits include Casualty and Upstairs Downstairs (both for the BBC), he has also performed in various short films and was mime choreographer for My Dark Side in 2011. Sam gives workshops and tutorials in Commedia, Mime, Chorus Work, Clowning and Acting and has given various workshops across the Uk as well as in Spain. Sam founded Autojeu Theatre in 2010.

Associate Director: Chris Browning

Background: Chris came on board to direct Purgatory Passengers - the performance was co-created and devised by Chris and Sam and premiered at the Buxton Fringe Festival in 2010. Chris is a graduate of St Mary’s College in London.

Credits: Chris began his career in acting. He has since gone on to direct numerous productions and ran Connected Youth Theatre for over 10 years. Chris Directed a performance with Connected called ‘Amazing Grace’ in 2007, they were asked to perform in Kennington Park at the Bicentenary celebration of the abolition of the slave trade. They performed in front of some 5,000 people. Chris also developed the ‘Young Directors scheme’ which encourages students to direct an abridged version of a shakespeare play, they do everything from casting, to deciding on props, music, lighting and of course direction. The Young Directors Scheme is government recognised and encouraged.

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Associate Artist: Nusret Ozguc

Background: Nusret trained at Stratford college before going on to graduate in performance at University College Falmouth in 2013. in 2012 he studied at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris. He worked with the National Youth Theatre in 2009.

Credits: Nusret has been an Associate Artist at Autojeu since Early 2011, he worked collaboratively with the company helping to create the performance: ‘How to Climb Mount Everest’. which premiered at the pegasus theatre as part of the Oxfringe and has since gone on to tour widely across the Uk and Prague. He has also worked on various research and development projects with the company.

Associate Artist: Pete Buffery

Background: Pete grew up performing, composing, and producing in and for multiple ensembles. He furthered his passion for music at Kingston University where he specialised in audio visuals compositions.

Credits: He created and collaborated in many multimedia productions, one of which, 'The Troubadour's Tale', was nominated for the inspiration award at the Prague Fringe 2012. Pete came on board to work on Beowulf which premiered at Theatrefest in Barnstaple before going on the Prague, Paris and a tour of the UK.