CAMILLA GÜRTLERArtistic Director / Producer / News Nordics Festival Director

Camilla Gürtler is a Danish director in the UK who trained at Drama Centre London.

She is Cut the Cord's artistic director and producer, and the Festival Director of New Nordics Festival. 

She is an Emerging Creative at h Club London and received a Jack Petchy Leadership award for her work with Omnibus Young Company. 

She has worked as a translator and reader and recently translated and read for the Royal Court's International Residency 2019.  

Recent Directing credits include: I Run (Pleasance/Vault Festival), Endless

Second (Park Theatre/Pleasance/Theatre503), Beyond the Blue (Camden People's Theatre/Theatre Royal Stratford East/Poplar Union), Kinder K (Bunker Theatre/The Venue), Mydidae (Wimbledon College of Arts), The Nightingale and the Rose (Etcetera), An Incident at the Border (The Albany). 


Her work merges international and British theatre-making and focuses on bringing new Nordic voices to the UK.

Charlotte Brown is the Festival Coordinator for New Nordics Festival. She is also an experienced Stage Manager who has worked on a range of productions as an operator and lighting and sound technician.

Former credits include Stage Manager for Shit-Faced Showtime ‘Alice Through the Cocktail Glass’ (Magnificent Bastard Productions Ltd, Underbelly, Edinburgh) and ‘The Wind of Heaven’ (Weighed In Productions). She is also Company Stage Manager for Cut the Cord Theatre and worked on ‘Endless Second’ and ‘I Run’ (The Pleasance, Edinburgh). Endless Second has gone on to Park Theatre, London and The Pleasance, London as part of their ‘Best of Fringe’ season. 

Other credits include: ‘Open’ (Weighed In Productions) ‘I Run’ at The Vaults Festival, as well as working at The Space on numerous productions including ‘Laundry’, ‘South Afreakins’, and ‘The Conductor’ as Lighting Designer and Operator.

CHARLOTTE BROWNCompany Manager / New Nordics Festival Coordinator

Maria Laumark is a Danish actor, writer and theatre-maker training at Fourth Monkey Two Year Rep Accelerated Actor Training Programme, graduating this year.


Whilst training Maria has studied with Rich Rusk (Associate director Gecko), Guillaume Pigé (Artistic director Theatre Re), Commedia dell’arte maestro Antonio Fava and has worked on Fourth Monkey productions in association with Rhum&Clay and Ellie Jones. Maria has previously toured internationally with CHACMA Performance (GIFT 2018 at Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Cyprus & Denmark) and been a part of WritersLab (Live Theatre Newcastle & Teater Katapult DK), Interplay Europe Young Playwrights Festival and Filuren’s youth talent programme SGK.

Other credits include: Scratch nights and rehearsed readings of her work at Gala Theatre, ARC Stockton, Live Theatre, Teater Katapult, Teater Svalegangen, DOKK1 and Teaterhuset Filuren. Most recently you can find her radio play Don’t Take My F*cking Avocado on the London Theatre Podcast.

Maria Laumark - Creative Associate



Niall McKeever is an emerging Theatre Designer who graduated from Wimbledon College of Art. As well as a Set and Costume Designer, he continues to work across many disciplines including site-responsive design, art installation and sculpture. In March 2018 he was awarded the Production Design Assistant residency at the National Theatre. 

Recent work includes Associate Set and Costume Designer on Translations(National Theatre), and Designer for The World We Made- a new play using the latest low environmental impact sound and lighting technology. 

Other work includes Little Shop of Horrors(The Pleasance), I Run(The Pleasance/Vault Festival) and Herons, Mary Barnes and Some Voices for Drama Centre London. In 2018 he worked in the Art Department on Peter Strickland’s film IN FABRIC and BBC Film’s LOVE, Directed by Alexander Zeldin. Niall is currently designing for LAMDA’s productions of Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins as well as Nine Night and How Love is Spelt.


Cara Evans is a London based performance designer with particular interests in devised and text-based work. She graduated in Design for Stage from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with First Class Honours and Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts Farnham.

She enjoys working with particular materials to create tactile relations between performers/audiences and the environment. She has been involved in the Royal Court Theatre's Participation programme where she has become passionate about the development of new writing in collaboration with design. She also has interests in mime, puppetry and site-specific performance and would like to continue working in a range of different contexts.

Her most recent projects include design for Superstar at the Southwark Playhouse (Sadie Spencer, 2019), assisting Fly Davis and Naomi Dawson, and as designer for OPIA Collective as part of The Bunker Theatre’s final season.

CARA EVANS - Designer

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