CAMILLA GÜRTLER - Artistic 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 founder, artistic director and producer, and the Festival Director of New Nordics Festival. She was an Emerging Creative at h Club London in 2019 and received a Jack Petchy Leadership Award for her work with Omnibus Young Company. She also works as an arts fundraiser.
Significant projects include: New Nordics Festival (Festival Director), Plays by Post (producer), New Nordic Voices (producer), Nordic Talks (producer & moderator).
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), ‘Pomona’ (Drama Centre London), ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Omnibus Theatre/Omnibus Young Company), ‘Mydidae’ (Wimbledon College of Arts), ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ (Etcetera Theatre), ‘An Incident at the Border’ (The Albany).
Other credits include: AVATAR ME, Fix&Foxy (co-director & project coordinator), Omnibus Young Company (youth theatre director 2014-19), In the Dusty Rain (Teater Grob, Denmark – translator), Insights Performance Outreach Programme, University of the Arts London (facilitator and teacher).
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 / Project Coordinator
CUT THE CORD
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.
NIALL McKEEVER - Designer
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