We're thrilled to announce that Jess Barton joins Proforca Theatre Company as Associate Director for 2018 . 2019 and Director of "Feel More" (Feb 2019)
Jess is a director, writer, and producer based in London.
With a degree in Drama and English from Sussex University, Jess specialised in the uncanniness of reflection and the use of blood work in performance, and is fascinated with body language and the use of non-verbal communication. Her interest in theatre extends from a desire to expose and understand what it means to be human.
As co-founder of Fight or Flight Productions her work has been performed throughout London and Brighton - credits include “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons” Director (Jan-May 2017, London Tour and Brighton Fringe), “The Secret Garden” Director and Co-Writer (Feb 2015, May 2013), “Calm Before The Storm” Director and Co-Writer (Sept 2014), “Witch: A Trilogy” Director and Co-Writer (Jan-Mar 2014), “The Last Five Years” Director (Oct 2013), ”Company” Director (Dec 2012), and “Rent” Director (Feb 2012). Other directing credits include “Isn’t He Handsome” (Jun 2018), “Leaving” (Oct 2016), and “Gone Fishing” (Mar 2016) for Falling Pennies.
Originally from Oxford, Jess has lived in Brighton, Dubai, and Paris, before settling in London. She has regularly found herself stage managing immersive horror experiences, and moonlights as an experiential producer for Bearded Kitten.
We've been massive fans of Jess's work for a long time and we're thrilled to see what she comes up with as the director for the brand new generation of "Feel More". Her unique point of view, calm and measured approach and not to mention broad range of skills make her a brilliant asset to our new team. Welcome aboard Jess, we're lucky to have you!
Jess joins the production team for "Feel" which return to The Space Arts Centre in February 2019, directed by Proforca's Artistic Director David Brady and produced in association with Eastlake Productions and "Feel More". Casting for both productions and additional production announcements will be made shortly.