Maia Kirkman-Richards  |  London  |  Designer, Maker, Director, Puppeteer  |  maiakirkrich@hotmail.com

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OLD VIC 12

Puppetry Consultant - Maia Kirkman-Richards

Maia is thrilled to have been chosen to be part of this year's Old Vic 12 team, as the scheme's first ever Puppetry Consultant.

The Old Vic 12 aims to nurture and develop the next generation of theatre practitioners through offering access and insights into theatre-making, mentoring from industry experts, delivering masterclasses to other emerging artists, and collaborating with each other to create brand new work.

‘Supporting the next generation of theatre-makers is one of the most important and effective contributions to our cultural future we can make. It is also one of the most enjoyable. The Old Vic 12 sees emerging creatives engaging with people at the top of their profession across a wide range of theatrical disciplines and it’s hugely inspiring to see how much all parties get from the mutual exchange of ideas.’

Matthew Warchus, Artistic Director

Launched in 2015, we are delighted to be hosting the third year of the scheme and participants are:
Composer and Musical Director: Tom Barnes
Designer and Visual Artist: Moi Tran
Directors: Hannah Banister, Sophie Moniram and Sara Joyce
Puppet-Designer, Maker and Director: Maia Kirkman-Richards
Producers: Ciara McCafferty, Matthew Schmolle and Euan Borland
Writers: Sarah Kosar, Gareth Farr and Omar El-Khairy