Furnace is the red-hot core of the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s ongoing Artist Development programme. It offers professional theatre makers an unpressured environment to develop work and opportunities to share brand new ideas with audiences for the very first time. It’s a place to take risk, get feedback and be adventurous in creating the next generation of vital theatre.
Click below to learn more about our rolling programme of Furnace events and find out how to share your new work.
Throughout the year, we’ll also offer a number of other one-off opportunities to develop and share brand new work, check the programme for more details.
Meet the Team
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Gilly joined the West Yorkshire Playhouse team in June 2015, having previously worked in Glasgow as a Freelance Producer and as a Project Producer at the National Theatre of Scotland. At the Playhouse, she’s responsible for creating opportunities for early-career artists to develop and share their work with the public.
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Mark is Associate Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse, directing in-house productions and working as a Senior Manager of the Artistic Planning department where he oversees the Playhouse’s Artist Development work. Before this he was the Studio Associate at the National Theatre Studio, worked for 12 years as a freelance director and ran his own independent theatre company.
Trainee Creative Producer
(BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship)