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Providing services for organisations, young people and contemporary artists, Georgina's specialisms in producing contemporary, digital and participation projects have led her to work with some of the leading arts organisations in the UK. With work spanning producing, creation, curation and facilitation Georgina aims to create and sustain projects that have an impact beyond the mainstream. Whether it be city based walking tours, curating VR galleries, facilitating youth activism, producing feminist theatre, NOE works to create non hierarchical and authentic experiences.
Georgina Bednar - Biog, CV attached to application
Starting her career as an artist & facilitator in the participation sector, Georgina trained with Cardboard Citizens, leading creative projects for Trestle Theatre, NT Studio and BAC. She was co-Artistic Director of MUJU - the UK's leading Muslim Jewish Theatre Company based at the Tricycle Theatre from 2007-2014 - working across a range of art forms to bring Muslim and Jewish artists and audiences together. In 2007 she began working with site-specific theatre makers, Coney, with whom she remains an Associate. In 2018, she created Small People Big Questions for Coney/All Points East. Over 10 years with the company she has performed, devised and directed work with Kensington Palace, Battersea Arts Centre and Birmingham Rep and gained a wealth of skills and contact across the interactive sector.
In 2010, she expanded her producing portfolio working with Avalon Live on 26 shows at the Edinburgh Festival and project managing UK Arena tours and DVD records for Al Murray, Russell Howard and Russell Kane, among others. She moved to the Roundhouse, to combine her skills as an artist led producer with led large scale participation projects in circus, urban music, spoken word and facilitated professional development programmes for emerging talent across the building. Georgina then moved to the Barbican Centre as a Cross Arts, Theatre and Dance Producer working with artists such as Thomas Ostermeier, Fevered Sleep and led Barbican Box, a Londonwide devised schools programme with Complicité.
In 2015 she developed and co-curated Almeida Greeks Festival, where she held responsibility for developing new commissions and working closely with the building wide team, Orlando Bough, Gaggle, Inua Ellams, Dickie Beau as well as producing larger pieces of work with Rupert Goold's direction. She produced the critically acclaimed Iliadand Odyssey, both durational site specific performances live streamed to global audiences alongside a range of late night commissions, readings and street parties.
Under NOE, Georgina continues to produce contemporary, cross aft-form projects and combine this work with youth engagement. She works with established artists Shon Dale Jones, Tongue Fu, Gaggle and Rachel Bagshaw and continues to produce The Midnight Run with Inua Ellams. She has delivered work as a consultant for Punchdrunk International and the Barbican and in 2017, developed two pilot national programmes for the Creative Learning team in Barking and Manchester. She also produces a range of digital live work, notable London’s only VR Arcade with Raindance Film Festival/The Hospital Club in 2016 & 2017.
As a facilitator, Georgina continues to lead work for Three Faiths Forum and is a visiting lecturer at Central School of Speech and Drama where she mentors emerging producers and delivers bespoke Masterclasses. In 2017, she facilitated the Southbank’s WHY? Week with 15 18-25yr olds exploring arts activism and established artist network Glass Half Full for MUJU/Genesis Network. Georgina also curates talks on producing, faith and arts and women in the sector for a range of venues including Raindance Film Festival, the Barbican and Young Vic. For the Greater London Authority, Georgina has just delivered #LDNWMN, an outdoor art programme across London, co-facilitated with the Tate and Tate Collective as part of the anniversary of the suffrage programme.
As a new writing producer, she has led produced Sink or Spin (Josh Azouz, site specific), GELT (Katie Burnett, Camden Fringe), The Pier (Joseph Wilde, Regional), Anyday (Max Calaf Seve, regional tour) and dreamplay (Baz, Vaults), ICONS (Rachel Bagshaw Hull City of Culture) and Yap! Yap! Yap! (UK, Gaggle) .
Georgina loves cooking, holding court, reading and walking in her spare time.
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