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No Ordinary Experience is a producing and consultancy house offering professional expertise to the less visible aspects of the arts.
Providing services for organisations and contemporary artists, Georgina's specialisms are in producing contemporary , digital and participation projects. With work spanning consultancy, producing, curation and facilitation, NOE aims to create and sustain projects that have an impact beyond London’s mainstage theatres. We like new things and NOE projects are often engaged in some way with the world around us. Whether it be city based walking tours, curating VR galleries, facilitating youth activism, producing storytelling or feminist theatre, the hope is to push the boundaries of what art, and audiences, can be.
No | Ordinary | Experience is led by Creative Producer, Georgina Bednar.
Starting her career as an artist & facilitator in the participation sector, Georgina trained with Cardboard Citizens and led 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 and worked across a range of artforms, in partnership with Avron Foundation, David Baddiel, the BBC and Rich Mix whilst working to bring these two communities and audiences together. In 2007 she began working with site specific play makers, Coney, where she still remains an Associate. Over 10 years she has performed, devised and directed work with Kensington Palace, Battersea Arts Centre, Birmingham Rep and Somethin’ Else with the company and gained a wealth of skills and contact across the interactive sector.
In 2010, she placed a focus on producing community and contemporary arts, and joined Avalon Live, producing 26 shows to the Edinburgh Festival, managing all UK Arena tours and DVD records for Al Murray, Russell Howard and Russell Kane, among others. She then moved to the Roundhouse, to develop her skills as an artist producer and led large scale projects in circus, urban music, spoken word and live art with Mark Storer and Lemn Sissay. She facilitated professional development programmes for emerging talent across the building and presented to Board and sponsors, thorugh her time there. George moved to the Barbican Centre as a Cross Arts, Theatre and Dance Producer working with artists such as Thomas Ostermeier, Fevered Sleep, Complicité and the RSC on a range of productions and projects. In 2015, she led the critically acclaimed Almeida Greeks Festival where she held responsibility for developing a brand, new commissions and working closely with live artists Gaggle, Inua Ellams, Dickie Beau as well as producing larger pieces of work with Rupert Goold's direction. Specific projects of note included producing two site specific, live streams (Iliad, Odyssey) for global audiences, a series of late commissions, readings and street parties.
Under NOE, Georgina continues to produce contemporary, cross aft-form projects with established artists Shon Dale Jones, Tongue Fu, Gaggle and Rachel Bagshaw. She has delivered work as a consultant for Punchdrunk International and Fuel, working on the UK tour of Melanie Wilson’s Opera for an Unknown Women. For the Barbican most recently, she has developed a unique piece of programming in Dagenham to mark the 100th anniversary of female suffrage working to produce complex project briefs with artists including Tania El Khroury, Geraldine Pilgrim, Joyce Henderson and Eelyn Lee. 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, is a visiting lecturer at Central School of Speech and Drama and Westminster University and curates talks for a range of venues. She facilitated the Southbank’s WHY? Week on Arts Activism this summer and leads 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.
As producer, she has led and financed 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) .
Other Staff working with NOE past and present
Delineate Marketing for Hoipolloi
Assistant Producer Liz Counsell for Tongue Fu, ICONS
General Manager Adrienne Miller