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New Directions for 2013


Out of Character are entering a new phase in their development as a company as co-founder and Artistic Director Gemma Alldred, leaves the post to work with theatre company, Vita Nova in Dorset.

“Working with Out of Character has been one of the best times of my life and artistic journey. I wish the company the best of luck for the future and leave them in the knowledge that under this new direction they will continue to make exciting, challenging and original work into the future. I feel privilaged to have played my part in developing and directing what I confidently believe to be the most contemporary and engaging mental health theatre company in the country today” – Gemma Alldred.

We welcome new directors to the company Gina Vickers and Vicky Sharples.

Gina had orginally volunteered with the company as a student in 2009/10 and has performed as a cast member in ‘Tales from Kafka’  .  Since graduating from her degree she has stayed in contact with the company and has acted as dramturg to company member Mark Gowland, supporting the development of his solo show ‘Breath of Dust’.

Vicky who will join Gina in a supporting role, has recently started working as a volunteer with the company and is currently in her final year studying on the BA in Performance at York St John University. During her short time working with us we have been impressed with her energy and enthusiasm for our work.

If you wish to contact the company or make an enquiry please contact us through our partner organisation Converge; converge@yorksj.ac.uk