GREYSCALE ENSEMBLE & ASSOCIATES
Greyscale is an international theatre company based in Newcastle.
Through a programme of reimagined classics and bold new writing we bring together artists and audiences interested in conversation about the contemporary world.
We make work through long term collaboration with members of Greyscale ensemble. Sometimes we work directly as co-creators and sometimes by sharing skills and ideas.
We co-produce with large and small venues across the UK and our work has been seen at The Gate, Almeida, Northern Stage, Theatre Royal Bath, Hull Truck, Royal Exchange Manchester, Traverse, Tron, Dundee Rep as well as at international festivals.
Greyscale is proud to be an UNLIMITED ALLY; celebrating the work of disabled artists as part of the Unlimited programme.
Our associate artist for 2019 - 20 is Sarah Gonnet , director and writer based in Newcastle.
Board of directors: Sylvia Dow, Sarah Jane Dickenson and Selma Dimitrijevic.
Company number: 7427788 VAT No: 268197460
Selma Dimitrijevic - Artistic Director
Director Playwright and Dramaturg Selma works in theatre, film and opera. Her plays have been performed in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, India, Sweden and Croatia. As a director she has worked with theatres such as Northern Stage, Theatre Royal Bath, Dundee Rep, Traverse, Tron, Hull Truck, Almeida and Shaw Theatre Festival.
Her recent work includes a libretto for the Royal Opera House and dramaturgy for Sting's large scale musical The Last Ship (UK, Canada and USA tour).
Selma has qualifications in BSL Level 1 and is SVA Voleyball coach Level 2.
Chloe Stott - Associate Producer
Chloe is a theatre producer based in the North East, having trained as a Producer with Alphabetti Theatre since 2016. During her time there she produced many of their in-house shows, including award-winning The Rooms (2016) and Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers (2017 & 2019), How Did We Get To This Point (2016), Christmas Cabaret (2017 & 2018) and Trolley Boy (2018). She continues to work with them as Associate Producer. She also works with early-career artists, helping to secure funding for and manage new/first projects. In 2019 she worked as the Associate Producer to Greyscale for the preview tour of joey by sean burn. In 2020 she will be working on Gaze by Sarah Gonnet, new works by Matthew Tuckey and Rosie Stancliffe, and the revival of Trolley Boy for Alphabetti Theatre.
Maria Crocker - Associate Director
Maria is a director, actor and musician. She is a founding member of The Letter Room theatre company and a recipient of the JMK regional directors bursary. For Greyscale, her associate director credits include The Gamblers, Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone. Other associate director credits include Leaving (Curious Monkey) Animal Farm (Northern Stage) Catch 22 (Northern Stage). She recently directed Growth by Luke Norris for Northern Stage (studio) and assisted Rachel Chavkin on a development of a new musical at The Lincoln Centre, New York. She will be staff director on John Tiffany’s production of Pinocchio at The National Theatre later this year.
Maria is also a freelance drama facilitator and dance teacher.
Oli studied painting before training in theatre design at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Other work with Greyscale includes The Chekhov Projects, The Gamblers, Dead To Me, and A Beginning, A Middle, and An End. In 2014 he was awarded Best Set Designer at the Off West End Awards for Grounded (Gate Theatre). Oli has designed shows for RashDash, Caroline Horton & Company, The Bush Theatre, The Lyric Hammersmith, The Gate Theatre, The Edinburgh Traverse, Nabokov, Newcastle Live, Royal & Derngate, Gary Kitchings & Company, The Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, Scottish Opera, Blackheath Halls Opera, English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Druid Theatre, The Union Theatre, Opera Up Close, and Alexander Whitley Dance Company. He lives in London and is an Associate Artist of the Gate Theatre.
Sean's recent theatre credits include All The Angels (Globe Theatre), Once a Catholic (Tricycle Theatre), King Lear (Abbey Theatre), Wittenberg (Gate Theatre), Death and the Maiden (Salisbury Playhouse), Gambling (Soho Theatre), As You Like It (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), and Berlin-Hanover Express (Hampstead Theatre). Sean was nominated for Best Actor at the Evening Standard, Tony and Oliver Awards for his performance in Stones in His Pockets which transferred to the West End and Broadway. His television credits include Holby City, Vera and Borgia. His film credits include Timbuktu and Goldfish Memory.
Scott's theatre credits include The Rubber Room (The Old Vic), The Machine Gunners (Polka Theatre), Apples (Northern Stage), The Tempest (KG Productions), Book of Beasts (Catherine Wheels Theatre Company), Hansel and Gretel (Northern Stage), Heartbreak Soup (Empty Space Productions), A Christmas Carol (Northern Stage) and How Many Miles to Basra? (The West Yorkshire Playhouse). His television credits include Little Bastard, The Royal Today, The Bill and Byker Grove. He was chosen by The Independent as 'One to Watch' in 2011 and was awarded North-East Actor of the Year by The Journal.
Winner of the Linbury Biennial prize, Garance is artistic director of LEVY Dance. She has designed 'Orphans' for Paines Plough, 'Gagarin Way' For the Theatre Royal Bath, 'Turandot' for Hampstead Theatre, 'Romeo and Julia' for the Stadt Theatre, Bern and 'I Am Falling for' Sadlers Wells.
Sandy is currently playing both the roles of Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles in DOCTOR FAUSTUS for the RSC. He recently appeared in LANAR at the Edinburgh International Festival and the Citizens Theatre. He could recently be seen in OUTLANDER and THE BEAUTIFUL COSMOS OF IVOR CUTLER for the National Theatre of Scotalnd. Other theatre credits include GRIT and DUNSINANE also for the National Theatre of Scotland; THE NUTCRACKER at The Unicorn Theatre; THE TEMPEST, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and TWELFTH NIGHT with the RSC; TONIGHT SANDY GRIERSON WILL LECTURE, BOX AND DANCE at the Assembly Rooms; SATURDAY NIGHT for Vanishing Point; RHETORIC, directed by Lorne Campbell for Greyscale; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Natalie Abrahami for Headlong.
Directors of 59 Productions, Associate Artists at the National Theatre, Leo and Mark have become synonymous with the cutting edge of video work in the theatre across the world working with virtually every leading producing house in Britain and beyond including ENO, The Young Vic, New York Metropolitan Opera, Improbable, NTS and many more
Elspeth Brodie trained at Drama Centre London. Since graduating she has enjoyed performing a variety of roles in film, television, and radio. She has also worked extensively in theatre for companies such as Vanishing Point, The Traverse Theatre, and The Citizens Theatre.
Gary has performed in a staggering array of work encompassing classical, new-writing, devised, physical and improvised theatre. Garry’s has worked for The Traverse, The Globe, The Citizens, The Arcola and The Royal Lyceum.
Former Associate Director of the Traverse Theatre and Creative Fellow of the RSC and Warwick University, Lorne is now Artistic Director of Northern Stage and artistic adviser to Greyscale.