Associate Artist 2019 - 2020

New Associate Artist - Sarah Gonnet

We are delighted to welcome Sarah to Greyscale as a 2019- 2020 associate artist.

Sarah is a multi-media artist and writer from the North-East of England. She makes work in a number of forms, predominately theatre and film. She is currently developing a play about the history of women in film, with support from Arts Council England; a piece of immersive artwork about Louise Bourgeois, with support from New Writing North; and has an upcoming novella with Holland House Books.

She is the author of many plays that look at both mental illness and feminism, including Word Salad which was performed as part of Alphabetti Theatre's award winning The Rooms. Her work in film includes Womb-a piece about compulsive hoarding which was showcased by Channel 4.

Over the last year Sarah has worked with us on a development of a new project at The Globe, on a development of a new play by Karen Laws (Northern Stage and Royal Court Writers North) and as assistant director on sean burn’s joey. Her time with us was supported by ACE, Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme and Lloyd Webber Foundation.

Over the next year Sarah will be developing her own projects with support from Greyscale team. You can find out more about her work HERE.

RTYDS and Greyscale


Sarah Gonnet joins us on a Three-Month Placement through the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme



We are delighted that Sarah will be joining us in January 2019 and will work with the company as assistant director on three new projects. Her work as a director and writer includes projects for Alphabetti Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Chanel 4 and The Guardian.
While on attachment with us Sarah will work on a new production of 'joey' by sean burn, on development of Karen Laws' new play 'Marikana', on a development of a a new mid-scale production for 2020 as well as on her her own new theatre project.
Sarah works across artforms and you can read more about her and her work HERE.


"I am very excited about the RTYDS three-month placement as it will give me the opportunity to learn what I need to know to make the leap to directing theatre professionally. Being placed with Greyscale Theatre Company for the duration of the placement means that all of my needs as a disabled artist will be met-something I wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere in the industry." Sarah Gonnet
open auditions

open auditions for VANYA - Friday 14 July

We are starting work on our next show VANYA - a new version of Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA - and we are looking for North East actors to take part in the Autumn R&D.

If you would like to join us for workshop audition on Friday 14th of July, email us on

Tell us which character you are interested in auditioning for (at this stage let's assume all the characters are staying in the play), why do you like the play, and a bit about yourself.

We would rather get a paragraph about you than a CV but, if needed, we can work with a CV.

If you would like to send us a video instead, please email it or send it via Glide (@lpslnqm). No need to prepare anything but knowing a bit about Uncle Vanya will definitely be useful.

The workshop audition will run at Bamburgh House in Newcastle, from 2pm - 4pm with 8-10 actors in the group.

APPLY BY 7th of July

WE WILL REPLY BY 10th of July


The rehearsal space is fully accessible. If you prefer working with a BSL interpreter we will have one in the room.

The full production will be in 18/19 but we are starting R&D on it this August.

If you have any questions we are on




Rebekah Bowsher joins us on a Three-Month Placement through the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme



We are delighted that Rebekah will be joining us in January 2017. Her work as a director and writer includes projects for Alphabetti Theatre, Graeae's Write To Play programme, Gala Theatre and Sheer Height Theatre Company.
While on placement with us Rebekah will work on new productions of Dr Frankenstein and Hedda Gabler as well as on an early R&D of a new play by sean burn: joey s/he.
More from Rebekah herself - rehearsal room blog !



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