Brad McCormick

Brad is an actor, deviser and theatre-maker, priginally from New Zealand, now based in Newcastle.

His previous work includes:

  • A Very Splendid Dinner Party - an offbeat dinner party where 15 audience members are the invited guests and are asked to help the characters get out of a difficult situation.
  • Should We Stay Or Should We Go? - a real-life dilemma played out on stage. My British wife and I asked an audience to help us decide where we should live, New Zealand or the UK. Our stories and reasons for choosing our cown countries were played out and, at the end, the audience voted knowing that whatever they decided, we would follow their advice.

He is currently Artistic Lead for the theatre company Cap-a-Pie, for whom recent projects include:

  • Performing Research - co-directing an ensemble of Newcastle University academics to use theatre as a way to disseminate their research.
  • Game theory in Catch-22 - a workshop devised in conjunction with Northern Stage's production of Catch 22.
  • Finnegan's Wake - directing non-professional actors at Felling Irish Association to devise a play around the song Finnegan's Wake.

Brad is currently developing a show, Sammy and the Snow Leopard, with Travelling Light Theatre Company in Bristol. This is a solo piece created and written by him for children aged between 7 and 11 years old. A national tour is planned for Spring 2016.

Another solo piece The Fixer, with a maximum audience of two, has been programmed at the Slung Low HUB for November 2014.

Brad has previously studied Commedia dell'arte with Antonio Fava in Italy, and Clown, Bouffon, Vaudeville and Neutral Mask with John Bolton in New Zealand.

3rd April 2014