Georgia Tillery Randak
Director of Theatre and Outreach
I am a theatre maker, director, performer, and facilitator. I create theatre that embodies alternative viewpoints and counter-narratives. Splicing traditional stories and expectations creating new experiences to challenge, surprise, scare, question and inspire curiosity in audiences. My work is created through provocative process’ of collective collaboration, encouraging and supporting all artists, participants, students, performers and beings to feel accepted, experience a sense of belonging and have a valued input and presence in the pieces.
I trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) graduating with a first-class Hons in Community Drama and a wealth of practical experience. I nurtured and developed my theatre craft and practice visiting The Intercultural Institute (ITI) in Singapore. I was exposed to a range of cultural theatre techniques that still influence my work today.
I have been involved in an array of theatre and performance projects with and in a range of communities and people. Some include co-creating and performing in a piece of multi sensory theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Rat Pit Theatre; performing in the Olympic Torch parade for the London Olympics 2012; writing, creating and producing Black Sheep Theatre’s Wonderland series and being able to continue to make theatre during the Covid Pandemic, this included 4 outdoor performances and 4 filmed pieces with professional, in training and community performers.
I make theatre with and for young people using my passion and love for ensemble theatre to promote inclusivity and safety in a youth theatre context. I have managed and directed youth theatre’s for many large theatres and organisations across the region including the Royal and Derngate Theatre, that I am currently an associate artist of, and ATG Milton Keynes Theatre, where I also developed and supported the Creative Learning department in setting up their Adult Acting Masterclasses and projects.
I have recently returned to education studying a work-based MA in Professional Theatre Practice at LIPA. Focusing on my work and role at Black Sheep Collective, I have started to develop and implement the Black Sheep Cultural Eco System (BSCES) into the projects, engagement and support we provide. The BSCES is a community of participants, artists, performers, creatives and facilitators who engage in Black Sheep Collective’s (BSC) creative programmes and projects. The system provides opportunities to learn, develop and collaborate, while creating meaningful and long-lasting connections with BSC and each other. This, in time, will promote and encourage longevity in participation and develop an informed creative community.
Module Lead on Socially Engaged Theatre Project at the University of Northampton on the Acting for Contemporary and Devised Performance course. Supporting the students to create their own socially engaged pieces of theatre and workshops with the aim of presenting and performing for various community groups.
Theatre Practitioner and Director of Black Sheep Young Company, Young Performers and Budding Creatives. Facilitating weekly classes for children and young people ages 5-18 years.
Research and Development Process adaptation of ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ that explores an apocalyptic future of corruption, destruction and resurrection of archaic views and values.
Publications and Blogs:
‘The Last of the Pelican Daughters’
NHB Modern Plays, 2020 Assistant Director