Who We Are

 

Peut-Être Theatre brings a surreal poetic aesthetic to the world of children’s theatre. Driven by a desire to create unforgettable early theatrical experiences for young audiences, Artistic Director Daphna Attias’ shows effectively combine the visual, the physical and the musical.

The company’s previous productions include: Tidy Up, Shh…Bang!, Dare to Sea, Clunk ,The Tin Soldier The Little Bird Who Stayed For Winter, Draw Me A Bird, The Bug and the Butterfly & This is a That.

Peut-Être Theatre have been touring nationally and internationally since 2008, to venues such as; Roundhouse, Royal Albert Hall, South Bank Centre, National Theatre, The Egg, Polka Theatre, Barnsley Civic, and Arc Stockton.

“It’s moving to think that this is the first experience of theatre for some in the audience.”
The Stage

“Peut-être Theatre raises the bar of children’s theatre in concept, design, and execution.”
British Theatre Guide

“Proof that children’s theatre can be beautiful and brainy without losing sight of a good old-fashioned story.”
What’s On Stage


daphnaDaphna Attias – Artistic Director

Daphna is Artistic director of Peut-Être Theatre She has directed all of the company’s work to date: Tidy Up, Shh…Bang!, Dare to Sea, The Tin Soldier, Clunk, The Little Bird who stayed for winter, Draw me a Bird, The Bug and the Butterfly & This is a That. 

She is also Co-Artistic Director of Dante or Die Theatre who make ambitious  and striking site-sensitive productions for which she directed: User Not Found,  Take On Me, Handle With CareI DoLa Fille à la ModeSide Effects & Caliper Boy.

Her work has been presented and performed nationally and internationally at venues such as Almeida Theatre, Roundhouse, Royal Albert Hall, Brighton Festival, Southbank Centre, The Place, Royal Opera House, The Lowry, Barnsley Civic, The Arc Stockton, The Egg Bath, Polka Theare, National Theatre’s Watch This Space, ASK, China,  Drama Centre Singapore, Ziguzajg Festival Malta, Israel Festival for Children in Israel. 

 


MAYA-POLITAKI2Maya Politaki –  Associate Director

Maya studied theatre and dance in Athens.  She is the founding member of standnotamazed. She has been a member of Peut-Être Theatre since 2007.

Maya is a graduate of the MA-ATP course at The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.

She has worked with the Greek National and also film and TV. Her works include ‘Love and Other Magic Tricks’ which received Best Production Award and nomination for Best New Writing at the Buxton Fringe Festival 2009. Other stage credits include Masque Arias (RSC), Crime and Punishment Underground (Barbican/Bites), The Quitters (the Place),Hamlet (site-specific), Measure for Measure (site-specific), Into the Closet (Edinburgh Festival).

 


Michelle Yagi – General Manager

Michelle is an international producer and arts administrator with diverse experience working for major theatres, festivals, dance companies and entertainment agencies across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Since completing her Masters in Arts Administration, Michelle has worked in fund development, marketing, and general management for over 20 different cultural organisations, including Shakespeare’s Globe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Outside the March, Paprika Festival, Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, Luminato Festival, Phoenix Theatre, Indiana University Art Museum, The Jacobs School of Music, and CMart Worldwide Producers.

She also frequently produces independent theatre and dance projects, and has produced shows for Outside the March, Summerworks Festival, Wild Space, Fall for Dance North, Toronto Fringe, Re:Current Theatre and the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival.


Caleb Lee – Touring Manager, Asia

Caleb is a Theatre Educator, Producer, Researcher and Dramaturg. He is a recipient of the National Arts Council scholarship and is completing his doctorate at Royal Holloway. He is also the Associate Researcher of Rose Bruford College where he is developing the Theatre for Young Audiences Centre.

Having over a decade of experience in the arts and culture industry, Caleb has worked extensively with many local and International companies. From 2011-2014, he was the Festival Manager for ACE! Festival- A performing arts festival dedicated to children and their families. As an independent producer and consultant, Caleb specializes in international projects management and has worked with The National Arts Council, Singapore International Foundation, theatre companies and community centres to pilot various initiatives for young people. On an international level, he has collaborated with companies such as ACO Okinawa (Japan), Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education (Hong Kong), Philippine Educational Theatre Association, The Unicorn (UK) and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (Australia).

Caleb is currently the Co-Artistic Director of Five Stones Theatre-a collaborative platform that brings together artists of different disciplines who are passionate about creating theatre and dance for children and young people.


Board of trustees: Kerry Andrews, Tom Brain, Sarah Lowry, Renata McDonnel, Martin Norwood, Rupert Rowbotham & Roman Stefanski