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: 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, 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 a theatre director making new work, which is at the crossing point of theatre, performance, site & dance. She has a special interest in making site-specific work and new work for young people. She is the artistic director of Peut-Être Theatre and the co-artistic director of Dante or Die Theatre and has directed all of their work to date.

Her work has been performed in venues such as The National Theatre, Brighton Festival, Laban, Almeida Theatre, Linbury Studio, Lyric Hammersmith, Chichester Festival Theatre and more.

 

Her works include: I Do (Almeida Theatre), Clunk (Small wonders commission), Dare to Sea (Lighthouse, Poole, UK and French tour), La Fille à la Mode (National Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket,), The Tin Soldier (Barnsley Civic, National tour, Roundhouse, Arc Stockton), Draw me a Bird (Brighton Festival & National tour), Side Effects (Linbury Studio, Laban Theatre), The Bug and the Butterfly (Oxford Playhouse & national tour), Chi Chi Bunichi, (various spaces in the UK, and Europe), This is a That (South Hill Park & National tour), Caliper Boy (Camden People’s Theatre), Never Smile at a Crocodile (Frontiera Festival, Italy, UK tour), Wanted (Chelsea Theatre) and Ferrytale (Thames Festival).

Daphna is a graduate of the MA-ATP course at The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. She also studied at the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem.

Daphna collaborates regularly with performer and associate artist Maya Politaki and works with different artists per production including Terry O’Donovan, Yaniv Fridel, Clara Solana, Charlie Hendren, Sam Alty, Jenny Hayton, Anna Bruder, Igor Urzelai, Christian From and more.

Information about DoD Theatre at www.danteordie.com

 


Faith-finFaith Rowley – Company Manager

Faith is Company Manager for Peut-Être Theatre. She is a freelance Stage Manager within visual arts, theatre, circus, dance and music. Faith graduated Performance and Visual Art Theatre BA at The University of Brighton in 2013. Faith is also Company Manager for Dante or Die Theatre, production projects include Take On Me(National tour) I Do (Sitelines Festival), Handle With Care (National Tour). Shows for Peut-Être Theatre include The Little Bird Who Stayed For Winter (Roundhouse, London), Shh…Bang! (International and National Tour), The Tin Soldier (Arc Stockton, Roundhouse London, National Tour), Dare to Sea (National Tour and Mediatheque Festival, Israel), Clunk (National Tour)

Other Stage Manager credits include: Little Match Girl (Open Heart Productions at Taiwan tour) Focus Group*(TOOT at Shoreditch Town Hall and South Street), Plaques and Tangles (Royal Court), Fagin (Youth Music Theatre at South Hill Park), Little Universe (Fevered Sleep at Barbican Walthomstow Garden Party), Side Affect (MAD’ED Theatre at Contact, Manchester), Bridges y Puentes (The Ragroof Players Site Specific Margate) and Our Dancing Feet (Inroads & Zap Arts at Site Specific East Sussex) Come Fly with Me, Pirates Adventure, and Reloaded (Globo Balear, Spain).


MAYA-POLITAKI2Maya Politaki –  Associate Artist

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).

 


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