Who We Are

 

Vision

 To create unforgettable early experiences of contemporary dance-theatre for all children.

Mission

 Peut-Etre Theatre is an award-winning children’s dance theatre company that creates ambitious, accessible, multi-disciplinary performances. We have a collaborative, play based approach to making shows – working with diversely skilled artists and researchers across sectors. We put children at the heart of the process through working with them from research stage through to the final performances.

Through our commitment to artistic excellence, our engagement activities with families, schools and communities, and our expansive touring reach to hospitals and theatres across the UK and internationally, we aim to elevate the sector and lead the industry into a new era of children’s theatre.

History

Led by Artistic Director Daphna Attias, Peut-Être Theatre  has been creating unforgettable early theatrical experiences for young audiences since 2008. Our shows effectively combine the visual, the physical and the musical for the enjoyment and inspiration of children and families. Our work has an idiosyncratic physical style and our mission is to make it accessible to children of all abilities and backgrounds.

Peut-Etre Theatre has produced 9 full-length productions so far, alongside other projects such as R&Ds, workshop series for children and professionals, hospital creative programmes for in & outpatients, hospital residencies, and regular national and international touring.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-Etre Theatre has collaborated with and been supported by a diverse variety of partners including: University of Oxford Natural History Museum, The Institute of Sound and Vibration, The Wellcome Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The RSPB, Small Wonders, Lighthouse Poole, PASS Circus Channel.

Peut-Etre Theatre has toured to prestigious national venues such as: Royal Albert Hall, South Bank Centre, National Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, The Roundhouse, The Place, The Egg, Brighton Dome, Polka, The Curve, Arts Depot, Barnsley Civic; and internationally to Singapore, France, Israel, Malta, and China.

 

“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.


Amber Taylor – Production Manager

Amber trained at Mountview as a postgraduate in Theatre Production Arts, specialising in Stage Management. She graduated from the University of Derby with a BA Theatre Arts in 2012. She is currently working as Production Manager for Peut Etre Theatre, as well as working freelance for a range of other companies.

Credits include – As SM: Sugar (Mapping Brent Festival, Tricycle Theatre), Little Boxes (Theatre Centre, UK Tour), The Diary of a Hounslow Girl (Ambreen Razia, UK Tour) Spent (Clean Break, UK Tour), Tin Soldier (The Arc Theatre, Stockton -On-Tees), Pal Joey (Karamel Club, London). As CSM: She Called Me Mother (UK Tour), Inigo (Pleasance Theatre, London), Berlin Cabaret (Edinburgh Fringe, Derby Theatre Studio & Create Theatre Mansfield). As DSM: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (UK Production, Mansfield Palace Theatre), Salad Days (RDWW, UK Tour), Iolanthe (RDWW, UK Tour), Jack and the Beanstalk (UK Productions, UK Tour), The Mikado (RDWW, UK Tour), Dostoyevsky’s Demons (Splitmoon, London), 13 (The Unicorn Theatre, London), Angela’s Ashes a Musical (Derby Theatre & Lime Tree Theatre). As ASM: Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company/RADA), A Level Playing Field (Shoreditch Town Hall & University of East Anglia).


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