Peut-Être Theatre is an award-winning dance theatre company that creates ambitious, accessible, multi-disciplinary performances and digital projects for children.
Our vision is to create unforgettable early experiences of contemporary dance-theatre for all children.
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.
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-Être Theatre has produced 10 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: The Dark, 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 has collaborated with and been supported by a diverse variety of partners including: Great Ormond Street Hospital, ZSL London Zoo, University of Oxford Natural History Museum, The Institute of Sound and Vibration, The Wellcome Trust, The RSPB, Small Wonders, Lighthouse Poole, PASS Circus Channel.
Peut-Être Theatre has toured to prestigious national venues such as: Royal Albert Hall, South Bank Centre, National Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Roundhouse, The Place, The Egg, Brighton Dome, Polka, The Curve, Arts Depot, Barnsley Civic; and internationally to the Lincoln Center in New York, the TYA conference in Atlanta, ASK in China, ŻiguŻajg Festival in Malta, as well as venues in Singapore, France, and Israel.
Peut-Être Theatre produces digital work including our award-winning podcast, Audiomoves. Audiomoves is a podcast series designed to encourage children to move, dance and get creative with a screen-free activity. The podcast is free and available to download from all major podcast platforms. It is the perfect activity for families, school groups and use in hospitals. Each series was created by Peut-Être Theatre’s Artistic Director, Daphna Attias, and written in partnership by two distinctive artists, exploring themes like light, forces, rhythm, and the weather.
Artistic Directordaphna@peutetretheatre.co.uk Biography
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 Care, I Do, La Fille à la Mode, Side 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.
Associate Directormaya@peutetretheatre.co.uk Biography
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).
Bridie has been Producer of Peut-Être Theatre since April 2021. She is also Producer of Brighton based dance company, Tick Tock Bridget, and co-host of the podcast, Sisters Who Stan.
Bridie was Producing Assistant at the Unicorn Theatre from 2018-2020, and Assistant Producer at English Touring Theatre from 2015-2018. She is currently a member of the script reading team for the Papatango New Writing Prize, and works as a freelance Project Producer and Writer.
Administrator & Bookkeeperadmin@peutetretheatre.co.uk Biography
Caitlin is a freelance theatre-maker and producer. She has worked as an Assistant Producer with our sister company Dante or Die since 2021.
Founder of ShyBairn Theatre, devising live performance for social change. She recently produced her first national tour and has received commissions from venues such as Live Theatre and Camden People's Theatre. ShyBairn were BREACH Theatre Associate Artists 2021-22.
Her professional experience to date includes: BURNOUT (Live Theatre, Theatre by the Lake, South St Arts Centre); MOTHER'S DAY (Old Diorama, Camden People's Theatre), THIS IS WHAT UTOPIA LOOKS LIKE (Camden People's Theatre) and TALK PROPA (Camden People’s Theatre, VAULT Festival, The Pleasance). Caitlin trained on a Production Placement with Paines Plough and as Production Intern at The Pleasance.
Touring Manager, Asiacaleb@peutetretheatre.co.uk Biography
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 also 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.
We are looking for a dedicated trustee to join our Board of Directors. Trustees bring the company insight, focus and a commitment to supporting the organisation develop and achieve high quality arts for children and young people.
We are looking for someone with a proven track record in fundraising and knowledge of funding opportunities to join our Finance Committee.
Our deadline for receiving expressions of interest is Monday 15th January 2024.
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We look forward to hearing from you!
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