We love

Surprising, bold, risk-taking performance

The chaos and magic of collaboration

Discovering an idea by creating it together

We love devised theatre

AMY CLARE TASKER ​PERFORMANCE LAB
          Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab works collaboratively with actors, dancers, musicians, installation designers, and visual artists to create interdisciplinary performances. Run by artistic director Amy Clare Tasker, executive director Susie Italiano, and director of participation Guleraana Mir, we aim to awaken curiosity and encourage empathy. We are proud to work with a diverse ensemble of artists from different cultural and creative backgrounds. We love the surprises that come from cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

We are currently developing Home Is Where, an innovative headphone verbatim performance inspired by cross-culture identity, and The Helen Project, a solo performance by Amy Clare Tasker which re-imagines the Trojan War myths from the perspective of Helen of Troy.

For more information visit www.amyclaretasker.com
BLUE PANTHER
PRODUCTIONS
Blue Panther Productions is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We work with both playwrights and theater companies to increase visibility and reach national and international production goals faster and at greater levels of success. Blue Panther begins with script editing, development, and coaching. Through a rigorous process we work closely with the writer to streamline the process, editing for content, formatting, story, character development, pace, originality, and precision so the script is complete and ready for production. Next, we coach on developing visibility and a professional network, and connect the playwright and script to key decision-makers at professional theaters in select cities in the United States and in Europe. Blue Panther also directly produces or co-produces select productions in major cosmopolitan cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Barcelona.

For more information visit
​www.bluepantherproductions.com
AMY CLARE TASKER 
Director, writer, performer, producer, and instigator
Amy's work demonstrates a commitment to new forms and unheard voices, a profound joy in collaborative experimentation, and a belief that telling stories can change the world.  

In San Francisco, she was an associate artist with Cutting Ball Theater and EXIT Theatre, and artistic director of Inkblot Ensemble. 

​Since moving to London in 2013, she has worked with
Rich Mix, Camden People's Theatre, LOST Theatre, Cockpit Theatre, Canal Cafe Theatre, Theatre Utopia, and the Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival.

As a facilitator, Amy has worked with ACS International School, CARAS (Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers), and Families in Global Transition. In 2015, she produced TranShakespeare, a 3-week cross-gender workshop for actors, directors, and dramaturgs. Created by Lisa Wolpe of Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, with guest artists Christine Adaire and Daron Oram, TranShakespeare was a Young Vic Directors Programme Peer Led Project, in collaboration with the London Shakespeare Centre and Kings College London.
SUSIE ITALIANO
Executive Director at Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab
Susie is Executive Director of Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab. Her day job is Studio Manager at 6a, an architectural practice where talented and creative architects and designers create beautiful arts education buildings and inspired arts galleries and exhibitions. As soon as she leaves the office, she puts her theatre management hat on, and runs the ACT Performance Lab with Amy.

After a short career as a contemporary dancer, she realised that she was not meant to be on stage but rather belongs behind the scenes, where she can make things happen. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics in 2010, and a Master’s Degree in Management of the Performing Arts at SDA Bocconi, Italy, in 2012. She worked at the Public Theatre (AKA the New York Shakespeare Festival founded by Joe Papp), where she discovered her passion for Finance, and at the Shakespeare’s Globe in London during the Playing Shakespeare and the Globe to Globe festivals in 2012. She was then Administrator at Improbable for three years, where she learned about creating breathtaking performances through the deeply democratic format of Open Space, and the values of compassionate disruption and inclusion.

And yes, that’s her actual surname.
LAURA LUNDY
Founder & Executive Producer at Blue Panther Productions
Laura’s Blue Panther Productions credits include the 2017 international tour of “Dylan Brody’s Driving Hollywood” starring humorist Dylan Brody, in Chicago, Barcelona, London and New York,  the  2016  New York run of Award-Winning comedian Alicia Dattner’s “The Oy of Sex,” celebrated Toronto dancer/performance artist Sara Porter’s “Sara does a Solo” at the 2016 San Francisco International Arts Festival, and Scott Charles’ 2015 drama “Dinners with Augie” at Antiquite Maison, Sacramento, California, and a 2016 site-specific production of Conor McPherson’s “The Birds” in association with Symmetry Theatre in Oakland, California.

Lundy was the Co-Founder and original Artistic Director for Virago Theatre Company (2005-2015) in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she produced and directed “Threepenny Opera,” “Candide,” “A Taste of Honey” and “Sonia Flew,” directed the world premieres of “A Bed of My Own,” “The Afterlife of the Mind,” and “Beekeeper,” produced “Zombie Vixens from Hell-The Musical!” in San Francisco, and William Bivins’ “Ransom, Texas,” directed by Jon Tracy, in San Francisco (2014) and Los Angeles (2015). In 2013-2014 Lundy produced and starred in the World Premiere of George Pfirrmann's “AROUSAL” paired with Harold Pinter's “The Lover,” and brought the show to San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York for highly successful runs in all three cities, and in 2015 produced Crystal Jackson's futuristic comedy “The Singularity” in New York at The Flea Theater, both for Virago Theatre Company. Other directing credits include the critically acclaimed 20th anniversary San Francisco production of “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” for Theatre Shark, and “Sight Unseen” for Lunacy Stageworks (Portland, Oregon). Lundy received her training at Pomona College and through the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and has been a professional working producer/director/actor for over 30 years.