The chaos and magic of collaboration

Discovering an idea by creating it together

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Surprising, bold, risk-taking performance

We love devised theatre

PINECONE ​PERFORMANCE LAB
          Pine Performance Lab works collaboratively with actors, dancers, musicians, installation designers, and visual artists to create interdisciplinary performances. ​​We’re fascinated by unexpected connection: between ourselves and others, between past and present, between the shape of a pinecone and the spiral of the Milky Way Galaxy.​

We make theatre that seeks to understand how we relate to each other. We aim to awaken curiosity and inspire 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 Helen of Troy Calls Bullshit, a solo performance by Amy Clare Tasker tackling themes of beauty, power, and myth.

For more information visit www.pineconeperformance.com

BLUE PANTHER
PRODUCTIONS
Blue Panther Productions works with theatre and film artists in America and Europe to create a sustainable career in the arts through project and career development. Blue Panther specialises in working with playwrights and screenwriters. We begin with rigorous script development and editing, working closely with the writer on outline, content, clarity, formatting, story, motivation, pace, originality, and precision until the script is complete and ready for production.

Simultaneously, we support and guide the artist through the process of increasing visibility, developing a professional network, and connecting to key decision-makers at professional theatres and film/TV studios. Blue Panther Artists have exclusive access to our series of Networking Happy Hour Events in Los Angeles, New York and London. These events, and partnerships with industry professionals in the United States and Europe, offer opportunities to present work and to build sustainable relationships through new professional collaborations. Artists gain exposure to the world of film/ TV and devised theater through Blue Panther’s partnerships with NexTV Entertainment, Los Angeles, and Pinecone Performance Lab, London.

For more information visit
​www.bluepantherproductions.com
AMY CLARE TASKER 
Artistic Director
at Pinecone Performance Lab
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 artistic director of Inkblot Ensemble, and an associate artist with Cutting Ball Theater and EXIT Theatre. ​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.

Amy is also deputy director for Voila! Europe Theatre Festival, an ambassador for the HowlRound World Theatre Map, and a creative producer with the Change of Art Festival, in partnership with HOPE not hate.

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 Pinecone Performance Lab
Susie is Executive Director of Pinecone Performance Lab. Her day job is Finance Assistant at Park Theatre, where she enjoys the company of a hard-working team, and experiences quality theatre. As soon as she leaves the office, she puts her theatre management hat on and runs Pinecone 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 (the New York Shakespeare Festival founded by Joe Papp), where she discovered her passion for Finance, and at the Shakespeare’s Globe in London. 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.

Susie also freelances as a bookkeeper, helping artists and theatre companies balance numbers and create beautiful spreadsheets.

And yes, that’s her actual surname.

LAURA LUNDY
Founder & Executive Producer at Blue Panther Productions
Laura is the Founder and Lead Producer of Blue Panther Productions, based in New York City. Blue Panther works with theatre and film artists in America and Europe to create a sustainable career in the arts through project and career development. Laura was a member of the investment team for the recent Broadway revival of “Children of a Lesser God,” Spring 2018. She is creative producer on writer/performer Almog Pail & Composer/Lyricist Logan Medland's “Love Goddess,” the story of Rita Hayworth’s rise and fall, presented by Canal Café Theatre in London October 2017 and now a full-length musical.

Recent productions include New York artist & musician Rosalinde Block's "Drama of the Gifted Grownup,” in Portland, Oregon, the tour of “Dylan Brody’s Driving Hollywood” in Chicago, Barcelona, London, and New York, award-winning comedian Alicia Dattner’s “The Oy of Sex” in New York, and celebrated Toronto dancer & performance artist Sara Porter's “Sara does a Solo” in San Francisco.

Laura was the Founding Artistic Director (2005-2015) of San Francisco's Virago Theatre Company, where she produced and directed “Candide,” “Three Penny Opera,” “A Taste of Honey” and co-developed/produced over 30 original plays/readings, and toured many productions in major cities, including George Pfirrmann’s new play “AROUSAL” paired with Harold Pinter’s “The Lover” in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York at The Flea Theater in 2013/14. Lundy received her training at Pomona College and through the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and is now based in New York City.