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Marcus Romer Artistic Director / Writer / Speaker / Filmmaker

marcusromer.com Artistic Director - Creative Director Artsbeacon.uk , Artistic Associate Theatre Royal, Stratford East. Creative Associate Collusion, Cambridge. Previously Artistic Director and CEO Pilot Theatre - Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. Director and creator of 5 Shift Happens conferences UK, and Platform Shift Conferences EU project 2015. TEDx organiser and speaker. Writer and co-Director Universal Pictures feature film ‘The Knife That Killed Me’ 2015. Published playwright in the UK, Europe and USA. Plays translated into German, Danish and French. Directing - Film - ‘The Knife That Killed Me’ Released by Universal Pictures April 2015- feature and adaptation of novel. Official Selection for Rome Film Festival, Nantes Film Festival, London Independent Film Festival 2014. 4 star review ‘The Times’ and in the Huffington Posts top 10 films list of 2014. Other projects include ‘Get into theatre’ - Green Screen. IIFA Awards Bollywood Oscars opening film and live sequence. York Mystery Plays 6 camera live stream for The Space and BBC 2012. Green Amber Red in Lisbon 2015. Directing - Theatre - National Touring Productions of - Antigone, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Romeo & Juliet, The Fever Chart, Lord of the Flies, Look Back in Anger, Looking for JJ, Fungus the Bogeyman, Beautiful Thing, The Twits, Sing Yer heart out for the Lads, Bloodtide, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Road, Mirad a boy from Bosnia, Abigail’s Party, Rumble Fish, Taken Without Consent, Out of Their Heads. WC School in Buenos Aires. Producing - Film - ‘The Works’ film - starring Ralph Fiennes, Sharon D Clarke and Antonia Thomas. Directed by Elliot Barnes-Worell. BBC Shakespeare 400 Producing - Theatre - Producing Theatre projects with - The Lyric Hammersmith, West Yorkshire Playhouse, York Theatre Royal, Sheffield Theatres, Bolton Octagon, Derby Theatre, The Unicorn, Theatre Royal, Stratford East, Trafalgar Studios, Artsdepot, Harrogate Theatre, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Contact Theatre, Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House, South Hill Park, ATYP Sydney, University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Bermuda Festival, TDJ, Dresden, TDJ Leipzig. Awards - TMA / Stage Award Best play for Young people - ‘Looking for JJ’ (adapted and directed). M.E.N award best touring production, TMA award nominated best touring production, ‘Lord of the Flies’ 3 M.E.N awards for ‘Beautiful Thing’ with Bolton Octagon. Looking for JJ best production M.E.N nomination Marcus Romer +447774922118 Marcus@Artsbeacon.com


Speaking - Conferences - UK Theatre Touring Symposium, London 2016 / 2017. European Theatre Convention Keynote 2017, Digital Futures 2017. Theatre 2016 Conference, Innovation Norway, Tromso 2016. No Boundaries 2015, Arts Council England and British Council. Opera Europa Conference Teatro La Fenice Venice 2014, National Theatre 2014, Opera Forum, Royal Opera House 2013, Arts Council Wales 2013. Keynotes and presentations also for BBC Digital Academy, PixelPalace, Arts Council England, UK Theatre, SOLT/TMA, ITC. Created and ran 5 Shift Happens Conferences 2008-2013. Speakers included Sir Ken Robinson, Julie Borchard-Young, Clay Shirky, Howard Rheingold, Julia Unwin and Jonathan Harris. Attended and participated in the TED main conference in the USA from 2007, 2011, 2013. Was a TED Active group speaker and presenter. Co-produced, curated and hosted ‘No Boundaries’ - Arts Council and British Council 2014, and 2015. Projects - Producing and Directing - Creative Director - Eagle Lab Flight for Creative England / Barclays UK. Brighton 2017. ’Cycle of Songs’ - A participatory project with 1000 people and the creation of a new geo-located app for Cambridge for The Tour de France 2014, Blood and Chocolate - York 2013, IIFA awards Bollywood Oscars directed the opening sequence for a live stadium audience of 15,000 and a global TV audience of 500 million. ‘5 Circles York’ interactive light installation as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Producing and managing 6 EU network projects with more than 15 countries as part of EU funded network programmes since 2001 Consultancy - Arts Council England / Norwich City Council - with John Knell a new vision for The Halls, HOME Manchester new Digital Strategy, and Theatre Royal Stratford East, new livestream Digital projects. Senior management training at Welsh National Opera, Royal Opera House, University of Cambridge, IWF Cambridge, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation. CH&W Cultural Exchange Conference, Chongqing, China, Unesco Creative network meeting, Seoul, South Korea. Mind-the-Gap, Bradford. Governance - Chair Creative York, Board member Science City York. Led the successful UNESCO Creative Cities bid for York for the designation of first UK city of ‘Media Arts’. Currently leading the City’s designation team within this global network. Writing - The Knife That Killed Me screenplay. Adapted the novels for the stage ‘Looking for JJ’, ‘Bloodtide', ‘RumbleFish’, ‘Fungus the Bogeyman’, Original plays ‘Taken Without Consent’, ‘Crash Kids’, ‘Out of their Heads’. Published in the UK, Europe and USA. Education - Leeds University B.Ch.D Hons - Dental Surgery 1983, 4 ‘A’ Levels, 9 ‘O’ Levels Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn

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Marcus Romer updated CV Mach 2017

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