TODAY I BAKE
A contemporary telling of Rumpelstiltskin
TODAY I BAKE was first shown digitally in October 2020 and at MANIPULATE Festival 2021.
Director Performer - Sarah Cosgrove
Sarah is an emergent physical theatre maker and performer based in Edinburgh.
In 2018 she completed the Advanced Diploma in Physical Theatre based at Summerhall, Edinburgh, continuing her training in workshops with Company of Wolves; Sean Kinley; Steve Jarred; Peta Lily and Angela de Castro.
Recent work includes narrator for Dr Bunhead’s “Rubbish Puppet Show” at Edinburgh International Science Festival; performer with Oceanallover (Merchant City Festival, Glasgow); Oorographic and Complicite; “Everything That Rises Must Dance” celebrating female movement and the way women have danced throughout history.
After graduating from E15 Acting School, she was resident performer for contemporary gallery owner Nicholas Treadwell, pioneer of the SuperHumanist art movement, then performed in various productions on the London pub theatre circuit.
Her professional life includes assisting William Brittain-Catlin in the making of a discussion documentary on intelligence and espionage, for Mentorn Media; production at publishers Dorling Kindersley and modelling.
Sarah was a freelance stylist for commercial and editorial photography, working on high end campaigns for clients to include Saatchi & Saatchi, Tatler, Getty Images, The Ritz Hotel & American Newsweek.
In 2020, she completed her first theatre production, under the directorial support of Scottish Physical theatre performer, Al Seed.
Photograph by: Gladys Yelland
Consultant Director - Al Seed
Al is a theatre maker with over 20 years professional experience.
A producer, director, writer, performer and teacher, he specialises in the creation of visual / physical performance – often incorporating both strong dance elements and original or adapted text.
He works frequently in the fields of site-responsive, outdoor, interactive, and 1-2-1 performance, and, where appropriate, incorporates the use of digital technologies. With a long history of creating solo performances for international touring, he also produces larger scale work; and frequently guest directs and writes on commission for international partners.
Al continues to teach in a variety of contexts, and with an increasing emphasis on mentoring emergent artists and performance groups.
Performer - Dylan Read
Dylan is a performer and theatre-maker.
He trained in theatre at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq, graduating in 2014, and is currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
His recent projects include work with Wils Wilson at the Royal Lyceum and Bristol Old Vic (Twelfth Night; The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other; Cockpit), Oceanallover (Transfigured; Orographic; Sea Hames; Not to Scale), Al Seed+Judith Milligan (The Shadow of Heaven), Ludens Ensemble (Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi and Macbeth: Without Words) and Blood of the Young (Secret Show 1; Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound).
Dylan is a founding member of Théâtre Senza, with whom he has devised and toured Miraculi: Stories from Lampedusa; he has also worked as movement director for professional vocal ensemble Le Miroir; and as co-artistic director of international ensemble The Spleen.