Gail Babb – Producer: Participation and Learning

Gail Babb is the Producer for Participation and Learning at Talawa Theatre Company. She is a theatre practitioner who specialises in participatory arts work in a range of community, educational and social settings. She has run Talawa Theatre Company’s Participation Department for 9 years, developing an innovative programme that places an emphasis on bespoke, participant-led projects and has brought Talawa’s work with emerging theatre-makers to the centre of the company. Alongside her work at Talawa, Gail continues to freelance as a facilitator and producer for a number of arts companies and is Partnerships Convenor for the MA in Applied Theatre at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Gail’s work as a facilitator and community theatre director includes creative curriculum projects in primary and secondary schools, professional development programmes for NHS staff and devising projects with children, young people and mental health service-users. Recent performance outcomes include site-specific pieces in museums and heritage centres, a derelict school and a tour to South Africa’s National Arts Festival.

Gail studied Drama at the University of Hull and completed her Masters in Applied Theatre at Goldsmiths in 2008.

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