Michael Brazier . Director and CEO
Michael trained as an actor at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and worked for Bristol Old Vic, Almeida Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Leicester Haymarket, Old Vic and toured to Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. He appeared on television for BBC, Central and HTV and directed for the National Youth Theatre.
Michael worked for Pola Jones Associates prior to becoming Associate Producer at Glynis Henderson Productions, producing and managing shows in the United States, Canada, China, Australia, Europe, Scandinavia and UK including Dublin Theatre Festival, World Stage Festival Toronto, Bergen Festival, Aarhus Festival, Spoleto Festival, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Macau Festival, 45 Bleecker New York, Barbican, Southbank Centre and Lyric Hammersmith.
Chris Wootton . Administrator
Chris joined NSDF in June 2008. In October 2010 he produced the first NSDF Workshop Weekend in partnership with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Slung Low. Prior to NSDF, he worked at Caird Company, Sound Theatre, and The North Wall, where he also worked as a Fundraiser and Marketing Officer for their inaugural Summer Festival. In 2008, he produced a reading of The Condor, a new play at the London International Arts Theatre and a tour of Romeo & Juliet to the Tokyo Metropolitan Arts Space. In 2007 he produced a series of professional workshops on acting, directing, writing and producing, for students at the Oxford Playhouse. In July 2006, he produced The Constant Prince at the Oxford Playhouse, following its creation in Egypt and a run at the Arcola Theatre, London.
David Graham – Technical Director
David will take over as Technical Director for NSDF13. Based in Glasgow, David is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. With a focus on lighting and technical stage management he has experience working in theatre, opera and live events. As a Scottish based freelancer involvement in the Edinburgh Fringe has been inevitable and David has been involved with Underbelly, in management roles since 2007. With a passion for site specific theatre, challenging venues and meeting new people David is very excited to be involved with NSDF.