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Christopher Gorry

Christopher is a Co-Creation specialist who trained at East 15 Acting School and on the National Theatre Studio Directors Course. He was the Founding Artistic Director and CEO of Warts and All Theatre. In addition to directing theatre, he has worked as a co-creation consultant, coach, producer, project manager, and facilitator.

His practice, focused on co-creating work with and for young people, was highlighted by Theatre Royal Plymouth as a model of excellence during the initial creation, evaluation, and testing phase of Arts Council England’s 7 Quality Principles.

Christopher enjoys collaborating with driven, creative, entrepreneurial teams who are ambitious and embrace Radical Candor.

He has created theatre productions for various venues, including church halls, community centers, theatres, basements, Kew Gardens, Drama Schools, Delapre Abbey, Royal & Derngate, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Chichester Festival Theatre, Curve-Leicester, The Castle-Wellingborough, The Point-Eastleigh, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and Almeida Theatre in London, where he served as the Participation Associate: Young Artists.

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We believe that all children should be able to experience arts and culture, and that they should be able to see themselves represented in these experiences. This is not yet the case for every child and we’re committed to changing that.

Our response is Vital Spark, and it's at the heart of everything we do. Vital Spark is about challenging and changing the lack of diversity in children’s arts and culture; it’s about diverse-led artistic decision making; it’s about not being afraid to stand up for what’s right.

We do this by supporting artists who are currently underrepresented in children’s arts and culture. We also work with partner organisations to create world-class opportunities for these artists and share best practice.