Company Chamelon

Anthony Missen is a Clore Fellow, a Without Walls Board Director, and a member of the Greater Manchester Culture Steering Group. He is a founding Director of New Movement Collective and co-founder of Company Chameleon.
He received formal training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and went onto dance with companies including Scottish Dance Theatre, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre, Cie. Willi Dorner (Vienna), and choreographers including Rui Horta, Didi Veldman and Liv Lorent.
He was Movement Director for Dundee Rep Theatres production of Playhouse Creatures (2007), Romeo and Juliet (2008), for the 2015 Production of Oresteia at HOME Manchester, and most recently for Terra for the National Theatre.
Anthony has taught in most major British contemporary dance institutions and with several professional dance companies and in many countries. He has worked as a facilitator for The National Theatre for their Theatre Nation Partnerships programme.
He co-founded Company Chameleon in 2007, producing and choreographing critically acclaimed dance theatre works both for the stage and outdoor contexts that tour extensively nationally and internationally.
Anthony also creates works and associated programmes that have been presented in prisons, PRU’s, galleries and libraries, and has developed many successful participatory programmes in many different countries.

Matthew Eames

Matthew is Senior Theatre Programmer/Producer at The Lowry and works to identify and programme shows and events for the Aldridge Studio, Quays and Lyric theatres, with a particular focus on contemporary theatre.

He manages the Roundabout project, which takes a pop-up theatre to different areas of Salford each year, and also acts as Lead Producer for Week 53, The Lowry’s biennial cross-arts festival.

Originally Matthew trained as a professional actor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and subsequently appeared in leading and ensemble roles in a number of West End, touring, and European productions.

Claire Symonds

Claire is the Senior Producer for Artist Development at The Lowry, leading a range of programmes and initiatives that enable artists at different stages of their careers to discover and achieve their potential. Over the last six years she has worked with more than 50 individual artists and companies across a range of artforms to develop their creative practice, resulting in bold and innovative new work that has toured regionally, nationally and internationally. Before joining The Lowry, Claire spent five years working for Arts Council England and has worked as a talent scout for BBC Writersroom and The Library Theatre Company, Manchester. She is an alumni of the STRIDE Women in Leadership programme and is an accredited Relational Dynamics coach.

Mole Wetherell

Mole is the Artistic Director of Reckless Sleepers, an idea that took shape 30 years ago. Mole is a visual artist, designer and theatre maker.

As an independent Artist, he has designed buildings for making work, including his current studio Kerkstraat261, sound installations, publications and exhibitions.

He has been the creative force in developing all of Reckless Sleepers’ performance projects and programmes.

Roxy Moores

Roxy Moores is the Creative Producer at Contact, and produces Contact commissions and co-productions. This has included: A Drunk Pandemic with Manchester International Festival, The Forest of Forgotten Discos, I told my Mum I was going on an RE tripwith 20 Stories High (theatre production and TV translation for BBC), RITES with NTS, Spalding Suite with Southbank and FUEL, Under The Covers (Contact Young Company, Wellcome Trust Funded).

Roxy is currently working on developing several new productions which follow her interest in socio political issues.

Roxy also works with commissioned artists including: seed commissioned emerging artists, Live Art UK’s and Contact’s Diverse Actions winners during their year-long relationship and manages RECON (Contact’s Young Producer’s Team).

As a freelancer, Roxy was Eggs Collective’s producer from 2009 to 2014.