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Unique ID: dean-murray
- Playing Age: from 30 to 48
I am reliable, hardworking and professional. I work well in a team and have experience of working as a creative partner in various roles. I have taken lead roles as a facilitator and musician and have fitted into a team as an actor.
I have been told I'm funny but that is for you to decide I think:]
Employment History & Experience
Dean Murray is a performer with skills in devising, improvisation, character development and interpreting text. Also: singer, facilitator, Songwriter/arranger, ukulele player, compere.
2007/2008 MA Theatre Making – University of Leeds
2004 - present Facilitator- Why Not? (disabled access theatre company)
2006 - present Facilitator - Marriners Theatre Group (disabled access theatre company)
Selected creative projects
May Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre)at Accidental Festival, The Roundhouse, Camden.
April Citizen Clown, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre) at Carriageworks as part of Midget Gems.
Mar Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre)at New stages,at Stage @ Leeds [leeds uni]
Feb Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre)At Theatre in The Mill Bradford. [A week of development and a showing.]
Sept- The Cherry Orchard, Dir Joao Garcia Miguel, at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and the Oct Taliesin Swansea. (Part of 6 week theatre apprenticeship.)
Jun Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre) at Seven Artspace as part of Emerge festival of new work.
Jun Love Games by Chris Allen, Dir Jan Perry (Pink Lady Productions)at Carriageworks as part of Midget Gems
May Dancing With Alan Bennett: a retrospective on ten years of WhyNot? West Yorkshire Playhouse
Apr Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre) at Carriageworks as part of Midget Gems
Mar Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre) at Stage@leeds as part of Newstages 2010
Jan The Tortoise and the Hare: humorous reminiscences from school days, performed at the Marriners Centre and New Bewerley Primary School with Marriners Theatre Group
Employment History & Experience
2007 - present Song writer/Lead singer/Ukulele
Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers (Moustache powered tuba cabaret.) A theatrical band with a musichall flavour. We play extensively in the north of england and occasionally further south. Many of our songs are dramatic or comical. We fit well into most gig situations and have experience performing in cabarets and music festivals. I Also perform some of the bands material solo or as part of a duo. www.biscuithead.co.uk
August The Seaweed Under the Sofa played on BBC 6 Music by Tom Robinson.
April The Greatest Show on Toast, Recording Biscuitheads second album.
Feb The Seaweed Under the Sofa, Filming music video for Biscuithead.
Experience & Qualifications
I am also experienced as a compere for live events such as cabarets and gigs.
I have volunteered as a facilitator with disabled peoples theatre groups for the last 7 years.
Qualifications & Training
Masters Degree in Theatre Making from the University of Leeds graduated in 2008
Theatre Apprenticeship at Aberystwyth Arts Centre 2010
I play the ukulele to a good standard and have done so in theatre productions.
My singing experience takes in jazz/swing, ragtime, cabaret and '50s/'60s pop.
Interests & Hobbies
I am a keen gardner and am knowledgable on the subject.
I also have a passion for natural history and palaeontology which I read a lot about.
I love to make collages and I'm a good drawer too.