Artistic intent

BRED IN THE BONE are a gathering of theatre makers based in Brighton, UK; and whose members are from England, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Poland and Spain. We are dedicated to bringing together and exploring our diverse theatre traditions.

Our work is rooted in the actor and derives from dedicated training, exploring and expanding the research on the actors’ craft.

The international nature of the company is fundamental to its identity, from which we seek to enlarge our understanding of each other’s culture, looking for what is common in who we are. Our influences are as varied as Peter Brook, Annie Castledine, Complicite, Jerzy Grotowski, Theatre du Soleil, or Anatoli Vassiliev, to name only a few, who’s work is inspirational to us.

We do not intend to develop a particular type of aesthetic or form of theatre but rather use within our productions a dialogue between our theatrical cultures best suited for the moment we are exploring.

Core Team
Alexios Ioannou - singer/performer/workshop leader
Amanda Collins - director/dramaturg/stage manager
Andrew Darren Elkins - performer/workshop leader
Baerble Ashenberg - performer
Gudbjorg Huldudottir - performer/workshop leader
Keiko Yumagushi - performer/musician/workshop leader
Krystyna Krotoska - performer
Matthieu Leloup/Bellon - artistic director/director/training leader co-ordination/ musicality/dramaturg/design
Muly Yechezkel - light designer
Nick Borsack - director/writer/dramaturg
Rafa? Habel - performer/musician
Rodrigo Alonso Miranda - performer/workshops leader
Stanis?aw Krotoski - producer Unreal City
Tanya Munday - company director/actor/producer/workshop leader
Alexander Scott - musician/performer
Arnie Gretar - director
Colin Ellwood - director/dramaturg
Daniel Gott - musician/performer
Dara Clear - performer
Darek Szymor - performer
Jeremy Harrison - musician / performer
John Ward - assistant director
Marcin Rudy - workshop leader
Prezemyslaw Baszczak - lighting designer