Meet The Team

Porl Cooper

Porl has worked for 28 years in varying capacities in subsidised repertory arts venues, commercial theatre and on large scale events.

As well as being the Programmer for the Enable US Festival, he is currently engaged as Associate Producer at Harrogate Theatre (programming and supporting their Associate Artists), as well as Producer at BE Festival in Birmingham. He worked with the team at Slung Low in Leeds for 5 years, firmly establishing their base and venue ‘the HUB’ on regional, national & international touring routes. He was also previously Artistic Associate at Cast, Doncaster.

Marketing & Audience Development officer

Maisie Burn

Maisie has worked in communications in arts venues across South Yorkshire for the last 6 years, including Sheffield Theatres, Showroom Workstation and Cast in Doncaster. With a passion for the arts, accessibility and audiences, she loves to shout about these things from the rooftops, so arts marketing was a natural and easy career for her to pursue. Originally from a small town in the North East of England, Sheffield has now been her home for the last 13 years.

Maisie’s passions lie in experiencing live performances of any genre, but theatre has always had a special place in her heart. If she’s not in an auditorium, she can be found chasing her toddler somewhere in the outdoors and fully appreciating the Peak District on her doorstep. She also loves to cook, has an unhealthy obsession for stripy t shirts and has 3 cats with very intense personalities.

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