Debbie Hannan is Team Effort’s Associate Artist. She is contributing to the group online and through visits and residencies throughout the year. She is currently Trainee Director at the Royal Court Theatre.
Debbie trained in directing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She directs a range of work originating from a variety of sources, including text-based work, and has a particular interest in work which crosses between theatre and live art, event-theatre, collaborative and cross-form work, non-traditional spaces, and combining text and movement. She was a recipient of the Bank of Scotland New Director’s award with the National Theatre of Scotland, where she assisted John Tiffany and Vicky Featherstone on Enquirer. Previous directing work Hamlet (Globe Education), You Cannot Call it Love by Howard Barker/Shakespeare (On the Verge festival 2012, Arches), and Pamela Carter’s liberty, equality, fraternity (Tron Theatre, Traverse). Recent work includes the development of Yellow Pears with Swept-Up Theatre (2012 winner of Bruce Millar award), Roses are Dead (Arches Live 2012) and Notes from the Underground (Citizens Theatre, September 2013). She has worked for Scottish Opera and most recently assisted Dominic Hill and Stuart Laing at the Citizens.
“Team Effort! is the most exciting and important structure I have been part of in terms of artist, artistic community and craft development and the year ahead will be a fruitful mixture of conversation, process and production – essentially, full and collaborative development as a theatre maker.”