Dominic joined the Citizens Theatre as Artistic Director in 2011. His productions at the Citizens have included Pinocchio, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Christmas Carol, Oresteia: This Restless House (winner of best Director, 2016 CATS Awards), Hamlet, Crime and Punishment (winner of Best Director and Best Productio, 2014 CATS Awards), King Lear and Betrayal (winner of Best Director 2012 CATS Awards).
Before joining the Citizens Theatre he was Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and Joint Artistic Director of Dundee Rep.
Other credits include Falstaff and Macbeth (Scottish Opera), The City Madam (Royal Shakespeare Company) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).
Martyn is a Director/Producer based in Scotland.
As founder of Urbancroft Films in 2007 he has produced a wide range of short-form video content for a variety of clients and sectors including regular content for the Citizens Theatre. Martyn trained at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), he worked in theatre for a number of years before moving into the film industry. Having produced and directed several short films and co-directed a successful low budget feature which sold to BBC Scotland & Amazon Prime, he is about to release his first fully-funded feature documentary, Ride the Wave with Screen Scotland and METfilm in London this summer and is currently in development for his new feature with SKY Documentaries and has an evolving slate of ideas being pitched for broadcast.
Martyn was also a winner of the Edinburgh Film Festival Works in Progress award and participated as a judge on The Royal Television Society (Scotland) awards last year. More recently, Martyn has enjoyed supporting theatre and arts organisations to reimagine their work on film during the pandemic.
Stuart JenkinsLighting Designer
Stuart has worked in professional theatre for over 30 years and is Head of Lighting and Sound at the Citizens Theatre.
He has worked for companies including Theatr Clwyd, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Traverse Theatre, Wildcat, Tron Theatre, Cumbernauld Theatre, TAG and the National Theatre of Scotland.
Credits include: Whatever happened to the Jaggy Nettles?, Captain Amazing, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Come Hell or High Water, Bold Girls, The Macbeths (2017 and 2018), The Gorbals Vampire, Blackbird, Into That Darkness, The Maids, Blasted, The Human Voice, Vernon God Little, Ten Rillington Place, Smoking with Lulu, Krapp’s Last Tape, Shadow of a Gunman, The Grapes of Wrath, Miss Julie (Citizens Theatre); Molly Sweeney (Citizens Theatre/National Theatre of Scotland); One More Sleep ‘til Christmas (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Suddenly Last Summer (Theatr Clwyd); Madam Butterfly, Rigoletto (Opera on a Shoestring); Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco, The Lying Kind (Tron Theatre); Dr Ferret’s Bad Medicine Roadshow, On the Rim of the World, Temptations of Tam (Scottish Opera/Citizens Theatre); Betty Blue Eyes, Godspell, Batboy, 9 to 5 (Dance School of Scotland).
Frances Poet is a Glasgow-based playwright with two decades of experience working in theatres across the UK as a dramaturg and Literary Manager.
Stage plays include Maggie May (Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist, Leeds Playhouse/Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch/Leicester Curve, tour postponed due to Covid 19), Fibres (Stellar Quines/Citizens Theatre tour 2019 and a filmed version 2020), Gut (Writers' Guild Best Play Award winner, UK Theatre Best Play Award nominated and Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting Shortlisted, Traverse Theatre & Tron Theatre 2018 and in a French translation as Madra, Théâtre La Licorne, Montréal 2019 and Théâtre Périscope, Quebec 2020) and the multi-award winning Adam (Scottish and UK tours 2017/18, NYU Skirball Centre 2019 and Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne 2020).
Frances has also completed a number of classic adaptations including The Macbeths (Citizens Theatre), What Put The Blood (Abbey Theatre, Dublin 2017 and previously as Andromaque, Scottish Tour 2015), Dance of Death (Candice Edmonds in association with Citizens Theatre 2016) and The Misanthrope (Oran Mòr 2014)
Radio work includes Alt Delete (BBC Radio 3), Gut (BBC Radio 4) and The Disappointed (BBC Radio Scotland). Screen work includes an episode of the forthcoming Scotland-set crime drama Annika (Black Camel), a screen adaptation of her stage play Adam (BBC Scotland/BBC Arts March 2021), episodes of River City and several short films that have played at National and International festivals.
Frances's play Crusaders is part of the NT Connections 2021 programme and her play Sophia will premiere in August as part of Pitlochry Festival Theatre/Lyceum Theatre’s Sound Stage Project.
Matthew Whiteside is a composer based in Glasgow and was named the Scotsman’s Classical One to Watch in 2020 and in the Lists Hot 100 of 2019.
He has been commissioned by Scottish Opera, Magnetic North, Crash Ensemble and the Institute of Physics receiving regular international performances including by the RTE NSO and Red Note Ensemble. Matthew's music is available on all digital outlets including Dichroic Light, featured in The Macbeths, and his second album Entangled. For more info visit www.matthewwhiteside.co.uk
Joanna BowmanAssistant Director
Joanna is Associate Director of Vanishing Point.
Credits include, as director: Hero, Nibble Nibble Gnaw (Dundee Rep); Hotel Home (OSO Arts); Hedda Gabler (Byre Theatre); Delay Detach (Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award)
As associate director: The Metamorphosis (Vanishing Point/Tron Theatre/Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione)
As assistant director: Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads (Chichester Festival Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre of Scotland/Citizens Theatre/Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh); Nora: A Doll’s House, A Christmas Carol, The Macbeths (Citizens Theatre); Toy Plastic Chicken (Oran Mor in association with Traverse Theatre).
Joanna trained on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck, University of London.