Jonathan McGrath is a Theatre Director, Facilitator and Lecturer who has presented theatre events all over the world. He is an associate lecturer at several universities across the UK and supports many emerging theatre-makers in strategies for creating new performance work. Jonathan specialises in training actors for the somatic/psychological challenges that performance brings. 

 

Jonathan’s theatre is diverse in its style and presentation. His early career centred on site-specific/interactive theatre and his work has evolved to directing large scale classical and contemporary productions, Opera and also small autobiographical solo projects. Jonathan’s projects are all highly collaborative and in recent years they have involved liberal dollops of new technology and AV incorporated into his live events.

 

In 2017 Jonathan took a sabbatical from directing and touring and worked as a Relationship Manager for Arts Council England, Jonathan was involved in supporting artists and NPO organisations he assessed applications and awarded funding. 

Jonathan is currently a Project Manager for Without Walls which is a brand new band 3 NPO, Without Walls is a consortium of outdoor arts festivals that commission and support the touring of new works. 

This detailed experience of fundraising, governance and leadership will enable Jonathan to move forward in his plans to become the Artistic Director of a theatre organisation in England.