Emma Frankland is co-director and curator of The Campsite and an award winning performance and theatre artist working in the UK and internationally.
Her work often focusses on honesty, action & a playfully destructive DIY aesthetic. She uses materials with different transformative properties - such as water, clay, earth, salt and ink - to create strong visual imagery which is often messy, intense and celebratory.
She is the director of None of Us is Yet a Robot - a contemporary performance company that create groundbreaking performance work based on transgender identities & the politics of transition.
She has created a diverse collection of work & was featured in the British Council Showcase at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival with an anarchic adaptation of Don Quijote. The show won the Wildfire Critic’s Choice award at the 2014 Ignite festival and has toured the UK & internationally, appearing at the Tempo Festival, Rio de Janeiro.
Laura Mugridge is co-director of The Campsite. She is an award winning theatremaker and comedian. After performing stand up for six years, her first solo theatre show 'Running on Air,' performed to five people at once inside her 1978 VW campervan, won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and went on to tour the UK & France.
Recent performances and collaborations include working as co-devisor and performer on Kicking & Screaming with Tangled Feet and a site specific walking piece for the Lakes Alive Festival in Kendal, taking her audience on an adventure to the top of Kendal Fell, culminating in a silent disco.
Laura is Associate Artist of the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology in Cambridge and of Harrogate Theatre. She also regularly performs Bookish with theatre maker and composer Tom Adams, five mini shows, each based on a different book.
Laura is co-creator of The Birth Project, a collaboration with Exeter based theatre maker Katie Villa, looking at how we might be using the wrong language around birth.
Keir Cooper is art director of
The Campsite and created
on-site performative content Specimen Preparation.
As an artist, he works in live performance and music. His turbulent remix of Don Quijote was part of the British Council Showcase for Drama & Dance, touring to Festival del Tempo in Rio, Brazil.
Current projects include poledance/guitar performance collaboration BADASS GRAMMAR with pole dancer and academic Rose Biggin, (feat. live art veteran Penny Arcade); and REPUBLICA:
A queer retelling of Spanish history using strip, flamenco, live art and guitar rig, celebrating Spain’s 1930s anarchist-communist government - made with dancers Juan Carlos Otero & Lola Rueda.
He is part of jazz-punk trio A Sweet Niche, a project with composer, academic and saxophonist Oliver Sellwood (Knifeworld).
Bridget Floyer is a theatre producer specialising in contemporary theatre and other bespoke and unusual arts projects, often cross discipline, working with both professionals and communities.
She is founder and director of producing company Larking Arts, and collaborates with like-minded artists, looking for those who share similar values around making ambitious, artistically risky work which prioritises the people involved.
Recent projects include R&D for Galatea with live artist and theatre maker Emma Frankland, Journey to the Impossible and Derailed with clowning, devising and physical theatre specialists Little Soldier Productions, and R&D for t’Other with theatre makers Guy Hargreaves and Nicola McRoy, and visual artist/sculptor Marjan Wouda.
She is an Associate Tutor at the University of Surrey and the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, and an Associate of Farnham Maltings.