Symon Macintyre, Artistic Director, has a background in civil engineering, subsequently training in puppetry at Little Angel Theatre, London. He has spent the past 30 years working as a director, producer, performer and puppeteer. Most recently Symon directed, Dark Matter, a site-specific production which was selected as part of the 2013 British Council Edinburgh Showcase, which featured some of the most outstanding new work in the UK.
Kim Bergsagel, Creative Director, trained at Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design and at the Little Angel Theatre and is a performer, designer and maker. Kim’s unique and beautiful puppet designs have led to commissions from across the globe for theatre, film and television. Kim designed and carved Big Man Walking and is currently developing a new site-specific production, Embrace, which will tour to Scottish outdoor venues in autumn 2014.
Anne Fleming, Company Manager, has worked with Vision Mechanics since 2011. Her role includes fundraising for Company projects, tour booking and administration. Anne has some 20 years’ experience in arts management, including working as Company Manager and Producer at Theatre Workshop Edinburgh. She has previously worked as an advocate for older people in care homes and is particularly interested in the benefits intergenerational arts projects can offer.
Tom Watton, Producer for In Her Shadows, has worked in the events and arts sector for over a decade. Tom has previously managed the Beltane Fire Festival and Edible Edinburgh Feeding the 5000. Tom also currently serves as a Trustee of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Tom is working with Vision Mechanics to produce In Her Shadows, an exciting Dance-Aerial project which will be touring across Scotland in Autumn 2015, watch this space!
Susan Wilson, Account Manager,has worked for the Company and Puppet Lab for eight years. During that time the Company has developed artistically and in ambition and her role has evolved to encompass the increased financial demands. She previously worked in administration for Dundee Printmakers Workshop and Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio and is also a practising artist and printmaker.