Amelia Bird is a Designer and Director specialising in visual theatre.
Before going fully freelance in 2022 Amelia worked for 6 years with London Bubble Theatre on their programme of socially engaged theatre projects for children. Prior to that she was the Artistic Director of touring theatre company Gomito Productions.
Amelia's design work includes projects for theatres including Oxford Playhouse, Reading Rep, ARC Stockton, Barnsley Civic, Greenwich Theatre and Cambridge Junction and companies including Filskit Theatre, Tortoise in a Nutshell and Mac's Arcadian.
Her work was exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial in 2019, she won a Design Excellence Award at Montenegro's Kotor Children's Theatre Festival in 2017 and with Tortoise in a Nutshell won a Fringe First Award for 'Feral' in 2013.
She is an experienced puppetmaker and has experience of creating immersive sets and installations.
Direction & Dramaturgy
Amelia specialises in directing untraditional theatre processes, including devised theatre, community and participatory theatre projects.
She has directed projects commissioned by Greenwich Theatre, Cambridge Junction, The Gulbenkian Theatre, The Old Market, Arts Depot, Norwich and Norfolk Festival, London Bubble Theatre, Forward Theatre Project, Watch This Space Festival and individual artists including Ricky Tart and Katie Cooper.
As Artistic Director of Gomito Productions she led an artistic programme of theatre shows, artist development and community participation projects.