Fellow in the Arts (Creative Engagement)
BA (Leicester University), MA (Leicester DeMontfort University)
Paul works in creative engagement in three key sectors; as a theatre director and producer, as a teacher in entrepreneurship and as a consultant in arts and business training and project management.
Paul is the Artistic Director of Menagerie, a Cambridge-based theatre company which creates and tours New Writing Theatre productions worldwide. Formerly Artistic Director of The Frankfurt Playhouse and Center Stage New York, Paul regularly freelance directs and teaches theatre in the UK, Europe and the US. Over the past 25 years he has directed and produced over 80 professional productions in 10 different countries. He has also been the Artistic Director of The Hotbed Festival of New Writing at The Junction in Cambridge since 2002, and Chairman of the Jury for the Brno International Theatre Festival, Czech Republic. He regularly teaches performance skills as international ‘expert’ at the Russian Theatre Leaders School, Meyerhold Theatre, Moscow.
In Executive Education his key areas of interest and research are working alongside artists exploring creativity in the workplace, enterprise thinking, collaborative working, communication impact and transformational leadership. He has most recently worked with a wide variety of retained clients focusing on two key areas: cultural shift with The Dubai Stock Exchange (DIFC), Liverpool Football Club and Sberbank (Russia), and communication impact programmes for management and staff with Fairtrade, United States Armed Forces, Novartis and Zurich Insurance. His work as a master coach in EPIC Presentation Skills has been utilised by Chief Executives and Board Members of Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Fairtrade and Philip Morris.
Paul also teaches Enterprise and Creativity as an Associate at CEDAR in Cambridge, on the MBA and Executive Education courses at Moscow School of Management and Stockholm School of Economics.
As an International Arts consultant, Paul works with a wide variety of organisations including Trans Europe Halles (Arts Planning), Wroclaw ECOC (European Capital of Culture; Audience Development) and Creative Kosice (Artistic Interventions in the workplace). He is also currently working with CEDAR in Cambridge as a consultant on incubating new business in South Africa and Uruguay.