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Porl Cooper

In varying capacities, Porl has worked for 30 years in subsidised repertory arts venues, commercial theatre and on large scale events and now works freelance across several organisations. He can currently be found engaged as Producer at The Dukes Lancaster,  Associate Producer at Harrogate Theatre and Producer & Programmer at EnableUS at the University of Sheffield with programming and Talent Development responsibilities at all three venues. Porl was previously Producer with BE Festival in Birmingham, Artistic Associate at CAST Doncaster and Freelance Producer with Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.

For 5 years he worked with the team at Slung Low to ensure that their base and venue – the HUB – became firmly established on regional, national & international touring routes.

Porl previously worked in the programming team at The Lowry Salford Quays and established the Studio’s successful “Developed with The Lowry” strand and was instrumental in The Lowry Studio being awarded a Peter Brook / Mobius Empty Space Award in 2012.

Upon leaving The Lowry in 2013 Porl was the proud recipient of the Manchester Theatre Awards’ Special A

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