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Porl Cooper

In varying capacities, Porl has worked for 25 years in subsidised repertory arts venues, commercial theatre and on large scale events and can currently be found engaged as Associate Producer at Harrogate Theatre, programming and managing their Associate Artists scheme. He is also Producer at BE Festival in Birmingham, and Programmer at EnableUS, at the University of Sheffield and has an ongoing roles as Freelance Producer with Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.

For the past 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. He was also previously Artistic Associate at Cast, Doncaster.

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 Award.