Mat Churchill is a British producer of theatre and live events who is recognised for his pioneering work combining theatre and visual storytelling. He has conceived, funded, and realised a wide range of productions over the last 20 years, from touring shows to outdoor and site-specific events.
He is producing a series of major experiential theatrical events in the US and Asia Pacific and since 2018 has divided his time between projects in the UK, USA and Suzhou Jiangsu China.
He is best known as a founder of Three Sixty Entertainment where he served as CEO until 2011. During this time he conceived and produced the international theatrical hit Peter Pan with Charlie Burnell. Blending the world’s first 360 degree surround cgi for theatre with live action Peter Pan broke box office records for a non-broadway show in San Francisco and Orange County and grossed approaching $45 million at 7 locations in the UK and US under his management on its first outing. It has now been seen by more than 1,000,000 people in both the UK and USA.
He also runs The Theatre Tent; a company who create tented venues for theatrical clients. Over 3 million people have attended events at venues created by the theatre tent including 2013’s Cameron Mackintosh production of Barnum and the all new1600 seat Lunar Dome theatre for the Apollo 11 immersive event in Pasadena 2019.
Gina Fegan is a UK based senior arts executive specialising in film and theatre production and investment whose career has bridged both the public and private sectors. She has unique recent experience in China both as a ground breaking theatre producer and founding director of a $600M film and media fund.
She developed the UK’s international trade strategy for screen and digital media for the Department for International Trade with partners Cameron MacIntosh, Universal Music, BBC Worldwide, and ITV. Activations for this included a number of major events such as ‘“GREAT” Festival of Creativity in Shanghai’ with Prince William, and the Creative Industries showcase for President Xi during his State visit to the UK resulting in an increase of over £2billion to the UK economy.
She was recently the lead producer on a first of its kind large scale theatre/digital production in China centred on a collaboration between former head of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Chinese music star Sa Dingding and is also the award winning producer of a number of feature films working with amongst others E-One Entertainment and the Weinstein Co.
She began working in the film sectors of the UK, France and North America; starting film festivals, producing films and setting up capacity building organisations and is now in demand working in China, USA and UK with content producers, high-growth tech start-ups, and the EMI Archive Trust.
Teresa’s architectural practice and research focuses on the intersection between art, temporary architecture, performance, participation and public space. As well as an architectural theorist she is the designer of a series of world class portable theatre venues that have been used to create major events throughout the UK and USA over the last 20 years. Much of her theory and practice work is expressed in her book, The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space published by Routledge New York (2014).
While at the RCA she met with Mat Churchill and formed a working partnership based on their common interest in performance and temporary structures including Cedric Price and Joan Littlewood’s work on the “Fun Palace”. A fateful call in 1997 from England’s National Theatre lead to their first temporary venue being built to house Joan Littlewood’s Oh What a Lovely War on a nationwide tour.
Her event sites and temporary venues are informed by her work on public space and her practise’s involvement in performance and major events has seen her bringing thinking from theatre and events into the world of architecture. Hoskyns’ teaching unit at Cambridge University architecture school broke with tradition and saw her taking her students into the streets of Cambridge to create interventions and street performances as a means of expanding the scope of what architecture can mean. Several of the students from her Cambridge unit went on to form Assemble the first “non-artists” to receive the UK’s Turner Prize for their Granby Four Streets project.
She is a co-founder of the feminist art/architecture collective Taking Place