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Paul Long

DOB: 13th January 1975
POSITION: Co-Artistic Director
SINCE: 1997

DEGREE: Theatre Studies, Lancaster University.

GRADUATED: 1997

An experienced artist and founder member of metro-boulot-dodo.

Born in 1975 and brought up mostly in the cultural hotspot of Scunthorpe, I graduated from Lancaster University in 1997 with a degree in Theatre Studies. At that time I became a co-founder of metro-boulot-dodo and have spent my whole professional life working on a wide range of cross disciplinary projects for theatres, galleries, site specific spaces and the outdoors. All of which you can see on this web site so I won't bore you with details.

In addition to my artistic work I am also jointly responsible for the day to day running of the company including project development, fundraising, scheduling and budget management. I have also worked independently as a graphic designer and in higher education teaching roles for performing arts.

Key roles include concept development, creative writing, set design / development and interactive design for standalone artworks. Good understanding of technical design including LX and Sound. Graphic design, sound and video edit skills + basic web knowledge inc. comprehensive knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Quark Xpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Freeway, Hype, Logic and others.

ESTHER SIMPSON

DOB: 16th June 1975
POSITION: Co-Artistic Director
SINCE: 1997

DEGREE: Theatre Studies, Lancaster University.

GRADUATED: 1997

An experienced artist and founder member of metro-boulot-dodo.

Born in 1975 and brought up in South London, I graduated from Lancaster University in 1997 with a degree in Theatre Studies. At that time I became a co-founder of metro-boulot-dodo and have spent my whole professional life working on a wide range of cross disciplinary projects for theatres, galleries, site specific spaces and the outdoors.

My key roles within the company are concept development of projects, performance direction, creative writing, voice recording and direction and the aesthetic development. I also enjoy co-ordinating and delivering our diverse participation programs. In addition to my artistic work I am also jointly responsible for the day to day running of the company.