19 to 26 years
5' 5" (1.65m)
Maisie is a Bristol-based performer, director, movement director and theatre maker.
Bristol Old Vic // Made in Bristol 2014/15
A year in residence at The Bristol Old Vic training as an actor and theatre-maker and developing industry skill sets. The group take part in workshops and training from visiting practitioners in the building (including Emma Rice, Gecko, Theatre Ad Infinitum).
Liverpool Hope University 2011-2014
Bachelor of Arts With Honours (Single): Drama (Full Time Programme) First class
- Winner of the best academic performance by a final year single honours student
- Winner of the John Godber prize for special contribution to Drama and Theatre Studies
Eclipse (The Station, Bristol, 2017). Spill: Verbatim Show about Sex (Bristol Old Vic studio / Camden Peoples Theatre / UK Tour). The Hours Before We Wake (Upcoming Theatre 503, previous Underbelly Edinburgh 2017 / UK Tour). Spooky Ship (SS Great Britain/ Bristol Old Vic 2016) 15:44 (EVP Sessions - Shoreditch Town Hall Basement). The Light Burns Blue ( Bristol Old Vic Studio / Tonic Theatre). DANIEL (Liverpool, Durational Drag Performance). Lymph Nodes of Thamsanqa Jantjie (Rich Mix Venue, London / Mercy Liverpool / Syndrome Festival, Liverpool). The Typing Man (The Bluecoat Liverpool). Decade (The Capstone Theatre Liverpool). Future Cities (Liverpool Biennial 2015). Children of Killers (Bristol Old Vic National Theatre Connections / Dorfman Theatre / Bristol Old VIc Studio Dir. Miranda Cromwell).
Director // Choreographer // Workshop Leader
Her movement work combines tight ensemble movement with anarchic and visceral choreography, rooted in the idea that movement in theatre helps drive emotional response. In the past year her practice has focussed on the female voice, body and the physical language of dissent. Co-director of Fen (www.fenbristol.com) Maisie is currently directing WULF. An experienced workshop leader (drama/ physical theatre/ dance) for a range of ages she also works for the Bristol Old Vic Outreach department and has been on their ‘Young Directors’ programme for two years.Maisie works as a digital artist focusing on 3D environments and was recently animator and performer in poetry video/ performance 15:44, commissioned by Penned in the Margins and Mercy Liverpool and recently published in Datableed Zine. Maisie also has experience with InDesign and developing print and marketing material for performance.
Full directing cv can be found on her website at http://cargocollective.com/MaisieNewman
Full performer CV available upon request
An authentic, moving and witty play on gender identity in the challenging, beautiful and inspiring world of being young. New writing | Movement | Music
WULF is a performance adaption of an Anglo-Saxon poem with movement, bilingual dialogue, original...
★★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★★ EdFringe Review | ★★★★★ Every- Theatre Recently co-headlined Camden...
★★★★★ - Stagetalk Magazine | ★★★★★ - Edfringe Review | ★★★★ - Broadway Baby | ★★★★ - Fringe Guru |...
Set in a land ravaged by war, two sisters are torn apart. They strive to find power in a society...
Eyes meet across restaurants, buttons and hooks are undone, vows are unwound and worlds break.