Nina Lemon is a playwright, theatre director, workshop leader and social entrepreneur. Since 2006 she has been Artistic Director for award winning youth arts training company Peer Productions.
Mobile: 07815 148413 Office: 01483 476825
website: www.ninalemon.co.uk www.peerproductions.co.uk
2016 – Date Kingston University
PhD exploring how plays can change the way young people think and behave.
2004 – 2006 Central School of Speech & Drama
Post Graduate Certificate in Directing text with Young People – PASS
1998 – 2001 Royal Holloway University of London
Drama & Theatre Studies BA (Hons) – 2:1
Sept 2006 – ONGOING Artistic Director Peer Productions
I co-founded Peer Productions, a youth arts training company specialising in Peer Education through theatre and film. Each year we train a team of young people (aged 16 – 24 years) as actors and peer educators enabling them to deliver a series of community arts projects. As Artistic Director my primary responsibilities include writing and directing new plays and designing and delivering workshops for a wide range of groups.
Sept 2003 – Oct 2006 Arts Development Officer The Camberley Theatre
Whilst in post I established an annual youth arts festival – VOICES & successfully applied for funding for this & other initiatives. I also delivered a wide range of arts programmes in the Camberley Theatre & in the community and worked as artistic director of Xpress Theatre – a theatre company for those aged 5 – 25 years developing membership from 100 to 250 in two years. I wrote and directed a wide range of productions. I managed, recruited and trained a small team of freelance workshop leaders & assistants. I was responsible for the theatre’s child protection & community arts policies and advised on the council’s community & corporate plans & the leisure development strategy.
Nov 02 – Aug 03 Community Arts Manager Blatchington Mill School
I managed a community programme to ensure that local people benefited from the school’s specialist status in performing arts and acted as advisor and artist in residence to thirteen local schools providing them with tailor made arts projects. Whilst in post I also created and managed The Family Festival which involved performances from fifteen different schools and community groups and I was part of a team that created teenspirit where a local night club was taken over by young bands and their fans.
March 02 – June 02 Administrator The Dominion Theatre
I provided clerical and secretarial support to the general manager and was responsible for purchase ledger.
Sept 01 Personal Assistant Vincent Shaw Associates
I provided administrative support to this theatrical agency and made casting recommendations.
July 01 – Aug 01 Assistant Artistic Director The Canal Cafe Theatre
I ran the venue in the Artistic Director’s absence and I was responsible for payroll, FOH & box office.
March 01 – Ongoing Freelance Theatre Director Various (see directing credits above)
1995 – Ongoing – Freelance Workshop Leader & Teacher Various.