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Associate Artists and Companies

ARC has a number of enhanced relationships with selected artists and companies whose work we feel is valuable to ARC’s artistic programme. Packages of support are tailored to the needs of the individual artists, but the relationship is intended to lead to the presentation of work at ARC.

Support can include acting as an ongoing creative mentor or producer, as well as more practical assistance such as help with funding applications, rehearsal space, production, technical and marketing support.

‘Associate’ relationships are regularly reviewed, usually at the end of each project or production, to ensure that they remain of mutual benefit.

ARC’s current Associate Artists and Companies are:


Daniel Bye

Middlesbrough-born Daniel Bye makes work for theatre and online platforms as, variously, writer, director and performer.

Holly Gallagher

Holly Gallagher is a theatre maker, director and facilitator based in Thornaby, Teesside interested in new work that speaks about the world we live in today and stimulates an audience's imagination.

Jack Bennett

Jack is an actor, collaborator and theatre maker. Too Much Too Young is his first solo show and his second piece, Winners, is currently in development.

Kitchen Zoo

Kitchen Zoo are Hannah Goudie and Bob Nicholson, who create playful, energetic and joyful theatre for young audiences.

Luca Rutherford

Luca is a writer, performer and dramaturg making socially activist theatre. She is an associate artist of ARC Stockton, Northern Stage and Unfolding Theatre, as well as a Third Angel mentee.

Scott Turnbull

Stockton-born Scott considers his key strengths to be speaking out loud and drawing pictures which he combined to fabulous effect in Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?

Two Destination Language

Award-winning theatre company Two Destination Language is led by artists Alister Lownie and Katherina Radeva. Visually stunning, their work deals with identity, cultural boundaries and belonging. 

Vici Wreford-Sinnott

Vici Wreford-Sinnott is a theatremaker who believes in cultural landscape without limitation. She strives to make dynamic contemporary theatre that challenges widely held perceptions to make change happen. 

Zoe Murtagh

Zoe is a performance maker, writer and facilitator based in the North. Her work is vibrant, interactive and often takes a little while to clear away!