MEET THE TEAM
Belinda Clarke: Artistic Director
“Leading Light has given me the confidence I’ve needed to push myself further into the creative industry and I cannot wait to see where it takes me as a theatre maker”
Belinda is a trained theatre maker, beginning her career studying BA Acting at Bath Spa University. She is currently studying MA Creative Producing at Mountview School of Arts. As Artistic Director of Leading Light; she has produced Heartbeat (2017), assisted the direction and performed in GIRLS LIKE THAT (2017), written Memories We Lost in the Fire (2017-18) winner of Best New Writing at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. Recent credits include the direction and hosting of Network and Chill (2019) and co-produced Dear Black People (2019) with Leading Light’s sister company Excellence. Alongside Leading Light Collective, Belinda has directed for ArcolaLab (2018) and Global Voices Theatre (2019). Next Belinda will be directing Leading Light Collective’s 4 (2020).
Strength: Diva abilities. Weakness: Gluten and dairy.
Hannah Blair: Executive Producer
“Leading Light Collective has given me the strength, passion and determination to produce meaningful theatre with a lasting impression, making a difference to younger audiences.”
Hannah studied BA Theatre Production and MA Creative producing at Bath Spa University. She is the Executive Producer of Leading Light Collective; producing Memories We Lost in the Fire (2018), Network and Chill and co-produced Dear Black People (2019) with Leading Light’s sister company Excellence. Alongside Leading Light Collective, Hannah produced Purely Platonic (2019) which was performed in SparkFest. Hannah’s other professional theatre credits include; Stage Manager for Commotion in the Ocean (2018/19), Dresser for This House (2019), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2017/18) and North by Northwest (2017).
Strength: Owns 1,000,000 pens. Weakness: Pink Gin.