Tom Hogan – Artistic Director

Tom HoganTom Hogan is an Artistic Director and experienced Project Manager, as well as an actor, performer and drama facilitator. He trained with Stockport MBC in Community Arts Management from 1995 – 1997, managing the Forum Company Youth Theatre and Romiley Forum’s Adult Drama Group. This work included 3 productions which where showcased as part of Romiley Forum’s main house programme.

As Artistic Director for Proud and Loud Arts (Theatre company for people living with disability) since 2000, Tom has been responsible for project development and delivery, as well as advising on funding strategies and budgets. The company received the Philip Lawrence Award of excellence in 2002, and were subject to a study by De Montfort University into models of good practice submitted to the Home Office.

Tom held the position of Community Festivals Officer for Bury MBC in 2005. He supported the development of community festivals borough-wide, working in partnership with numerous community venues, sponsors and other local authorities.

From 2004-2006 Tom was the Arts Advisor for Salford Youth Service, advising the team on arts project development, funding and project delivery. This collaboration resulted in numerous successful projects citywide. He worked as a freelance Project Manager and Lead Artist for TIPP, specialising in disaffected groups from 2006. He was also the Project Manager for the Youth Offending Team on the successful pilot summer college scheme for persistent young offenders, rolled out nationally with support from the Home Office in 2008. Tom gave seminars at Hope University from 2006-2008, lecturing on Project Management and delivery to groups of up to 80.

Tom founded Aqueous Humour in 2001 through partnerships with the Lowry and the City of Salford, receiving commissions and bookings for the Commonwealth Games, BBC Radio4 and BBC3. He has been working on the development of new work for Aqueous Humour, convincing many of the merits of the Bouffons clown and Interactive Performance. Having developed his practice over 13 years, he now works as a director, performer and trainer in professional, education and community settings. Tom has recently worked with Contact Young Actors Company directing a site-specific theatre piece at Manchester Museum. He has undertaken training with Phillippe Gaulier Paris, Roy Heart Theatre, Totales Theatre International Italy /Germany and with Spymonkey in London / Manchester. Tom has tutored at Manchester University, Salford University and John Moore’s University Liverpool in Interactive Performance, Grotesque Clowning, Alternative Teaching Methods, Working in Community Arts and Street Theatre. He has run drama residencies in H.M.P Forest Bank, Hindley Y.O.I and Barton Moss secure care unit and is currently Artist in Residence at Manchester Key Stage 3 PRU.

Tom Hogan has led The Sky Muffins at many an event, performed as Mama Oozebog and was the original Maitre D in “Charred Grizzle”. He is currently writing & performing with Bushpig in the guise of Mary-Lou Cougar.

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