Bee in my Beanie is a collection of 'third culture kids' who have lived all over the world (France, Switzerland, Israel, Scotland, England), they instantly bonded in their love of theatre, internationalism and creativity!
Bee in my Beanie have a dedication to improving the visibility of women in Theatre, and specifically in the wonderful world of Puppetry! Along with their team and associates they seek to develop a universality in Theatre by using mediums such as puppetry, collaborative devising and tackling themes that affect people of any culture.
Katherine is a freelance Director and Puppet maker. She is the Associate Director for Shasha and Taylor Productions, worked with Actors of Dionysus as Assistant Director, in Costume design at Wycombe Abbey School and in an administrative role at Clean Break Theatre Company.
She holds a BSc in Psychology from Lancaster University and an MA in Directing from Guildford School of Acting where she received the Max Adrian award for her dissertation on rituals in puppetry.
Having grown up in over 4 countries, Katherine is driven by the power of story telling to bring people together. With a passion for Puppetry, she and Tess combine their unique skillset to foster collaborative devising and to produce Theatre that crosses boundaries.
Tess has a BA in English Literature and Film from the University of Reading, before that she spent a year in New York training in HB studio and The Upright Citizens Brigade. Tess was a performer and the Assistant Director in Sue MacClaine's 'Vessel' at the Battersea Arts Centre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
She holds an MA in Creative Practices and Direction, from the Guildford School of Acting where she met Katherine and discovered her love for visual storytelling, the absurd and the surreal.
Coming from a country dominated by conflict and division Tess sets out to create a universal performance language through interdisciplinary practice and visual storytelling, she believes that laughter is universal and silliness can bridge difference.
David met Katherine back in Geneva, Switzerland while working on a production of 'Oklahoma!' and it soon became clear that this was a creative partnership made to last.
In pursuing his passion for the arts and theatre, David went to Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance to study for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Lighting Design, where he graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Lighting Design.
Having lived in Europe, David has had excellent opportunities working in some great venues and companies, for example at the Bregenzer Festspiele (Bregenz, Austria), the Théâtre du Léman (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Lilian Baylis Studios (Part of Sadlers Wells in London).
George is a freelancer and technician specialising in creative videography and theatre lighting design.
He is a graduate of the University of Reading with a First Class degree in Film, Theatre & Television. He has directed a number of short films and has fulfilled the role of Technical Consultant for multiple Edinburgh Fringe productions.
Passionate about the arts, he is always looking for the next creative opportunity to get involved with from short films and documentaries to multi-media performance and fringe theatre.