Suzanne Gorman

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Suzanne Gorman


Suzanne is a theatre director, creative producer, coach and researcher. She is Artistic Director of Maya Productions, a company making diverse theatre to make change, creating work that enables social chance and promotes racial justice in the arts. She was previously Education Director at Soho Theatre and has held Associate roles at Derby LIVE, Sheffield Theatres, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Immediate Theatre and the Barbican.

A Clore Fellow, Suzanne led a research project Where Am I? that highlighted the importance of Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse Role Models and Leaders in relation to workforce diversity. At Maya she recently ran a coaching/mentoring programme to support ethnically diverse industry professionals during the pandemic. She has undertaken research projects, and facilitated group and one-to-one sessions for organisations including the National Theatre, Arts Council England, Home Slough and Southbank Centre.

She is a trustee for Immediate Theatre.

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