Gail Babb

Gail Babb is a theatre practitioner, producer and recent Clore Fellow who specialises in participatory arts work in a range of community, educational and social settings.

As Producer for Participation & Learning at Talawa Theatre Company she has brought work with emerging theatre makers to the centre of the company and developed an innovative programme that places an emphasis on bespoke, participant-led projects.

Gail’s work as a facilitator and theatre maker includes creative learning in schools, equality and diversity training in universities and workplaces, and devising with children, young people and mental health service-users. Previous shows have been created for a range of settings, including theatres, a tour to South Africa’s National Arts Festival and site-specific pieces in museums and a derelict school.

Gail is an active board member for London Arts and Health Forum and Strongback Productions. She will be leaving Talawa, after 11 years with the company, to pursue freelance work alongside a new role as Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London