Hello and welcome to my website.
I'm Bruce Knight, a freelance creative producer/director. I also manage 'The Sessions House CIC' an organisation supporting the transformation of Spilsby's Grade II listed former Sessions House (aka Spilsby Theatre) into a creative arts centre.
My passion is celebrating people, particularly by bringing communities together through creative projects. I enjoy working with a wide range of people, with all levels of experience and ability. As a theatre director my work often uses physicality as a device for storytelling and incorporates themes and commentary on pop culture. As a producer I focus on creating high quality experiences that usually involve community engagement.
My training and experience has enabled an understanding of how to create artistic work and experiences that can be enjoyed by a wide ranging audience, including those who do not regularly participate in the arts.
I initially studied design and photography and worked in the film and TV industry, gaining many skills that often still come in handy! In 2002 I began working as a performer in circus, dance, and fringe theatre. Eventually I became a key collaborative artist with the company Copperdollar, working for many years on outdoor arts events around the UK including large scale immersive theatre work for Glastonbury Festival and performances for the National Theatre's "Watch This Space" festival as part of the 2012 Olympic celebrations.
In 2013 I was awarded the East Lindsey Culture in the Community Award for work reviving and programming Spilsby Theatre.
More recently I produced SO festival's Community Stage and Activity Zone and as part of the Different Light Collective continue to create 'Light Night' events and other digital/projection projects. Recent directing work includes Hambledon Productions uk toured, comedic, solo performance of 'Dracula'. I am also the current chair of Barmpot Theatre.