The Goat and Monkey team

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Goat and Monkey is a core company of two, Sally and Joel.

We have been making theatre, or at least theatre-like things, since 2005. Projects have seen the Goat and Monkey team swell to triple digits, and we have a fantastic team of award winning collaborators, though Goat and Monkey at its core is two. Sally is mostly responsible for planning, organising and numbers, and Joel for ideas and directing. We both get stuck in with scheming and research of concepts in equal measure.

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Joel Scott
Artistic Director

As well as creating awesome Goat and Monkey projects, I’m lucky enough to work with lots of other talented and interesting people. Here are some of my recent projects:

I’m currently working with VR/XR/AR company Megaverse. Using a circular volumetric scanning rig, the audience will enter the space and experience the live performance within HTC Vive headsets and headphones. Using a custom physics-based liquid engine to affect the actors appearance and size, the audience will experience a visceral and total immersive experience.

I work as a Creative Associate with the wonderful folk at Punchdrunk, and have the privilege to spend time with insanely fun, imaginative and driven people creating cool new concepts. I help facilitate work with the Enrichment team on the Creative Clusters initiative, and have worked with creatives from Sky VR, BBC VR, Royal Holloway University and Film Four.

I’ve just finished working in Hong Kong with the Youth Arts Foundation and National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. I directed a large scale ensemble piece in Hong Kong, and worked with twenty five young actors from Hong Kong to explore themes of global warming and the refugee crisis. I have been fortunate to direct work with the NYT on projects in the UK, China and Saudi Arabia over the last decade.

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As well as producing all of Goat and Monkey’s projects, I am a producer at Brighton Dome and Festival where I have worked on shows including; ‘Wet Sounds’, an underwater sound installation for fifty audience in Prince Regent Swimming Pool, ‘Session’ an explosive outdoor dance spectacular with 23 young dancers from Tottenham and Afro beats band, ‘Varhung’ a Taiwanese contemporary dance piece exploring ancient Taiwanese cultural traditions.  

From 2005-2008 I was a producer with Tom Morris and Emma Stenning at Schtanhaus where I produced a huge range of exciting projects from R&D to mid-scale tours including; ‘Water’ for Filter (directed by David Farr) in a co-production with the Lyric Hammersmith, ‘Twelfth Night’ for Filter (directed by Sean Holmes) for the RSC, UK and International tour, Shakespeare's ‘Henry VIII’ (directed by Greg Thompson) for the RSC at the Holy Trinity Church and ‘Earfull’ (directed by Tom Morris) a monologue by Tim Barlow for BAC and National tour. I was also a co-ordinator for the Producer's Forum and a Producer/Assistant Director for ‘Oogly Boogly’ (directed by Guy Dartnell), a performance for 12-18 month old babies.

From 2004 to 2005 I worked as Assistant to the Associates at the National Theatre, with Tom Morris and Howard Davies and with a wider group of Associates including Katie Mitchell, Kwame Kwei-Armah, David Hare, Patsy Rodenburg. Prior to this, I was Assistant to Tom Morris at BAC and helped to research Tom's projects.  During this time I assistant directed on World Cup Final 1966 (directed by Carl Heap) and Newsnight the Opera (directed by Tom Morris).