We create diverse, engaging performance and arts events characterised by intimacy, musicality and heartfelt storytelling.
Untied by name and untied by nature, we select collaborators according to the project. We are passionate about championing the great artists that live and work in the West Midlands.
Since graduating from Dartington College of Arts in 1995 Jake has collaborated and devised work with artists such as Stan’s Cafe, Talking Birds, Reckless Sleepers, Kaos Theatre and Wendy Houstoun.
His own work, which now comes under the banner of Untied Artists, has generally been cross-artform collaborations which are often but not exclusively theatre and performance art.
Jo studied English & Dramatic Theory at Worcester College.
She went on to become a tour-booker, project manager and associate director for UK Arts International where she booked and managed tours for numerous artists and companies from across the UK and Overseas.
From 2001 to 2006 Jo was producer for Kaos Theatre and since then she has worked as a freelancer for various small to mid scale companies during which time she began to work regularly with Jake in creative and administrative roles. As a result they formed Untied Artists in 2008 to consolidate their partnership, create new work and to offer a tour booking/project management service to other artists.
Jill is a theatre, voice and music practitioner, co-artistic director of The Bone Ensemble and co-founded Foursight Theatre. Jill’s practice focuses on devised, site-specific and intimate performance, as well as growing interests in outdoor work and younger audiences. Current projects with The Bone Ensemble include Caravania (set in a touring caravan), Igloo (a beautiful, off-grid, interactive experience), and Chocolate – the Cabaret, which is set to tour in Autumn 2015. We’re currently planning a 2016 companion piece to Igloo, a family show called Where’s My Igloo Gone? Jill also works freelance for companies such as Stan’s Cafe, Kiln Ensemble, Platform 4, Talking Birds and Yvon Bonenfant, and tours Window Dressing with The Windows Collective.
More collaborators coming soon...