Tom Mansfield – Artistic Director

Tom is Artistic Director of Upstart Theatre. His productions as director include Phone HomeSilent PlanetThe Situation Room and The Falling Sickness (alongside James Blakey), Oh Well Never Mind Bye and Water Sculptures. Producing work for Upstart includes MarcoThe Last OnesThe Identity Project and The Maddening Rain. Tom is one of the programmers of the annual DARE Festival.

Tom is a visiting practitioner at the University of Birmingham and the University of Cumbria, a Connections Director for the National Theatre and an Artistic Associate of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. He has previously worked as Youth Theatre Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and as Resident Assistant Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse.