Nicole Behan – Co-Artistic Director
Nicole Behan (nee Morris) is a Theatre Director and Creative Facilitator with a passion for storytelling, new writing and creating theatrical experiences that stretch beyond the traditional stage. She is particularly passionate about making and staging work as a regional theatre maker in the North West.
As Co-Artistic Director for Paperwork Theatre she leads the company to create new narratives, steer the artistic vision and collaborate with exciting artists to create bold theatre and which finds exciting ways to engage audiences as active participants.
Nicole has directed all of Paperwork’s productions and developed a style which encourages inclusivity and creativity.
Nicole Behan has previously worked as an assistant director on Tree created by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Idris Elba and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. A Young Vic, Manchester International Festival and Green Door Pictures co-production (part of the Young Vic’s Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director Programme 2019, supported by the Boris Karloff Foundation). In 2018 she trained at the Young Vic’s Springboard programme through the Directors Scheme.
In 2017 she was a director for Royal Exchange Theatre’s Come Closer: Memories of Partition, a co-production with Manchester Museum, for both main stage performances and a community tour.
From 2016-2017 Nicole received mentoring from Producer Deborah Dickinson as a Supported Artist with Octagon Theatre Bolton. She has also staged new work by Lee Thompson (Qualified) and Pad Hughes (Northern Flight).
Alongside her professional work, Nicole is passionate about staging theatre with youth and community productions and regularly works as a facilitator with Young Everyman Playhouse where she Co-Directed Crowd for the Liverpool Playhouse. She recently directed a new play for young people tackling mental health and suicide prevention, Squad Goals, with Altru Drama for a North West Schools Tour. Nicole has a wealth of experience as a creative facilitator of Arts and Theatre projects working with young people, adults, schools and vulnerable adults across the North West with; Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Storyhouse, Open Culture, MMU & Axis Arts Centre, Altru Drama., Octagon Theatre Bolton & Burnley Youth Theatre.
Hayley Greggs – Co-Artistic Director
Hayley Greggs is Co-Artistic Director of Paperwork Theatre and a passionate theatre maker and writer. She As a founding member of Paperwork Theatre, she has co-created all of the company’s productions and has helped develop the company’s collaborative theatre
making practice when working with artists.
As Supported Artists at Bolton Octagon Theatre 2016, Hayley received a programme of mentoring from Associate Producer, Deborah Dickinson to develop her skills, knowledge and experience as a theatre maker and company director.
Alongside her theatre maker credits, Hayley is a freelance dramaturg and
practitioner who has worked with playwrights from the Everyman & Playhouse
Theatre, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Young Dada, Edge Hill University and
The Windows Project. In addition, she has worked with Open Culture and The
Independents Biennial to deliver arts and cultural events in the Liverpool City
Prior to this, she was employed as the New Works Coordinator at the Liverpool
Everyman & Playhouse Theatre where she gained over five years’ experience
of coordinating artists development initiatives and nurturing theatre making
talent through practical workshops, New Writing events and dramaturgy.
Siofra joined Paperwork as Creative Producer after working with the company for several years (we just couldn’t let her go).
Siofra McKeon- Carter – Creative Producer
Siofra has worked with Paperwork’s Artistic team in several roles since their launch, supporting all of their productions to date. In 2018, she joined the core Artistic team as Creative producer to develop new work and steer the strategic planning of the company. Alongside working with Paperwork Theatre, Siofra works as Assistant Producer and Administrator for Liverpool based 20 Stories High, supporting national, regional and local projects across the company.
A graduate of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Young Producers programme, Siofra has worked across various different companies and projects in a producer capacity, such as the Unity Theatre, Liverpool Biennial and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has also worked across the country in a Stage Management capacity, working for companies such as Culture Liverpool, Open Culture and LeftCoast SpareParts Festival.