Kandinsky is a multi-award-winning theatre company with a national and international reputation for making exciting, inventive devised work. Previous work has won the Peter Brook Festival Award, OffWestEnd Award for Best Ensemble and been shortlisted for the Carol Tambor Award. With commissions from theatres including New Diorama London and the Royal Exchange Manchester, their shows have toured the UK and transferred internationally to the Schaubühne, Berlin and 59E59 Theater New York.
James Yeatman co-founded Kandinsky while at Edinburgh University. He has directed all of the company’s work to date:There Is A Light That Never Goes Out: Scenes From the Luddite Rebellion (Director/writer), Dinomania (Director/writer), Trap Street (Director/Writer), Still Ill (Director/Writer), Dog Show (Director), Limehouse Nights (Director/Writer), Enola (Performer/Director), Radio (Director), On Wonderland (Director), The Bird (Director/Performer), The Bee (Performer).
Other work includes: Persuasion – Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester (Dramaturg/co-adaptor with Jeff James), The Kid Stays In The Picture – Royal Court (co-adaptor and co-director with Simon McBurney), Beware of Pity – Schaubuhne (co-adaptor and co-director with Simon McBurney), Lionboy by Marcelo Dos Santos for Complicite – Tricycle and International Tour (Co-Director with Clive Mendus); Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood – Harold Pinter Theatre (Associate Director); The Master and Margarita by Complicite from Bulgakov – Barbican & International Tour (Associate Director).
Lauren Mooney is a writer, producer and dramaturg. She joined Kandinsky in 2015. Work with the company includes Dog Show (as producer/dramaturg), Still Ill, Trap Street, Dinomania (all as producer/co-writer), and There Is A Light That Never Goes Out: Scenes From the Luddite Rebellion (as dramaturg/co-writer). Beyond the company, she freelances as a dramaturg, working on projects in development at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Pleasance and LAMDA, and as a script editor of audio drama for Big Finish.
She is a graduate of the Royal Court Playwriting course and has written about arts and culture for Exeunt, The Stage and The Guardian. She worked for two years in the literary & producing team at Clean Break Theatre Company, where she co-edited their monologue collection Rebel Voices (Methuen, 2019). She is currently the David Higham Scholar on the Creative Writing (Prose) MA at University of East Anglia.