Penelope Bartlau – Artistic Director, Barking Spider Theatre

Penelope is the Artistic Director of Barking Spider Visual Theatre. She is a director and visual creator with a background in puppetry and performance, as well as being an award-winning creative writer. In, 2017 was appointed as Creative Project Director at the Women’s Circus, where she works part-time.

She has worked professionally in the arts for over 25 years. In the last 12 years with Barking Spider she has generated, collaborated and directed works for theatre, with museums and galleries, site-specific works, community arts projects, schools works, works for radio and roving pieces. As a part of her practice, wherever possible she works with young people as equal creative collaborators and innovators.

Penelope specialises in visual theatre to interpret and create stories across a range of mediums.

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