Adam Pownall is a Theatre Programmer and Producer for a leading regional theatre in the UK, Derby Theatre. In 2014 he won the Olwen Wymark Award for supporting New Writing within Theatre for the Writer’s Guild for his work in opening and running Create Theatre a state of the art studio theatre in Mansfield. He specialises in support of emerging companies, artist development and new writing and is a proud advocate for regional theatre in the East Midlands. Adam has a brief career as a performer, theatre maker and director and is currently about to be producing his own work again to raise awareness of Guillain Barre Syndrome, a condition he was diagnosed with in 2009. The piece will bring together his passion for dance, new-writing, verbatim theatre with a focus on working with disabled artists.



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