Meet the team!  

    The Field Theatre Group is co-managed and led by Jennifer Stevens  (Producer and Chair) and Deborah Curtis (Artistic director).

    Under their leadership The Field has delivered inspiring community projects and productions for more than a decade. 
    The Field  has also secured funding from diverse grant bodies (including three HLF grants).
    Please see our Production history page for full details of the Field's past, present and future projects and productions.

    In addition Deborah and Jennifer have project led and managed numerous large- and small scale programmes, events and activities. Including the following.

    Project leadership and management experience
    Project managementRiot in the Blood ( HLF, 2016).
    Project leadershipThe Horseman’s Word (HLF, 2013-15).
    Project management: The Catching, Cooking & Eating of Eels.
    (Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership, 2015).
    Project management Littleport Festival Fourteen (HLF, 2014).
    Project management Counter Culture (Cooperative Society funded, 2012).

    Creative expertise
    Jennifer Steven and Deborah Curtis have considerable expertise in a wide range of creative and production skills.
    These include writing, directing and producing of  plays, films, festivals, art direction, sets, props and costum design and construction, exhibition design.

    Community learning and workshop delivery: 
    Deborah and Jennifer have delivered schools and community learning in a wide range of creative writing and arts activities, drama, documentary film-making, as well as history and heritage programme.

    Jennifer Stevens, Producer, designer and Chair  
    Jennifer is a graduate of Newcastle and Reading Universities where she studied Fine Art. She has taught in Universities and Art Colleges and has delivered inspiring arts projects and workshops to all ages both locally and in London. 

    Jennifer was project co-leader (with Deborah Curtis)  for the  The Horseman's Word. 
    She also produced the DVD, and was principal art director and designer. 
    She combines her work for The Field with her own work as a photographer, artist  and letter cutter. 

    Jennifer has been a governor of Ely College where she chaired the Standards and Achievements committee and is vice chair of the full governing body. 
    This enables her to combine her most passionate concerns, to help others  to engage with real life chances and experiences through the arts and education.

    Producer, designer, art direction credits
    Riot in the Blood: The Butterfly Effect, digital narrative (HLF, 2016). 
    The Horseman’s Word, HLF, drama-doc. (2015).
    Field of War, HLF, community drama (2014). 
    Counter Culture, community art and creative writing (2012).
    Land Lines,multi media touring production  (commercial production, 2011).
    Common Ground, community film . / co-producer ( Awards For All, 2010). 
    Midsummer Night's Dream (2007)  
    Winter Light (2006)
    Littleport Live Nativity (2005, 2007)

    Deborah Curtis  Artistic director, writer and producer
    Deborah Curtis is an award-winning poet, author, theatre director and film-maker with numerous writing and directing cedits to her name.Deborah trained in drama and theatre history at New College of Speech and Drama (Middx University), in the 1970s. She worked extensively in professional theatre and television before  relocating to the Cambridgeshire fens in the 1990s. Since moving to the region, Deborah has been fascinated and inspired by the Fens, its people, places and landscape. Fenland subjects inform most of her current work. 

    FACEBOOK: Deborah Curtis Writer

    Writing/directing credits
    Riot in the Blood: The Butterfly Effect, writer/dir. digital narrative
    (HLF, 2016).

    The Horseman’s Word, writer/dir. HLF, drama-doc. (2015).
    Field of War, writer/dir. HLF, community drama (2014).
    Captured Souls, writer, film short. (Short listed, Royal Southern
     Television Award, (2014).

    Counter Culture, writer, community art and creative writing (2012).
    Land Lines,multi media touring production, writer/dir./co-producer (commercial production, 2011).
    Common Ground, community film, writer/dir. / co-producer
    (Awards For All, 2010). 

    Isle of Ghosts  (Hare in the Gate Publications,2015).
    The Horseman’s Word (ed.) (HLF funded publication, 2015).
    Land Lines (Hare in the Gate Publications, 2014).
    Mysterious Littleport:
    Myth, Magic and the Supernatural in a Fenland Town
    ( Littleport Society 
    (2nd ed. 2015).

    Winner, Cambridgeshire County Council, ‘A Sense of Place’ (2010).
    Shortlisted, Fenland Poet Laureate, 2012, 2013.

    Trailers and links to films by
    Field Theatre Group members 

    The Horsemans Word, HD1 trailer, youtube.
    Captured Souls.
    Common Ground: Trailer, view on YOUTUBE.
    Land lines Introduction to Land Lines - YouTube


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