Meet Dukes Programmer/Producer, Porl Cooper
In varying capacities, Porl has worked for over 30 years in subsidised repertory arts venues, commercial theatre and on large scale events and can currently be found engaged as Producer & Programmer at The Dukes Lancaster, Associate Producer at Harrogate Theatre programming events and supporting their Associate Artists, and Programmer for Enable US, at the University of Sheffield.
For 5 years he worked with the team at Slung Low to ensure that their base and venue - the HUB was a creative centre for Yorkshire artistic development and became firmly established on regional, national & international touring routes. He was also previously Producer at Birmingham European (BE) Festival, Artistic Associate at Cast, Doncaster and has worked with the Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield to deliver programme and talent development initiatives.
We are launching the start of our Porl's Picks series as our programmer Porl will be sharing his thoughts and recommendations about our upcoming shows, so keep an eye out for future Porl Picks and enjoy the first one below!