About Artistically Curious.
Artistically Curious is a production company that specialises in vocational training for theatre, film and audio. A holistic approach that invites artists to explore and grow their craft through ambitious projects, industry masterclasses and ongoing mentoring. Through both larger community projects and smaller bespoke training, we at Artistically Curious are always looking for ways to promote new voices and to push the performing arts industry forward.
At Artistically Curious we focus on a few basic principles;
- develop the person and you develop the artist
- freedom to experiment and make mistakes
- embracing a culture of acceptance and support, no matter who you are or where you have come from, everyone has value
- developing aspirational projects that allow artists to dream, create and inspire
- sharing our practice and process so that others can adapt them for their own needs and requirements
Our world is changing beyond recognition, at a pace unmatched by any other point in history and the same can be said for our industry. This is why it is an essential time to reflect on its history and assess what its future will look like. The future belongs to those who never stop learning and who combine their skills in creative ways. This is why every Artistically Curious project invites all collaborators to understand every aspect of the creative process. By becoming a performer, a producer and a technician in your own right there will be nothing to stop new stories being told each and every day.
These are our past collaborators.
Our Artistic Director Alan Mandel is a professional actor, director and teacher. As an actor he has worked on film and TV projects such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rocketman, Eastenders, Pride and the upcoming No One Gets Out Alive. Additionally, he has worked on a variety of adverts, off West-End and touring theatre shows, award winning short films and audio dramas.
As a director Alan has worked across mediums with credits including; director of the award winning audio drama Red Valley (available on all podcast platforms), festival and fight director of the Stroud Shakespeare Festival (including directing Romeo + Juliet and Twelfth Night), the critically acclaimed sell out fringe run of Frankenstein: The Metal Opera (The Space Theatre), devised productions such as After a Storm (Exeter Northcott Theatre), The Space Between (Camden People’s Theatre) and the immersive site-specific Those That Remain (Berkeley Power Station). For film, his credits include; music videos for Electric Swing Circus and Belly of the Steel Beast, assistant directing the ambitious indie film project The Underwater Realm, fight directing the music video Friend or Foe for Madcap and developing a series of anthropological documentaries for the Pitt Rivers Museum.
Alan is also a dedicated practitioner and for 16 years has taught acting, directing and stage combat workshops for up and coming artists in the UK and USA. He gained his teaching qualifications (QTS & PGCE) from Goldsmiths, University of London and has worked as Head of Department and Course Leader in a variety of institutions, with many of his students going on to successful careers in the performing arts.