Conor Baum

Conor Baum

Freelance Theatre Artist

  • Location: Brighton
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Conor is a Brighton-based theatre maker, director and actor. Originally from the East Midlands, Conor attended Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance studying on the American Theatre Arts program, during which time he spent a six month placement studying at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. Upon graduation, Conor spent the following three months on a Directing Observership in collaboration with California-based repertory company Shakespeare Napa Valley and the University of Kingston at the Rose Theatre. Since graduating, he has participated in research workshops with The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Wrestling School.

Conor is also a founder and creative director of Brighton-based experimental theatre collective Squall + Frenzy with whom he directed the sold out premier of their first work, Fragments of a Fallen City at The Regency Tavern in May 2014. Squall + Frenzy's work, developed alongside collaborators Isabel Sensier and Ada Dodds, centres on the theatre as an anarchic act and is inspired heavily by the practices of Anne Bogart, David Mamet, Howard Barker and Towards An Anarchist Theatre, a manifesto by Matt Cawson.

Squall + Frenzy's brand new English language version of Thirst Of The Salt Mountain by Marin Sorescu premiered at Brighton Fringe 2015 and was Nominated for Best New Play at the Brighton Fringe Awards. It also won an Outstanding Show rating from FringeReview.

Work History

Guest Director - Apollo Productions

Jun 2015 - Present

Resident Director - Bird Studios Youth Theatre Company

Apr 2015 - Present

Head of Acting - Bird Studios Stage Academy

Sep 2014 - Present

Founder/Creative Director - Squall + Frenzy

Dec 2013 - Present

Theatre Artist, Director and Actor - Freelance

Sep 2012 - Present

Education

American Theatre Arts - BA (Hons) - Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

Aug 2010 - May 2013

Acting - BFA (Transfer) - Columbia College Chicago

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012

Skills

  • Acting
  • Actor Training
  • Collaboration
  • Experimental
  • Experimental Theatre
  • Immersive Theatre
  • Installation Art
  • Live Art
  • Live Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performance art
  • Physical Theatre
  • Theatre

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