Leah Fogo

Leah Fogo

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

1. I am Manchester-born and London-based. I enjoy the creative melting pot of the South (and the warm weather) whilst sticking to my gritty Northern principles. 

2. I trained at The Royal Northern College of Music where I was a composer. I created lots of theatrical pieces and decided that directing theatre was where I wanted to be.

3. My energy is all jumbled up in massive binbags that are stashed wherever I can find room.

4. My ideas are alphebetised in colour coded box files in a storage cupbaord labeled 'Ideas'.

5. I thrive on interdisciplinary work - I like combining creative practises into a piece that thrills the senses and engages the mind.

6. I dislike a lack of attention to detail. And peanut butter.

7. Inspiring others makes me happy. I have worked in many schools, community centres and in private settings teaching, facilitating workshops and generally getting a room of people as excited as I am to create something new.

9. New Musical Theatre is what I do best.

10. Lists please me.

Work History

Assistant Director - Pine | Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

Nov 2015 - Present

Assistant Director - Children of Eden | The Union Theatre

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016

Director - Unraveling | Development Workshop

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

Director - Legless | Theatre 503

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

Assistant Director - Pine | Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

Nov 2015 - Jan 2016

Workshop Facilitator, Musical Theatre Tutor - Katie Metcalfe Music, Harpenden

Feb 2015 - Dec 2015

Youth Group Co-Ordinator - Whitefield AODS, Manchester

Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

Assistant Director - Taken In Marriage | RoL'n Productions | Waterloo East, London

Apr 2015 - Jul 2015

Musical Director - Sacred Heart African Choir, Manchester

Sep 2013 - Jan 2015

Drama Tutor - iPerform, Manchester

Sep 2013 - Dec 2014

Company Director - Top Note Arts Academy

Sep 2011 - Dec 2014

Director & Choreographer - The Addams Family | The Met, Bury

Jun 2014 - Oct 2014

Assistant Director - Legally Blonde (Charity Showcase) | The Lowry

May 2014 - Jul 2014

Director & Co-Producer - Ordinary Days | Top Note Arts | The King Arms Theatre

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

Arts Co-Ordinator - Sacred Heart Primary School, Manchester

Sep 2008 - Dec 2013

Musical Director - Xaverian Chamber Choir, Manchester

Sep 2007 - Dec 2013

Director - The Wedding Singer | The Met, Bury

May 2013 - Oct 2013

Community Engagement Leader - SAFE Gorton, Manchester

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013

Director - Matilda (Charity Showcase) | The Lowry

May 2013 - Jul 2013

Project Leader - Tameside African Refugee Association

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

Musical Director - St Herbert's Community Choir

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013

Drama Tutor - Helen's Angels Performing Arts Academy

Dec 2012 - Apr 2013

Director - The Peace Child | PADOS House, Manchester

Sep 2012 - Mar 2013

Director - The Nth Degree | Regional Tour

May 2012 - Jul 2012

Assistant Director, Composer & Lyricist - Perception: A New Musical | RNCM Studio Theatre

Nov 2011 - Mar 2012

Assistant Director - Oliver! | Sacred Heart Community Theatre

May 2011 - Jul 2011

Assistant Musical Director - St Anthony's Children's Choir

Sep 2009 - Jul 2010

Education

Composition - BMus(Hons) - The Royal Northern College of Music

Sep 2008 - Jul 2012

English Language & Literature, Music & Chemistry - A Level - Xaverian College

Sep 2007 - Jul 2008

Classical Civilisation - AS Level - Xaverian College

Sep 2006 - Jul 2007

English, Maths, Statistics, Sciences, Performing Arts, Drama, History & Religion - 11 GCSEs - 6 As and 5 A* - St Damian's RC Science College

Sep 2001 - Jul 2006

Skills

  • Assistant Directing
  • Composer
  • Director
  • Education
  • Events Organising
  • Inspiring
  • Organisational and Planning Skills
  • Teaching

Network