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About Us

We’re Produced Moon. We’re a creative XR theatre lab based in Glasgow. We create playful, unsettling and magical experiences with audiences at the centre. Our work ranges from escape rooms to game theatre, participatory digital storytelling to 360 degree film and more. 

 

Produced Moon’s founders and artistic directors are digital artist and mathematician Melanie Frances and queer immersive theatre maker Leonie Rae Gasson. We work collaboratively together, and with other creatives, scientists, technologists and programmers to experiment, explore and develop ideas and projects using mixed reality and live performance. 

 

The foundation of our work is the time we spend in our XR lab environment, testing, experimenting, disrupting and playing with emerging technologies and new ideas around live performance.  This informs our own work and our work with theatre commissioners looking to innovate and introduce audiences to new ideas at the intersection between live and digital performance. Our approach is collaborative, participatory and always inclusive. We put care at the heart of our processes. Some of our work is co-created with communities including youth groups and older people. 

 

Our work includes sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and we’ve been commissioned by a range of organisations in Scotland including Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and Tron Theatre, Platform, and Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. Our funders include Creative Scotland. 

 

We have been mentored by Punchdrunk Enrichment, Gobsquad and Coney. We were Associate Artists at Platform in 2021, Accelerator Artists at Boundless Theatre in 2019 and one of the New Diorama’s Emerging Graduate Theatre Companies 2017.


Produced Moon is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. 

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Melanie Frances

Joint Artistic Director

Mel (she/her) is a game designer, digital storyteller and creative mathematician. Their practice is centred on interactive experiences that explore unknown places, speculative futures and alternative realities. Alongside work with Produced Moon, Mel has worked with Modern Art Oxford; The Place, Bedford; Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; Bush Theatre’s Neighbourhood Company and Camden People’s Theatre. Mel is a Coney Guild member.

Leonie Rae Gasson

Joint Artistic Director

Leo (she/her) is a director and queer immersive theatre maker working across artforms including live performance, interactive installation, participation and virtual reality. Alongside work with Produced Moon, recent work includes a project for National Theatre Scotland, a 360 degree film released through BBC Scotland and the development of a new immersive 3 screen installation with support from Creative Scotland and Take Me Somewhere (Glasgow).

 

Gabriella Sloss

Communications

 

Board

Harriet Bollwell (chair)

Jideofor Muotune (treasurer)

Rachel Bottomley (secretary)

Isabel Adomakoh Young

Martin Aitken

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Our Values

Our Values

Our work is based on shared values which underpin our processes and our outputs.

 

We put care at the heart of our process. We care not just about the work we make, but how we make it. We seek to disrupt traditional ways of making to prioritise our mental health, striving for sustainable and kind processes.

 

We experiment, challenge ourselves and others and make time for play as part of our ideas generation process.


We strive to dismantle structural inequalities in our work and our lives, from racism to issues concerning class, disability and the intersections in between. We believe to be silent is to be complicit.

 

To help us understand some of the actions we can take, we’ve developed a resource library. A small selection is listed below, which we update over time.

 

Black Lives Matter: Educate Yourself

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#educate

 

A Radical Library reading list

https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Liu5aTBEdqqqntfOyAgK9IH5sfMwM4ZE1wlSE5IJUw/edit

Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla Saad

https://www.waterstones.com/book/me-and-white-supremacy/layla-saad/robin-diangelo/9781529405101

Black Lives Matter Toolkits

https://blacklivesmatter.com/resources/

Support Black Businesses in the UK

https://www.blackdirectory.co.uk/

Support Black Businesses in the US

https://webuyblack.com/

https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses/

People to follow on social media:

Munroe Bergdorf

Instagram

Twitter

De-colonising the Archive

Instagram

Twitter

Travis Alabanza

Instagram

Twitter

No White Saviours:

Instagram

Twitter

Black Lives Matter UK:

Instagram

Twitter

The Black Curriculum

Instagram

Twitter

Podcasts: 

 

Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist, Brené Brown's Unlocking Us podcast. 

https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-with-ibram-x-kendi-on-how-to-be-an-antiracist/

 About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge 

https://www.aboutracepodcast.com/

1619

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html

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