The Management Team behind Organised Chaos
Gayle Hare - Company Director / Executive Producer
Gayle is one of the founders of Organised Chaos. Now Manchester based Gayle studied Arts, Music and Entertainment Management at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Gayle was also Volunteer Coordinator and Front of House Manager for 24:7 Theatre Festival and Front of House Coordinator and Treasurer for Studio Salford, she also founded Elysion Productions.
As producer and/or production manager Gayle has been involved with various professional and fringe theatre productions at The Lowry, New Wimbledon Theatre, The Unity, The Lantern Theatre, Square Chapel, Carriageworks, Pavilion Arts Centre, New Continental, Oldham Coliseum, Stephen Joseph Theatre, LIPA, Citadel Theatre, Stamford Arts Centre, Key Theatre, Everyman Theatre, The Casa, and Taurus Bar; she has also successfully produced shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Buxton Fringe Festival, Preston Tringe Festival, Oxford Fringe Festival, National Student Drama Festival, Write Now Festival, and Not Part Of Festival.
Gayle also directs theatre productions and has directed productions for Irlam Fringe Festival: Karmasutra, You Haven’t Changed A Bit and Dance Night. She has also directed a rehearsed reading of Icarus’ Mother for the Rampant Chaos Festival and the North West tour of A Light In Every Window and Hope In Boxes for Elysion Productions and the Organised Chaos' production of Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell at Studio Salford, winner of the BIFTA for Best Production.
Daniel Thackeray - Assistant Producer / Film Maker
Dan is a former Greater Manchester Police employee whose life these days mainly revolves around fringe theatre, having recently produced, directed, written or appeared in several shows at the Lass O'Gowrie with his own company, Scytheplays. He is hugely excited to be part of such a respected and industrious company as Organised Chaos as he believes strongly in the place of theatre in the community and in finding and developing new talent, which he also seeks to do as co-founder of St Edward's Drama Group, an Oldham-based community drama class for teenagers, and as an associate of the participation groups at the Oldham Coliseum. Away from the stage Dan is a supporter of the African street children charity Retrak, for which he has organised two fundraising festivals in Oldham. His blog is at www.danthackeray.wordpress.com.