artistic directors

Will Pinchin

Will Pinchin is the Co-Artistic Director of Grafted Cede Theatre, together with Dorie Kinnear.  In addition to completing his PhD at Central School of Speech and Drama, entitled “Myth within Contemporary Mask Praxis”, Will works professionally as a devising actor, movement director, teacher, and mask maker.   His recent production, Nobody’s Home, a collaboration between Grafted Cede and Theatre Témoin, toured extensively and will return this year with the support of the Wellcome Trust.    As the resident movement director for Arrow’s & Traps Theatre Company, his credits include: Anna Kerenina (OFFIE Nominated), Titus Andronicus, Taming of the Shrew, The Winter's Tale, and Much Ado About Nothing. As a mask-maker, he has designed numerous productions, most recently The Peculiar Tale of Pablo Picasso and the Mona Lisa, and The Marked. Will has taught workshops on movement and mask performance in the UK, USA, Ireland and Spain. He currently enjoys teaching Movement and Physical Theatre with Fourth Monkey Theatre Company.


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Dorie Kinnear 

Actor, devisor, director, movement director, dancer, mask maker and mother. She is the co-artistic director of Grafted Cede Theatre, founded in 2007 with Will Pinchin. Dorie trained at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) where she received an MFA in 2006. She also holds a BA from the University of California, Irvine, which she received in 2004. She has recently completed her training at the Alexander Technique School, Queens Park and has been awarded her STAT teaching certificate.


Dorie has built and created original masks for numerous theatre companies and for a short independent film. She has facilitated workshops internationally, exploring principals within physical theatre, devising techniques as well as movement analysis. She is an avid dancer who has taught and performed African dance with Higher Movement and Central Coast Afro Rhythm and Dance in San Luis Obispo, California.  This year, Dorie has been enjoying the adventure of motherhood with her lovely little girl Nora, who has been a super star beginning her life touring the country with her crazy mom and dad.  


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