WHAT WE DO
We are KILTER; an award-winning emerging collaborative theatre company. We make confronting theatre that responds to and seeks to change the world around us.
Our work is irreverent, emotionally charged, risky, formally inventive, often comic and sometimes angry. We think humour, playfulness and theatrical inventiveness are important. There is a strong visual and physical strand to our work, and collaborating across art-forms and genres is central to how we create.
KILTER was established in 2016 by Ed Theakston and Katie Coull, who met while training at East 15 Acting School, London. We have made work for venues including the King's Head, Theatre503, Camden People's Theatre, STYX, the Courtyard Hoxton, Landor_Space, and Tara Theatre. We have been commissioned by Wimbledon College of Art and worked with students on new work at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Mountview. Our work has been supported by the Lyric Hammersmith and the New Diorama.
In 2016 we won the Best Play award at the Stockwell Playhouse One Act Festival, and in 2017 were a recipient of the East 15 Emerging Companies Award.
WHO WE ARE
Ed is an actor and theatre-maker trained on the BA Acting & Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 Acting School. Recent credits include; director of KILTER's Mating in Captivity (King's Head Queer Season), Bit of Sunshine (EdFringe / Theatre503), Murk (WCA / Lyric Hammersmith), The Waves (Debut Festival), Attic (King’s Head), Write Yourself In (Tara Theatre / RCSSD), Modern Love (Waterloo East), Shai-Ann (RIFT), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Kenneth More). As assistant director; Prison Plays and Tony Bell’s The Winter's Tale (STYX) and the short film Compound (Ewan Marshall). As dramaturg; Distant to Lost (Lion and Unicorn). Ed has worked on projects for the RSC, directors Kirsty Housley, Melanie Lomoff, Freddie Machin and The Alchemist Theatre Company. Ed completed China Plate’s producer training programme The Optimists, and is an alum of the Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab.
Katie trained on the BA Acting course at East 15 Acting School, and is also co-founder of Dead Leaf Theatre Company. Recent credits include; director of KILTER's Prison Plays (STYX) and Bit of Sunshine (EdFringe / Theatre503), Distant to Lost (Lion and Unicorn), I'm Begging You To Hurt Me (rehearsed reading, Drayton Arms), Endgame: Ariel (Camden People's Theatre) and Nicholas (Rooted Moon Festival) both for Dead Leaf Theatre, played Puck for director Emma Licia in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Ellen Terry, Kent) and Sonya in The Cherry Orchard (Tristan Bates). Katie is currently working on Celtic Sisters, a new play she has written and will be performing in, which had its rehearsed reading at Tara Theatre.