I am strong minded about story telling. I feel all the elements and ideas of a project come together this way, comedy, racism, tragedy, drama, reminiscence. Whatever you want to portray to an audience, story telling is what captures me into a concept and how I like to captures my audiences.

This is usually the core of my practice. I like to become inspired through music, just listening to any genre of music can ignite an idea or a certain feeling. As a dancer, my mind creates movement to that music which then creates a story, and even if my project doesn’t involve dance, I usually begin an idea in this way naturally.


Name: Katie Copeland

Age: 23

Artform: Theatre Practitioner and movement director

Why did you apply for creative futures?:

I applied for Creative Futures because I knew this opportunity doesn’t come around often, and it would give me the confidence and independency to become the artist I want to be.

Tell us about the work you’re currently creating:

My work I am currently making is a theatre production narrative based on the autobiography of the singers Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, consisting of a composition of their music.

What topics would you like to explore and why?:

The topics I am exploring involve reminiscence and how music in particular can ignite a memory and or relationship with someone. I also want to explore themes of abuse, reality and following your passions. Most of the themes have arose from research into the autobiography of the singers. However I thought it was important to allow creative flexibility and explore important subjects with my audience. I want the piece to represent all aspects of life and be a feel good and comedic production.

Where do you see yourself at the end of the programme?: 

At the end of this programme. I see myself working with various theatre companies as a director, producer, choreographer and creative and hopefully showcasing this production and creating lots of other productions also. I think it is important to work with young people and help them discover their interests and ambitions. I would like to be in a position where I am able to offer young people the opportunities that I myself and many young artists do not receive as a new professional.


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