"Our work is human first.
When people are seen, they do better, they speak openly and they show up"
GymJam are a theatrical ensemble based in the South East of England. We create highly physical, visual and collaborative theatre, which seeks to amplify under-served community voices.
We facilitate playful and inclusive spaces with communities
to hear them, to ignite their stories and to cultivate change.
We invite and engage in unorthodox collaborations to fuse unseen connections and spark new ideas.
Put a local choir, a group of young offenders and a videographer in a space together, the differences are where the project comes alive.
We host regular and affordable movement and creativity workshops
to provoke creative professionals’ and emerging artistic minds.
We help communities to grow and nurture their own ensembles.
We want them to be unafraid to challenge the way things are and how people engage with the arts.
Our work is human first.
When people are seen, they do better, they speak openly and they show up.
Photo by Stephanie Claire Photography
Gavin is a theatre-maker, performer and practitioner for acclaimed physical theatre company Frantic Assembly. He holds an MA in Collaborative Theatre Making (Coventry University, in association with Frantic Assembly) and a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Theatre (East 15). Performing credits include: The Great (Netflix) A Midsummer Night's Dream (Action to the Word, Latitude Festival) The Last Women (Belgrade Theatre) MySpace (Nightingale Theatre, Kirsty Housley).
For Frantic, he has delivered international residencies, advanced training programs and co-directed the company’s flagship outreach project Ignition in 2019. He has also performed with the company as part of their anniversary celebrations Frantic25 at The National Theatre Riverstage.
I am far more interested in people and social change than titles; but I am considered a physical theatre facilitator, performer and theatre-maker. I have worked in live events as a technician since 2009 and collaborated on 24 shows/scratches since 2016.
I focus on understanding the whole of a given situation, and challenging any assumptions within it. I collaborate widely as a freelancer and as part of GymJam. Recent collaborations include working with, Immersus, Ride the Wave and Undercover Theatre.
I am currently working with Babel on their ongoing project 'The Fall'.
Photo by Matt Jones - Snappy Clicky
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Literally couldn't recommend
GymJam's movement, sweat, devising, amazing, good for the soul, clowny, bloody lovely workshops more, they are SO ACE"
"Such a great workshop! Still buzzing from it! I was physically and mentally engaged throughout. The day let me open up my creative thinking and allowed me to work with some great artists
An energising Power-up & Play session was just the start to the week that was needed!