Grace Gibson is a theatre-maker and director whose work curiously dissects the things in life that often seem mundane or uninteresting, aiming to provoke audiences to consider the beauty of them. Fundamentally she is passionate about creating risk-taking theatre that is unapologetic yet accessible.
She is interested in creating performances that celebrate extraordinary human behaviour, which is often viewed as ordinary, and overlooked. Her work highlights and normalises the idiosyncrasies of the central characters, making the alien a universal experience.
Most recently Grace was the Jerwood Assistant Director for Look Left Look Right's production of See me Now at The Young Vic.
Her past work has been supported by Arts Council England, Pleasance Theatre, Creative Arts East, The Marlborough Theatre and somewhereto_. She has been commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre and The Campsite as well as collaborating with Nick Wood for the International Federation of Theatre Research. She has been a contributor on Alice Levine’s BBC Radio 1 feature for BBC Bitesize Drama and was listed as one of somewhereto_’s top 5 leading performance artists.
Grace has a BA in Drama from the University of Exeter and an MA (Distinction) in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she is now a visiting lecturer. She also works internationally and has directed in Beijing and Tianjin, China.
She placed 4th in the All England dance finals in Character Dance aged 11.