about the Director

Tony Gee has worked in the arts for over 25 years, touring shows and workshops nationally and internationally. Now based at Seale Hayne in Devon, UK, he specialises in workshop development and has written two books on the subject including Workshop – A Moveable Feast. He has lectured in Workshop Skills at several UK universities and at the Royal College of Art where he recently ran a project for practising artists. He also holds a world record – for creating The Biggest Puppet Show on Earth (with 462 children).

For the last seven years Tony has been running projects for young people with disabilities under the auspices of Aim Higher – a UK government-funded organization whose objective is to widen participation in Higher Education. He was a consultant for two years for Meath County Council in Ireland to create a participatory arts culture. His company has just completed a three-year project to develop play provision with young people and play workers in Torbay, Devon for Play Torbay.

Tony Gee’s skills range between:

  • workshop artist
  • participatory arts trainer
  • university lecturer
  • project manager
  • consultant
  • author
  • show maker
  • puppeteer
  • artistic director
  • giver of talks
  • teller of tales
  • drama practitioner
  • master of ceremonies
  • performer
  • story guide
  • collaborator
  • researcher
  • playwright
  • network generator