… Creators of live and digital stories
Award winning Rolemop Arts started life in sunny (well sometimes!) Brighton. Creatives Kerri McLean and Alex Buckley came up with the collectives' ethos… to explore imaginative new ways to tell stories. Since then we've toured, surprised, enlightened and captured the imagination through our collaborations. For each of our unique projects we always seek out the best talent and most creative minds to collaborate with to ensure each production has that wow factor and special Rolemop touch.
Kerri McLean - associate director
Kerri is an award winning director, performer, writer and producer from the UK. Her work covers a vast range of productions including acting within BBC productions (incl. Small Island, Cherished, Casualty, Holby City, and Radio 4 Drama), ITV (Unforgotten, Identity), Channel 4 (Comedy Roasts) and a range of independents including Ruby Films and The Imaginarium. She works within a broad range of theatres, and was winner of the 'Overall Excellence Award' at The New York Fringe International Festival 2013 for 'Kemble's Riot' which she directed and produced, more recently she won two Faith Drama Writer-Director Awards' in 2016. Kerri has directed several productions including the 'Snakes and Ladders 2014 tour' (incl. Arcola, Brighton Dome studio, Fairfields Halls), 'Broken Loops' (Old Vic Tunnels), The Secret Agent (incl. Greenwich Theatre, Brighton Dome, Margate Theatre Royal). Kerri has written two plays to date 'Reality Check' and 'Memories of Mermaids' and has been commissioned to write a new play for 2017 by Faith Drama. Kerri is also a trained audio producer (MA Hons) creating music and sound designs for live performance, iPhone apps and radio. Kerri is particularly fascinated in exploring the areas where sound and drama meet. Kerri loves to laugh!
Alex Buckley - Creative Director
Alex studied for a BA in English Literature and Film Studies at Brunel, where he forged a working relationship with fellow Rolemopper Kerri McLean, and completed an MA in Dramatic Writing at Sussex University. He is a Writer, Filmmaker and Producer and has worked on theatrical productions, interactive installations and animations. Alex also edits films for commercial clients (BBC, Sky Arts, Sigur Ros). His writing and production credits include 'Glimmers' an iPhone app based narrative for Brighton Digital Festival 2013, 'Broken Loops' at the Old Vic Tunnels in 2012, 'If the Walls Could Talk' a large scale projection mapping extravaganza in 2012, and 'A Fine Line Between Laughter and Loathing' which ran during The Brighton Festival and was well received by the Royal Court’s new writer’s program in 2007. Alex has a deep love of storytelling, he loves a challenge and finding answers to production problems…. he's a creative techie at heart!!