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Our Staff

Paula Gibson, Artistic Director
Paula participated in theatre from an early age. Directing avant-garde plays as a founder member of the Ferryhill Players, she spent 25 years with the group until 2006, when she joined ACT as Executive Manager.  Since then she has been at the forefront of revitalising our cultural strategy. ACT has grown to become one of the leading providers of cross-platform inclusive community arts activities in Aberdeen.

Currently developing a pro/am model of theatre making, with the sell-out success of Cabaret being the first, Paula was one of the originators of the partnership that produced Granite, and is actively creating a legacy of story-gathering, performance and song for Aberdeen. Paula is also an active member of the Scottish Community Drama Association.

Paula is very proud of the fact that ACT is able to support the immense, diverse talent existing in the area, and is looking forward to the many exciting developments lying ahead.

T: 01224 635208 
E: paula.gibson@act-aberdeen.org.uk
George Mackenney, Operations Manager
George joined the team at ACT in February 2016.
Having received his honours degree in Theatre Studies in 2008, George pursued a career in Operations and Facilities around the arts. Previously, George has been: Site Manager with Underbelly (London & Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Facilities Manager with Eat Work Art (London); and Operations Manager at The Arches, Glasgow, where he worked for 10 years, starting as an usher.

He was the co-Artistic Director of Wir Tanzen Theatre Company (Glasgow) and wrote and produced, for Flatrate Theatre Company, PUB: a sit-com series played out live in the Doublet Pub (Glasgow).

George’s passions lie in invigorating spaces and theatres as creative hubs to be accessible to all and feels privileged to have become part of the ACT Aberdeen team. He is open to all input from our audience, volunteer base and potential sponsors.

T: 01224 635208
E: george.mackenney@act-aberdeen.org.uk
Brian Gunnee, Technical & Production Manager

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E: brian.gunnee@act-aberdeen.org.uk
Ross Brechin, Marketing Manager

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E: ross.brechin@act-aberdeen.org.uk
Becky Kirkness, Assistant Technician