Gareth Somers, PhD
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire; Transatlantyk2 Theatre Company, UK
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Gareth Somer's Biography
Gareth is an Actor, Director and Writer he has performed and directed internationally. He is a specialist in Daoist energy work and emotional release therapy.
He studied acting and directing in the UK, in Denmark , the US and in the Czech Republic. He has met and collaborated with performers and spiritual practitioners from around the world.
He runs the Actors Foundation in Manchester, teaches at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
He has a PhD in performance and co-runs the theatre company Transatlantyk2 whose current one man show 1616 the secrets and passion of William Shakespeare is currently touring in England Europe and the US.
He has taught and directed in The Netherlands, Italy, Poland and The Czech Republic and at the Czech Theatre School JAMU.
Gareth has directed over 40 professional performances, he has worked with performers of all types, from performers with the Belgrade National Ballet to Perrier award-winning comedians and members of the RSC.
Reviewers have described his acting roles as ‘splendid’ and ‘beautifully menacing’, (What’s on London) "measured: raw, yet contained" (The stage).
He directed in the Czech Republic for three years and ran Naked Theatre at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol an international company of performers had trained in the UK, Argentina, Moscow, Belgrade and Prague.