chris umney

Artist; composer / sound designer; lighting designer for theatre, dance and circus; technical manager for devised theatre; field recordist; concert / event organiser; mail art curator; radio presenter and DJ: operating in various fields of art and performance since the mid-1980’s; born in Cardiff, Wales.

Co-artistic director with Paul Hodson (The Future Is Unwritten) of Theatre FC, creating theatre events for & with non-league football clubs and their supporters; technical manager / lighting designer for Gob Squad, the Berlin-based multi-media theatre company, and for Jens Dietrich & Milena Kipfmueller & SNDNG STTNS; technical consultant / lighting & sound designer for artistic director / choreographer Andreas Wegwerth (formally of Residance of the Peter Gläsel Stiftung); lighting & sound designer for UK theatre companies Prodigal / UPG and The Future Is Unwritten; and band member of Animal Magic; LuTz and Wevie Stonder.

Has previously worked with Grotest Maru; Matthaei & Konsorten; Royston Maldoom; Tanzmoto; Milo Rau / IIPM; Tim Crouch; Darren Johnston / Array; Liz Aggiss; Divas Dance Theatre; Periplum; Slot Machine; Katja Dreyer; Inspector Sands; Silvia Mercurali; Sarah Nicolls; Talia Randall; Tchekpo Dance Company; Matilda Leyser & John-Paul Zaccarini; The Ragroof Players; Swamp Circus; Bright FX; Vincent Dance Theatre; The People Show & The Royal Shakespeare Company.