Kate is a theatre producer with a specialism in developing new work. After graduating with a degree in theatre, film and television she co-founded a theatre company in Bristol and in Oxford and made work with them as a performer and devisor before her first job at Bristol Old Vic where Mayfest was born. Alongside supporting and developing the early incarnations of Mayfest, Kate was the inaugural Creative producer for Physical and Visual Theatre with Theatre Bristol and went on to work freelance as a producer with a number of independent artists. Back at the Bristol Old Vic, Kate was employed as Programme Producer with a lead on the Studio. Latterly Kate was the founding producer of Bristol Ferment, the Old Vic’s Artist development programme – and then MAYK was made, and here we are.
Bébhinn is a manager, producer and recently qualified AAT accountant. She's spent her career working for a range of arts organisations including The Burlington Magazine, Rough Magic Theatre Company, Dublin Theatre Festival and The Wardrobe Theatre.
Matthew's career started as a member of the performance company The Special Guests, who met while studying at Bristol University and worked together for seven years. During this time he also developed a career as a marketer and producer. He started working with Kate while they were both at Bristol Old Vic, and has worked on Mayfest since 2004, whilst also producing and marketing for a range of organisations nationally. In 2010 he was one of the Cultural Leadership Programme's Peach Placements, working with Fuel Theatre as Audiences Associate. He established MAYK with Kate in 2011. He sits on the board of Camden People’s Theatre and is a Resident Tutor on UK Theatre's Essentials of Marketing Course.
Rachel graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Drama and English in 2016. Alongside a Producing Placement with MAYK, she worked as a nanny, managed a shoe-shop and wrote a couple of plays. Now, she helps with the administration of the office and works as a teaching assistant.