Gary McNair is a writer, performer and director from Glasgow. His specialty is work that directly addresses his audiences, while entertaining and challenging them in equal measure. He has established himself as one of Scotland’s foremost theatre makers for direct address performance.
In recent years he has created work for National Theatre of Scotland, Oran Mor, The Citizens, The Arches, Trigger, The Traverse, has toured across the UK and had work translated and presented across the world.
Gary McNair- Trailer- Donald Robertson Is Not A Standup Comedian
Cumbernauld Theatre is one of Scotland’s oldest and most successful professional producing theatres creating popular theatre. Situated in the beautiful Cumbernauld House Park the Theatre also has a year-round programme showcasing the best drama, music, comedy and dance from visiting companies. Alongside the two theatres there are also bars, rehearsal, workshop and meeting spaces which are a dynamic creative hub for both professional and community projects.
Sarah Gray and Cat Tyre worked together via the Creative Scotland Producer's Project, based at Cumbernauld Theatre, from 2014-16. They worked with a number of artists in a freelance capacity, and worked together on Cumbernauld in-house productions, including 'Christmas at the Circus' (Cumbernauld Theatre and Elie Street co-production) 'How to be a Christmas Tree' (Cumbernauld Theatre and Fish and Game co-production) and a Scottish tour of 'What Goes Around' by Liz Lochhead, directed by Tony Cownie, amongst other strategic projects and the research and development of new work.
Scottish Theatre Producers was borne out of this project, as an umbrella under which the portfolio of artists whom Sarah and Cat were working with could be represented. A successful legacy of this project, Sarah and Cat both continue to represent a number of these artists and companies in a freelance capacity, whilst pursuing different career interests. Still connected through their shared love of sushi and gossip, their paths will continue to cross in future!
How to be a Christmas Tree
Cumbernauld Theatre and Fish and Game co-production