WHAT IS CAGED BIRD?
In short: we're a creative company founded in 2017.
In not so short: we're an award-winning team of collaborators, telling stories that are honest, empathic, and that personally address audiences. From the moment you arrive at the theatre, cinema or other venue, a Caged Bird experience should feel personal. Electric. Different.
We love work that implicates those experiencing it; be it theatre that blends genres/forms, films that move and inspire societal change, or anything that excites and invites participation. While we don’t have one throughline in our work, historically our pieces have focussed on mental health; what it really means to live in the modern world and what that means to modern audiences. Our intention is to create live experiences that manipulate established forms into new ones; including and engaging our audience in an accessible and exciting way.
We make things by a mantra - for us, these 3 words remind us to continually innovate, create and explore. For our audiences, however, it calls on them to expect to be moved or changed whenever they enter one of our spaces.
NOTHING IS STATIC
Jasper is a film & stage director and writer from London, as well as Artistic Director of Caged Bird. He trained at Mountview in Directing, and has created award-winning work and led workshops ever since. He co-founded Caged Bird with Patrick in 2017.
Patrick is a film director and writer for stage and screen. Hailing from Poynton, he trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, was a member of the National Theatre's Young Writers program, and has several scripts now being internally developed with Caged Bird. He co-founded the company with Jasper in 2017, and is the Literary Manager.