Pauline Mayers

Enabler - South and West Yorkshire

Writer, Theatre Maker, Facilitator and Choreographer

Based in Yorkshire, Pauline began her theatre and dance training at the Weekend Arts College and continued with dance at the Rambert School, London. Pauline has performed and taught for contemporary dance companies across the UK.

In 2011, Pauline diversified her practice to include theatre and writing. This led her to collaborations with Red Ladder Theatre Company’s Promised Land and with Tell Tale Hearts Children’s Theatre to make her first children’s piece, Yummm! In 2013, Pauline was the lead artist on her first full evening work Burmantofts Stories, a site specific outdoor piece made with the Burmantofts community and produced with the Leeds Playhouse as part of their Transform season.

Pauline’s own work has themes around identity, participation, intimacy and dialogue. Her solo show, What If I Told You a co-production with the Leeds Playhouse, written and performed by Pauline and directed by Chris Goode toured across the UK and was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 where it was a shortlisted nominee for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

Pauline is one of the facilitators for Angela Clerkin’s Through The Door, a series of improvisation workshops for women and non-binary artists. Pauline's work also includes co-curating with Melanie Abrahams the Slate Retreat in 2018, a residency for mature female artists Black artists based in the North of England.

To get in touch with Pauline or Melanie Abrahams, who share the South and West Yorkshire Enabler position, email swyenabler@eclipsetheatre.org.uk.