N o | O r d i n a r y | E x p e r i e n c e
what does N | O | E do
No Ordinary Experience is a producing and consultancy house offering professional expertise to the less visible aspects of the arts.
Providing services for organisations and contemporary artists, Georgina's specialisms are in producing contemporary projects, digital and participation work. With work spanning consultancy, producing and curation and facilitation, NOE aims to create and sustain projects that have an impact beyond London’s mainstage theatres.
We like new things and NOE projects are often engaged in some way with the world around us. Whether it be city based walking tours, curating VR galleries, facilitating youth activism, producing storytelling or feminist theatre, these artists and orgnaisations and pushing the boundaries of art.
Who is N | O | E ?
No | Ordinary | Experience is led by Creative Producer, Georgina Bednar.
Starting her career as an artist & facilitator in the participation sector, Georgina led creative projects for Trestle Theatre, NT Studio and BAC, FilmClub, produced for Future Shorts and led large scale participation projects for The Children Society. She co-directed the MUJU Crew - the UK's leading Muslim Jewish Theatre CO, based at the Tricycle Theatre from 2007-2014 and began working with digital & play makers, Coney.
In 2010, she joined Avalon Promotions taking 26 shows to the Edinburgh Festival, cleaning up both Fosters Awards and went on to manage UK Arena tours and DVD records for Al Murray, Russell Howard and Russell Kane, among others.
At the Roundhouse, Georginadelivered large scale projects across circus, urban music, spoken word and live art with Mark Storer and Lemn Sissay and facilitated professional development programmes for emerging talent across the building. George moved to the Barbican Centre as a Cross Arts, Theatre and Dance Producer working across Creative Learning and Theatre with Thomas Ostermeier, Fevered Sleep, Complicité and the RSC on a range of productions and projects. In 2015, she led the critically acclaimed Almeida Greeks where she held responsibility for a Festival of new commissions under Rupert Goold's direction. Specific projects of note included producing two site specific, live streams (Iliad, Odyssey) for global audiences, a series of late events and a 30min documentary with Illuminations capturing the work from across the Season.
Under NOE, Georgina continues to produce contemporary, cross aft-form projects with established artists such as Shon Dale JOnes/Hoipolloi and their award winning show, The Duke. She supports the development of cross art form companies including Gaggle, Tongue Fu and The Midnight Run/Inua Ellams and in 2015, led their digital pitch for The British Council/Mumbai Digital commission. She delivers large participatory programmes of work for The Barbican Centre and continues to produces live and VR projects for Raindance Film Festival. As a consultant, Georgina has recently led pieces of work for Save the Children on a new, participatory programme of work and in April, led work for Punchdrunk International.
As a facilitator, Georgina continues to lead work for Three Faiths Forum, mentors emerging producers at Central School of Speech and Drama and as an Associate for Coney, Georgina continues to develop her expertise and interest in theatre based in game play.
As a theatre producer Georgina delivered:
Sink or Spin (Josh Azouz, site specific), GELT (Katie Burnett, Camden Fringe), The Pier (Joseph Wilde, Regional), Anyday (Max Calaf Seve, regional tour) and dreamplay (Baz, Vaults). She directed Coney's contribution to the award winning The Good Neighbour and delivered Arabian Nights, a co-production with Birmingham Rep/Library (Dir: Tom Bowtell). She directed multiple works with MUJU, including Extreme Prevention (UK tour) and regularly facilitates talks, panels & conferences.
No | Ordinary | Experience Associate Producer - Liz Counsell
Liz Counsell has been producing work in the North West, Yorkshire and London for over 6 years. She is the currently producer for nabokov, a company specialising in using cross art form experiences to tell current and political stories nationwide. She previously lead BBC and Roundhouse’s Words First - a national, touring artist development programme to discover and nurture new talent in the UK. Her work focuses on helping emerging artists to find their feet in the industry and developing work for all audiences with a focus on accessibility being at the core of the a creative process as well as and touring to non-theatre venues.
No | Ordinary | Experience General Manager - Adrienne Miller
Adrienne Miller is a Creative Producer with a particular interest in dance, physical theatre and digital ingenuity. Most recently she co-founded and produced a tech/arts festival, 'We Are Now Festival' at the Roundhouse. She has previously worked with Improbable Theatre, London's Southbank Centre, Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts, and as a participation producer for the City of Kingston, Ontario Cultural Services Department.