National Art Service
I worked with Alan Fielden and National Art Service from 2011 - 2017 and in that time on three productions: SUN (2014), In The Dark (2012) and The Winning Crowd (2011)
When we had a website, this was on our About page:
NAS is a london-based theatre company made up of
artistic director alan fielden, executive producer jemima yong
and a fluid collective of international collaborators.
we are defined neither by genre nor by process
but by our openness to use whatever theatrical tools are necessary to crack the nut.
‘the nut’ being work that is a truthful, sincere, playful attempt
to find a greater understanding of what it is to be human.
our open approach has so far led us to experiment with various kinds of theatre;
collaborative & devised,
we are not interested in spoon-feeding audiences
or in emotional manipulation.
we believe in respecting our audiences
and their ability to think for themselves.
we typically work from the writing of alan fielden, who typically directs.
NAS sometimes devise collaboratively.
NAS like to work with people who don’t think they know everything
in roles that challenge them;
sometimes this means working with academics as performers,
poets as set designers, sculptors as dramaturges.