Co-Curator / 2012-present

Dialogue is a collaboration between Maddy Costa and Jake Orr to explore new ways in which those who make, write about and see theatre can do more together. Dialogue hosts Theatre Club, a monthly theatre group for audiences to discuss shows without the pressure of makers in the room. As a company Dialogue produces the Dialogue Festival, which explores ways in which audiences and theatre-makers can interact through participation, food and discussions. At the heart of the company is discussion as a tool for enabling engagement and understanding. Dialogue regularly holds large and small-scale discussions on topics relating to theatre. The company has been resident at the National Theatre Studio, Bush Theatre, Residence, Bristol and Battersea Arts Centre and has held discussions at West Yorkshire Playhouse, National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Almeida Theatre and Northern Stage to name a few.

Jake is the co-curator of the company, producing the Dialogue Festival, hosting discussions and working with partners across the UK.