Bex Anson is a freelance visual theatre director, scenographer and workshop leader based in Glasgow and has been working for over a decade in circus, dance, and the digital arts creating projects for theatres, music festivals, big tops and DIY spaces. Inspired by science fiction(s), expressionism and lowbrow/ abstract surrealism, she likes to make work that is physically visceral and aims to attract and involve a wide demographic of audiences. Over the last few years Bex’s personal practice has focused on creating experimental and energetic work for early teens or family units to experience, as she is passionate about mixing up art forms and audiences as a way to broaden access to the arts.
CURRENTLY she is a performance director with Bassline Circus (2015-present) and recently set up scenography company Megahertz with her long time collaborator Dav Bernard. MEGAHERTZ specialises in designing vibrant and immersive environments for multidisciplinary performers and makers (VOID, GAYBOYS, Fram & Dunt, Hidden Architectures) as well as directing their own shows (KID_X and upcoming ENGINE). KID_X and VOID were both selected to be part of the Made In Scotland showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe (2018 & 2019) and VOID their collaboration with Mele Broomes won a Total theatre Award for dance.
Bex has presented / created projects for: Govanhill Baths, Govanhill youth club, Bristol Pride, Tramway, Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival, Take Me Somewhere Festival, Submerge Digital Theatre festival and Fusion festival (Germany). KID_X is a recipient of Creative Scotland’s touring fund and will be embarking on a 12 date tour of community halls, schools and theatres in 2021
Recent residencies: Jackson’s Lane ‘Transmission'(2018), Circus Cirkor LAB (2019) and Dundee Rep(2020).
Awards: Bex was a recipient of Jerwood Arts micro bursary (2019) and has recently been awarded R&D funding for an upcoming Megahertz immersive dance/Av production.
Her projects VOID, KID_X, Liquid Sky and ENGINE are produced in association with Jill Smith and Kathryn Boyle from FERAL