Tom Hogan is based in Manchester where he is currently the Artistic Director of Aqueous Humour and Proud and Loud Arts. He also holds the position of ‘Director Mentor’ for the North of England on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Openstages programme and is an Artist Mentor on Contact Theatre’s Future Fires young artist’s development programme.
Over his career he has undertaken training at the Philippe Gaulier School in Paris and with Spymonkey in both London & Manchester plus a variety of short courses in clown, devising & physical theatre run by experts such as Jeff Jonson, Nicole Kehrberger, Keith Johnstone and Augusto Boal. Tom initially trained as an Actor at Inchicore College, Dublin and has Masters Degree in Theatre and Performance from The University of Manchester.
Most recently Tom has worked as movement director with Z-Arts on their (Manchester Theatre Award Nominated) Christmas production of DUCK! with 20 Stories High. He directed Proud and Loud Arts touring production of Beyond the 4th Wall and at Contact Theatre took charge of CYAC’s site-specific theatre piece People in glass cases shouldn’t throw stones at Manchester Museum. Tom has tutored in Interactive Performance, Grotesque Clowning, Alternative Teaching Methods, Inclusive Arts Practice and Street Theatre at The Universities of – Manchester, Salford and Bolton as well as Hope and John Moore’s Universities in Liverpool. He has lead drama residencies in H.M.P Forest Bank, Hindley Y.O.I and Barton Moss secure care unit for children and is currently Artist in Residence at Manchester Pupil Referral Unit where he runs workshops with pupils and as part of staff training. Other organisations he has worked with – M6 Theatre, TIPP, Creative Partnerships, Octagon Theatre, Oldham Theatre Workshop, Burnley Youth Theatre, Salford Youth Service, Bury MBC, Rochdale PCT & Bolton@Home.
Tom founded Aqueous Humour in 2001 through partnerships with the Lowry and the City of Salford. He has developed a variety of shows for Aqueous Humour, convincing many of the merits of the Bouffon clown and Interactive Performance. He has performed in all the Aqueous Humour professional shows at some point, most recently in Amorous Congress and as lead-singer with Bushpig in the guise of Mary-Lou Cougar. Tom has also toured internationally as part of Whalley Range Allstars, and has worked with a range of directors including Al Seed, David Byrne, Tomas McAnna, Mike Heath and Collette Murray.