Artistic directors


jim manganello

Jim is a performer, director and movement director originally from Detroit and now based in Glasgow. In between, he worked for several theatre companies in Chicago and Brussels, where he trained at École Lassaâd. As performer: The Skating Rink (Garsington, dir. Stewart Laing), The Playboy of the Western World (Michigan Classical Repertory), and all of Fratellanza’s work to date. As director: Lucia di Lammermoor (Fulham Opera and Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola), Opera Highlights (Scottish Opera), and his own adaptation of War and Peace (Viaduct Theatre, Chicago). As movement director: Lost at Sea and Aladdin (Perth Theatre), Elixir of Love (Scottish Opera), and The Enchanted Bullets (Blackheath Halls Community Opera).

Jim works across theatre, dance and opera, with ensembles of professionals and non-professionals. He strives to make work that is joyful but skeptical of contemporary ideas of progress.


Lucy Ireland

Lucy was born in Edinburgh and trained at the Dance School of Scotland and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. As a dancer she has worked with a variety of companies and choreographers: Scottish Opera, David Hughes Dance, Alan Greig Dance Theatre, Errol White Company, Ashley Page, Emily-Jayne Boyle and Kally Lloyd-Jones. As a choreographer, Lucy worked on Aladdin at Perth Theatre, directed by Lu Kemp, and a number of works for Shotput. 

Lucy is interested in the connection between theatre and dance and hopes to bridge the gap between these two art forms to make exciting, cross-form works for a range of audiences. Professionally, she has always sought out work that challenges and celebrates life's trials and tribulations and hopes to continue on this path as co-director of Shotput.