Bronya is a theatre maker, performer and movement director working in the UK. She trained as an actor at Mountview Academy and with the National Youth Theatre, where her interest in devised theatre first developed, working with Stella Duffy to create Immaculate Conceit from Duffy’s book. Bronya worked as an actor for several years in a more conventional world of theatre before becoming interested in making her own work. With comedy troupe, The Cheeky Beggars she created dark physical comedy, taking two shows to Edinburgh with them. She devised with physical collective Human Behaviour Theatre, fusing acrobatics, aerial work and physical comedy for their show Slug! at Exeter Festival as well as creating several short films. In 2010 she began working as a clown with The Flying Seagull Project, working internationally with children and adults in marginalised communities. With them she has worked with children in the rubbish dump slums of Cambodia, with adults in mental health facilities in Romania and at orphanages and schools across Ghana. Most recently she was with the Seagulls in the refugee camps of northern Greece.
In 2012 she moved to Paris to train at École Jacques Lecoq, where she was taught by Jos Houben and Paola Rizza. During her time at Lecoq she worked with Théâtre Senza to create their show Miraculi about the island of Lampedusa – a gateway to Europe for refugees escaping from northern Africa, as well as being a top tourist destination. Whilst at Lecoq she co-formed theatre company Murder & Create and worked with them to create The Middle Place, a highly physical piece about gender identity, which premiered at Camden People’s Theatre. Since returning to the UK Bronya has created street theatre with Wet Picnic, interactive, immersive theatre with Asaro, dance-based children’s theatre with Flibbertigibbet. She has created the movement and choreography for shows at Theatre By The Lake, The Theatre Chipping Norton, The Dukes Lancaster and for Blackeyed Theatre. And has worked as a facilitator for Told By An Idiot and The Bush Theatre.
She formed Mother Bunch as a banner for her own work and a place to fuse her passions for collaborative, audience interactive work and the exploration of our place in the natural world.