Associate Artists

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What is an Associate Artist?

Associate Artists are companies or individuals that share our ethos, working practices and mission to Engage, Inspire and Entertain. 

They may have been invited to become Associate Artists due to geographical closeness and/or repeated working relationships. Others have applied to the scheme. All work closely with us and become part of a peer-to-peer support network, acting as mentors for aspiring creatives.

Our Associate Artists

The Hawth Crawley is delighted to introduce our Associate Artists. The eight Associate Artists all share The Hawth’s mission to engage, inspire and entertain and their ethos and working practices align with our own artistic vision.

Andrew Ashenden
Actors Combat Theatrical Training offers stage combat training from introductory to specialist levels in this highly specialised and exciting area of performing arts, holding workshops and seminars in schools, universities and Drama schools in the UK and Europe. With members of the Equity Fight Directors Register, ACTT brings a variety of experience from professionals who have worked in the industry for over 40 years. Find out more here.

Crawley Film Initiative 
Based at Crawley Museum, CFI helps young people from Crawley and the surrounding area explore a career path in film, through mentorship with industry professionals. Alongside this CFI also produces high-quality visuals with storytelling at its heart. Find out more here.

Ed Pithie
An improv coach, director and performer who has been teaching people how to improvise comedic theatre and running improv shows as 'Dingbats Improv' for over seven years in the local area. Find out more here.

Ensemble Reza
An innovative and passionate ensemble that exists to unlock the musician in us all, enriching, educating and inspiring audiences and performers and changing lives through music. Find out more here.

Half-Time Orange
A new theatre company dedicated to working alongside local venues, societies and charitable organisations to better engage communities and produce innovative and exciting work that tackles contemporary social issues through a historical lens. Find out more here.

Pitchy Breath Theatre Company
The company has been developing and delivering high-quality and challenging productions for over 25 years, telling stories in bold new ways, and providing accessible and inclusive theatre that entertains, supports and helps grow the skills of Crawley residents. Find out more here.

Sarah Gain Productions
Produces graphic animation and live-action hybrid performances online and in venues. Making exciting, interactive shows for, with and by young people with the aim to produce fun, engaging and innovative creative work. Find out more here.

If you would like more information on becoming an Associate Artist please email