Olivia Furber

Assistant Project Manager

Olivia’s background is in directing, writing and producing across theatre film and installation. She received a collaborative MA in International Performance Research from the Universities of Helsinki, Warwick & Amsterdam and went on to take up a movement director traineeship at Opera North in 2015. Since then she has directed and assistant directed work for York Theatre Royal, Ensemble52 & Theatre Hullabaloo and produced projects for London International Festival of Theatre and TakeOff Festival. As a writer, her work has been performed internationally at theatres such as The Palestinian National Theatre (Jerusalem) and Mousunturm (Frankfurt).

Olivia joined Steps as an Assistant Project Manager in 2019, and is committed to using theatre techniques to create behavioural change and loves the opportunity that Steps affords to work collaboratively across industries and disciplines.


About Olivia Furber

What inspires you?

My little niece. Being so new into the world she’s a great reminder that our fundamental situation is joyful, we just get a bit lost along the way.

Favourite Book?

A Field Guide To Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I knew I wanted to work in theatre from around the age of 3. My cousins and I would put on an annual play in my grandparents garden and it always felt like my natural environment. I was briefly distracted at age 7 by wanting to be a marine biologist, but a stark realisation that this career required some scientific ability soon put me off.