Company Director – Andrew Somerville
Andrew Somerville is a performer, producer, writer and research academic. His theatre work before differencEngine includes Barbican, Battersea Arts Centre, Brighton Basement, Roundhouse, Silent Opera, various London fringe productions, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the SHUNT Vaults.
He has enjoyed careers in the public, private and third sectors as a research leader in numerous fields: from big data and social media analysis, to international diplomacy, nuclear weapons, and terrorism. His work at tech companies, academic institutions and think-tanks has taken him to the US, India, China, France and the United Nations.
Company Director – Jon Cooper
Jon Cooper is a writer, and theatre maker whose pre- differencEngine background spans institutions such as the Old Vic Theatre and UK Parliament. Jon’s work over ten years as a writer and theatre maker includes the prestigious Old Vic New Voices program, numerous UK and London stage productions, The US/UK Exchange, Latitude Festival, Sheer Drop, Sublime & Ridiculous, Theatre 503, The Tristan Bates Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Manchester 24/7 Festival & Sky Arts.
He also has years of experience in the technology sector, working for UK Parliament’s IT Infrastructure team and deploying the Nigerian Parliament’s digital infrastructure.