Georgi Bessey

Georgi Bessey is an actor and theatre maker from East Anglia, who graduated from Bath Spa University’s Acting course in 2018. She is the founder of Blonde Boss Theatre Co. - a female-led collective that is eager to educate the local communities around them and to celebrate all things bossy! Their past work includes INFAMOUS, a tale of five famous murderers from history and why they did what they did. Georgi will be joining Mountview’s MA Creative Producing course in September to develop her understanding in different sectors of the industry.

Why do you do what you do?

I have always been a firm believer in the phrase ‘every day is a school day’. As people, we never stop learning, growing and evolving, which is pretty incredible. That’s the ethos that I have wanted to instil in my theatre company – creating work that empowers and educates. Our recent work at Norwich Fringe Festival did just that – opening up conversations for members of the LGBTQ+ community in East Anglia.

What’s your role in SparkFest?

Producer, actor, writer – just a few roles! Myself, Lydia Webb and Leonie Barnes-Wake have devised a play called ME ‘ANSUM. It is an expansion of our Norwich Fringe scratch project and focuses on the complications of same sex relationships for women. We follow two university students, Saff and Bella – they have instant chemistry but how can you tell if she’s being friendly or flirting with you?