Meet the team

The Fragments folks are passionate, experienced creatives who pool their artistic talents to make life better for people who are often overlooked by society. Here's a little more about them...

Producer Anna Turzynski

Anna Turzynski

Anna is an independent producer based in Leeds. Her work spans art forms and she specialises in site-based and community work.


Dedicated to bringing work to non-traditional spaces and audiences, Anna is the senior producer at Compass Live Art and for the acclaimed Grief Series. Her focus is on maintaining strong links with project partners and bringing projects to fruition using rigourous research.


She has produced work for Leeds Playhouse, Unlimited Theatre and Riptide, as well as large-scale work for local authorities such as Light Night Leeds and Woven Textile Festival in Kirklees.


Anna is also part of The Holy Art Grail peer support network run by East Street Arts. She sits on the board for Urban Angles Circus Ltd and lectures regularly on careers in the creative industries, as well as mentoring young female producers in Yorkshire.

Arts facilitator Lily Craig

Lily Craig

An experienced arts facilitator and certified Dementia Care Mapper, Lily has a masters degree in Applied Theatre and Intervention from the University of Leeds.


Her current work focuses on older adults who may be experiencing social isolation or loneliness and she’s designed and managed a number of projects in this field, including a three-year care home project hosted by Yorkshire Dance, and a project funded by Time to Shine called Young at Arts.


Lily has lots of insight into how an individual living with dementia may experience creative activity and how we make these experiences accessible to them.


She has also worked on a number of projects outside her work with older adults, such as producing 'Leeds Playhouse is Open' for Leeds Playhouse and designing immersive audience experiences with Riptide.

Writer Chris O'Connor

Chris O'Connor

Professional writer Chris has written for Leeds Playhouse, BBC Radio Leeds and Red Ladder Theatre Company on a wide range of issues including male suicide, radicalisation and the migrant crisis.

He’s also worked on community writing projects for Hawksworth Older People Support, Young at Arts and Chapel FM, helping people tell their stories and create their own performances.

He has worked with Riptide on their immersive productions The Lucky Ones, The Lucky Ones: Lailah, The Lost Present and A Quest for the Lost Story. He has created a sketch show, Life is Sketchy, which has performed live at a number of venues and has a pilot episode in production. He has also set up a regular arts night at the Cardigan Arms on Kirkstall Road.


He also is the co-host of the Mantality podcast, inspiring males to be more robust versions of themselves.


Collaborators

We are also very lucky to work with some amazing people on a project to project basis.


LS2 COLLECTIVE are our incredible desingers who help us realise our ideas and build the installations. They are the most understanding and caring guys and we are very grateful for their paitence when we cant even reach a curtain pole.

Now you know who we are, take a look at what we do then drop us a line!