Appointed October 2022
Fraser has worked in the theatre from a very young age in various capacities as a performer, director, writer, and producer across Scotland. Having grown up in Cumbernauld himself, Fraser is delighted to be working at the theatre to manage the delivery of in-house productions, supporting and developing companies in residence, and leading the artistic programming of the venue.
As a strong advocate for youth engagement in the arts, Fraser has previously held youth advisory positions with the National Theatre of Scotland and Macrobert Arts Centre. He has also served as a director of See Think Make CIC and Chair of Young Enterprise Scotland Forth Valley & Glasgow Regional Boards. In 2016, Fraser was appointed as one of ‘Scotland’s brightest young theatre-makers’ by Youth Theatre Arts Scotland as part of their Young Arts Leaders programme.
Fraser is a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University in Business & Enterprise and was appointed as Scotland’s youngest Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 2016.
Fraser is passionate about his responsibility to support and nurture both emerging and experienced professional creative talent in Scotland and develop the role that Cumbernauld Theatre plays as a leading voice in the national conversation about theatrical innovation and artistic practice. As a former Cumbernauld resident, he is uniquely placed to design and develop an artistic programme that is reflective, responsive, and inspiring to the local community whilst engaging with new and diverse audiences.
Alongside his work at Cumbernauld Theatre, Fraser is the Founder and Artistic Director of Cumbernauld Musical Theatre Society, works as a freelance Creative & Musical Director specialising in Musical Theatre across Scotland, and leads Limelight Youth Academy in Fife for aspiring young performers.