About Us

The COW Community ethos is to uplift, support, and showcase new writing in any genre with a focus on the magical connection between writers and actors.   

It was founded in January 2021 during the UK Third National Lockdown. With the Theatre industry closed both Sofie and Lucy found it difficult as graduates to continue building and developing their craft. Starved of creativity they decided enough was enough and to now follow a strong ethos of Create Your Own To Grow Your Own.

They researched, collaborated, and spilled all of their energy into creating a community that could unite lovers of new writing. Over the past few months, they have met some incredible creatives, writers, and performers and are currently producing their first online musical project.

'...The F*CK Am I Doing' will premiere in April 2021, directed by Manda Joenssen and produced by Maddie Osborn. 

We hope you join us and have a moo-tastic time hanging with our herd! 

 
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Lucy Alder

Co-Founder and Artistic Director

Lucy Alder is a northern actor, director, and choreographer. She is a progressive and multifaceted creative and performer, specialising in musical theatre. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Taxi Man Productions and of a new writing initiative The COW Community. Lucy is motivated and inspired to create work that invokes discussion, both inside the rehearsal room and within the audience. She is an advocate of female-driven material, and new writing. She trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA in Music Theatre)


Acting Credits Include: The F*CK Am I Doing (TheCOWCommunity), Mischief and Mayhem (Foxholes)The Limit (RCSSD), This Is How Water Loves (Drown, Vaults/Pleasance) The Plaza (RCSSD) Little Shop of Horrors (Edinburgh Fringe), Spring Awakening (Jane Holloway Hall), Sleeping Dogs Lie (Edinburgh Fringe) and RENT (Jane Holloway Hall)


Directing Credits Include - Actors Anonymous (The Actor Anonymous Collective Livestream)  Adeline; A 21st Century Musical (Edinburgh Fringe 2021) Bring It On (Jane Holloway Hall). 


Choreography Credits Include - Tick, Tick… Boom! (Etcetera Theatre) This Is How Water Loves (Drown, Vaults/Pleasance) Pippin (Edinburgh Fringe, Niddry St), Cabaret (Jane Holloway Hall)

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Sofie Kaern

Co-Founder and Creative Director

Sofie is a Danish singer, actor and dancer. She found her love for new writing during her MA in Music Theatre at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She moved to the UK from Denmark to pursue musical theatre and stayed because of the incredible community of creatives. Whilst Sofie is a versatile performer specialising in musical theatre she also has a desire to grow her own opportunities. With The COW Community she hopes to create a network for emerging artist so everyone can get a place at the table, or learn to build their own.

Acting credits include: The F*CK Am I Doing (The COW Community), Alice in Streamingland (Panto, The Phoenix Arts Club), Catch Me (CSSD), The Plaza (CSSD)