About Potentially Brilliant

Our aim is provide exploratory drama workshops on socially relevant  topics. These are open to the general public and those who don’t always have an opportunity to be heard. Our workshops run over 12 week programmes culminating in part devised performances at The Casa Theatre venue in Liverpool. Our next production is on 28th November ‘Still Here’.

Further courses will be announced at the beginning of December.


Mikyla Jane Durkanmikyla-profile-pic
Mikyla has worked as a theatre practitioner director, actor and producer, both in the UK and abroad, over the previous 11 years and specialises in devising. She received a 1st class degree from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. She has recently studied with Dario Fo in Italy, exploring elements of theatre and performance alongside several other practitioners including Mario Pirvano and Jacopo Fo.

She has produced over 100 shows at varied venues in England and Italy including extensive directorial work, design; costume, set, marketing FX design and operation, stage management and devising. Her acting work has taken her from from performing in Netherlands, Italy and the UK. She has also coached actors on a one to one basis in English as a second language travelling extensively throughout Italy supervising end of course shows in education.She has constructed, taught and facilitated a diverse range of workshops for adults and children with learning difficulties, adult and youth groups including within prison and bail hostels and also a variety of community groups including inter-generational projects.

She has had commissions to research, devise and perform pieces to engage and educate through theatre for the Fire Service [E.A.R.L.Y youth programme], Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group [Action Mesothelioma Day] and Governance Hub for Adults with Learning Difficulties [DVD Initiative].

julianJulian Bond
Julian has been involved in theatre and the arts for the last 15 years.  Based on Merseyside, he has written, acted in and directed many different plays with different theatre companies.  In 2011 he co-founded Liverpool-based theatre company Burjesta Theatre which is committed to radical and original work relevant to a Liverpool audience.  He has performed at venues such as the Unity Theatre and his work has been performed as far afield as the Edinburgh Festival, Aberystwtyh Arts Centre, and venues throughout the North West and Midlands of England.

Over the previous few years he has been focusing his attention on studies in classical Greek Theatre as well as Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre.