Two big lips puppets, lit up green, in front of a crowd at night.

Lara Costello

Assistant Producer (Marketing & Comms)

Lara is a multidisciplinary artist and arts management professional specialising in marketing and communications. Since graduating from East 15 Acting School in 2016 she has worked primarily in live events and theatre, in both the UK and Australia, with a particular interest in outdoor, immersive and design-led work.

Prior to joining Puppets with Guts, Lara was the Creative Marketing Coordinator at poetry producing organisation at Poet in the City, collaborating on projects with partners such as the British Library and Culture Mile. She is the co-founder of award-winning creative arts company Goya Arts and the creator of The Rose-Eyed Queen, which toured outdoor spaces and UK arts festivals in 2016. Her play The Last Honeypot was nominated for the ONCA Green Curtain Award at Brighton Fringe in 2017 and in 2019 she was commissioned to write a new script for The Minack, a unique open air theatre set into the cliffs of Cornwall. In 2020 she was the associate writer on No Sweat, a unique show exploring UK’s hidden LGBTQ+ youth homeless crisis. She is a graduate of the Apples & Snakes Writers Room and a fellow of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary programme 2017-2019.

As a maker, Lara has designed and made creative installations and immersive scenography for venues such as Hoxton Hall, The Vaults and L’Escargot Soho. In 2019 she launched her small craft business Lara Rose Makes on Etsy.