The Boundless core team is small but mighty. Meet us here and get to know the work we do for the company as well as our career journeys. You can email anyone to ask a question or DM @boundlessabound to get in touch.
Jordi M. Carter is a Caribbean-British performer, creative director, artist-educator and producer from South London, with a passion for Afrocentricity, racial & social justice, and radical Black cultural expression across theatre, film and performance.
A former Young Vic Young Associate (Taking Part & Creators Program, 2021- 2022) and Theatre Peckham Young Producers alumnus (Spring 2022), Jordi has trained extensively in the work of creative/community producing and artistic output/development. Through contributing to the design and delivery of theatre projects and productions for and with local community members, young adults, emerging artists and professional creatives, Jordi has developed a passion for creative community development and social engagement, underpinned by cultural consciousness. Jordi is also an alumnus of the University of Sussex, graduating in 2021 with a First Class Honours Drama & Film Studies BA (Hons) degree, and is currently a member of the Young Vic’s 2022 Fresh Direction (professional development) programme for emerging creatives.
As an educator, Jordi has worked with drama schools and educational organisations including ICTheatre Brighton and Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, specialising in Afrocentric and holistic approaches to theatre-making and performance. He recently devised and directed the Black Performance Lab in collaboration with ICTheatre Brighton, exploring structures of performance, actor training, and theatre arts education practices that spotlight the history and contributions of the Black presence in the arts.
Credits include: Assistant Director, WE NEED NEW NAMES (UK Tour by New Perspectives and Fifth Word in association with Brixton House), April – June 2023 | Associate Producer, SATURN RETURNS (by Gateway Arts Productions, Nominated for Best Dance Production at the 2022 Black British Theatre Awards), Southbank Centre, Sep 2022 & Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Oct 2022 | Assistant Producer, TP25: OF THE CUT, Young Vic, Jul-Aug 2022 | Young Producer, DEAR BLK LDN, Theatre Peckham, Apr 2022 | Co- Producer, YV: MAKERS’ MOTIVE, Young Vic, Mar 2022 | Assistant Producer, FIVE PLAYS, Young Vic, Dec 2021 | Assistant Producer, YV UNPACKED: LOVE REIGN, Young Vic, Oct 2021.
Ine Van Riet joined Boundless from the Bush Theatre where she was Development Manager and jointly responsible for creating and implementing the fundraising and talent development strategies. During her time, the Bush fundraised for and completed the largest capital project in the organisation’s history, reopening the venue’s refurbished Shepherd’s Bush home in 2017. The Bush Theatre was recently awarded London Theatre of the Year by The Stage.
Prior to this Ine was General Manager for Iris Theatre and Development Officer & Associate Producer at Tara Arts. As a freelance producer she has presented UK premières at Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503 and the Finborough Theatre, and toured work both nationally and internationally.
Lamesha is a producer, stage manager and historian. Through her production company, Blemme Fatale Productions, Lamesha produces theatre and events that aims to promote active engagement with Black British History and to enable people with skills to respond creatively. She follow the motto of each one, teach one as she feel a responsibility to spread what she know in the hopes of healing the effects of colonialism on knowing one’s history, culture and language.
Lamesha has produced at Battersea Arts Centre and Theatre Royal Stratford East. Lamesha’s stage management credits include Breeding (King’s Head), Baghdaddy (Royal Court), Hamilton (West End) and The Cherry Orchard (Yard).
Mark joined Boundless Theatre as Finance Manager in September 2015. He studied at the University of Warwick and trained as an actor at East 15 Acting School. He was the Executive Director of Deafinitely Theatre for almost 10 years, producing theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe, Soho Theatre, the Park Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and on national tour. He is also one of the co-founders of The Blueprint Theatre Company.
In September 2014, he set up Ardent Theatre Company for which he is currently the Co-Creative Director.
Rowan joined boundless in April 2022, He identifies as a working class, Northern, Queer creative. He trained as an actor in Manchester before pursuing a producing career in London. Prior to joining Boundless, he studied at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is co-founder and producer of Bog Standard Creatives and looks to spotlight voices of those whose voices are overlooked.
He is particularly interested in creating work by, with and for under-represented individuals and is always looking for ways to inspire others, in an effort to lead and influence the next generation of theatre makers and artists.
Gorga joined boundless in April 2022 in the role of Social Media Manager. With a BA in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and a MA in Film and Screen Studies from Goldsmiths University of London, Gorga’s professional work has a dual focus on applied arts and social technologies. Consequently, Gorga has a varied background with previous arts roles including live-streaming producer, youth theatre facilitator and video/audio designer.
Outside of their work explore the intersections of applied arts and social technologies, Gorga’s personal interests lie in film and moving image practices. In their personal practice Gorga’s ultra-short film work explores art-making through a language of the amateur and naïve. Gorga’s interests in film and aesthetic continue to influence their work in the applied arts and their approach to social and digital media.
Rebecca is a producer, director and arts marketing professional from the Wirral, based in London. As a collaborative artist, she champions theatre as a welcoming place of empowerment and joy.
Alongside Boundless she is also Artistic Director of Teastain Theatre, a feminist experimental new writing company she co-founded in 2019 and Communications Officer for Stockroom Productions. Recent shows include: Tap Root (Director, The Glitch); Thirst (Director, Vault Festival) and Untitled Sparkly Vampire Play (Producer, Omnibus Theatre).
She has previously worked with theatres including Leeds Playhouse, as a facilitator, York Theatre Royal, as Chair of the Board for the Takeover Festival, and Pilot Theatre as a Young Creative. Other roles include marketing for Without Walls and as a photographer for Bomb Factory Theatre and Teastain. She has been a member of Tmesis Theatre’s Wicked Women Group and Liverpool Royal Court’s Stage Write Development Programme.
Davida is a SW London-based writer, performer, facilitator and creative producer of Ghanaian heritage.
Having worked in the events and hospitality sector for a number of years, Davida is currently growing her portfolio as a creative producer and project coordinator in roles at Hersana CIC, a gender based violence CIC for black femmes and BORN::FREE LDN, a literary arts organisation which homes new and emerging writers, specifically from African/Afro diasporic writers and Unicorn Theatre, where she ensures key administra.ve and building
processes run smoothly as the stage door administrator
With a background in participatory arts, community activism and nationwide campaigning, she has worked with organisations such as the Advocacy Academy, Hersana and Battersea Arts Centre to lead on activity to engage audiences and participants with pressing social issues.
Cherry is a London-based writer, director, performer, and spoken-word poet. Her work often explores identity, family, and universal anxieties. She is interested in creating work that is relevant, empowering, electric, and blurs boundaries between disciplines.
Emilia has been a part of the Boundless Advisory Group for a while now, and since completing the Certificate of Higher Education at East 15 Acting School in 2018, she has spent the majority of her time creating. Now training at MN Academy, Emilia spent her time in lockdown writing and developing stories and spoken word pieces, as well as composing music. Prior to lockdown, Emilia worked as a Drama Teacher at multiple local drama schools across Ealing, including Questors Youth Theatre and Yourstage Drama.
Emilia is also currently constructing her own series of short devised pieces, which incorporate her musical compositions with pieces of spoken word and physical theatre.
Clíona is an Irish writer and director based in London. Her work engages with feminism and climate activism, often mixing disciplines. Clíona recently graduated from Brunel University London with a BA in Theatre and English, and she is now working at Jerwood Arts as Team Assistant alongside developing her theatre-making practice.
Julia is an actor and theatre-maker based in London. She recently graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a Master’s in acting, where she was a recipient of the Embassy Scholarship. She is a keen actor-deviser and co-created with Poltergeist Theatre the sell-out show Lights Over Tesco Carpark (Pleasance, New Diorama). She recently enjoyed playing a chorus part in season two of Boundless Theatre’s audio-drama, Radio Elusia.
Fin Ross Russell is one of the original members of the Boundless Theatre Advisory Group and has been delighted to support the organisation in several different unique and exciting capacities over the course of the last four years. Fin is also the co-founder of Island Life Productions, having founded the company with his sister in 2011. Since then, he completed his BA in Drama, Applied Theatre & Education from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Following a year working at Chichester Festival Theatre as the theatre’s Education Assistant, Fin moved up to Edinburgh where alongside running the company, he is a freelance workshop facilitator for Edinburgh City Council, LYRA & Strange Town. He is the co-director of the UK Centre of the International Theatre Institute and communications director of the organisation’s Network for Emerging Arts Professionals.
Sadhana is a creative based West Midlands. She’s been a member of the New Vic Youth theatre for over 6 years, working on projects such as the 2019 National Youth Theatre Connections show ‘The Sad Club’ and Heritage Lottery funded Dorothy Clive project. Currently, she’s a Contributor on the Voice Magazine and was part of the Radio Elusia Season 2 Writer’s room.
Liam is an energetic, passionate and determined creative artist from Birmingham. Liam has trained at Birmingham Ormiston Academy and Peer Productions and is looking now to develop as an actor, specialising in contemporary theatre. He joined the Advisory Group with the hope that his opinions will help shape the most important of topics for theatre.
Tolu Fagbayi is an artist, writer and musician. She has BA Acting degree and is also in the process of writing her first play which explores the identity and intersectional feminism.
Tolu is an energetic, passionate and professional artist and person who strongly believes equality in all areas especially within the arts.
Aisling (she/her) is based in London. She is a National Youth Theatre Member, Inclusion Ambassador and Creative Leader, and a Youth Board Member for Tender UK Arts & Education. She is, at present, a member of the Alexandra Palace Young Actors Company. She has performed in and helped create pieces for organisations such as Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and National Student Drama Festival, and she was recently shortlisted for the Sky Studios x Box of Tricks Screen/Play Award. Outside of theatre, she engages in facilitating creative workshops in community settings focussed on well-being and inclusion, particularly for children and young people.
Xiggy is a Biomedical Sciences student based in London. They enjoy writing about people making connections in unlikely circumstances and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They don’t have much experience of working in theatre, but they love to watch, and they hope to continue to do so while they study neuroscience.
Artwork by Xiggy.
Betty is a London based Northern facilitator and theatre-maker.
Growing up in a multicultural working-class household and being queer, theatre provided space for creativity they did not otherwise have, and they now work with a particular passion for the community of theatre and curate their Creative Practice challenging ways of creative engagement. Having been a secondary carer for their dad, and as a disabled and neuro-divergent person, they aim to create access inclusivity in their practice.
Before working in the Arts, they worked in Sales as an Executive Team Trainer and worked in TV and Education for ITV’s Emmerdale Studios. Betty began their creative career in the Arts through the National Youth Theatre, first as an actor through NYT’s 2018 intake course, then later shifting focus into Facilitation. Having discovered a love of theatre, they enrolled at East 15 Acting school, where they discovered their passion for facilitation and Applied Theatre. After achieving their Certificate of Higher Education, they began their BA degree at The Royal Central School of Speech, studying Drama, Applied Theatre and Education.
Whilst at Uni, Betty has continued work with NYT, as a Course Assistant, Course manager and now as an Emerging Artist. They also work as a Creative Practitioner, leading two programmes at WAC Arts (Spark & Ignite), and as Workshop Leader at ATG Learning. Betty is also an emerging Director, having directed at Arts Ed and Tramshed.
I’m a writer and working part-time, front of house, in an art museum, I am based in both Manchester, Lancashire and Halifax, West Yorkshire. I did my bachelors in English Literature from University of Manchester and looking to build on my degree more. I’ve done a few artist development programmes as a playwrighter in Oldham and London and currently helping out on a student film production! My work, whatever form it tries to take, focuses on the self, independence, translation and the abstract!
Bella Cavicchi (she/her) is a theatre artist, educator, and freelance producer. She is an alumna of Brown University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Literacy and the Performing Arts, and the University of Cambridge, where she graduated with an MPhil in Arts, Creativity, and Education, taking a particular focus at both institutions on the radical possibilities of devising theatre with young people. As a producer, recent credits include MEDEA THE MUSICAL (Paradise Green, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2022), ED: THE NEW, TOTALLY UNOFFICIAL, GINGER-INCLUSIVE PARODY SKETCH SHOW (Canal Cafe Theatre, 2022), and the Almeida For Free Festival, produced as a member of Almeida Theatre’s 2022 Young Producers Cohort. When she’s not in the rehearsal room or managing spreadsheets, Bella teaches drama at a secondary school just outside of London—and loves that she spends each day thinking about theatre!
Seyi is a creative producer who focuses on the inclusivity and celebration of often marginalised communities such as the LGBTQAI+ community and those who are racially othered. Having grown up rarely seeing herself represented in mainstream arts and media, Seyi seeks to produce arts and culture that centers the queer and/or black experience.
Seyi produces with Raze Collective to support and develop both in-person and digital queer performance. Seyi has experience producing theatre, cabaret & musicals and has worked extensively in stage management & production roles with The Cocoa Butter Club. Seyi currently works as podcast producer, working with the award-winning Transmissions Roundhouse.
He is an Actor/Writer/Director/Producer whilst also studying for a Business Management BA. He studied Theatre at the BRIT school; following COVID, he started to work with the Almeida Theatre as a Young Producer and was part of the Orpheus Project with Babel Theatre. He is writing a new play taking a fresh look at masculinity and how it affects men daily.
Dasha is an international student from Ukraine passionate about creative writing, journalism, social issues and the arts. She enjoys writing for her school’s newspaper and tries to take an active part in the artistic life of her community. She has previously worked on multiple literary and translation projects with an NGO “Foundation of Regional Initiatives” and has been a recipient of the BBK Art Fellowship in Germany. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in cultural institutions and exploring world literatures and languages.
Michaela is a creative based in London. She is a programme manager at intergenerational charity, InCommon and an associate at 64 Million Artists, a creative social enterprise. Michaela is passionate about how theatre can platform new stories and creatively connect local communities. Her favourite ways of getting creative are through facilitation, writing and going to London’s various theatre productions.
Ra’eesah is a multi disciplinary creative working across theatre, film, music and spoken word as a performer, producer and writer. She is also a facilitator working with communities and particularly with young people and is keen to increase access to the arts for all.
Inspired by the innovative ways that Boundless engages with young people, she is looking forward to learn from the Boundless team as well as contribute new ideas for future opportunities and increase the variety of young people that can access these opportunities.
Rosie Allimonos has been Global Director of Digital Content at BBC Studios since 2019. Prior to this role, Allimonos was Head of Creative Partnerships at Facebook and Instagram, Head of Original Channels and Content Partnerships at YouTube across Europe, Middle East and Africa, Commissioner for BBC Drama, Films & Acquisitions and Creative Producer at All3Media. Allimonos’ has led teams on the launch of YouTube Originals SVOD Service, Facebook Watch and the IGTV vertical video player.
Daze Aghaji is an inspiring Youth Climate Justice Activist based in London. With a focus on Regenerative Cultures, Radical Social Justice, Youth Politics, and Artistic innovation, she is a powerful voice for radical systemic change. Her tireless advocacy has earned recognition from leading charities, institutions, governments, and grassroots change-makers globally. The Guardian fittingly describes her as “a ball of energy, conviction, and warmth.”
Daze is best known for her high-profile political campaigning, which has seen her successfully sue her government, run for election, and lobby institutions for meaningful change. In 2019, she became the youngest candidate ever to stand in a European Parliamentary election. Running as an independent under the banner of a Climate and Ecological Emergency, she helped raise awareness of the urgent need for political will to address the climate crisis.
In 2020, Daze’s efforts to support young people struggling with eco-anxiety led her to lobby the Royal College of Psychiatrists to recognize this issue. She conducted research and developed tools to help those affected by it. Additionally, she initiated a successful Judicial review against the UK government, compelling them to release a Net-Zero Strategy ahead of COP26. As a founding member of Extinction Rebellion’s youth branch, Daze has been a driving force for climate justice. She previously served as the Director and Creative Director of Earthrise Studio, a creative agency dedicated to communicating the climate crisis.
Currently, Daze is an Artist in Residence at Phytology, the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. She also works as an Artistic Environmental consultant at the Gate Theatre and serves as a Speaker and Climate Justice Consultant, collaborating with global corporations and governments. Her work is founded in a deep love, duty, and care for all life. Daze remains passionately committed to organizing with grassroots campaigns and organizations for climate justice.
“The only way we can avoid environmental collapse is by addressing all planetary boundaries. The only way we can do this is going back to our roots and falling back in love with our land.” – Daze Aghaji
Caspar is passionate about making Art more accessible. He was lucky enough to engage in the arts, specifically theatre, as a young person and it made a massive difference to his life. He has dedicated a lot of his professional and personal life to this cause. He works at City Bridge Trust, a charitable funder that distributes £25 million pounds a year to charities and organisations who support Londoners. Within this work he assesses funding applications and makes recommendations to the grants committee as to whether the applications fit within the Trust’s criteria. This has allowed him to develop good knowledge of charity governance, finances, and what funders are looking for within funding applications.
Before this, Caspar worked as a Trust Fundraiser for various arts organisation’s (mainly participatory arts activities), as a Producer for various emerging and fringe theatre companies, and in events producing. Capar lives in South East London near Crystal Palace Park, but grew up in Bristol.
Natalie is a theatre producer and fundraiser from Hong Kong. She’s recently made her West End Producer Debut as Associate Producer for Best of Enemies by James Graham.
Currently, she is the In Good Company Creative Producer (maternity cover) for Derby Theatre, leading the Midlands’ flagship artist development programme. She’s previously General Manager for Creative Youth, where she has won the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy’s Giving Tuesday Competition for the charity.
She independently produces for Max Percy + Friends, winner of Scotsman’s Fringe First Award and New Diorama Theatre and Underbelly’s Untapped Award.
Natalie was formerly on the Boundless Advisory Group of 15-25 year olds.
Charlotte is a lawyer, mother of three teenagers and lifelong lover of the arts (visual arts, theatre and film in particular). Charlotte’s first voluntary role many years ago (last millennium) as a newly qualified solicitor was on the board of the Arts Law Centre in her home state of Queensland, Australia and she has since remained passionate about using her skills to support the creative industries due to her belief in the positive impact they have on society.
Charlotte is Director of Legal and Business Affairs at ITV. She has over 25 years’ experience in legal and business affairs roles in private practice and in-house, with a particular focus on media and tech companies. Previous in-house roles have included as assistant general counsel at Virgin Media and interim head of legal at Channel 4. She spent two years as a senior legal consultant to TikTok, starting just before lockdown and riding its wave of growth. She has also set up her own tech business, Storychest, a private digital scrapbook for families.
Alistair is a highly-experienced, award-winning, queer, working class and disabled artist, originally from Manchester, now living in East London. They trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as on The Royal Court’s Invitation Writers Group, and also completed an MA at RADA/Birkbeck. In the past they have made work for organisations such as The BBC, Punchdrunk, Sky TV, The National Theatre, The Old Vic, Barbican Centre, Shoreditch Town Hall, Arcola Theatre, and Curious Monkey, amongst many others. A lot of Alistair’s work focuses on themes of grief, sickness, intimacy and intoxication.
They are the former Head of Artist Development at The Old Vic; and have recently finished as the leading on talent development at Punchdrunk, working in the UK, internationally and digitally, with a specific focus on launching the critically-acclaimed ‘The Burnt City’ as well as settling them into their new Woolwich home. Alistair is an Associate Artist at The National Youth Theatre, a Connect Artist for RTYDS, a Trustee for Boundless, an Access Worker for Arts Council England, and a Script Reader for The Bush Theatre, Theatre503, Theatre Uncut, and The Papatango Prize. Alistair is the Founder and Creative Director of WoLab, and to date, they have raised over £1.8m in funding for various artistic projects.
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