We work with a great many artists over the course of a year, you can get to know them here.
Natalya Martin is an actor, multi-sensory practitioner and theatre-maker. Her goal is to make work that is fully accessible, relatable and of quality, for and with people with disabilities. She is the co-founder of theatre company FEEL Theatre, which specialises in creating sensory stories, shows and experiences.
Winners of the 2018 Edinburgh Stage Award and The Untapped Award, Nouveau Riché is a multi – disciplinary arts production company. Previous theatre credits include Queens of Sheba, Chateau Marmont and Book of Actions. Their objective is to discover, nurture and produce unique stories that are culturally inclusive, with a keen scope on work that is both educational and entertaining.
Produced Moon are an interactive, digital theatre company working at the intersection of theatre and gaming, based between London and Glasgow. Recent work includes Switchboard, The Inventors Squad and Electric.
Ryan Gilmartin is a multi-disciplinary actor, theatre maker and video DJ. He has made work for the National Theatre, Royal Exchange Theatre and Sheffield Theatres.
Brigitte Aphrodite is a punk, feminist showgirl, and poetical music performance artist who has a loyal following due to her approach to multidisciplinary art and social expression. In her former years she has toured her music with the likes of Kate Nash and Josie Long. Bri is most recently known for her critically acclaimed show – ‘My Beautiful Black Dog’ – a part gig, part theatre, modern day, punk musical exploring depression. The show sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe circuit, was featured on the BBC 10 O’clock News and in the Guardian and Elle magazine. Gathering momentum in 2015/16 the show went on to tour the UK and sell out dates at the Southbank Centre. Wellcome Trust funding was awarded to the ‘MBBD movement’ and a workshop, based on the show, its narrative and the language we use around mental health was developed and delivered in schools around the country.
Singer songwriter Quiet Boy, signed to Universal records in 2005 and has appeared at most major UK festivals including Radio 1 stage at Leeds and Reading. Touring extensively, and has appeared with Prodigy, Echo and the Bunnymen, System Of A Down. Full tours with Kasabian, Fratellis, Mick Jones (Clash), Carl Barat (The Libertines). Many appearances on TV and Radio. Quiet Boy has recorded an album with legendary Producer Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths, Kaiser Chiefs). Recently commissioned as Composer and Musical Director for critically acclaimed gig theatre ‘My Beautiful Black Dog’ and further work in development and composing on projects with Bush Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, The National Theatre and most recently The Vaults Festival with a new piece by Katie Bonna.
Lula Mebrahtu is an Eritrean-born actress, DJ and presenter. She performs regularly as lula.xyz at festivals and events worldwide. As a presenter, she regularly fronts shows for the BBC and hosts jazz festivals. Her acting credits include Concrete Jungle, The Lucumi Choir and Death of a Pebble Dancing (Edinburgh Festival Fringe).
Isabel Oliver is an actor, singer, songwriter and musician. Her acting credits include Titus Andronicus (Teatro Dei Borgia, Italy). She also performs as a singer musician in a variety of venues and at festivals, including regularly at Spinning Yarns Theatre.
Michelle Tiwo is an actor, poet, poet educator and founder of Sistren podcast. Their acting credits for theatre include And the Rest of Me Floats (Bush Theatre). For television, Ackee & Saltfish; and for film, Faces.
Jessica is an actor and playwright, her debut play Klippies was nominated for three Offie awards including Most Promising New Playwright. Her adaptation of Kiki’s Delivery Service sold out with four and five star reviews at Southwark Playhouse and was remounted for a second summer run. She has been commissioned by the Bush Theatre and Sphinx Theatre, her work has been supported by the National Theatre New Works Dept, HighTide and the Almeida. She is a Royal Court Young Writers alumni.
Charlotte Josephine is an actress represented by Hatton McEwan Penford, and playwright represented by The Agency. She’s co-artistic director of Snuff Box Theatre. Graduate of the Contemporary Theatre Course, East 15 Acting School, Charlotte’s first play ‘Perffection’ won a NSDF Commendation For Writing. ‘Bitch Boxer’ won the Soho Theatre Young Writers Award 2012, the Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012 and the Holden Street Theatres Award 2013. ‘Bitch Boxer’ is published by Oberon Books and is performed internationally.
Charlotte’s latest play ‘Blush’ enjoyed a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, winning a Stage Edinburgh Award. ‘Blush’ is touring nationally in 2017, starting at London’s Soho Theatre in May. Charlotte’s new monologue ‘Blue’ has been awarded the National Octagon Prize by the Bolton Octagon, where it’ll be performed in June. Charlotte has also recently won the BBC Screenplay First Award.
Mark Maughan is an award-winning theatre director, maker and translator with a special interest in developing ideas with artists from the early stages of a project, who has toured his work across the UK and internationally. Mark is also a reader for a number of theatres across the UK and is a member of the Cross Channel Theatre Group, coordinated by the French Institute, as well as Out of the Wings, coordinated by King’s College London. He translates from French and Spanish.
Directing credits: The Claim by Tim Cowbury (Shoreditch Town Hall and UK tour), C’est la vie by Mohamed El Khatib (Print Room), Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (ALRA), LOBOS by Alejandro Gomez (with Compania Nacional de las Artes. Casa del Silencio, Bogota, Colombia), La Visita by Friedrich Durenmatt (own adaptation of The Visit to Spanish. FUGA, Bogota, Colombia), Trappist (Lyric Hammersmith), Open Plan by Marcelo Dos Santos (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama), Petrification by Zoe Cooper (Live Theatre and UK tour), The Raunch (as Dramaturg. Underbelly Spiegeltent, London Southbank), How was it for you? (Latitude Festival, Brighton Dome), Address Unknown / Inconnu a cette adresse (Soho Theatre at JW3), 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic Theatre).
As Writer: National Portrait Gallery choral audio guide (read by Simon Russell Beale).
As Associate Director: Abigail’s Party (UK Tour), Les Blancs (Olivier, National Theatre), Шахтарі-Художники (The Pitmen Painters adapted by Tamir Theatre. Kharkiv, Ukraine), Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me (Made In China, Soho Theatre), The Paradise Project (Third Angel, UK / International Tour).
As Assistant Director: The Crucible (Old Vic Theatre), Jumpers for Goalposts (Bush Theatre), Lungs, Sound of Heavy Rain, One Day When We Were Young (Paines Plough Roundabout Season at Shoreditch Town Hall), The Pitmen Painters (UK Tour, Duchess Theatre).
As Translator: Going Through by Stephane Joubertie (for Boundless Theatre), The World I Live In(for Theatre de la Cite, Toulouse, France), Father Christmas is a Dick (for Soho Theatre).
Currently in development: The Dan Daw Show with Dan Daw (in development for 2020 full production) supported by Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II, Sadler’s Wells and Arts House Melbourne, The Happy Couple with Marcelo Dos Santos, Trespass with Tim Cowbury.
Kirsten Hazel Smith grew up in France to Scottish parents, and trained as an actor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Kirsten translated Estelle Savasta’s French play Going Through which is in production at the Bush Theatre (28th March – 27th April 2019). She is currently translating Estelle Savasta’s latest project Lettres Jamais Ecrites for the Cross Channel Theatre Group.
Kirsten is a bilingual reader for the Cross Channel Theatre Group which promotes French new writing in the UK.
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