Artists & Trainers

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Associates

ROBERT GOLDEN

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ROBERT GOLDEN

(UK)

Robert Golden has produced many photo-stories; written/directed over 40 documentaries, 2 award winning feature films and 900 TV commercials. He has written 3 plays, 40 film scripts, 1 novel, poems and essays about photography, politics and culture. Recently he has been teaching young people about Democracy and about photo/film-storytelling for various EU projects.

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MIKE ALFREDS

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MIKE ALFREDS

(UK)

Mike Alfreds was born in London, trained as a director at Carnegie Mellon in the USA where he lived for 8 years, during which time he worked for MGM studios in Hollywood and was artistic director of theatres in Tucson and Cincinnati. For 5 years he lived in Israel and was artistic director of the Jerusalem Khan Theatre. In the UK, he founded Shared Experience and ran it for 13 years. He was artistic director of Cambridge Theatre Company, renamed Method & Madness, and has directed for The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe.

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FRANCOIS TESTORY

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François Testory

(UK/ INTERNATIONAL)

François Testory started his career as a dancer training at Mudra the Maurice Béjart School of Performing Arts. He then joined the legendary Lindsay Kemp Company, soon becoming one of its principal members and remains one of his collaborators to this day.

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MARGHERITA FUSI

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MARGHERITA FUSI

(ITALY)

Margherita is an actress, dramaturg, theatre director and teacher, who received her diploma in Teatro2 school, Siena. After deepening her understanding of Stanislavsky method with Russian teacher Natalia Gorchova, she studied contemporary theatre with both Italian and international mentors, such as Serena Sinigaglia, Pippo Delbono, Jean Paul Denizon.

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SILVIA PRISCILLA BRUNI

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SILVIA PRISCILLA BRUNI

(ITALY)

Silvia Priscilla is a performer, storyteller and theatre teacher who started studying theatre since she was a teenager, getting her diploma in Commedia dell’Arte at Accademia l’Avogaria in Venice. While researching and deepening her skills in pantomime with Maria Claudia Massari (assistant to Marcel Marceau) and puppetry with Familie Floz, Silvia Priscilla felt the need to tell stories by mixing traditional fairytales with real ones.

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BRIONY O’CALLAGHAN

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BRIONY O'CALLAGHAN

(UK)

Briony trained as an actor in Manchester at The Arden and then as a theatre-maker for two years at École Jacques Lecoq, Paris. As a performer she has worked with companies including the BBC, Vamos, Flabbergast Theatre, David Glass Ensemble, Jonluke McKie, Gruff Theatre, Mark Winstanley and Mark Bell (Dir. the Play That Goes Wrong). At the end of 2018 she completed a training in Butoh dance with Daisuke Yoshimoto at The Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw.

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BENJI REID

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BENJI REID

(UK)

Benji Reid is a an award-wining visual theatre director, who has been the recipient of the Nesta Dreamtime award, runner up for Art05 Award and currently the recipient of the Welcome Trust award for exploring the relationship between physical theatre and sports. Benji was a member of Broken Glass street crew before formally training in classical ballet, contemporary dance, lighting design and choreography at the Northern School of Contemporary dance. Benji currently holds the position of Associate Artist at the Royal Exchange Manchester.

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PENELOPE DIMOND

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PENELOPE DIMOND

(UK)

Penelope trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She is a founder member of the New Factory of the Eccentric Actor. The company was formed in 1996 to create free large scale celebratory Theatre events, to explore forgotten aspects of radical history. Shows include The Red Cabbage Café, New Babylon 1871, 1905, The General Strike 1926, 1848 and most recently a piece inspired by the Blue Blouse Theatre movement, which flourished in the 1920’s in Soviet Russia. Annual events include International Women’s Day and The Fun Palace.

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JULIAN CROUCH

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JULIAN CROUCH

(UK/USA)

Julian Crouch is a London/Brooklyn-based independent director, designer, writer, maker, teacher, illustrator and musician. Career highlights: Co founder of Improbable. Co-created, co-directed and designed the multi-award winning Shockheaded Peter.

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PAULE CONSTABLE

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PAULE CONSTABLE

(UK)

Paule is a British Lighting Designer and an Associate Director of the National Theatre in London. Recent productions include Master Harold and The Boys, Pericles (Public Acts), Follies, Angels in America, The Red Barn and The Threepenny Opera for the National Theatre; Ear for Eye at the Royal Court; The Nico Project (Manchester International Festival); The Cherry Orchard for Simon McBurney at the International Theatre Amsterdam; Romeo and Juliet for Matthew Bourne and Local Hero for the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. She received Olivier awards for His Dark Materials (NT, 2005), Don Carlos (West End, 2006), The Chalk Garden (Donmar, 2009) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night in 2013 plus the 2015 and 2011 Tony Awards for Best Lighting for A Curious Incident and Warhorse respectively.

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SIMON GLEAVE

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SIMON GLEAVE

(UK)

Simon is a performer, director, writer and teacher.
He has studied at Trinity College (University of Toronto), Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq (where he also completed LEM) and has received his MA Acting from Drama Centre, London.

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SIMONA PARRAVICINI

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SIMONA PARRAVICINI

(ITALY)

Simona is a dancer and performer who works mainly in the fields of physical/non-verbal theatre and contemporary dance, with skills in acting and vertical dance. She studied with, among others: Giorgio Rossi, Francesca Lettieri, Rosita Mariani, David Glass, Duccio Bellugi Vannuccini, Roberta Carreri, Monica Demuru, Julianna Bloodgood.

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DEREK ELWOOD

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DEREK ELWOOD

(UK)

Recent theatre work includes Bleak House, Mortgage (The David Glass Ensemble), The Murder Express, The Jewel Of The Empire, Journey To The Underworld (Funicular Productions), It Made Me Consider Me, The Skriker (Gruff Theatre Company), The Trial, Oedipus (Blackeyed Theatre), Benvenuto Cellini, The Pilgrim's Progress (English National Opera)

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CHARLOTTE GRAY

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CHARLOTTE LILY-GRAY

(UK)

Charlotte trained as an actor at Bath Spa University. She is passionate about the creative process from start to finish. She has a dance background and uses her physicality in all of her work

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JOSEPH LYNCH

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JOSEPH LYNCH

(UK)

Joseph is an award-winning director and theatre maker. He trained at East 15 Acting School’s Physical Theatre course and since graduating with a first class degree has continued to train extensively with many of the world’s leading theatre masters including, Simon McBurney/Complicite, Amit Lahav/Gecko, Gennadi Bogdanov, Alexei Levinsky, David Glass, and recently John Britton/ Duende.

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CHELSEY LEE

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CHELSEY LEE

(UK)

Chelsey Lee is an Actor/Puppeteer/Maker from the North West of England. She trained in Physical Theatre at East 15 Acting School and is now a Puppet Practitioner for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

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CHRISTOPHER SIVERTSEN

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CHRISTOPHER SIVERTSEN

(UK/ SWEDEN)

Christopher is the founder and Artistic Director of multi-award winning, UN certified Awake Projects, former principal performer with award winning Song of Goat Theatre and has given workshops all over the world.

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HESTER WELCH

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HESTER WELCH

(UK/FRANCE)

Hester is an international theatre performer, director, trainer and producer based between Paris and London. She holds a BA(hons) in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London. Here her training focused on Theatre Making, Applied Theatre and Post-Colonial Theatre. Currently she is training at École Philippe Gaulier in France.

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VARSHINI PICHEMUTHU

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VARSHINI PICHEMUTHU

(UK/ SINGAPORE)

Varshini is an Applied Theatre practitioner, actor and spoken word artist from Singapore currently based in London. She is also Co- Founder and Co-Artistic Director of RootPrints Theatre; a London based applied theatre company creating bespoke workshops that focus on the celebration of cultural diversity and place attachments.

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TOMMY CARMICHAEL

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TOMMY CARMICHAEL

(UK)

Tommy trained at Bath Spa University, leaving with an Acting (BA Hons) First-Class Degree. Since then he has been working as an industry professional with a focus on theatre performance. His most recent credit is Piggy in Lord of The Flies at the Greenwich Theatre and has also collaborated with several companies developing new works throughout his career.

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MELISSA EVELEIGH

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MELISSA EVELEIGH

(UK/ INTERNATIONAL)

Melissa has, over the last twelve years, directed and toured large scale productions all over Southern Africa with leading companies creating innovative strategies for positive change for NGOs, development agencies and governments.

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ELISABETH GUNAWAN

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ELISABETH GUNAWAN

(SINGAPORE/ UK)

Elisabeth Gunawan is a performer and theatre maker based in London and Singapore. In New York, she was a founding member of the all-female theatre company Mad and Merry. In Singapore, she has collaborated with various theatre companies including Method Productions, Passerby Productions, and Pink Gajah Theatre.

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LING TANG

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LING TANG

(MALAYSIA)

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Ling received a Bachelor of Literature (Major in theatre directing) at the Beijing Central Academy of Drama. She graduated from Ecole Philippe Gaulier and Laboratory of Movement Study in the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, France.

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AIMEE POLLOCK

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AIMEE POLLOCK

(UK)

Aimee trained as an actor at Bath Spa University and graduated in 2017. Her work in theatre includes; Annabella Gotchling in A Bright Room Called Day with Invulnerable Nothings (The Milk Bar), Esther Summerson in Bleak House with the David Glass Ensemble (Bath Spa University), A in Seeds which she co-wrote and devised as part of the theatre collective Between Creatives (Lion & Unicorn).

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JAKE MCDAID

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JAKE MCDAID

(UK)

Jake trained at The Arts University Bournemouth, graduating in 2016, prior to this Jake trained with The National Youth Theatre. Since graduating Jake has been involved in numerous short films and theatre productions, most notably producing and acting in the play GUTTED, collaborating with writer and director Rikki Beadle-Blair.

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HELENA ENRIGHT

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HELENA ENRIGHT

(UK)

Helena Enright has been working in the arts for over twenty years. She has worked as an actress and producer in both theatre and film, and also as a teacher and facilitator on many outreach, community, school and university theatre projects in both Ireland and the UK.

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ALESSANDRA FEL

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ALESSANDRA FEL

(SINGAPORE)

Alessandra Fel is an actress and physical theatre performer, director, choreographer and teacher. After eleven years in London, she relocated to Singapore in 2013 where she founded her company, TheatreLab. Since then she has been teaching Jacques Lecoq as a method of actor’s training at LASALLE College of the Arts and Nafa.

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JOHN SHARPLEY

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JOHN SHARPLEY

(SINGAPORE)

JOHN SHARPLEY, American composer, performer and teacher, possesses a unique and multi-faceted career that spans geographic and cultural borders. Born in Houston, Texas he earned a Doctorate in Music Composition from Boston University; a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Houston; and diplomas for piano, violin, and composition at the National Conservatory of Music in Strasbourg, France. His composition teachers include Michael Horvit, David Del Tredici, John Harbison and Leonard Bernstein.

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FINN BOYLE

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FINN BOYLE

(CANADA/ SWITZERLAND)

Finn Boyle is a writer joining the Ensemble for The AB Project. One of the youngest members of the Ensemble, he aids in the coordination and publicizing of The AB Project internationally. In the past he has worked with wide-ranging and disparate groups including the Phnom Penh Players and the PERSPECTIVE Ensemble.

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JADE MCSHARRY

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JADE MCSHARRY

(UK/China)

Jade McSharry is an actress and English foreign teacher in England and China. Jade graduated from Arts University Bournemouth in 2010 when she worked for the Ensemble as an Assistant Producer for Bleak House and other ensemble projects. She will be playing Lady Deadlock in the upcoming tour of Bleak House.

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ASH KOTAK

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ASH KOTAK

(UK)

Ash Kotak is an award winning playwright, film maker, poet and curator. His works as a playwright includes Maa (Royal Court), Hijra (Bush Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Theatre Du Nord, Lille (in French), New Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, USA, winner Bay Award), No Gain, No Pain (The Other Place, Stratford-Upon-Avon). He is working on a new play entitled The AIDS Missionary. He has written articles for the Guardian, the Independent, Open Democracy, Openly Thompson Reuters Foundation and others. His latest film work includes: The Joneses (Producer, USA, 10 mins, 2009); The Joneses(Exec Producer, USA, 90 mins, 2017); Punched By a Homosexualist (Exec Producer, Russia, 55 mins, 2018). He set up an arts curating collective, Aesthesia, in 2014 which works with dehumanised, marginalised and disempowered communities to amplify individual voices through creative art projects such as: Palestinian Arts Festival, AIDS Memory UK Campaign, Youth After Grenfell and #BritainWeExist at the Saatchi Gallery.

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PAST ENSEMBLE

Past

  • Phillip Pellew Mary Roscoe Alice Purcell Roddy Maud Roxby Rae Smith
  • Paule Constable John Eacott John Constable Amit Lehav Kathrine Hunter
  • Paul Hunter Hayley Carmichael Jim Chim Sarah Parrish
  • Anne Marie Duff Peter Holdway Paul Hamilton Therese Bradley
  • Sophie Partridge Liam Steel Cait Davis Helen Baggett Gerry Flanagan
  • Gerrard Casey Caroline Quentin Jo Van Schuppen Tom Morris
  • Sally Mortimer Adam Sunderland Pam Vision Johnathan Cooper

Ensemble

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