Remi Rachuba (actor/writer/co-producer) - www.remirachuba.com
Remi, a native Pole, having initially studied teaching English, participated in acting courses in Warsaw, London, New York, Moscow before settling in Scotland and finally being accepted to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His first professional job was performing in a dreamthinkspeak’s site-specific production titled ‘Before I Sleep’ presented at 2010 Brighton Theatre Festival, awarded with Peter Brook Best Ensemble Award. Remi has also performed in dreamthinkspeak’s ‘The Rest is Silence’, ‘In the Beginning was the End’ and 'Absent'. Remi has also performed in a Katie Mitchell's production of 'Lucia di Lammermoor' at the Royal Opera House. Additionally since graduating he has participated in a production at the Traverse Theatre titled ‘The Builders’ with Plutot La Vie, toured with a T.I.E production of 'Pinocchio', and taken part in various workshops with e.g. Ian Rickson, Jeremy Stockwell, Theatre O, Frantic Assembly. He was participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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Marcus Montgomery Roche (director) - http://marcusroche.strikingly.com
Marcus Roche is currently assistant director to Declan Donnellan at Cheek by Jowl and is touring with their new production of Pericles by William Shakespeare. In 2015 he toured with their production of The Winter's Tale. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and École Philippe Gaulier in Paris. In 2012 he directed The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs by Mike Daisey which received critical acclaim was nominated for a CATS award and the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award. For Taganrog Opera and Drama Theatre (Russia) he directed a contemporary movement version of Romeo and Juliet. In 2014 he created Vote For Me which was part of the Early Days Festival at the Arches. He has directed The Night before the Trial a couple of Chekhov's short stories as a curtain raiser to the Tron Theatre’s production of Three Sisters. He has directed for the Tron Theatre, the Arches, Play, Pie and a Pint, Wee Theatres, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Theatre 503. His productions of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth toured Scotland in 2011. He has worked closely with Rachel O’Riordan on Macbeth as associate director, and as assistant on both Cinderella and Neil Simons the Odd Couple at Perth Theatre.
Matt McGill (producer)
Matt McGill (producer), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate, works internationally and is dedicated to exploring themes that cross over borders and mentalities. He has produced, directed, and written for theatre, film, and other media. He has produced work that has toured to the Spoleto International Festival (Italy), The McLelland Arts Festival (Scotland), The Citizens Theatre, FURORE Festival (Scotland), and The Duplex (NYC). Other credits include ARCHDUKE by Rajiv Joseph (Pulitzer Prize, Assistant Director), West Side Story (Philadelphia Orchestra, AD), and Counting Sheep (Fringe First Award).
Marta Mari (co-producer of Asylon Theatre) - www.asylontheatre.org
Marta first fell in love with theatre during her high school years in Poland and is now an international artist and producer. She has a B.A. in Theatre Directing from the prestigious Columbia College Chicago and M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Marta holds multicultural and international collaborations to a very high regard in her creative practice and has led a number of theatre and writing workshops in the United States, Poland, and Scotland. Selected directing credits include Out at Sea (Chopin Theatre, Chicago), The Adding Machine, and Wild Honey (both at Columbia Studio), Enchanted Night (independant project), Tango (Ramshorn Theatre), Adventures of the Little Prince (Asylon), Pet Shop (Traverse), I've Been Looking For You My Whole Life (a series of solo pieces performed on buses), and two works for young audiences with ecological themes: Fraxi Queen of the Forest and Home Sweet Garden. She also assistant directed to Orla O'Loughlin for the Traverse Theatre's The Artist Man And The Mother Woman. As a producer Marta has also worked with Ankur Arts, Edinburgh Mela Festival, and others.
Cindy Derby (poster designer) - www.cindyderby.com
Cindy Derby is an illustrator and author based out of San Francisco. How to Walk an Ant is her first picture book (Roaring Brook Press, March 2019). Other picture book titles (as illustrator) include: Climbing Shadows by Shannon Bramer (Groundwood Books, 2019); Outside by New York Times best selling author Deborah Underwood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020); The Boy and the 800-Pound Gorilla by Jackie Azua Kramer (Candlewick Press, 2020). Cindy's background is in puppetry and she has performed all over the world. She received her Master of Arts from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was awarded grants from organizations such as The Jim Henson Foundation and Puppet Animation Scotland to assist in the creation of her shows. In 2014 Cindy won the grand prize for her illustration portfolio at the international SCBWI conference in Los Angeles.