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 and subsequently presented at the Holland Festival in 2011. He has also performed in dreamthinkspeak’s ‘The Rest is Silence’, ‘In the Beginning was the End’ and 'Absent'. Remi was a Scottish servant in a Katie Mitchell's production of 'Lucia di Lammermoor' at the Royal Opera House in 2016 and is coming back to the 2nd revival of the opera in May 2020. 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 also 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).
Michael John McCarthy (sound design) - www.michaeljohnmccarthy.com
Michael John is a Cork-born, Glasgow-based composer, musician & sound designer. Theatre credits include: NORA: A DOLL'S HOUSE, TRAINSPOTTING, THE GORBALS VAMPIRE, RAPUNZEL, INTO THAT DARKNESS, FEVER DREAM: SOUTHSIDE & SPORTS DAY (Citizens Theatre); GASLIGHT, MISS JULIE (Horsecross Arts); ULSTER AMERICAN, WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF, GUT, HOW TO DISAPPEAR (Traverse Theatre); JIMMY'S HALL (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); FAT BOY, SWIM (Edinburgh International Book Festival); THE HOUR WE KNEW NOTHING OF EACH OTHER, GLORY ON EARTH, A NUMBER, THE WEIR, BONDAGERS (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); MARK THOMAS: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE (UK Tour); LIKE ANIMALS, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (SORT OF), CEILIDH, THE LONESOME WEST, UNDER MILK WOOD (Tron Theatre); SPACE APE (Red Bridge Arts); FUTUREPROOF (Cork Everyman); ROCKET POST, IN TIME O' STRIFE, BLABBERMOUTH, THE TIN FOREST, THE DAY I SWAPPED MY DAD FOR TWO GOLDFISH, TRUANT,99...100, DOLLS (National Theatre of Scotland); AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE, THE CHEVIOT, THE STAG & THE BLACK, BLACK OIL, THE BFG & STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Dundee Rep) LIGHT BOXES, LETTERS HOME: ENGLAND IN A PINK BLOUSE, THE AUTHORISED KATE BANE (Grid Iron); UN PETIT MOLIERE, THE SILENT TREATMENT (Lung Ha); BRIGHT BLACK, THE NOT-SO-FATAL DEATH OF GRANDPA FREDO (Vox Motus); THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, EDUCATING RONNIE (Macrobert); JRR TOLKIEN'S LEAF BY NIGGLE (Puppet State Theatre); THE INTERFERENCE (Pepperdine Edinburgh); HEADS UP (Kieran Hurley/Show & Tell); THE RED SHED (Mark Thomas/Lakin McCarthy); A GAMBLER'S GUIDE TO DYING (Gary McNair/Show & Tell); THE WINTER'S TALE (People's Light & Theatre, Philadelphia); THE DROWNING POND (Youth Music Theatre UK); DALGETY (Theatre Uncut); SOME OTHER MOTHER (AJ Taudevin); PAUSE WITH A SMILE (The Arches); BIRDS & OTHER THINGS I AM AFRAID OF (Poorboy/The Arches); SOAP, THE ART OF SWIMMING, THE HEIGHTS (Playgroup). To date he has collaborated on the making of nine Scotsman Fringe First award winners & has been thrice-nominated for the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland in the category Best Use of Music & Sound.
Simon Hayes (lightening designer)
Simon is an Edinburgh-based lighting designer and visual artist who works on a broad range of theatre and outdoor projects in Scotland and around the UK. He studied technical theatre at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh. Notable works includes, SHIFT - National Theatre of Scotland, Motherf***er with the Hat - Tron Theatre and Greater Belfast by Matt Regan - Little King and the critically acclaimed Pride & Prejudice* *sort of (Blood of the Young/Royal Lyceum). Outdoor design works include projects at the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh, Kew Gardens, Blenheim Palace (Culture Creative), GlasGLOW (ItIsOn) and the multi award-winning Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry. Simon is also a creative director of the event design company LightWorks which designs unique lighting based experiences as well as creating light art installations that can be seen at events around the UK.
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.