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.
Basia Bińkowska (set/costume designer) - www.basiabinkowska.com
Basia is a performance designer based in London. Before completing a theatre design course in the UK, she trained in fine arts in her native Poland. She is the overall winner of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2017 with the winning design for Lyric Hammersmith's production of Othellomacbeth. She was nominated for the Best Designer at the Stage Debut Awards 2018 and has been recently nominated for an Offie for Best Set Design for Blood Knot at Orange Tree. Recent credits include: Crooked Dances (Royal Shakespeare Company), Acts of Resistance (Headlong Theatre & Bristol Old Vic), Wolfie (Theatre503), Blood Knot (Orange Tree Theatre), Othellomacbeth (Lyric Hammersmith & Home Manchester), Cuckoo (Soho Theatre), Devil with a Blue Dress (Bunker Theatre), Ivan and the Dogs (Young Vic).
Hannah Elsy (general manager/financial authority) - www.hannahelsy.com
Hannah Elsy is a London based theatre producer, who specialises in small and mid scale productions and theatrical financial management. Hannah has been working professionally as a producer for four years. She has produced four shows funded by ACE - two of which were UK tours funded by under 15k grants, and she has raised and managed budgets of cumulatively over 250K. Hannah has recently finished a contract with The Old Vic in their finance department, where she received mentoring from the Finance Director and General Manager on production cashflows and large- scale production budgets. Hannah has produced: Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself (Ovalhouse), The Quentin Dentin Show (NT studio, Rich Mix, Tristan Bates, Edinburgh Fringe), Queen Cunt Sacred or Profane? (UK Tour), EVERYTHING IS ABSOLUTELY FINE (UK Tour), Unicorn Party (Edinburgh Fringe), Summer Nights In Space (VAULT Festival), and she General Managed Ishq The Musical (Sadler's Wells).
Charles Webber (lighting/sound designer + tour technician) - https://www.youtube.com/user/operaNCV
Charles Webber is an electronic artist who has worked in experimental performance for the past 30 years, working across the disciplines of electro-acoustic music, moving image and lighting design. He has a proven track record for delivering integrated multi-media works and design at the highest level both as a collaborator and solo artist.
Charles has worked with many of the countries leading performance makers, often with multiple roles within individual projects, across the fields of theatre, dance, installation, contemporary puppetry and opera. Such projects include; Dead Wedding at the 2007 Mancherster International Festival and Barbican BITE, with puppeteers Faulty Optic (Lighting Designer / Sound Designer), Fevered Sleep's An Infinite Line at the 2008 Brighton Festival (Sound Designer / Film-maker) and Kanaval by Hubert Essakow in 2011 (Composer / Video Designer). His most recent collaboration has been with choreographer Gary Clarke, working on the 2016 multi-award winning COAL, for which he was nominated for the prestigious Knight of Illumination award for lighting design in the dance category, and most recently the critically acclaimed 2019 work Wasteland (Composer / Lighting Designer / Video Designer).
As a solo artist Charles has produced a myriad of cross-artform works over the past 3 decades, with works being performed and screened nationally and internationally at venues including; The Walker Art's Centre USA, Weils Centre of Contemporary Art Brussels, VIDARTE in Mexico City and London's ICA. The culmination of his rigorous multi-disciplinary approach can be seen in his own electronic chamber operas, all of which have received Arts Council / Lottery Funding, these being; Four White Walls in 2003, an Opera North commission (Composer / Film-Maker / Lighting Designer), The Glass Hotel in 2009, a BAC commission (Composer / Lighting Designer) and most recently Room Of Worlds in 2014 (Composer / Video Designer).
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.