Artist: Maghsood Arashloo
Maghsood is a British/Iranian Journalist with BBC World Service and a theatre maker. In past years he works with Seemia theatre company as part time Dramaturge. Previously he collaborated with different performance makers in site specific works. He graduated from MA Advanced Theatre Practice, RCSSD.
Artist: Laura Rees
Laura originally trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and worked for 20 years as an actor with leading roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Royal National Theatre, as well as across television, film and radio.
She then completed an MA in Applied Theatre at Goldsmiths University and has since been developing her creative practice as a participatory theatre artist. Her work centres on challenging perceptions of non-visible disabilities and illness and this is greatly influenced by her own experience of living with multiple sclerosis.
Artist: Sierra Sevilla
Sierra (she/her) is a CHamoru/Filipina theatre artist based in London, originally from the island of Guam. She's been working between Guam and London for the past 8 years as an Applied Theatre practitioner, director, facilitator and actor. This is her first solo theatre piece, and Sierra is passionate about shifting immigrant narratives by telling unique and unheard stories that directly challenge the current political immigration rhetoric/policies. Additionally, she aims to make theatre that is multidisciplinary, given her background in Applied Theatre. 'For the Love of Spam' is dedicated to Spam (obviously), Guam, and our Indigenous rights. Biba Guam, and biba Spam!
Artist: Jasmin Thien
Jasmin Thien is a fully blind, Bruneian born Chinese actor, writer, spoken word artist and stand up comedian. She graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2020 with a first-class honours degree in Education, English, Drama and the Arts. She has worked with Extant as an associate artist, and with Apples and Snakes as an artist in residence.
Artist: Mikey Reece
Mikey Reece is a physical storyteller born and based in East London. After completing a Drama degree at the Exeter University, Mikey began training as a professional wrestler in 2015, performing all over the UK. Recently, Mikey has been interested in using the choreographic language of wrestling in more traditional theatre contexts. Gimmicks is Mikey's first project as lead creative.
Artist: Corinne Walker
Maghsood is a Journalist, Writer and Dramaturg. He is graduated from Royal central school of speech and drama . His recent works are with Seemia theatre company.
Charlotte is a theatre maker, folk singer and performer. After training with Teatr Pieśń Kozła and Odin Teatret she co-founded award-winning international ensemble Seemia Theatre. She has been the General Manager and performer with the company for the last 8 years, also creating work for BBC World Service and facilitating workshops
Arash is a filmmaker. He studied filmmaking at London Film School and his graduation film “Only Sound Remains”, was nominated for a BAFTA award in 2012. His latest short film “The Tunnel ” was funded by BFI, and shortlisted for BAFTA in 2022.
N’DONGO are a theatre company who explore untold African histories fusing ancient and modern mediums of movement, music and storytelling. The father, contemporary Afro-Latin dancer and choreographer Garcia Baxe, and his daughter, writer and director Kaleya Baxe, find creativity and inspiration sharing ancestral stories told over African flavours and fufu.
Initiative.dkf is an award-winning arts platform. Challenging what performance can be, look and FEEL LIKE. They produce theatre, dance events, festivals and cultivate culture through instinctual and interdisciplinary work. Led by Creative Producer Wofai and Director DK Fashola.
Credits include: Edinburgh Fringe (Digital), Fragments of a Complicated Mind (Theatre503), Scalped (Brighton Fest GDIF, SIRF)
Artist: AK Golding
AK Golding is a working class Actor, Deviser & Theatre Maker from the East Mids. Their work platforms working class stories through a joyfully queer, satirically unnerving lens. AK has performed at The Globe & The National, devised with Pigfoot Theatre & Freight Theatre, tapped danced down the mines with their Drag King persona Cole Minor and is currently writing their first comedy/thriller short with BFI Midlands. AK trained at BOVTS, EPA & is Associate Artist with New Perspectives.