Owain Rose - Director of "Shouty Helvetica" by Ian Turton
Owain is a Senior Lecturer in Acting at the University of Northampton, Theatre Director and Creative Practitioner based in North London. Owain is a graduate of the MA Actor Training and Coaching course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and former professional actor. He initially received his actor training from the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.
Owain has 20 years experience as a performer, director, acting coach and educator and has directed over 30 productions of varying size. Most recent productions include: A Modest Little Man at the Bread and Roses in Clapham, brand new musical, Musical of the Year at the LOST Theatre (for which he also wrote the book), Much Ado About Nothing at the Little Wood Theatre, Mistermanby Enda Walsh at Upstairs at the Gatehouse and Silence by Moira Buffini at The Bull in Barnet.
Natalya Micic - Director of "Unheard" by Elene Hadjidaniel
Natalya trained at London School of Dramatic Art and now works as both an actor and a director. Her acting credits include: Theatre - The Phallic Earth Society, Don Juan Comes Back from the War, Fury and Cymbeline. Film - From Lewisham to Llandudno, A Matter of Causality, Selfish and Begegnung. Her directing credits include: Theatre – Alternative Therapy, Seen and Not Heard, Chekhovian. Film – Screwdriver and Alright. Other - Uni-corn King (web series), Objection (monologue for LifeLogues), And I Wanna (monologue). Her Assistant Director credits include Darknet, Blink and South Kentish Town. Next year, she will be working on Epic Love and Pop Songs as Assistant Director as well as acting in the play, Toad In The Hole.
Mary Groom - Director of "Up On The Roof " by Mark Harvey Levine
Mary Groom directed her own adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 2017, in an open-air theatre in North London. She has also directed several rehearsed readings and been assistant director for productions of The Lion in Winter and Treasure Island.
She directed the play "Indignitas" for the Saw It Here First Production's showcase in March 2020 and is very much looking forward to joining the group to direct again in 2021.
Roel Fox - Director of "Annnd Scene (of the Crime)" by John Busser
Roel Fox trained at LSDA and now works as Actor/Composer/Musician and has Assistant Directed for several shows.
Acting credits include: Over The Ukrain-bow, The History Of Cardenio, The Vikings At Helgeland, Cymbeline, The Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Stockwell Rising, Hamlet, The Tempest, Bear With me, and BINGO-ING CRAZY. He also played in "Chekhovian" in SIHFP's 2019 show.
His Assistant Director Credits include: Pool (No Water), FURY, 4:48 Psychosis, Attempts On Her Life. He also composed and performed original music to support the productions Toad In The Hole, Blink, Unicorn King and From London To Llandudno.
Christine Mears - Director of "Out From Under With Mary" by Chris Shaw Swanson
Christine Mears is a Director and Creative Producer who trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Christine was awarded the Jacqueline Nicholls Award for Excellence in Directing in 2017 and has since co-founded the feminist theatre company Lobster Frock with who she has co-created the play The Pursuit of Success and completed artistic residencies with ARC Stockton Theatre and Theatre Deli. Directing credits include The Devil's Gateway by Sarah Daniels, All That is Gold Does Not Stay by Elene Hadjidaniel, Justine Cutts by Nikki Racklin, Lightning Girl by Rita Anderson, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, Seven Seven by Twin Company, Bed by Jim Cartwright, How to Save a Little World by Matthew Anderson and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain by Craig Taylor. Christine was part of Peer Productions Motherline Creative Collective during the Covid-19 2020 lockdown and is currently working towards directing Playhouse Creatures by April De Angelis as a visiting director at Rose Bruford Drama School. Christine is also interested in making short films and recently created the film #StandBy with Aimee Kember and Aimee Pollock.
Ömer Warman - Director of "The Clear Out" by Phil Johnson
Ömer Warman is an IT geek by day, and began performing in 2008. The Lion in Winter in 2015 was his directorial debut, which won awards at a local drama festival. In recent years, Ömer has run fun science events for kids, taught scuba diving on holiday and has been known to lurk in the background on film and TV sets.
Edwin Flay - Director of "Who Made You Queen?" by Natalya Micic
Edwin Flay studied Film & Drama at The University of Reading, graduating in 1998, and now works as an actor, writer and producer.
Film and television credits include Outlander, Suffragettes, Crowhurst, Refugee and Grace Of Monaco; theatre credits include Moonlight & Magnolias, The Tailor-Made Man, The Crystal Egg, The Brighton Killers, The House and Antenora.
He wrote, produced and appeared in a short film called An Unkind Word, which played to festivals worldwide and won an Indie Spirit award at Idyllwild and a Bronze Remi at Worldfest Houston. He has also written multiple feature screenplays, as well as a one-man show called The Quality Of Mercy, which he will be performing in late 2021.
Jake Hart - Director of "To Drink Whiskey Purposefully" by Kiran Rajagopal
Jake Hart is a dedicated Actor, Writer and Director with a keen interest in Neurodiverse Theatre. Even under lockdown his play Asides (2020) was accepted as part of the Showface festival. Beforehand he had directed his play Eleanor’s Theorem, which has been held at several fringe venues around London from the Intermisson Youth Theatre (2018) to Theatro Technis (2019). As an actor he has starred in pieces of harrowing new writing like Gemma Kerr’s Hooves and Wings (2019). Whilst even working on pieces within the pandemic like After the Tempest (2020) written/directed by Dan Sherer.
Emily Brown - Director of "Caleb and Rita" by Jessica Moss
Emily Brown is a Director, Dramaturg and Performer who is currently completing a Masters in Dramaturgy at Birkbeck. Following ten years of training as a performer at Tring Park School for the Performing arts, she undertook a History Degree at King’s College London, during which time she became co-artistic director of the drama society. Emily is currently working on a practice as research performance enquiry into how form can be used to re-shape narratives of history and fictionalised depictions of identity. Other work involves her role as an Associate Artist of theatre company Nothing To Perform, performing in their production GRIP. (Winner of the 2019 Audience Award at the IYAF). She also works as a facilitator for National Youth Theatre, where she has been a member since 2017.