Imy Wyatt Corner
Imy’s directing credits include Happy Yet? (Edinburgh Fringe:2016 The Courtyard:2017, International Theatre, Frankfurt:2018), Walk Swiftly and With Purpose (Edinburgh Fringe: 2018, Theatre503:2018, The North Wall: 2019), Flux (Leyton Technical:2018). She has directed for a number of new writing nights at theatres such as Arcola Theatre, The Old Red Lion, The Space and Southwark Playhouse and directed NSA at the Mono Box's Playstart (2018).
Most recently she was assistant director to Michael Oakley on NoF*cksGiven at the Vaults.
Katie Berglöf is a Swedish playwright. She wrote the tragic comedy Happy Yet? about the explosive effects of mental illness on the modern family, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 raising over £700 for Nightline, the suicide hotline. After an endorsement by Stephen Fry, the production moved to a sell-out run at London’s Courtyard Theatre in aid of CALM the men’s mental health charity. It was also performed at Internationales Theater Frankfurt, Germany (November 2018) where it was credited for sparking a new conversation about hidden depression, with a review by the cultural daily Frankfurter Rundschau.
Will Irven is an actor and writer from North Yorkshire. He starred in the Edinburgh production of Happy Yet?, garnering four stars from The List. He co-wrote the play Wide Awake which premiered at the Southwark Playhouse this year for the first Swings & Roundabouts showcase. He is a reader for Granta Magazine and currently working on a novel and thriller screenplay.
Siofra Dromgoole is a playwright. Her plays include Walk Swiftly and With Purpose (The Space, Theatre503) If It Didn't Matter (a St.Edwards/North Wall Art Centre co-commission) and Baby, What Blessings which will be performed at Edinburgh Fringe 2019. She has taken part in the Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting group and North Wall Art Centre's Catalyst residency. She works part-time in publishing and lives in London.
Jonty is a director and performer from London. He co-founded Red Fox Theatre Company and is currently touring their show 'Catch of The Day' As a director; Eigengrau by Penelope Skinner at The Bread and Roses Theatre as well as several short play nights.
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Jodi Burgess is a playwright, director and producer. Her character-based work is often combined with an abstract and lyrical style. Most recent writing credits include: The Fire, Blink. Theatre, Trapped, Doughnut Productions and Don't Laugh, Little Pieces of Gold.
Tabitha Hayward read English at the University of Oxford, where she began writing plays and poetry. Her first play, an adaptation of Tennyson's poem, Maud, was produced at the Burton Taylor Studio in Oxford in 2016 and she has had writing published in The Missing Slate, The Oxford Magazine and The ISIS. Wings for Philomel is her first play to be produced in London and she is thrilled to be a part of Swings and Roundabouts' new writing night!
Jess Moore is an Offie-nominated playwright and a filmmaker. Her first play, GIN FOR BREAKFAST was produced at Tristan Bates Theatre in 2017 and received an Offie nomination for Best New Play. A short film version of the play, BITTER LEMON was commissioned by RADA and screened at international film festivals in 2018. Her play NEXT TIME sold-out at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and she is now writing and directing a short film version. Her upcoming new play, SEED BANK will be performed at this year’s RADA Festival, and she has screen and stage work in development in London and New York. She is represented by Independent Talent. Jess has worked in both the corporate and charitable sectors for several years and is currently Executive Director of Corporate Responsibility at Warner Bros.
Paul Roberts once won the Westminster Prize, was runner up in the Papatango Award and has been twice long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize. He feels like a bridesmaid at a thousand weddings. But he’s also grateful he’s not just still sitting in the pews and is still ready to rugby tackle for that bouquet.
Jack Stanley is a playwright based in East London. He has previously been part of Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab and HighTide Academy. His short play Modern Living was performed at the 2016 HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh. His first full-length play Catastrophists had a three week run at the White Bear Theatre in 2017 and his theatre company On A Wimb were recently shortlisted for the 2019 Les Enfants Terribles Award.
Pip Williams is an actor, writer and director based in London and Cambridge. A graduate of UEA’s English and Literature degree, he is also the co-artistic director of his own company We Talk Of Horses, who performed their debut show in Edinburgh and Norwich last year.
Lucy-Rose Leonard is an actor, writer and director. She trained as an actor at Victorian College of the Arts and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Lucy-Rose has worked with the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe as an actor and is currently involved in developing new comedy for BBC. She has been leading intensive Stanislavsky and physical theatre workshops for Swings and Roundabouts since April 2019.
Ioana Goga is an actor, writer and director originally from Romania who moved to London to pursue acting training and a career in the performing arts industry. She graduated from UWL’s, BA Acting for Stage and Media course in November 2018. Since moving to the UK she has co-founded a theatre company and through it co-produced a London tour of one of their original plays; wrote, acted in and co-directed an award winning play - Love (to) Bits - that will be part of this year’s Brighton Fringe; became a Soho Theatre Associate Artist, directed a show at the Arthur Cotterell Theatre in Kingston in March and one of this evening’s short plays - Martha.
Georgia Green is a director from London currently based at the Orange Tree where she’s the assistant on The Double Dealer & Out of Water. Other work includes Associate Director of Freckle Production's Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales(UK Tour) and Zog (Rose Kingston). She also runs her own company, Box Room Theatre, who were the winners of the Innovation Award 2017 and are currently artists-in-residence at Goldsmiths’ University of London. She is Practitioner-in- Residence at Colfe’s School, London facilitating workshops and rehearsal.
Imogen Morris is a theatre maker and performer from London. She trained at Stella Adler Studio in NYC and at Central School of Speech and Drama and LSDA. As an actress, she has appeared on stage and in short films, and recently won Best Actress at the Pendetatillo Short Film festival for her latest project ‘Lambeth Lights’, directed by Luca Bertoluzzi. As a writer, she is a graduate of the Royal Court Introductory Writer’s programme, and is currently working on her first full-length play.
Yuyu Wang is a London-based performer and theatre maker from China. She trained at MFA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her work examines individual inner worlds with identity exploration through cultural diversity. She is the artistic director of Cheeky Chin, a London-based collective of theatre makers of East Asian descent.
Eleanor Warr is a writer and director, with an MA from RADA/Birkbeck and a BA from Cambridge University. Ellie has directed scratch nights at CPT, the Cockpit and Theatre Deli. Previous work includes: Director, Footlights Tour Show 2017: Dream Sequence (Edinburgh Fringe and International Tour); Assistant Director, Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells; Director, Howie the Rookie, Edinburgh Fringe 2016; Hippolytus, ADC Theatre. Ellie is Theatre and Performance Editor at It’s Freezing in L.A.!, an independent magazine about climate change. Ellie recently returned from an artist residency with ArtHouse Jersey and is currently working on a radio play.