Cast & Creative Team
Cast (in alphabetical order):
Writer: Palestinian/Irish writer Hannah Khalil was selected in Soho Theatre’s Westminster Prize, for her play Ring and has had two plays produced, Leaving Home at the Kings Head and The Unofficial Guide at the BAC. In 2006 Hannah was awarded a bursary from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation to enable her to undertake an Arvon Writer’s retreat; whilst there Hannah wrote Stolen or Strayed which received a Special Commendation in the Verity Bargate Award, 2007. Hannah has also worked with the National Theatre Studio and recently worked with Tinderbox Theatre in Belfast who produced staged readings of Plan D as part of the Pic ‘n’ Mix Festival at the OMAC in June 2009. www.hannahkhalil.com
Director: Chris White is a founding director of Presence Theatre Company for whom he has directed Cocoa by George Gotts at Theatre 503 and co-directed War In Heaven with Simon Usher. Recent credits include The Sale by Lluisa Cunille at Chapter Arts Cardiff and The President of An Empty Room Crescent Theatre for Birmingham School of Acting. He is an associate practitioner and director for the Royal Shakespeare Company (Education) and has directed several shows at Teatro Della Contradizzione in Milan. www.chriswhitedirector.com
Designer: Paul Burgess trained at Motley, following an English degree at Oxford. Designs include Our Country's Good (Watermill, Newbury), On the Rocks (Hampstead), Jonah and Otto (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Tom Fool (Glasgow Citizens’ and The Bush), Other Hands, Shoreditch Madonna and Flush (all at Soho) and Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe), as well work for Arcola, Theatre 503, Riverside Studios, Hackney Empire, Southwark Playhouse, venues in New York and Vienna and various touring shows. Films include five short films shot in Ghana and projections for many theatre shows. As a director-designer he led devising on A Place at The Table (Camden People’s Theatre), Selfish (The Arches, Glasgow, and Camden People’s Theatre), Out of Nothing (The Junction, Cambridge) and Rang (National College of Arts, Pakistan), and collaborated on a programme of experimental work across the UK and in Siberia for Scale Project. He has taught at various UK universities, including Goldsmiths, and led a two-week scenography seminar at the National College of Arts, Pakistan. He also works in youth arts.
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