Colin Hurley - Actor, dreamplay
Theatre includes: The Tempest (Norwich & Norfolk Festival); Farinelli and the King (Shakespeare’s Globe); Twelfth Night & Richard III (New York, West End & Shakespeare’s Globe); Anne Boleyn (UK Tour & Shakespeare’s Globe); One Snowy Night (UK Tour); All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare’s Globe); Hamlet & The Seagull (The Factory); Henry VIII (Shakespeare’s Globe); Boiling Frogs (The Factory); 50/50 (The Factory & Hampstead Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe); Equus (Theatre Royal Bath & UK Tour); Hamlet (The Factory); I Am Shakespeare (Chichester Festival Theatre & UK Tour); In Extremis (Shakespeare’s Globe); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe); Measure for Measure (US Tour); Troilus & Cressida & The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare’s Globe); Here’s What I Did With My Body (The Pleasance); The Woman in Black (The Fortune Theatre); Twelfth Night & The Golden Ass (Shakespeare’s Globe); Three Sisters Two (The Orange Tree); A Month in the Country (RSC); Remember This (National Theatre); Hamlet (RSC); Camino Real (RSC); Mary Stuart, Richard III, King Lear, Wild Oats & The Good Person of Sezchaun (National Theatre); Loot & Sailor Beware (Lyric Hammersmith); The Dumb Waiter (Salisbury Playhouse); Sunday’s Children (Derby Playhouse); Macbeth (Watermill Theatre); Comedy of Errors (Bristol Old Vic); Hello and Goodbye (Custard Factory); Henry V, Edward III & Wotchit Sailor (Theatre Clywd); A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Great Expectations (Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); Hamlet, She Stoops to Conquer & Britannicus (Salisbury Playhouse) The Tempest (Chester Gateway); Antigone (Communicado). Television: 5 Episodes of Flowers (Kudos for Channel 4); The Gingerbread Man (Channel 4); David Copperfield (BBC); The Bill (Thames Television/ITV); Peak Practice (Central Television); Holby City (BBC); Eastenders (BBC). Film: Black Pond (Black Pond Productions); Henry V (Renaissance Films)
Michelle Luther - Actor, dreamplay
Michelle trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Theatre includes: Ghosts, Arm’s and The Man, Arden of Faversham, The Cherry Orchard, Night Must Fall & The Crucible (Clwyd Theatr Cymru), InTent (Different Breed), Early Doors (Not Too Tame), The Night Before Christmas (Different Breed), From Where I’m Standing (:Delirium), Go To Your God Like A Soldier (:Delirium), The Man (Finborough), Ker-Ching! (Frantic Assembly/Sixth Sense), Under Milk Wood and Romeo and Juliet (RADA Enterprises), Crossings (Sgript Cymru), Scotland Road (Eye Theatre, Suffolk), Hamlet H2O (ELAN Wales). Television includes: Stella (Sky1), Charlotte (BBC3), Doctors (BBC1), Lewis (ITV), Being Human (BBC 3), Tracey Beaker: The Movie of Me (CBBC), Danielle Cable: Eye Witness (Granada), Eastenders (BBC1), The Bench (BBC Wales) and Tales From Pleasure Beach (BLAST! Films). Voice Over: Various radio adverts, Narrator for the controversial Channel 4 ‘Bouncers’ documentary.
Laura Moody - Actor, Musician and Composer, dreamplay
Laura Moody is an alternative cellist, vocalist and avant-singer-songwriter. Fascinated not only with words and songwriting but also with sounds, noises and textures she eschews laptops and loop pedals to explore what is possible using only solo cello and voice. She creates emotive songs that reveal a multitude of influences and inhabit a unique space between the contemporary avant garde, classical music, experimental pop and singer-songwriter tradition. Laura achieved international acclaim with innovative string quartet the Elysian Quartet and performed with include Bjork, Anna Calvi, Aphex Twin, Antony and the Johnsons, David Sylvian, Kate Tempest, Hot Chip, The XX, and Imogen Heap. In November 2014 she released her debut solo album “Acrobats” to major critical plaudits. She has since toured the album extensively in the UK and to major festivals. She is currently an Open Space Artist in Residence at Aldeburgh Music. She has also toured, collaborated and recorded with leading musicians from a hugely diverse number of genres from folk to hip hop. http://www.lauramoodymusic.com/
Jade Ogugua - Actor, dreamplay
Jade studied at Drama Centre. Theatre includes: The Barnbow Canaries (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Tempest (Northern Stage & Oxford Playhouse), Scarlett (Theatre Renegade at Southwark Playhouse) and a range of roles throughout drama school. Television: Scrotal Recall, Series 2 (Netflix/C4), Casualty (BBC) and The Guilty (Hartswood Films). Film: Sniper (UFO)
Jack Wilkinson - Actor, dreamplay
Jack trained at Drama Centre London. Theatre includes: Twelfth Night (Shakespeare's Globe) King Lear (Northern Broadsides, UK Tour), Close the Coalhouse Door (Northern Stage, UK tour), David Copperfield (Oldham Coliseum - Nominated for Best Actor at MTA Awards), Larisa and the Merchants (The Arcola), DeadKidSongs (Theatre Royal Bath) and The Good Soul of Szechuan (Watford Palace Theatre). TV: Holby City, Doctors (BBC) and Marvellous (Tiger Aspect). Film: The Love Punch (Radar Films). Radio: Close the Coalhouse Door (BBC)
Sarah Bedi – Co-Artistic Director, BAZ Productions and dreamplay Director
Directing credits includes: Reality (Oval House); City Love (Bussey Building); Prophesy, Macbeth (Baz Productions); Dream Play R&D (HighTide Festival); Antigone, Iphigenia at Aulis (Year Out Drama Company); SEN Festival (Young Vic).
Emma Luffingham – Co-Artistic Director Baz Productions and dreamplay Dramaturg
Emma is Producer for Baz Productions and a Script Editor at the BBC, working with writers and producers to develop and deliver drama scripts to commission and through production. Emma’s BBC credits have included Silk series III starring Maxine Peake, What Remains, The Interceptor, Undercover starring Sophie Okonedo, Adrian Lester and Dennis Haysbert, and an upcoming BBC One 3 part Drama based on the true stories of victims of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale.
Catherine Bailey - Co-Artistic Director, Baz Productions
Catherine helped found BAZ in 2009. Her acting credits include Goneril in King Lear (ATG UK tour) Portia in Julius Caesar, Portia in The Merchant of Venice and Penelope in Dr Scroggy’s War (Globe Theatre). As well as starring in the west end production of The 39 Steps, she appeared in Spring Awakening (RSC), 'Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Young Vic), The Country Wife (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Sit and Shiver (Hackney Empire), House of Agnes (Paines Plough) and Walk Hard (Tricycle Theatre). TV credits include: And Then There Were None, Mr Selfridge, Midsomer Murders, The Sarah Jane Adventures, House of Anubis, Holby City, Eastenders and My Family. She features in A Quiet Passion, Terence Davies’ biopic of the poet Emily Dickinson, in cinemas this autumn.
Georgina Bednar - Producer, dreamplay
Georgina is a creative producer who specialises in cross art form, participation and public programmes. She has produced for the Roundhouse, Barbican and led Almeida Greeks, a cross artform and digital festival. She co-led MUJU at the Tricycle Theatre for 6yrs and is an Associate with Coney, an interactive theatre company and NPO. Theatre credits include GELT (Camden Fringe, 2013), Sink or Spin (site specific, 2014), Anyday (Indoor Tour, 2015), The Pier (UK Development Tour, 2015) and Animal (Gilded Balloon, 2016). She is founder of producing and arts company, www.noordinaryexperience.com
Naomi Kuyck-Cohen – Scenography, dreamplay
Naomi trained at Wimbledon College of Art, and has since tutored final year students on collaborative practice. Design Credits include: In My Dreams I Dream I’m Dreaming (Theatre Royal Plymouth); I, Myself and Me (Rachael Young/Curve and UK Tour); FEAST and The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity (Clout Theatre/Battersea Arts Centre); RISE Macro vs. Micro (Old Vic New Voices); Then (Yve Blake/Soho Theatre and Australian Tour); Rounds (Resuscitate Theatre/UK Tour); Eastern Europeans for Dummies (There There/Rich Mix); Instructionally Invited (Gruff Theatre/The Vaults); Shape of the Impossible (National Theatre Young Studio/National Theatre). As research and development collaborator: Majesty (Battersea Arts Centre); Love Descends (Oval House); Sister (Tête à Tête Opera Festival). As Associate Designer: Voodoo (Project O/Chelsea Theatre and Cambridge Junction). Naomi is also an ongoing collaborator of visual arts duo Cut Tongues, with whom credits include Symphony no. 4 (film and performance installation) and A Screaming Comes Across The Sky (film). http://www.naomikuyckcohen.com/
Joshua Gadsby – Scenography, dreamplay
Joshua primarily works as a lighting designer for theatre and dance. He trained at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, and is currently The Nuffield Theatre’s Laboratory Associate Lighting Designer. Theatre credits includes: Mary Stuart (Royal Central); Measure of Fidget (Joel O'Donoghue Company for Big Dance/Lilian Baylis Studio); Alligators (Hampstead Downstairs); HARD C*CK (Robert Hesp/ Chisenhale Dance and Tour); RISE Macro vs. Micro (Old Vic New Voices); Russian Dolls (Kings’s Head); O (Project O/British Dance Edition and Tour); In Good Company, Dragging Words (Joel and Pete/The Place); The Island (Freedom Theatre/French Tour); I Call My Brothers, Caught, Nothing to See Here (Arcola); Miss Sarah (Zoo); Crave (Prague Quadrennial); Ponyboy Curtis - At The Yard (The Yard); Loaded (Jacksons Lane). As associate; Firebird (Trafalgar Studios), Faust (Royal College of Music). http://www.joshuagadsby.com/
Liz Counsell - Associate Producer, dreamplay
Liz Counsell has been producing work in the North West, Yorkshire and London for over 5 years. Most recently she has been leading BBC Radio 1Xtra and Roundhouse’s Words First - a national, touring artist development programme to discover and nurture new talent in the UK. She is the producer for nabokov, a company specialising in using cross art form experiences to tell current and political stories of our time. She is also producing tour dates for Tongue Fu over 2016.
Fionn Cox-Davies - Movement Director, dreamplay
Having trained at both The Drama Centre London and London Contemporary Dance School, Fionn has worked professionally as a dancer and actor gaining experience on many projects including Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man – A Hollywood Fable (co-produced with the National Theatre), Igor and Moreno’s TAME GAME (tour of Italy) and Gecko’s Time of Your Life (performed as part of Live from Television Centre, BBC4). He has also performed at the Royal Opera House, The Edinburgh Festival, The Robin Howard Dance Theatre and the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadlers Wells. Alongside his work in theatre Fionn has worked on many film projects both as performer and movement director. Film credits include music videos for Honne, All in the Value, and Jono McCleery, This idea of us; short films, Glade, directed by Matt Mead; and FUTURE STUDY 1, directed by Victoria Guy. Awards: Best Music Video, London Independent Film Festival 2015, Honne, All in the Value (movement direction & performance). Nominated for Best Choreographer, The Off West End Theatre Awards 2015, Sketty Theatre, Result.
Libby Spencer - Stage Manager, dreamplay
Libby has been freelancing as a Stage, Events and Production Manager for the last 11 years. She trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she got her degree in Theatre Practice, Credits included, SM at Glastonbury Music Festival, Promoter at the Samsung Music Festival, CSM for NoFit State Circus (Bianco) world tour, and EM Olympic Torch Relay (Camden Council). Libby also teaches Stage Management at RCSSD.
Jessica Bailey - Digital Marketing Manager, dreamplay
Jessica is a freelance writer and playwright from London who has had experience with national and international ad campaigns at J.Walter Thompson, Greys Agency and Gramercy Park Studios. She is currently involved with the launch of international food journalism website, Binge. She has written for the stage in association with the National Theatre Studio, Chichester Theatre and most recently Tamasha Theatre Company, and has written for the Londonist and various theatre reviewing websites.