Chris Foxon is Executive Director of Papatango theatre company. He has developed and produced new plays at fringe and West End venues. These have won or been nominated for a range of awards, toured the UK, and transferred internationally. He has taught at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, as well as the Universities of York and Northampton.
Zana Fraillon is an Australian writer of fiction for children and young adults based in Melbourne, Australia. Her books include The Bone Sparrow, which has been widely read and studied around the world since its publication in 2016.
The Bone Sparrow won the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children, the Readings Young Adult Book Prize and the Amnesty CILIP Honour Award. It was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Award and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. It was adapted for the stage by S. Shakthidharan (Pilot Theatre, 2022).
Vivienne Franzmann was a teacher who took up playwriting after winning the Bruntwood Playwriting award in 2008 with her first play, Mogadishu, which also won the 2010 George Devine Award and was first staged at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in 2011.
Other plays include: The IT (National Theatre Connections festival, 2021); Bodies (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2017); Pests (Royal Court, Royal Exchange Manchester and Clean Break, 2014); and The Witness (Royal Court, 2012).
She has written for Channel 4, BBC 1, Radio 4 and Radio 3. In 2014, she was awarded a BAFTA for her short film for children, Lizard Girl.
Mat Fraser is an internationally known disabled actor, writer and musician.
His solo show Cabinet of Curiosities: How Disability Was Kept in a Box won the UK's Observer Ethical Award for Arts & Entertainment in 2014, and he wrote the ONEOFUS production of Jack & The Beanstalk, for which the New York Times awarded him and his director/performer wife Julie Atlas Muz 'New Yorkers of the Year' in 2018.
He curated the television series CripTales for BBC America and BBC Four, also writing and acting in one of the pieces, Audition. It was broadcast in 2020.
Ifeyinwa Frederick is a writer and entrepreneur. Writing alongside her full-time job as co-founder of the world's first Nigerian tapas restaurant, she has been featured in Forbes' list of 100 Women Founders in Europe. As a writer, her debut play The Hoes (Hampstead Theatre, 2018) was shortlisted for the Tony Craze Award (2017) and Character 7 Award (2017) and longlisted for the Verity Bargate Award (2017).
Other work includes Sessions (Paines Plough, 2021).
Helen Freeman began her career as an actress before working increasingly as a teacher in classrooms and workshops. She has extensive experience of the audition process as an audition panellist and a student-performance assessor at the Guildford School of Acting.
Elizabeth Freestone is a theatre director, creative consultant and environmentalist. She has directed plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Manchester Royal Exchange, the Citizens Theatre Glasgow, the Young Vic and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, amongst others. She is a former Artistic Director of Pentabus, a new work touring company. She offers strategic advice and creative and environmental consultancy in both a paid and volunteer capacity for various organisations, as well as teaching and mentoring young artists. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Humanities from Bath Spa University.