Joel Tan is a Singaporean playwright based between London and Singapore.
In Singapore, his plays have been produced by leading theatre companies like Checkpoint Theatre, Wild Rice, and Pangdemonium, and several are available in a collection, Joel Tan Plays Volume 1, published by Checkpoint Theatre.
Recent work in the UK includes: No Particular Order (Theatre 503, London, 2022); When The Daffodils (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, 2021); Living Newspaper with the Royal Court Theatre; Overheard, and Augmented Chinatown with Chinese Arts Now.
His play Love in the Time of the Ancients was a finalist for the 2019 Papatango Prize, and No Particular Order was shortlisted for Theatre 503's 2018 Playwriting Award.
Jordan Tannahill is a Canadian playwright and filmmaker. His work has been presented in theatres, festivals, and galleries across Canada and internationally.
His plays have been honoured with various prizes including the 2014 Governor Generals Award for Drama for Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays, the 2014 John Hirsch Prize for directing, and Dora Awards for 'Outstanding New Play' for rihannaboi95 in 2013 and Concord Floral in 2015. Concord Floral also received the 2015 Carol Bolt Award and was shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General's Award for Drama. In 2016 Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom won the Toronto Theatre Critics Award for 'Best New Play' and its production at Canadian Stage received the Dora Award for 'Outstanding Production'.
Ben Targét is a performance artist and award-winning comedian. His solo show LORENZO was premiered at the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winning a Fringe First award before transferring to Soho Theatre, London.
He won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2011, and was nominated for the Fosters Comedy Award newcomer prize.
Ali Taylor trained at the Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme. His first play Cotton Wool (Theatre503, London, 2008) won the 18th Meyer Whitworth Award. He was one of the winners of ‘Metamorphosis08’, a new play competition run by the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, for his play Overspill (Churchill, Bromley, & Soho Theatre, London, 2008). His writing for young people includes two plays for Polka Theatre: Sticks and Stones and an adaptation of The Machine Gunners (shortlisted for the Brian Way Award). Other plays include Conspiracy (RWCMD/Gate); Under My Skin (Pegasus); Fault Lines (Hampstead Theatre, 2013); Cathy (Cardboard Citizens, 2016) and several radio plays for BBC Radio 4.
Polly Teale is Artistic Director of Shared Experience. Her plays include Mermaid (based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen), Mine, Speechless, After Mrs Rochester (winner of Time Out and Evening Standard Awards), Brontë, and an acclaimed adaptation of Jane Eyre.