Linden Walcott-Burton is an actor, director, producer and workshop facilitator.
His acting credits include work for HBO/Punchdrunk, the Royal Court Theatre, the Sherman Cymru, Shakespeare's Globe and the BBC.
He is a regular facilitator for the National Theatre and was involved in the development of their facilitator training programme. His facilitating credits also include the Old Vic, The Barbican, Battersea Arts Centre and Punchdrunk Enrichment, as well as corporate facilitation work for Oxford University's Said Business School. He is also an Associate Artist for the National Youth Theatre.
He was formerly the producer of the free actor's showcase MonologuSlamUK at Theatre Royal Stratford East, and was a councillor for Equity. He has also worked as a Culture Policy Officer for the London Mayor, as the lead officer for theatre in London and artificial intelligence in the creative industries.
He is the author of The Drama Workshop Leader: A Practical Guide to Delivering Great Sessions (Nick Hern Books, 2023).
Author photo by Ori Jones.
Glenn Waldron is a playwright and journalist. His plays include: Natives (a Boundless Theatre production at Southwark Playhouse, 2017, following a production at Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus in 2016); The Here and This and Now (Theatre Royal Plymouth, 2017); and Forever House (at the Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth, 2013).
He is the former Editor of i-D magazine and his work has appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian, the Independent and Vogue.
Donna Walker-Kuhne is America's foremost expert on multi-ethnic audience development. She has worked as Marketing Director of the Public Theater and of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She teaches arts marketing at Fordham University, Brooklyn college and New York University.
Rebecca Walker's debut play Wretch was commissioned by theatre company Into The Wolf, and completed a tour of homeless day centres, drug rehab clinics and hostels in 2015, before being produced by Interval Productions in its first theatrical run at VAULT Festival 2017.
She has had short plays produced at The Cockpit, Arcola Theatre, Pleasance Edinburgh, The Vaults, Southwark Playhouse, Bush Theatre, Theatre503 and Tristan Bates Theatre, and is a graduate of the Royal Court's Invitation Group, Young Writers' Programme and the Criterion Theatre's New Writing Group.
Naomi Wallace is a playwright from Kentucky. Her plays, which have been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and the Middle East, include In the Heart of America, Slaughter City, One Flea Spare, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Things of Dry Hours, The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East, And I and Silence, The Hard Weather Boating Party, The Liquid Plain and Night is a Room. Awards include the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (twice), Joseph Kesselring Prize, Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award, Obie Award, Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New American Play, MacArthur Fellowship, and the inaugural Windham Campbell Prize for Drama.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is an actor, playwright and screenwriter.
Her first play, Fleabag, premiered at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge herself, before transferring to Soho Theatre, London, for several successful runs, followed by a UK tour. It won a Fringe First Award, the Most Promising New Playwright and Best Female Performance at the Off West End Theatre Awards, The Stage Award for Best Solo Performer and the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright.
A television version of Fleabag was broadcast on BBC3/Amazon in 2016, again starring the author. It became one of the most talked and written about shows of the year, winning several awards, including a BAFTA for best actress in a comedy.
Other writing for televison includes Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) and Crashing (E4, 2016).
Her acting credits include 2nd May 1997 (Bush Theatre), Tribes (Royal Court Theatre), Mydidae (Soho Theatre) and the award-winning film The Iron Lady.
She is co-Artistic Director of acclaimed new writing company DryWrite.
Enda Walsh is a multi-award-winning Irish playwright. He lives in London. His work has been translated into over twenty languages and has been performed internationally since 1998.
His recent plays include: Medicine at the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival and Galway International Arts Festival; Arlington at the 2016 Galway International Festival; an adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Twits for the Royal Court (2015); Ballyturk and Room 303 at the 2014 Galway International Arts Festival; Misterman, presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival in Ireland, London and New York (2011–2012); and several plays for Druid Theatre Company, including Penelope, which has been presented in Ireland, America and London, from 2010–2011, The New Electric Ballroom, which played Ireland, Australia, Edinburgh, London, New York and LA from 2008–2009, and The Walworth Farce, which played Ireland, Edinburgh, London and New York, as well as an American and Australian tour, from 2007–2010.
He collaborated with David Bowie on the musical Lazarus (New York Theatre Workshop, 2015, and West End, 2016), and won a Tony Award in 2012 for writing the book for the musical Once, seen on Broadway, in the West End and on a US tour.
His other plays include Delirium (Theatre O/Barbican), which played Dublin and a British tour in 2008; Chatroom (National Theatre), which played at the National Theatre and on tour in Britain and Asia (2006–2007); and The Small Things (Paines Plough), which played London and Ireland (2005).
His early plays include Bedbound (Dublin Theatre Festival) and Disco Pigs (Corcadorca).
His film work includes Disco Pigs (Temple Films/Renaissance) and Hunger (Blast/FILM4), winner of the Camera d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.