Jade Anouka

Jade Anouka is an actress born in London. Her debut play as a playwright, HEART, was premiered at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe, following previews in New York. It transferred to Brixton House, London, in 2024.


Will Arbery

Will Arbery is an American playwright, screenwriter and TV writer, known for his plays Heroes of the Fourth Turning, Plano, and Evanston Salt Costs Climbing. Heroes of the Fourth Turning was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Arbery was the recipient of the 2020 Whiting Award for Drama.

Heroes of the Fourth Turning

Karen Ardiff

Karen Ardiff is a Dublin-based actress who has performed on every major stage in Ireland. Her first play, In Skagway, was produced by Guna Nua Theatre Company and the Civic Theatre Dublin under the title The Goddess of Liberty. It won the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild Best New Play Award, the Stewart Parker/BBC Northern Ireland Award and was nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Karen is also the author of an acclaimed novel, The Secret of my Face.

In Skagway


Aristophanes (born c. 447 BC) was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. His surviving works belong to a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and are some of the most influential comedies ever written.



Aristotle (born 384 BC) was a philosopher, pupil of Plato and author of numerous works including his Poetics, one of the most influential tracts in world theatre.


Gareth Armstrong

Gareth Armstrong has worked extensively as an actor in regional theatre, the West End and the RSC and was a founding director of the 'Made in Wales' stage company and of the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. He often works for radio and has had no fewer than three stints as an actor in The Archers.

So You Want To Do A Solo Show?

Siobhan Arnatsiaq-Murphy

Siobhan Arnatsiaq-Murphy has performed traditional Inuit drum dance and has worked as a choreographer for over twenty years. She studied ballet and was in the aboriginal modern dance core at the Banff Centre for the Arts with the Aboriginal Dance Project. In her choreography work, Siobhan melds traditional drum dancing with modern dance. She is a graduate of the University of Victoria where she earned her law degree in 2005. She has worked as a lawyer and also taught drum dancing to youth and children. Siobhan lives in Iqaluit.

The Breathing Hole

Arnold Aronson

Arnold Aronson is a professor of theatre at the Columbia University School of the Arts. He frequently writes about scenography and contemporary theatre, and his books include The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography, American Set Design, American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History, Looking into the Abyss: Essays on Scenography, The Disappearing Stage: Reflections on the 2011 Prague Quadrennial and Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design, as well as the introductory essay for volume three of The Cambridge History of American Theatre. He served as general commissioner of the Prague Quadrennial in 2007.

American Set Design
Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design

Ben Ashenden

Ben Ashenden is an actor, writer and comedian. He is half of the comedy double-act, The Pin, with Alex Owen, with whom he has made four series for BBC Radio 4, winner of the BBC Radio Award for Best Comedy. They have also created an original programme for Audible, The Special Relationship, and an animated series for BBC 3, Oi, Leonardo!

Their play, The Comeback, premiered at the Noël Coward Theatre in London's West End in 2020.

The Comeback

Zawe Ashton

Zawe Ashton is a writer, director and actor.

Her writing and directing credits include short films Lighthouse, The Place We Go To Hide and Happy Toys as well as a short documentary on the artist Lorraine O'Grady that formed part of the Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power exhibition at Tate Modern.

Writing credits include: Farrago UK Poetry Slam! Champion (2000), Dream Factor (National Youth Theatre Schools Tour), Have a Butchers, Sweetness and Light (DryWrite), Edible Flowers (DryWrite at Latitude Festival), Girls Aloud (Clean Break Theatre). Zawe's first play Harm's Way was shortlisted for the 2007 Verity Bargate Award and was premiered in 2008 as part of the National Youth Theatre's new writing season at The Lowry, Salford.

Zawe Ashton