Robin Belfield is a theatre director and writer who has worked with major theatre companies including the National Theatre (where he has also taught verbatim-theatre techniques), the Royal Shakespeare Company, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Bristol Old Vic, Watermill Theatre and Theatre Royal Bath. He is one half of Belfield and Slater Musicals. (Author photo by Toby Farrow).
Joss Bennathan was a freelance theatre director and writer. After a career as a drama teacher and head of Drama, he became a drama-in-education advisor and inspector. He was also Artistic Director of Present Moment theatre company, and directed regularly at various drama schools. He died in 2014 at the age of 56.
Stephen Beresford trained at RADA and worked as an actor before writing for television and film, winning a BAFTA for his screenplay for the feature film Pride (2014).
His plays include: The Southbury Child (Chichester Festival Theatre & Bridge Theatre, London, 2022); Three Kings (Old Vic, London, 2020); Fanny & Alexander (Old Vic, London, 2018), a stage adaptation of the film by Ingmar Bergman; and The Last of the Haussmans (National Theatre, London, 2012).
Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, and is most famous for films such as The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966), Cries and Whispers (1972), and Fanny and Alexander (1982).
Tristan Bernays is a writer and performer from London. His work includes Boudica (Shakespeare's Globe, 2017); Testament (VAULT Festival, London, 2017); Frankenstein (Watermill Theatre/Wilton’s Musical Hall); Teddy (Southwark Playhouse; Best New Musical at the 2016 Off West End Awards); The Bread & The Beer (Soho Theatre/UK tour); and Coffin (King’s Head Theatre, London).
(Author photo by Michael Shelford)
Angela Betzien is a writer and a founding member of Melbourne-based theatre company Real TV. Her work has toured widely across Australia and internationally.
Her plays include: The Dark Room (winner of the 2011 Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian work); War Crimes (winner of the 2012 Kit Denton Disfellowship and the QLD Literary Award for Playwriting); Children of the Black Skirt (winner of the 2005 Drama Victoria Award for Best Performance by a Theatre Company for Secondary Schools); Hoods (toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally); Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? (Graffiti Theatre, Ireland, 2012); The Girl Who Cried Wolf (Sydney Opera House:Ed and Arena Theatre); Helicopter (Melbourne Theatre Company); Tall Man (Creative Regions); The Teenage Alchemist (commissioned by ATYP and Camp Quality); Princess of Suburbia (Real TV); and The Kingswood Kids (La Boite). Her play Egg won the 2017 AWGIE award for Children's Theatre.
She has also received the Sydney Theatre Company Patrick White Fellowship.