Blind Man’s Song - Creative team:
Blind Man’s Song - Creative team:
Katherine Graham (Ireland) - Lighting designer & Technical manager
Alex Judd (United-Kingdom) - Music composer & Performer
Alex studied violin, piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before going on to read music at Goldsmiths College, University of London and specialising in composition.
Alex composes extensively for dance and drama projects and is an associate artist with Theatre Re, most recently having composed for the production of ‘Blind Man’s Song’ which premiered at the 2015 London International Mime Festival. Alex also composed for the company’s previous productions ‘The Gambler’ and ‘The Little Soldiers’; the latter receiving an Off West End Best Sound Design award nomination.
Other recent composition credits include music for pieces performed at the Elixir Festival (Sadlers Wells), Resolution! Festival (The Place) and the European Cultural Congress, along with commissions from production companies Duck Duck Moose and Sons, Floodwater Films and author/speaker Mindy Gibbins-Klein.
Alex is also an experienced session musician and currently performs with pop artist Bright Light Bright Light (UK / European tours supporting Elton John in 2014/15) and award-winning improvised comedy group Austentatious (UK tours in 2014/15, including performances at the Udderbelly Festival (Southbank Centre, July 2014) and the Bath Literature Festival (Bath Forum, March 2015). Alex also recently worked as a judge in the contemporary music category for The Big Music Project.
Guillaume Pigé (France) - Director & Performer
Guillaume is an actor, director, mime and magician. He formed Theatre Re in 2009.
Guillaume trained at the Conservatory of Villeurbanne (FR) and graduated from the International School of Corporeal Mime in London under the direction of Corinne Soum and Steven Wasson. He also studied with Thomas Leabhart and Daniel Stein. Guillaume holds an MA in Text and Performance Studies from King’s College & RADA.
Apart from directing and performing in all Theatre Re’s productions to date, Guillaume worked as a Movement Director with Andrew Visnevski, Sue Dunderdale and Bill Gaskill. He is an Associate Teacher at RADA, and is regularly invited to give workshops in the UK (London International Mime Festival, Fourth Monkey TC), the US (Louisiana State University) and France (Conservatory of Villeurbanne).
He was recently commissioned by The National Theatre (UK) to produce a new literal translation of Tartuffe by Molière.
Since 2014, Guillaume is an Associate Artist at South Hill Park Arts Centre (UK).
Selma Roth (Switzerland) - Performer & Co-divisor
Selma Roth is an internationally touring actress and a mime artist originally from Switzerland. She trained at the Etage in Berlin and the International School of Corporeal Mime in London. She is currently finishing up her MA in Physical Theatre at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland. She worked as a co-devisor and performer with Theatre Re on The Little Soldiers (2o12 - 2014) and Blind Man's Song (2o14 - 2015).
In 2oo8 Selma founded the physical theatre company supplement subtile within which she just opened her new solo show roswitha in soffitta. She is a scholarship holder of the Hirschmann-scholarship and was awarded the student award of Migros cultural fonds department Physical Theatre. She regularly works at the Theaterforum Kreuzberg in Berlin and with Divadlo Continuo in Czech Republic.
Selma likes to search for the subtle things and finding a way to make them visible.
Malik Ibheis (Germany) - Costume & Props Designer
Malik is a trained Mime, Physical Performer and Costume Designer.
He has studied at Die Etage, Berlin, and graduated from the International School of Corporeal Mime in London. He is also currently training in contortion and advanced flexibility with world famous Mongolian contortionist Iona Luvsandorj.
As The Ungewinster he creates characters using props, costumes and makeup he designs and builds himself, drawing inspiration from expressionist silent movies, comic books, Steampunk, as well as the works of Edward Gorey, Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton. His costume designs for 'The Little Soldiers' by Theatre Re were nominated for an Off West End Award and his short-film 'The Gorey Cabinet' won 1st place at the Paracosm Contest by La République Internationale Des Arts and a Dandypunk.
He has worked with film-maker Shelly Love, punk-marching-band Perhaps Contraption, for the CBBC, Punchdrunk, London Wonderground, Petersham Playhouse and events such as Rumpus, A Curious Invitation, White Mischief and the Double R Club. He was recently performing in and creating the costumes for 'The Caligari Experience' by Compass Presents and is currently in the design process for props and costumes on Theatre Re’s 'Blind Man's Song' as well as for ‘Pandoras Circus’ by Inverted. Together with infamous singer and performer Le Pustra he is now building a little universe of his own, called ‘The Gorey Cabinet’.
Katherine Graham (Ireland) - Lighting Designer
Katherine is a freelance designer working across stage, lighting, and installation. She trained at Wimbledon College of Art (MA – Visual Language of Performance) and Trinity College, Dublin (BA Hons. – Drama Studies). She has previously worked with Theatre Re as lighting designer for The Little Soldiers and The Gambler.
She collaborates frequently with Made By Brick and has been the lighting designer for all their full productions including Saxon Court (Southwark Playhouse), Responsible Other (Hamstead Theatre) Sense (Hen and Chickens) and Chicken (Southwark Playhouse). She is an associate artist of Beyond the Bark Puppet and Installation Theatre, with whom she has designed lighting for Spun (Children's Cultural Festival, Limerick) and The Bright Side of the Moon (Brighton and Dublin Fringe Festivals). Other recent credits include lighting design for The Flying Roast Goose – Out of Chaos (Blue Elephant Theatre); Nineveh – Theatre Témoin (Riverside Studios); BYPASS – Painted Filly Theatre (Block T, Dublin). With Spilt Gin Theatre: You Can’t Just Leave – There’s Always Something, (Site Specific); Soh (Smock Alley) and Andy Warhol’s Nothing Special (Belltable).
Further credits include stage and lighting design for Romeo and Juliet (Gaiety Theatre Dublin and Tour) and Cinderella (National Concert Hall and Tour) both with Ballet Ireland and 100 Minutes (Samuel Beckett Theatre) and The Common Will (Bewleys Café Theatre) both with Painted Filly. Solo and installation work includes City Walk (London, Dublin, and Galway); Hiding|Seeking (Performance Space, Hackney); and Re-membering (Wimbledon College of Art Gallery).
A.C. Smith (United-States) - Dramaturge
A.C. Smith is a scriptwriter and songwriter - originally raised in Colorado, she has lived in London since 2007.
As a playwright, she has won awards from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Soho Theatre, and had work performed at venues including Soho Theatre, RADA, Southwark Playhouse, Theare503, HighTide Festival, Pleasance Theatre, The Space, and the Tristan Bates Theatre.
As a lyricist and bookwriter for musical theatre, A.C. was shortlisted for the Perfect Pitch Award and has had her songs (written with Bella Barlow) performed on JemmThree Radio. She has worked for RADA as a Playwriting Tutor, Resident Writer of the RADA Elders Company, and Head of Academic Studies (2009-12). From 2012-15, she was a Development Executive at First Born Films, working on new feature film projects.
A.C. holds BA from Harvard and an MA from RADA/King's College London, and has participated in writing development programs with the Royal Court, Criterion Theatre, Book Music & Lyrics, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and the Royal Opera House. She is a co-founder of the London Playwrights' Blog and is currently planning the Dark Horse Script Festival.
Marion Geoffray (France) - Assistant Producer
Marion is a professionally trained actress and experienced drama practitioner.
She studied Drama both in France and in England where she graduated from the MA Text and Performance at RADA in 2011.
Keen to explore all aspects of theatre making, she gained throughout her career valuable experience both on and off stage working on various theatre festivals in Europe and collaborating on numerous educational projects with schools in London and Birmingham.
She is particularly interested in creating French/English bilingual theatre and questionning the boundaries of these languages in contemporary physical theatre. With this aim in mind, she's currently working on setting up her own theatre company in the UK.
Marcus Bazley (United-Kingdom) - Production Manager
Marcus is a director and actor, who has worked within theatre in a variety of capacities and on both sides of the English Channel.
He co-founded Cyphers in 2013, adapting and directing their productions of 'Henry V' and 'Great Expectations’. From 2014-15, Marcus worked with Eprouve and Theatre Alive on their French translation of Gogol’s ‘The Diary Of A Madman’ (Le Journal d’un Fou), as an assistant director at the Avignon Festival and then as the director at the Reine Blanche, Paris. He regularly directs for Blackshaw Theatre’s New Writing Nights and recently assistant directed their adaptation of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ at Battersea Library. Marcus has also acted as assistant director for productions at the Finborough Theatre and with RADA Enterprises.
In addition, Marcus works with the education departments at the Barbican and the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as running workshops in schools and universities.