VIK SIVALINGAM Director/ Producer
MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck, University of London.
Recent directing credits include Ed Reid- Living The Dream (Edinburgh Festival & Scottish Tour), The Marriage of Bette & Boo (Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham), How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found (Arts Educational), Circles (Arcola & Tricycle Theatre), Roll On The Day (Etcetera Theatre), A Chaste Maid In Cheapside (Corbett Theatre), Aladdin- The Rock & Roll Panto (City Varieties Music Hall), Invisible Man (Park Avenue Armory, NYC), The Bullet (RSC at Hampstead Theatre), Once On This Island (Cockpit Theatre), Caucasian Chalk Circle (BSA), Writing On Your Feet Playlets (RST/ Swan Theatre), Platform (Old Vic New Voices), The Death of Tintagel (Peoples Show Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Sturdy Beggars Theatre Company), Ballet Russes (A Stage Kindly Productions), Stuff (Tristan Bates Theatre), Or Nearest Offer (Almeida Theatre), Jack & The Beanstalk (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), Blue/ Orange (New Wolsey Theatre)
ANDY ROBINSON Set/ Costume Design
Andy trained at Central School of Speech and Drama.
Designs include: It’s All True (White Bear Theatre), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Etcetera Theatre), Matilda, Mike and Dan (Pleasance Theatre), Agnes and Charles (Calder Shop), The Importance of Being Earnest (Barons Court Theatre), The Night of January 16th (White Bear Theatre), The Fastest Clock in the Universe (BAC), The Witch of Edmonton (Courtyard Theatre).
JASON OSTERMAN Lighting Design
Jason has been working in the UK since 2004. He is a consultant and lighting designer at Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd. based in London. His recent productions in the UK include How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found (Studio Theatre, Arts Educational), Death of Tintagel (People Show Studios); Ballets Russes (The Rosemary Branch, London); Uncle Vanya (The Camden People’s Theatre, London); Airswimming (Courtyard Theatre, London); Drama Queen (Unity Theatre, Liverpool); Tell Me …Lies (Arts Theatre, London); and numerous productions for the Octagon Theatre in Bolton as the resident LD including The Crucible; A Christmas Carol; Oh, What A Lovely War; And Did Those Feet; Lisa’s Sex Strike; Song of Singapore; Shining City; Absurd Person Singular; Death of a Salesman; Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle, and Dick; blue/orange; andEleemosynary
Jason’s lighting projects in the US include special events throughout the country with Vincent Lighting Systems Cincinnati. He also has experience with lighting for film and video projects with Panavision Florida. He trained at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, studying lighting, photography, and fine art. He is still an active photographer.
Television credits include the University of Kentucky’s Midnight Madness for ESPN Networks and presidential campaign fundraising speeches for U.S. regional television stations.
Film credits include Memory Lapse (Pink Sneakers Productions), and The Thicket (University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music). Other film work includes second unit electrician for The Mothman Prophecies (Lakeshore Entertainment)
TOM CASSIDY Sound Design
Tom is a multi-instrumental musician, composer and sound engineer. Having trained at Rose Bruford college Tom has gone on to work in the west end as well as create sound designs for a number of shows. Currently working as a dep on Shrek and Singin’ in the Rain. Design credits include Many Roads to Paradise at Jermyn Street Theatre
LISE OLSON Dialect/ Accent Coach
Lise currently leads the MA in Acting at the Birmingham School of Acting. She relocated from Merseyside, where she trained actors for a decade at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). An American ex-pat, she has been working professionally in the UK for over 20 years.
She holds a BA in Theatre from Northwestern University in Chicago and a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Utah. She has done further postgraduate study at the Central School of Speech and Drama and the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The recipient of directing awards in both the US and UK, she was a founding director of Seattle’s first small specialist musical theatre company. Her West End credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Coyote on a Fence and A View From The Bridge. Other UK credits include the Royal Exchange Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Rep, Belgrade Theatre, Dukes Playhouse Lancaster, Bolton Octagon, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Central School, Rose Bruford, East 15 and the Drama Centre. Although she is an acknowledged international specialist in the areas of Vocal Violence and Acting Through Song, she is always happy and proud to teach a variety of accents from her native land. Away from the theatre, Lise is a BBC Masterchef.
LYNIEVE AUSTIN Singing Coach
Lynieve is the director of her own Vocal Production Company, Much Fruit Productions specialising in voice training. has developed a rather unique method of voice training which builds confidence draws out the talent in a performer.
She began her career with the popular band “Reach”, signed to the WEA record label with hits like “Sooner or later” and “Jamaica Funk”. Under their new name “Urban Speech” they went on to release the hit single “Let me go”, culminating with their album, “Do something” produced in the UK. She has an impressive list of stage performances supporting stars as Curtis Mayfield, the Fatback Band and Alexander O”Neil.
Lynieve joined “M People” as a backing vocalist travelling the world. On TV she has been seen on “Later with Jools Holland”, “Smash Hits Awards”, “Top of the Pops”. She has made several video appearances and festivals. At Euro ’96 she shared the stage with artists including “Simply Red”, “Madness”
With her roots in soul, she is now exploring other styles, folk, rock, Latin, flamenco and jazz, adding diversity and depth to her recent live performances.
LAUREN CAMERON Design Assistant
Lauren has recently graduated with distinction in Technical Theatre at ALRA, specialising in set and costume design. She also studied Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow where she originally comes from. For examples of her work please visit www.laurenjunorcameron.tumblr.com.
Emanuela Craveri Producer
MA Creative Producing for Theatre and Live Performance at Birkbeck – University of London. Royal Shakespeare Company (intern producer, June-September 2011)
Producing work: It’s All True (White Bear Theatre); Tape (Trafalgar Studio 2, assistant producer); Il palombaro – The Diver (short film)
Other work: Song of Songs (Royal Shakespeare Company, project researcher); Finisce per A – It Ends in ‘A’ (Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, stage manager); Reply to PO BOX 49 (Battersea Mess & Music Hall, stage manager/production assistant); Dimmi che sono bella – Tell Me I Am Beautiful (Piccolo Teatro/Teatro La Fenice, promoter); The Last Days (documentary film, promoter/film distribution assistant)
ILSE EUSER Stage Manager
Ilse Euser has worked on props for the Olympic ceremonies this summer. She has a BA Technical Theatre from Mountview. While studying she has worked as stage manager for ‘Electra’ and ‘Hello Again’, deputy Stage manager for ‘Our House’, and Assistant Stage Manager for ‘A Little Night Music’ and ‘Musical Theatre Showcase’.