Taking the Rap
For the Love of Noodles
Lydia Parker, originally from New York, is artistic director of Over Here Theatre Company
which produced ObamAmerica, a festival of new American short plays at Theatre503, Our
American Cousin and Dolphins and Sharks at the Finborough Theatre, both of which she also directed. Other work includes Superman and Me and Our Children Will Be Next by Suzette Coon, Skinhead by Jessica Brown and A Big Fridge and Other Plays by James Fritz. Lydia has directed many short plays for Little Pieces of Gold, including work by James Fritz, Sarah Kosar, Madeleine Brettingham and Laura Jayne Ayres. She is very pleased to be working with Underexposed for the first time.
What About Cannons
A freelance director and writer. His directing credits include a critically acclaimed production of Line (Stephen Joseph theatre) and he won the Off Cut festival award with In a Box (Riverside Studios). Other credits include: HTTT (Old Vic Theatre), 20 Moments (Almeida Theatre), Puddles (Three and Ten). He also works as an associate director with Fat Git Theatre. His assistant work includes Steven Berkoff on his play Religion & Anarchy and the companies Theatre Ad Infinitum and Coney.
Alistair is a theatre practitioner from Manchester, now based in East London. He received his undergraduate from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and completed an MA in 'Text and Performance' at RADA/Birkbeck. He is an associate for NYT, a visiting lecturer at various drama schools, and also regularly facilitates drama-based workshops in schools, PRUs, young offending institutes, elderly care homes and refugee centres. Alistair is also a writer and is currently under commission to various arts organisations. He is the artistic director of WoLab, a working laboratory for artists to create. More info on the company can be found on their website www.wolab.co.uk / @WoLaboratory
The Petal and the Orchid
Cat is Associate Artist of award winning companies Fat Rascal Ltd. and Ransack Theatre, 2016 graduate of the Birkbeck MFA in Theatre Directing and was Resident Assistant Director at HOME Manchester 2015-2016. Cat is currently developing a one-man comedy-drama, The Shy Manifesto by Michael Ross, with rising talent Theo Ancient, currently playing the lead role of Albus in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End. With The Lowry Cat is developing Black Shirts: the 18 Testimony of Flora Poole, Spinner by Nicola Baldwin. On Arriving… by American playwright Ivan Faute. And Weathered, a Cuban play by Abel González Melo. For Fat Rascal Cat has directed 3 musicals; She also directed the award winning The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis, an adult puppet show, in Edinburgh. Previous directing includes After Party (Pleasance), No Signal (RADA), Enveloped in Velvet (Arts Theatre), Yerma (Fourth Monkey), Hatch (Park), Rewritten (Tristan Bates), Freedom, Books, Flowers, and the Moon (Waterloo East), Unknown/Small Chances (Brighton Fringe & Leicester Square), Ondine (White Bear), Feathers (Edinburgh Fringe), The Utility People, A Woman of No Importance... or Somewhat Little Importance Anyhow, The Inappropriateness of Love (all at Hen & Chickens). Associate and Assistant Directing includes The Emperor (Theatre for a New Audience in New York, Young Vic, HOME, Theatre de Villes in Luxembourg), Chamaco, Inkheart, The Oresteia, Wallflower (all at HOME), Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. (Old Grenada Studios) and Dogs Barking (RADA). Cat is a reader for the Bruntwood Prize and teaches at, and is on the interview panel for, the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck.
Gun Jr Leaves Home
Jodi is a director, producer and writer. She is keen on bringing new voices to the stage with a particular interest in character-based work. Her recent credits include Hannah (OSO Arts Centre Barnes), Close Encounters of a Predatory Kind (Royal Court) and Swipe (Southwark Playhouse).
Monique Touko is an emerging theatre director. Her directing credits include A Number by Caryl Churchill at Manchester Student Union, Animal Farm at Ziferblat Cafe Manchester, Gourds by Chino Odimba at Royal Exchange Manchester, The Sting by Suzette Coon at Arcola Theatre, See you at the End by Alexis Boddy at Theatre 503, Green Matter by Serafina Cusack and Soon in the 4ciable Future by Elizabeth Kwenortey at Canal Cafe Theatre. Her training includes Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme at Royal Exchange Manchester and Intro to Directing at Young Vic. Her assisting credits include Wishlist at Royal Exchange and Royal Court, HighTide production of Kanye the First and Yellowman at Young Vic. Monique's skill set includes script reading, facilitation, devising, international work, new writing, training actors and working with young people.