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Maria Alexe

Day Job Actor, Founder

 

Born in Romania, trained on both sides of the channel, and having worked and toured here and there in Europe, Maria is an international performer and voice artist and an unapologetic “citizen of the world”. When she needs a break from acting, she entertains herself teaching German, Spanish, or French.

 

After completing her training she worked in short and feature film and almost all styles of theatre before eventually “settling down” with Rachel to found a company that would create the kind of theatre that they would want to see. Past credits include Ileana in “I’m Not Jesus Christ” (Papercut Theatre), Zena in “The Godling” (Defiant Reality Theatre), and Lou Salome in “The Most Dangerous Toy” (Playades Theatre).

Rachel Scurlock

Day Job Actor, Founder

 

Rachel is a Texas born actor, theatre maker and activist. After completing a degree in theatre in Texas and working in the US for a while, Rachel moved to London where she trained at East 15 Acting School and received an MFA in Acting.

Rachel is thrilled to be creating exciting new work with FPT and working with some amazing, like-minded collaborators. Favourite UK credits include: Sasha in Orlando (Battersea Arts Centre, Atlas Ensemble), Joan in The Lark (Clifftown Theatre, Atlas Ensemble), Maria in Illyria (Cockpit Theatre, Atlas Ensemble).

Clare Joy Langford

Day Job Actor, Founding Member

 

Clare is a graduate of the Drama Centre.  Since training, she has worked steadily as an actress, whilst also writing and producing her own work.

Her debut film appearance was in "Demon", for which she won the British Horror Film Festival Best Actress Award. 

Her other screen work includes Raiders of the Lost Art (Yesterday TV,  US and Netflix) Witch Hunters (Channel 5), My Lonely Me (Award Winning Indie).

On stage she has appeared at Old Vic New Voices, Waterloo Vault Festival, and Rose Theatre Kingston.  She recently completed the national tour of a new play- Magna Carta, as well as the inaugural season with the London Irish Rep Company. Clare is thrilled to be part of the cast of Day Job

Stephanie Merulla

Day Job Actor, Founding Member

Stephanie Merulla is an actress, playwright and theatre maker. She trained at East 15 and holds a BFA in theatre from Concordia University in Montreal. 

 

Stephanie has worked with companies such as Pingng Productions, and the Cambridge Theatre Festival, and artists such as Ilona Sagar, and Duncan Pitstock. She was part of the Brockley Jack's writers program and most recently her short play ‘Bathroomie’ received a staged reading at Stitichn’ Fiction in Highgate.

www.undertowbelowthelilypads.com

Edwina Strobl

Day Job Assistant Director and Stage Manager, Founding member

 

Edwina is currently a member of the Stone Crabs Young directors programme, for which she is developing Stomping Ground Theatre Festival to take place in March 2017. She is co-Director of London theatre company Flugelman Productions, which makes immersive and experiential works. For this company Edwina directed dinner/theatre work Season To Taste by Hayley Ricketson (56 St James) in December 2015 and is currently developing The Poetry We Make by Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal with the support of Wilton's Music Hall. She directed Hecastus by Georgius Macropedius (King's College London), and Chatroom by Enda Walsh (St. Dunstan's Arts Festival). She worked as an Associate Director on I am not Antigone for The Zeitgeist Company at the 2016 RADA Festival.

 

Edwina studied theatre making at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and Birkbeck College, University of London. She read History for her BA at University College London. She caught the theatre bug as a student and practitioner at the Australian Theatre for Young People. Here she performed in devised work In Exile (2005) and Enda Walsh play Chatroom (2006). 

 

Flugelman Productions: https://www.facebook.com/flugelmanproductions/?pnref=lhc

Minglu Wang

Day Job Set and Costume Designer

 

Minglu Wang  is a scenographer who explores body, space and performance in a bold, ritual way. She has solid scenography training in Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London), with a background of BA theatre, film and Television art designing. She has been working with designers and directors from UK and China for many productions, and she has been actively engaged her works in renown festivals, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2011, London Art Biennale 2015 etc. She became a finalist for UK’s most prestigious award Linbury Prize and became the winner of Bristish Council Ukraine project.

 

www.mingluwang.org

Angus Chisolm

Day Job Set Lighting Designer/Operator

 

A former software developer and trained actor, Angus has been a venue technician at the Bread & Roses Theatre since May 2016.