AJ Taudevin (writer) Writing credits include Chalk Farm (Oran Mor), Demons (Oran Mor), The Jean-Jacques Rousseau Show (Oran Mor), UNtruth (Traverse) and The YelloWing (Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival). She is currently on a year long attachment with the Traverse Theatre as part of the Traverse Fifty. She won the Playwrights Studio Scotland New Writers Award 2010 and with their support wrote Some Other Mother. She co-directed Beats (CATS Best New Play winner 2012) and Hitch (nominated in the same category 2011) both by Kieran Hurley.
Over the past seven years she has set up and continues to facilitate several women’s groups providing support and friendship to local, refugee, asylum seeker women and their children living in Glasgow.
“Taudevin is fast emerging as one of the most exciting forces in Scottish theatre.” – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman on Chalk Farm
Catrin Evans (director) recent directing credits include Demons (by various writers), Could You Please Look Into The Camera, by Mohammed Al Attar and The Jeans-Jacques Rousseau Show (by various writers) (A Play, A Pie and A Pint), and Associate Director on the National Theatre of Scotland’s Truant by John Retallack. She is currently developing a new large-scale site specific show, Leaving Planet Earth, with Lewis Hetherington for Grid Iron Theatre Company, which will be presented in summer 2013. Catrin is the Artistic Director of political theatre company A Moment’s Peace and has co-written and directed all of their shows, including My Fabulous Tartan Frock, The Chronicles of Irania and Petrified Paradise. As well as directing professional performers Catrin also specialises in directing in a community context.
Dani Rae (producer) is a freelance producer, dramaturg and consultant. She has worked with and for some of the UK’s leading arts agencies and theatre companies including: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Imaginate, Starcatchers, Gill Robertson, Wee Stories Theatre, Reeling & Writhing, Royal Lyceum, Errol White Company and Plutôt la Vie. Recently Dani worked with Berlin based contemporary circus producers Circle of Eleven (supported by FST’s Producer’s Bursary) as booker and PR for their multi award-winning production LEO.
She also produces for Wolfgang Hoffmann’s Aurora Nova Productions managing Nassim Soleimanpour’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Summerhall, Magnetic North Theatre Productions and is currently manager at Bathgate Regal Theatre. http://www.danirae.co.uk.
Kieran Hurley (dramaturg) is an award-winning writer, performer, and theatre maker based in Glasgow whose work has been presented internationally and throughout the U.K. His monologue Beats was developed with the Arches Platform 18 Award and was awarded Best New Play at the Critics’ Awards For Theatre in Scotland (CATS). Other works include Hitch (Arches, CATS Best New Play nominee), Chalk Farm (co-written with AJ Taudevin for Oran Mor, subsequently produced by ThickSkin), and Rantin (National Theatre of Scotland/ Arches). Kieran is an associate artist with Forest Fringe and is currently on a year-long attachment with the National Theatre of Scotland as recipient of the Pearson Playwrights’ Scheme bursary.