Nina Brazier
Artistic Director
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Nina studied Drama at Exeter University, graduating with a First, has an MA in Text & Performance from RADA and Kings College, and attended the Royal Court/Channel 4 Directors Course.

She has directed new writing, opera and musical theatre. Recent work includes sell-out runs of The Zoo and Florodora at the Finborough Theatre; a sell-out tour of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads for the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds; the Amnesty Award-nominated Waiting for Romeo at the Edinburgh Festival; and the World Premieres of Bedside Story at the Gilded Balloon, Eeeny Meenie Miney Mole, Pleasance, London, and Past Tense at the Old Red Lion. Other productions range from an open-air production of Uncle Vanya to Drama School showcases on the London Fringe. As an assistant director, Nina’s work includes Opera North’s No. 1 Tours of Falstaff, Rigoletto and La Rondine, for John Wright at Sadlers Wells and John Adams at Haymarket Basingstoke.

Nina has read scripts for the Royal Court Young Writers Festival, the Courtyard Theatre's Kings Cross Award, and was a judge for the Churchill Theatre's New Writing Award.


Diana Eskell
Events Director


 

Diana has played leads for regional theatres such as Salisbury Playhouse and recently worked at Winchester Theatre Royal playing the role of Laura in The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband. She was Amy in Novel Theatre's version of Little Women both at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells and the Duchess Theatre West End. She also played the part of Talya in Widsith's first production Waiting For Romeo at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2006.

Diana began her acting career early on the children's television drama Runaway Bay for Yorkshire Television playing Alex Foster in all three seasons, and appeared in hit indie films such as Leon the Pigfarmer and Solitaire for Two. Interestingly she was also a member of the pop band Charlie's Angels who released three singles and a greatest hits compilation.


Sarah Grochala
Literary Director
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Sarah is a graduate of the MPhil in Playwriting Studies at Birmingham University and the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. Her play “S27” won the 2007 Protect the Human Playwriting Competition and was also shortlisted for The King’s Cross Award. The play received a rehearsed reading at Soho Theatre and will be produced at the Finborough in June 2009. Other work in 2009 includes a London run of “WAITING FOR ROMEO” (RADA & Edinburgh Festival 2006) at the Pleasance in January and the broadcast of “COVENT GARDEN” as part of Theatre 503/Theatre Voice’s Urban Scrawl project. Other plays include: “VIABLE ALTERNATIVES” (Theatre 503 2008), “GIFT” (Kings Head 2008) and “OPEN GROUND” (Hampstead Start Night 2004; Theatro Technis 2005).

Sarah originally trained as an actress at Drama Centre and has worked extensively in theatre and television. Stage credits include: “LITTLE WOMEN” (Duchess, WE), “GIVEN A WAY” (Gielgud, WE), “TOP GIRLS” (BAC), “AFTER AMBER” (Kings Head), “LAYING THE GHOST” (Mill at Sonning). Television includes: “JUDGE JOHN DEED” (BBC), “STORM DAMAGE” (BBC), “EVERY WOMAN KNOWS A SECRET” (Carnival).

 

 
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