Originally from Leicester, Dan moved to London to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He graduated in 2017 with a Ba(Hons) in Applied Theatre.
Since graduation Dan has kept his love and passion for theatre and new writing. Primarily utilising a darkly comic writing style his work explores themes around mental health, politics and violence. Most recently his play ‘Laugh it off’ was workshopped at an Aktualise monthly script reading. Leading from this Dan signed with North Artist Management and has a brand new play in development titled ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’.
Screenwriter & Playwright
Like all ‘artists’, EDWARD BAXTER is deep down a preening narcissist with no qualms about referring to himself in the third person. His plays have frequented playwriting festivals, including such hits as; The View from Up Here (Jumpers), Conversations from a Wake & Whine Country alongside numerous projects with performance poet Lotte Boom. So too has his short film work met with universal critical laudation with films like; Night of the Living Bread, Death Shed: The Shed that Eats & Brutalised showcased in numerous countries that boast cinemas.
He is currently working on an unending rostrum of TV projects, theatrical experiences, audio anecdotes and hitherto obsolete written adventures with various channels and production companies.
Darrel Draper is a working class playwright who represents a community of people in the lower third of arts engagement in the country. Born and raised in Essex between Romford and Harold Hill, Darrel wishes to shine light on those living on the circumference of society, who are often overlooked or misjudged.
His previous work has appeared on such stages as The Southwark Playhouse, Space Arts Theatre, Stratford Circus Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, Hope Theatre, The Pleasance, Bread And Roses, Tristan Bates and The Old Red Lion. He has been twice commissioned by Applecart Arts community theatre and continues to work with them to create progressive and inclusive theatre exploring socio-political issues. His work has also appeared on BBC RADIO ESSEX and most recently an extract of his play 'Slave Labour' can be seen as part of the BBC Scotland documentary 'The Dark Shadow of Murder'. Recently one of his plays 'Fingerprints' made it through to the second round of readings of the Papatango Playwriting Prize where he received some excellent and very encouraging feedback on his writing.
Julian Felice is the first ever internationally published playwright from the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. He has had four plays published in the USA, all of which have been performed in various locations across the States. He has also had plays performed at London venues such as the King’s Head Theatre and Theatro Technis, and has worked closely with Mrs C’s Collective Theatre Company, The New Works Playhouse, and The Space.
Julian has won Best Original Play at the Gibraltar Drama Festival on five occasions and was awarded Cultural Ambassador at the 2019 Gibraltar Cultural Awards. He is also a recipient of the Governor of Gibraltar’s ‘For Excellence' Coin.
Romey Norton graduated with a Masters of Arts from the University of Leeds in 2017 and since then has put her writing skills to work in the world of marketing and social media. As well as an Actor and model, Romey has been developing projects for film and television. Inspired by her own dating and work life Romey is working on a television series called "Twenties" and another series called "Do not Reemploy". Romey is a budding writer of poetry and short stories, and has had her poetry published in numerous anthologies and performed across the UK.
Alastair Railton born in York and raised in Grantham found a passion for writing from a young age. He has since been focused on bringing his ideas to life on the big screen. Focusing on a combination of modern day social issues and then applying these into a dystopian world is a personal favorite of his. As is heart-pounding thriller films that will have the audience on the edge of their seats.
His list of written work includes the award winning films Voice of Belief, Between the Divide, The Prison and others including Conviction Without Remorse, Time Aside and The Quota. Alastair is hoping to solidify his position as a prominent writer for this new age of filmmaking.
Originally from Leeds, Laura is a playwright and poet living in London. With a love of comedy and site specific theatre, Laura’s writing uses fast paced dark humour to explore human relationships and mental health.
Her work has been produced at Theatre 503, The Old Red Lion, The Pleasance and on BBC Radio Surrey. Her play ‘Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ’S’ on Her Vest’ was programmed at The Bread and Roses Theatre in 2018 and at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre in 2019 as part of the Camden Fringe.
Laura recently wrote a monologue for Proforça Theatre Company’s ‘Feel More’ series at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, and her latest play ‘Not Enough’ is being R&D’d with Angel Theatre Company.
Rae Skerrett is a London based Actor and Writer from the Midlands, who developed her passion for Playwrighting during her BA (Hons) American Theatre Arts degree at Rose Bruford College, in which she is a recent graduate from.
Rae has always had an enthusiasm for writing imaginative stories from a young age, but her degree allowed her to gain a complex understanding of the importance of envisioning a world in which the characters live, whilst taking into consideration their political, social and economic climate. Her current projects lean towards voicing stories from strong female characters, surrounding themes on mental health and LGBT topics.
Screenwriter & Playwright
Fiona’s driving force as a writer is to tell stories that have not been heard with the voices of those not usually listened to. Her work on stage and screen spans a variety of genres
Film: Chosen for Home Theatre UK , Acceptable Damage feature film Hem
Heath/Rebel Without Crew Films/This Is Insomnia, Tinned Goods feature film (treatment stage)
Stage plays: Angelica 1623 Theatre, Tinned Goods national tour published
by Samuel French, Martenitsa for Angelic Tales and Theatre Royal Stratford East, Tiny Shows The Copenhagen Interpretation –, Omnibus Clapham, GLYPT, Jackdaw, Teatro Vivo, Lumenis (London tour: Southwark Playhouse, Old Red Lion, Camden People’s Theatre)
Fiona has scripted devised work for a number of companies, written Theatre In Education plays, Forum Theatre for the elderly community in Care Homes and Sheltered Housing and other Site Specific projects. She is currently lead writer on a project with a prison for the charity It’s Not Your Birthday But.
Mark Wisdom is a screenwriter who uses his acting experience to develop complex characters, perfectly suited to explore interesting situations. He often enjoys dystopian or Sci-Fi projects but has aspirations across all settings and genres, with the simple desire to see relatable scenarios played to audiences.
Mark is currently expanding his portfolio and is working on three feature films, a comedy series, and a set of adventurous short films. His previous credits include the short films 'The Edge' & 'Service Charge', currently in pre-production, and 'Conviction Without Remorse' which is soon to be entering the film festival circuit.
Charlotte Wood is a writer based in London. She is interested in telling stories that cross genre and medium, and she especially enjoys creating work that has strong historical or fantasy-based elements.
She is currently working on several plays that explore sexuality, unlikeable female characters and feminism, and a time-travelling, mystery podcast series.
Lewis Wood is a multi-disciplinary playwright based in London, whose work focuses around mental health and telling stories that are important. He has previously had work showcased in three countries, with pieces playing across the UK since 2016.
Lewis is currently working on a new piece with Fable Workshop, has recently finished a residency with Broken Silence Theatre, and was part of the Royal Court Script Panel 2019.