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.
Michael Dunbar graduated from The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2019. As well as being an actor, Michael’s first work as a writer came in the summer of 2018 when his debut play F**K OFF was performed at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. F**K OFF received some fantastic reviews and is set to tour again in 2020. F**K OFF centres around self-destructive boxing superstar ‘Henry M’Gill’ and follows him on a path of redemption.
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.
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.
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.