Lightwork: Image Performance

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David Annen

David AnnenDavid is an actor and teacher.  For Lightwork he performed in Here's What I Did With My Body One Day and London/My Lover, and led the verbatim theatre research that became Utter.  Other recent theatre includes A Disappearing Number (Complicite), Measure for Measure, Judgment Day (both at the Almeida), Henry VIII (RSC Complete Works), Guantanamo (Tricycle and New Ambassadors), After Mrs. Rochester (Shared Experience at the Duke of York's), Andorra and Demons & Dybbuks (Young Vic). He trained and performed with the Gardzienice Theatre Association of Poland and spent two years with Mike Alfred's company Method & Madness. David co-stars in the feature film The West Wittering Affair.

Alex Mermikides

Alex is a writer/ dramaturg specialising in devised theatre. Previous theatre projects include, as writer, Cuckoo (BAC), The Angel of Islington (BBC Radio 4) and One Last Surviving... (Lyric Studio, Hammersmith) and, as a deviser and occasional performer, several productions at Camden People's Theatre. She is a senior lecturer at Kingston University where she founded the MA Devising for Performance and MA Playwriting courses. Her book Devising in Process, co-edited with Jackie Smart, was published in 2010. Alex has been a member of Lightwork since assisting Andy in London/My Lover, most recently taking on the role of dramaturg for Sarajevo Story.

Ayse Tashkiran

Ayse Tashkiran Ayse is a movement director, performer and teacher. After completing a degree in drama at Bristol University she trained with Lecoq in Paris from 1990 to 1992.

Photo, right: Thomas Dean and it is Chi Chi Bunichi at Notting Hill Arts Club

  • Movement direction productions include The Gods Weep (Royal Shakespeare Company at the Hampstead Theatre); Days of Significance Royal Shakespeare Company (National Tour): Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera MAX); Chi Chi Bunichi (tour); Feast on the Bridge (Thames Festival); Sarajevo Story (Lyric Hammersmith); Silent Tide, Forget Me Not (London International Mime Festival); Ma Vie en Rose (Young Vic); Macbeth (Regent's Park); Stacy (Trafalgar Studios); La Songe du 21 Juin (national tour, France); Brixton Stories (Lyric Hammersmith Studio); The Beggar's Opera (Blackheath Concert Hall); Orfeo (Greenwich) All's Well that Ends Well (Young Vic, Young Directors Scheme); Here's What I Did with My Body One Day (national tour/Pleasance).
  • Selected Performance work includes Chi Chi Bunichi, a nomadic performance event that blends Ladino song with dance (Rich Mix, The Cube, Romania, Poland, Area10, The Nightingale, Trinity, Notting Hill Arts Club, People's Show 2008, Oxford House, Siobhan Davies Studios, 291 Gallery). Voyageur Immobile, Compagnie Philippe Genty world tour; The Table Show, the Traverse, BAC and West Yorkshire Playhouse, and site-specific projects with Project In situ in Damascus, Paris and Mahbogo.
  • Teaching: Ayse has taught in a conservatoire setting since 1998 and is the co course leader of the MA Movement Studies at Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London.

Tom Richardson

Tom RichardsonTom Richardson has worked in theatre production for 30 years. As a director, a designer and as a production manager.

For the past 16 years Tom has worked, pretty much exclusively, in the Production Department at The National Theatre, but has recently found time to design The Tempest for the Gdansk Theatre Festival and be involved in the development of The Good Actor with Lightwork.

For the past 18 years Tom has designed productions for Lewisham Youth Theatre.

Amongst other credits, Tom is most proud to have been a founder of The Three Monkeys, a theatre co-operative and the Production Manager at The Dukes Playhouse in Lancaster.

Gregg R. Fisher

Gregg is a sound designer, composer and teacher. He trained at Central School of speech and Drama and studied music composition with Nicholas D'Angelo, Alan Oldfield, Will Bottje and at the Bregman Electronic Music Center. Most recently, he has designed and/or composed for Terrorism (Embassy), Forget Me Not (Albany), Just a Bloke, The One With the Oven, Night Owls (Royal Court), The Stoning (BAC), Happy Natives (Edinburgh/Soho), Auntie and Me (Edinburgh), Wild Orchids (AD, Chichester), The Lucky Ones (Hampstead), The Promise (Tricycle), London/My Lover (ICA), Einstein's Eyes (CPT), Bus Stop (Quay), Peace for Our Time (Cockpit) and Summer (L&U). Gregg's score for the play The Cosmonaut's Last Message... was selected for exhibition at the 2003 Prague Quadrennial. He is a Lecturer in Theatre Sound Design at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Lucy Richardson

Lucy RichardsonLucy Richardson is Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts, (Theatre) at London Metropolitan University. She has recently founded and launched The Facility, Performance as Research Centre there.

Lucy is one of the founding members of Project Phakama, an international arts and cultural exchange programme supported by LIFT.  She has directed several large scale site specific projects in Southern Africa and London and will launch Phakama in South America in April 2006. Lucy has documented the work of Project Phakama in several papers/articles including: Phakama: a place of refuge, Follow the Bird and Landscapes of the Heart.
Lucy has also worked in India training actors.  She has directed Measure for Measure and Macbeth for the Gdansk Shakespeare Festival in Poland.

Lucy has worked extensively as an actress and director most notably with Debbie Isitt and the Snarling Beasties Theatre Company, taking lead roles in many productions, and acting as associate director on The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband (New Ambassadors, West End).
Other acting work includes work in various repertory theatres, international work with Cambridge Experimental Theatre Company and most recently London/My Lover (Lightwork) in The London Mime Festival at the ICA and Utter at Central School of Speech and Drama.

Lucy works as a script editor for the Snarling Beasties and Debbie Isitt, (most recently Story Workshop Editor on Confetti to be released by 20th Century Fox in 2007).  She has also helped develop scripts for The Besht Tellers, Red Shift, Diane Samuels, Sean Garner, Philip Osment

Lucy was Artistic Director of Lewisham Youth Theatre for ten years and founded Camden Young People’s Theatre.

Ian William Galloway

Ian William GallowayIan William Galloway is a director, designer, and filmmaker working with all forms of live visuals. He has designed theatrically for Frantic Assembly and the National Theatre of Scotland (Beautiful Burnout), the Gate Theatre (The Kreutzer Sonata, Nocturnal, Medea/Medea), the Royal Shakespeare Company (The Gods Weep), the Opera Group (The Lion's Face), Liverpool Playhouse (Proper Clever), the Arcola (The Spanish Tragedy), Nabokov Theatre (Bunny), the Royal Court (Blood), Complicite (A Minute Too Late), South Coast Repertory LA and the Alley Theatre Houston (Hitchcock Blonde) and the Nationale Reisopera Netherlands (Hotel de Pekin).

He has toured the UK, Europe and Japan as a musician, designed and directed projections for concerts (Leona Lewis, Interpol, RizMC) and has directed and produced music videos and shorts. His filmed projects can be found on his website at Ian is represented for theatrical work by Amanda Evans at Scott-Marshall.