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Theatre & Tech in a British Accelerator

Over 75 artists mixed with entrepreneurs and technologists at Innovation Warehouse, London.

Honorary Chairpersons

John Guare

John Guare has been lauded as one of the most successful American playwrights of the last third of the twentieth century. He has won three Obie (Off-Broadway) Awards, New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards, Drama Desk Awards, the New York Film Critics Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and has received an Academy Award nomination.

Douglas Rushkoff

Winner of the Media Ecology Association’s first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity, Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. He is technology and media commentator for CNN, and has taught and lectured around the world about media, technology, culture and economics. His new book, “Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age,” a followup to his Frontline documentary, “Digital Nation.”

John Patrick Shanley

Oscar (“Moonstruck”) and Pulitzer Prize (“Doubt”) winner John Patrick Shanley is from the Bronx. He was thrown out of St. Helena’s kindergarten. He was banned from St. Anthony’s hot lunch program for life. He was expelled from Cardinal Spellman High School. He was placed on academic probation by New York University and instructed to appear before a tribunal if he wished to return. When asked why he had been treated in this way by all these institutions, he burst into tears and said he had no idea. Then he went into the United States Marine Corps. He did fine. He is still doing okay.


Alexander-TimeWaveJesse Gassongo Alexander (“Carpe Diesel” and “To Boldly Go”) recently graduated from the Brit School for performing Arts and was signed by Scott Marshall Partners. Theatre credits include at the BRIT School: Henry VI Part II (RSC outdoor Theatre), Angels In America, Patchwork Tales (Ashcroft Theatre), Pills (Warehouse Theatre), Biding Time (Obie Theatre), Three Sisters (the space). Other credits include; Tender (Short Film), Angry Face (Short Film), Something For The Winter (Southwark Playhouse), Banana Boys (Hampstead Theatre).

Toyin-TimeWaveToyin Ayedun-Alase (“Carpe Diesel”) has been acting since college, training part time at Identity Drama School and YPTC (young persons theatre company) in camden. Recent credits have included, Coca Cola global commercial filmed in Prague, Oval House Theatre production ‘Skeen’, Adana in British & Proud (radio), Some Girls Reading BBC3 comedy, and BBC’s comedy’s ‘London Show’. Toyin’s future ambitions are to venture across the pond to New York/LA. As an ambitious writer Toyin is keen to display and work with innovative and creative ideas and participate in new projects. She is very excited to be part of the TimeWave festival and looks forward to working with the international cast.

Bailey-TimeWaveFrancesca Bailey (“Sex, Flap & Jazz”) trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and graduated in July 2012. Her theatre credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Julian Woolford at the (English Theatre Hamburg); The Good Soul of Szechuan, directed by Patrick Sandford; Regan in King Lear, directed by Andrew Hilton, Principle Boy in Mother Goose, directed by Clive Hayward and Lilly Cahill in Punk/Rock, directed by Sonia Frasier (Bristol Old Vic); Joan Helford in Time and the Conways (Circomedia), directed by Jenny Stephens; Jackie in Foot/Mouth (Soho Theatre), directed by Andy Burden, a National Youth Theatre production. Television includes: The Best of Men (BBC) and Sofia in Living It (CBBC series). “I am so excited to be a part of Timewave Festival and working with such talented people.”


Braun-TimeWaveSuanne Braun (“Humanogram”) Originally from South Africa, Suanne began her career there and then moved to Los Angeles. Television highlights during this time include Prowler directed by Peter Bogdanovich, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Just Shoot Me, Wings, FX-The Series, The West Wing City Live and a recurring role in Stargate SG-1. Theatre credits during this time include Private Lives(Fleur Du Cap Best Actress), Offbeat Broadway (Fleur Du Cap Award Best Musical Actress), The Secret Lives of Henry And Alice, Lend Me A Tenor, Bedside Manners, Things We Do For Love(Best Actress Nomination), A Slice Of Saturday Night, Nunsense and a 6 month stint with The Groundlings in LA. Since moving to the UK theatre credits include Onassis (West End), Cabaret (UK number 1 tour), Mamma Mia (West End), Vice- The Revenger’s Tragedy (Soho Theatre), Bernada Alba (Union Theatre) Sailing Somewhere (Workshop, National Studio),Easy To Love (BAC),Daisy Pulls It Off(Gatehouse). Television credits include the sketch comedy show No Signal (FX and Sky One) Revealing Mr. Maugham (Cinematic release) Starhyke (Sky Showcase) Which Is Witch(Nickelodeon) and most recently an episode of the HBO series The Girls Guide To Depravity. A keen fan of stand up, Suanne won the Funny Bones Newcomer Award in 2002 and is currently in the heats of the Funny Women Awards in the UK.

Burgess-TimeWaveHayley Burgess (“Paige 900”) will be a senior at New York University this fall. She’s recently had the pleasure of performing in Horton Foote’s “Laura Dennis” and Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” She’s very grateful for this opportunity and the chance to work with Antonio Merenda.

Chase-TimeWaveMolly Logan Chase (“Special Delivery”) hails from NYC, where she is a longtime student of Larry Moss/ Karl Bury. Recent theatre productions include Proof (Claire), Crimes of the Heart (Chick), Women of Manhattan (Rhonda Louise) & the National Tour of CATS. BA from Indiana University. Many thanks to Neil LaBute and her lovely virtual scene partner John Schwab. Love to Walt.

Coffey-TimeWaveJordan Coffey (“Sex, Flap & Jazz”) is a recent graduate from New York University – Tisch, where he studied at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Since graduation he has performed with Smith Street Stage in their winter radio play production of A Christmas Carol and will be performing in their summer production of Julius Caesar in the park as Cinna the Conspirator. He will also be working with The Ensemble Studio Theatre this month, where he will be performing in a reading of Tom Rowan’s new play Faye Drummond. Jordan has worked on many of Stella Adler’s professional productions through the Harold Clurman Lab, most recently including The Seagull directed by John Gould Rubin and Is It Already Dusk?, an original piece by Joan Evans. Jordan is incredibly excited to be a part of this new platform for theatre and finds himself eternally grateful to work in a community that continues to challenge itself in every possible capacity.

Drury-TimeWaveKatharine Drury (“Sex, Flap & Jazz”) trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Previous theatre work includes Newsfeed (HighTide), Lonely Heart’s Club (Pleasance), King Ubu (Edinburgh), Prometheus Bound (Sound Theatre), The Man of Mode and Romeo and Juliet (Brighton Dome Studio Theatre).

Edwards-TimeWaveGrahame Edwards (“The Echo Effect”) On Film: Edwards has appeared in ‘Batman The Dark Knight’ for Warner Bros, as Dr Burns in ‘Peter’ (Praslin Films), Father in ‘I, a Slave’ (Future Focus Films), Dr Fuller in ‘Drake’ (FM Productions), The Priest in ‘Sin Bin’ (A21 Films), Daniel in ‘Mad, Sad, Glad’ (Beast Media), Oscar Ekenstein in ‘In Search Of The Great Beast 666’ (Classic Pictures), and Second Commander in ‘Steel Tempest’ (Cromwell Films). On Stage: Grahame has played Macbeth, Claudius and Prospero for the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, toured in UK productions of ‘Blackbird’, ‘Educating Rita’, and ‘Good Grief’ and in the one man play ‘Moscow Stations’ and appeared as Porfiry in ‘Crime and Punishment’, Priuli in ‘Venice Preserved’, The Boss in ‘Of Mice and Men, Egon in ‘Beast’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the title role of Mark Twain in ‘The Mark Twain Memoirs’. TV and Radio: Psychiatrist in ‘The Real Bronson’ (First Fire Films/Sky TV) and as Jack in the radio play ‘Bookworms – The Vodka Mystery’. Grahame has voiced characters for a series of animated historical stories and narrated a new animated eBook of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

EZ-TimeWaveEZ Gutmann (“To Boldly Go”) grew up in Vermont, Osaka and London and currently attends Highgate Primary School. In 2011, he played Malcolm in an amateur production of the Scottish play in Lucca, Italy. His interests include paleontology and history, particularly of the two World Wars.

Halstead-TimeWaveGraham Halstead (“The Transformation”) is a New York City-based actor and voice artist. International Theater: SHIFT at The Old Vic in London, England; West Lethargy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland. New York City: Follow Me Down (The Flea Theater); Pluto is a Planet (Theater Row); Woyzeck (The Access Theater); The Snow Queen (University Settlement). Regional: Pepito’s Story (The Kennedy Center, DC); I Want You (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Our Town, An Ideal Husband (Peterborough Players). Audiobook Narration for the Library of Congress: The Hardy Boys; Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey, by Tim Tebow. Training: NYU.www.grahamhalstead.com


Kohn-TimeWaveArthur Kohn (“Circuit Breaker”) Theatre credits include: Pop-Up Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnet Walk (Shakespeare’s Globe); Coriolanus (RSC Stratford-upon-Avon/Washington/Madrid), All’s Well That Ends Well (RSC Stratford-upon-Avon and London); A Christmas Carol, Death of a Salesman, Macbeth, As You Like It, An Inspector Calls (Bridge House Theatre, Warwick); Blackbird, As You Desire Me (London West End); Annie Get Your Gun, Hobson’s Choice, The Alchemist, Bartholomew Fair, Twelfth Night (Nottingham Playhouse); The Magic Olympical Games (National Theatre), The Warp (Edinburgh) and The Third Policeman (ICA), all directed by Ken Campbell; A Little Like Drowning by Anthony Minghella (Haymarket Theatre, Leicester). Seasons at Birmingham Rep, Leicester Haymarket, Coventry Belgrade and Worcester Swan. RSC’s Children of the Sun (Aldwych), The Merchant of Venice, The Fool, Camille, Henry V, Hamlet, The Love Girl and the Innocent, Richard III, Timon of Athens. TV: Van de Valk, The Bill, The Kept Man, The Professionals, The Fourth Arm, Midsomer Murders. Film: Kannibal.

Korsa-TimeWaveNick Korsa  (“Carpe Diesel” and “To Boldly Go”) A recent graduate of Central School of Speech and Drama, Nick’s theatre credits include Zane in an Old Vic New Voices theatre reading of Shereen Jasmin’s play Cortae, as well as playing Jay in Shereen’s two hander I Love You, I’m Just not in Love with You (Lyric Lounge, Lyric Hammersmith). Nick has gone on to play Riley in a version of Harold Pinter’s The Room (Bristol Old Vic), Othello in Othello’s Revenge a modern take of Shakespeare’s classic play touring Germany including the ‘Gasteig’ in Munich, Berlin, Munster and Cologne. Nick also played the part of Brooke in the Bush Theatre’s reading of Skyvers as well as playing the lead (Floyd) in Soloman Spence’s first play Complications of Lust. Nick is no stranger to the platform of online media playing both Tristan in Ask Her and Wayne in The Glue, both Internet virals.

Lams-TimeWaveClaire Lams: (“Off the Hook”) Work in theatre includes ‘One Man Two Guvnors’ The Music Box(NYC), The Almeida and The National; ‘W11’ The Gate; ‘While You Lie’ Traverse Theatre; ‘Educating Rita’ The Watermill Theatre; ‘Absent Friends’ Watord Palace; ‘DNA’, ‘The Miracle’, ‘Baby Girl’ National Theatre; ‘Fausus’ Headlong Theatre Company; ‘Fabulation’ The Tricyle; ‘Presence’ Plymouth Theatre Royal; ‘Harvest’ The Royal Court; ‘Chimps’ Liverpool Everyman; ‘Fields of Gold’ and ‘Soap’ at the Stephen Joseph; ‘Coming Around Again’ and ‘Huddersfield’ The West Yorkshire Playhouse; ‘The Happiest Days of Your Life’ The Royal Exchange; ‘The Dice House’ Birmingham Stage Company. TV includes ‘Obsessed’; ‘The Wrong Mans’; ‘Radom’; ‘Casualty’; ‘Doctors’; ‘The Bill’; ‘Holby City’; ‘Silent Witness’; ‘The Brief’ and ‘Eastenders’. Films include ‘Pumpkinhead Four; ‘Southwalk the Movie’; ‘Sputnik’. Radio includes ‘The Octoroon’.

Lesser-TimeWaveMax Lesser (“Carpe Diesel” and “Off the Hook”) is an actor and writer based in Venice California. He recently moved to the Los Angeles area from Chicago where he was fortunate to work with many amazing theatre companies and collaborators such as Steppenwolf Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Collaboraction, ATC, IO, Second City, and others. Max has also performed regionally/off Broadway at The Atlantic Theatre Company in NY and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in Boston. Since moving to Los Angeles in the Fall, Max has enjoyed working with some amazingly talented folks, most notably playing Paul in the upcoming film “Fishbowl,” and as Gregory in “Co Husbands.” Max is very excited to be a part of this…um…well whatever the hell this thing is-he thinks its pretty rad, and is grateful to Dylan for almost everything.

Malloy-TimeWaveKerry Malloy: (“Nestling”) Born in Stamford, CT and holding a degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Kerry Malloy has performed with companies including the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Papermill Playhouse, and LaMaMa. He has presented new works with New York Theatre Workshop and Naked Angels. Favorite productions include Alex Timber’s ‘Dance Dance Revolution’ , Amy Herzog’s ‘Opportunity’, and James Gabbe’s ‘March’ originally presented at The Vinyard. You can see him in theatres this fall in Martin Scorcese’s ‘Wolf of Wall Street’, on TV in HBO’s upcoming ‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’, or on the Netflix Season 2 premiere of Kevin Spacey’s ‘House of Cards’. Unpayable debt is owed to his family for their undying support, to New York University and to The Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Always with deep respect for the stage and sincere gratitude for being invited upon it.

James McNeillJames McNeill (“Sex, Flap & Jazz”) trained at LAMDA. His London theatre work includes Doctor Atomic (London Coliseum), Wanda’s Visit (New End Theatre), Bank (The King’s Head Theatre), Of Mice And Men (The Shaw Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (The White Bear Theatre), Timon Of Athens (Camden People’s Theatre), Olympia (Baron’s Court Theatre), Wildwood Park (Bridewell Theatre), The Merchant Of Venice and Pericles, Prince Of Tyre (The Rose Theatre, Bankside). Other theatre work includes Miss Canary Islands 1936 (Focus Theatre) and M. Butterfly (Andrews Lane Theatre), in Dublin, Ireland, as well as The Miss Firecracker Contest, The Unexpected Guest, Twelfth Night, The Merchant Of Venice and Romeo And Juliet for Stage One Theatre Company in Saskatoon, Canada. His TV work includes Seconds From Disaster: Chicago Flight 191 (National Geographic Channel) and Urban Legends (Channel 5). His film work includes Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, Hyde Park On Hudson, W. E., The Ghost Writer, Beyond The Pole and The Road To Guantanamo.

Miller-TimeWaveT’Nia Miller: (“Caught in the Blank”) Some of T’Nia’s earliest memories are of time spent living in Jamaica’s countryside; walking bare footed on red dirt and catching crayfish in the river a far contrast from the high rise flats on a London East End council estate which she would otherwise call home. She has appeared in theatre, TV, and film. Credits include: CH4 gritty urban DUB PLATE DRAMA, THE BILLL ITV and HOLBY CITY BBC. Other film credits include: Doctor in THE DIASAPPERED, Malika in DEAD SIDE, Elena in DANCE WITH THE DEVIL. Theatre projects include: SICK, ALMEDIA, MAZLOOM tour LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH BUSSEY THEATRE and more recently she was seen playing the mum in the reading of CORTAE directed by awarding winning director Stef O’Driscoll and new writer Shereen Jasmine Phillips. T’Nia’s latest film being released in the UK this month is STUD LIFE where she plays JJ. Both T’Nia and JJ have immersed themselves in the streets of London’s East End. For T’Nia it was her childhood misadventures in Hackney’s underbelly that gave her a insight into JJ’s world.

Ng-TimeWaveBevin Ng (“Who’s There?”) is a recent graduate from the School of the Arts (Singapore). She achieved a perfect score in theatre and was part of the Artistically Gifted Program at school. Although she has 5 years of theatre training at school, she has little experience in the industry so she has decided to take a gap year to explore and learn more about theatre (and herself). www.thegreatgapsb.wordpress.com

Pais-TimeWaveJosé Gonçalo Pais (“Body/Double”) is a professional actor since 2004. He graduated in Communication Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. He was awarded in 2009 by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture with an INOV-Art Prize – International Internship Program for Young People with Recognized Artistic Skills, and moved to Madrid. He has worked in various theater companies in Lisbon (Teatro da Cornucópia, Teatro Praga, Teatro do Vestido, among others) and in Madrid (mainly in La Pajarita de Papel Compañía de Teatro, owners of The Narrow Gate Theatre – La Puerta Estrecha – in which he is a resident actor since 2009). Amongst his last theatrical works we can find Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children (2012-2013), This Sun of Infancy (2010/2011), by Eusebio Calonge (both directed by Rodolfo Cortizo, The Narrow Gate Theatre), as well as D. Juan Tenorio 2012, an adaptation from Zorrilla’s play directed by young director César Barló, Route 6.8, written and directed by Eva Redondo (playing an eccentric resentful fashion designer at the Count Duke Palace / Utopic – US, Madrid, 2012-2013), Aleksandr Ostrovsky’s The Forest (directed by Luís Miguel Cintra, Teatro da Cornucópia, 2008) and Quarteto, playing Valmont and Madam Tourvel in a theater performance by Teatro Praga based on the play Quartet, by Heiner Müller (2007).

Paul-TimeWaveGuy Paul (“Open Arms”) is known primarily for his work on the New York stage, most recently appearing on Broadway in Mary Stuart with Harriet Walter and Janet McTeer. He has appeared in more than a dozen other shows on Broadway, including the Tony winners, Twelve Angry Men, The Invention of Love, 1776, The King and I, and Wild Honey with Ian McKellan; his numerous Off-Broadway appearances include Stuff Happens at the Public Theatre. Guy has appeared regionally throughout the US, including three seasons with the Guthrie Theatre and, most recently as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Geva Theatre. His television appearances include “Life on Mars,” “Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” and as James Madison in the ABC miniseries, “George Washington: The Forging of a Nation.” He can be heard on Radio4 in “The Guest of St. Peter’s.” His film appearances include “Hyde Park on Hudson” and the upcoming “Fifth Estate.”

Pickman-Thoon-TimeWaveBrennan Pickman-Thoon (“Sex, Flap & Jazz”) is delighted to be a part of the Time Wave Festival! He is a recent graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he had the privilege of studying at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Recent New York credits include The Lion in Winter (John) andAesop’s Fables (Kevin) with the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, as well as Book of Days (James Bates),King John (Louis The Dauphin), and The Autumn Garden (Nick Denery) at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Other credits include Julius Caesar (Lucius) and The Winter’s Tale(Mamillius) at the California Shakespeare Theater.

Ramadei-TimeWaveLaura Ramadei (“Nestling”) is a founding member of Red Elevator Productions, The Nola Project, and Lesser America. A graduate of Denver School of the Arts and NYU, Tisch, she’s performed at The Public Theater, Dixon Place, the Pearl Theater, 59E59, HERE Arts Center, Theater for the New City, Theater 80, Ensemble Studio Theater and with LAByrinth, among others. Select New York credits: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County in commercial workshop (book by Stephen King, music by John Mellencamp), Exit Carolyn (NYIT nomination), The Year of the Rooster (EST/Youngblood) and with Lesser America: Too Much Too Soon, Squealer, and American River. Despite all this, she’s probably most widely known for her work with web comedy greats on such films as “Laundry Room Girl” (Joey and David) and “Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses” (BriTANick). lauraramadei.com

Rodriguez-TimeWaveBobby Rodriguez (“Prime”) is a New York City-based actor, writer, and filmmaker. He’s currently enrolled in The Actors Studio Drama as an MFA candidate in acting. In addition to his work with the TimeWave Festival, Mr. Rodriguez is currently in the post production phase for three short films he wrote, directed and produced.

Rosario-TimeWaveChristine Annette Rosario (“Prime”) is a New York City based actress. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She’s been involved in productions such as Anita in West Side Story, Marty in Grease, Marion in Music Man. She’s also worked in television such as Comedy Central’s Amy Schumer Show and national commercials. She’s currently working on numerous independent film projects.

Rysdahl-TimeWaveDavid Rysdahl (“The Echo Effect” and “Sex, Flap & Jazz”) is an actor/writer out of NY. He’s done some film, theatre, tv, web comedy – you know normal actor things but is real happy to be in this crazy new future world of Timewave. He looks forward to acting with robots some time soon too… His most recent credits include NBC pilot Next Caller – dir. Adam Berstein, Strindberg’s play Playing With Fire – dir. John Gould Rubin and the film Animal Rights – dir. Inna Braude. Watch for him sometime next year in a new comedy (yet to be titled) directed by Adrienne Weiss where he plays a zealous hipster street vendor named Landon.

Schwab-TimeWaveJohn Schwab: (“Special Delivery”) Theatre includes Cameron Mackintosh/John Kerry/Rocco Palmieri (and others) in Yellow Face (Park Theatre, European Premiere), Mark in The Leisure Society (Trafalgar Studios), Saul Kimmer in True West (Sheffield Crucible), Mike in 6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks (Understudied and played Theatre Royal Haymarket) The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridg’d), The Complete History of America (abridg’d), The Complete Wod of God (abridg’d) (Criterion Theatre) Elvis the Musical, (Piccadilly Theatre). John has also workshopped Ross Howard’s No One Loves Us Here, and directed the world premiere of David Spicer’s theatrical debut, Long Live the Mad Parade. Film and Television include Zero Dark Thirty, The Fifth Estate, Portrait, Kick Ass 2, Jack Ryan, Nixon’s The One, Episodes, The Special Relationship, Hotel Babylon, Ultimate Force, Monarch of the Glen, Doctor Who, The Only Boy for Me, Space Odyssey: A Voyage to the Planets, Make My Day, My Dad’s the Prime Minister, Being Dom Joly, and Hotel. Radio includes Book of the Week, Safety Catch, At Home in Mitford, The Stone Diaries, The Emigrants, A Life Story and The Grapes of Wrath. John is also an award winning filmmaker and was nominated for a BIFA for his feature film producing debut The Hide. John resides in London with his wife, Tamsin, and two sons, Jack and Sam.

Sharp-TimeWaveJudith Sharp’s (“Humanogram”) acting credits include the films “Barking at Trees”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I & II”, “Ollie Kepler’s Expanding Purple World, “Surviving Picasso” and “Escape from Sobibor”; TV credits include “Trial and Retribution”, “The Bill” and Ruth Rendell’s “Road Rage.” Theatre credits include “Camille” for The Royal Shakespeare Company. Judith has directed operas for The Royal Academy of Music, Stowe Opera Festival and a world premiere for The Royal Opera House at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Cambridge. As an assistant she has worked for Opera North, D’Oyly Carte and British Youth Opera. She was also movement director on Gluck’s “Orfeo” at the Theatre du Rhin in Strasbourg and at the Opera House in Valladolid, Spain. Judith appeared as Prudence in Sheri Grubert’s play “A Summer Display” at The Old Red Lion and is delighted to be working with her again on this project.Sharp-TimeWave

Shomaker-TimeWaveCaleb Shomaker (“Paige 900”) is currently a senior at New York University, studying acting with Stella Adler Studio. He has performed in several productions at Stella Adler, including An Enchanted April as Antony Wilding and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Lysander. Previously, he has acted with Shakespeare in the Square, as the Prince in Romeo and Juliet and Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and with Portland Players and Sanford Maine Stage. Caleb would like to thank Antonio Merenda and his wonderful castmates for this fantastic opportunity.

Spahr-TimeWaveEvelyn Spahr: (“The Transformation”) A graduate of NYU and Stella Adler Studio, Evelyn is thrilled to be working with such a talented director and cast! Favourite acting opportunities so far: workshops with Andrew Wade and the venerable Mark Rylance, playing Hecuba in a production of Trojan Women (dir. Steven Marzolf), Mrs. Betterton in Playhouse Creatures (dir. Caroline Wood), Maela in Carthaginians (dir. Sherri Eden Barber), and the lovely yet super stormy Emily Bronte in Bronte (dir. Wes Grantom).

Templar-TimeWaveKatherine Templar (“Carpe Diesel”) after falling into acting at Oxford University, went on to complete a postgraduate acting degree at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and them film acting at Stella Adler New York. Since graduating she has divided her time between London and New York where recent credits have included: Mertieul in Quartet at Old Vic Tunnels, Isabella in Measure for Measure, Mrs Vulpy in the Watched Pot and The Title Role in The Woman in Black – West End and UK Tour. Recent film credits include Mary Seaton, the Golden Age and Rachel in The Human Centipede 2. She is also a published writer and is part of an all woman theatre group that stages classic texts in unusual and intimate spaces. She is interested in progressive theatre, the embracing of new technology and so is delighted to be part of the TimeWave festival.

Dan TrumanDan Truman (“To Boldly Go”) is a New York-based actor and voice artist, and is pleased to be a part of Timewave. Previous stage work includes Peter Lorre in Something Truly Monstrous (New York International Fringe Festival), Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Abingdon Theatre), Stan in Monotone Poncho Spatula, and Viva Los Bastarditos! (NY Fringe Encore). TV: Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Louie, Rescue Me. Film: Tom & Francie, With All My Might, Bad Night. Web: Cover Me (Channel 102), Exorcists Local 667 (Groovy Falcon), and narration for Audible.com. Training: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Royal Court Theatre International Theatre School, Strasberg London, and Boston University Summer Theatre Institute. For Ninon and Violet. www.DanTruman.com

Walker-TimeWaveMatthew Walker: (“Circuit Breaker”) Television credits include: That’s English (Highgate Productions), Eyes Down (BBC), My Parents Are Aliens (Yorkshire TV), Doctors (BBC), Merseybeat (BBC), Grange Hill (Mersey TV), Brookside (Mersey TV). Theatre credits include: The Tempest (Grassroots Shakespeare London), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Grassroots Shakespeare London), Crash of the Elysium (Punchdrunk/New Wolsey Theatre), Iceberg Right Ahead (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Steve and Then it Ended (Hen & Chickens Theatre), Cinderella (Blackfriars Theatre), The Country (Ralf Richardson Studios), Mary Stuart (Capitol Theatre), Hard Times (Capitol Theatre), Terrorism (Capitol Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Liverpool Open Air), The Castle (Capitol Theatre), Deadbeat in Dakota (Unity Theatre), Tin Pan Ali (The Assembly Rooms), West Side Story (Royal Albert Hall). Radio/Voice over credits include: We’ll Meet Again (BBC). Matthew trained at Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.

Waterman-TimeWaveJ.B. Waterman (“Carpe Diesel”) J.B. was most recently seen in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. Previously he has been seen in Henry VI Part One, the West Coast premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s “Our House,” and “Tape” performed in Room 11 at the Los Feliz Motel (LA Times Critic’s Choice). Other credits include “A Guided Consideration of a Lamentable Dead” (directed by Dylan Southard), “Angels in America,” “What The Butler Saw” and “Henry V” as well as many others in Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle.

Weatherup-TimeWaveMark Weatherup, Jr. (“The Transformation”) is thrilled to be a part of TimeWave. A graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, some of his favorite roles include Paul in The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew and all of the servants in Twelfth Night. Outside of acting, he enjoys attempting to solve the New York Times crossword, fawning over his wonderful girlfriend and being routinely disappointed by the New York Knicks.

Widlund-TimeWaveGary Widlund (“Paige 900”) moved to New York in the 1990s to pursue acting and got sidetracked by a good job in the non-profit sector. Some of the diverse roles he’s played include Alan Strang in Equus, Mr. Webb in Our Town, Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman and a dead person in Poppies for which he won the Best Supporting Actor award from the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle. Gary was the co-artistic director of the Crucible of American Theater from 2003-2006. A couple of years ago he directed a student production of Bug at the Stella Adler Studio.


Wittman-TimeWaveAnne Wittman (“Open Arms”) played Roberta in the English Theatre Frankfurt’s acclaimed production of The Dead Guy; A Round Heeled Woman with Sharon Gless at the Aldwych Theatre (cover, performed). She starred as Bambi Woods in Stiff Acrylic by Kenneth Emson at the Hen and Chickens and Maureen in Molly Smith Metzler’s Carve. Her one-person play The Have-Nots, adapted from a story by novelist Elizabeth Hand, ran at B.A.C. (Time Out Critic’s Choice). Other theatre includes Love Letters, King’s Head Theatre; Hazard County, Soho Theatre; I Am Star Trek Hackney Empire, Shaw Theatre; Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, Wimbledon Studio Theatre; Repeat Play Bridewell Theatre; Homework, Brockley Jack; The White Hawk, National Theatre of the Deaf (Washington D.C); Sexual Perversity in Chicago, White Bear Theatre. Feature films include a CNN Newscaster in Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer and Proof directed by John Madden with Gwyneth Paltrow. She plays Crystal in Dinner and a Movie, screening at Edinburgh Film Festival and Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest – also seen at London Short Film Festival. Additional shorts include Road to Damascus with Nick Moran and Medium Rare with Steve Furst and Derren Brown, among many others. She played the title role in BBC Radio 3’s Drama Migrant Mother by Michael Symmons Roberts. Audiobooks: And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman and The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman. Anne studied with Stella Adler in New York and trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (2 year postgraduate), Michael Chekhov Studio NYC and Northwestern University.


Wesley-TimeWaveWesley Leon Aroozoo (“Kissing Faces”) is an artist, educator and curator from 13 Little Pictures, Pinball Collective and Studio Thirteen, based at the Goodman Arts Centre in Singapore. He is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from New York University Tisch Asia and Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. His works span from literary, theatre to film in over 90 festivals such as The International Film Festival Rotterdam and The Sapporo Film Festival. He is a published author with “Bedok Reservoir” (Math Paper Press, 2012). He is currently working on his second literary work.

CharltonPaul Charlton (“The Echo Effect”) trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now called Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). He was a member of the Royal Court writers group in 2009 and their invitation group in 2010. He was a member of BBC writersroom10 in 2011. His sketch show “The Ginge, the Geordie and The Geek” – co-writes and stars – will have its first series aired on BBC2 in the coming months 2013. He has won two Fringe First Awards for his plays “Love, Sex and Cider” and “Crush” – the latter was also nominated for the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award before embarking on a sell out national tour produced by Iron Shoes theatre company and directed by Ria Parry. Paul has a long standing relationship with Live Theatre Newcastle (producers of West End and Broadway hit “The Pitman Painters”) having written many short plays and youth theatre plays for the theatre. He has just finished a new play – seed funded by the BBC – exploring the British youth justice system. His play “Little Fish” was longlisted for the Bruntwood prize 2011.

Cheesman-TimeWaveNick Cheesman (“Prime”) is a South London based writer and has written and directed plays all over the UK. He started his career as a playwright whilst studying for a BA in Classical Civilisations at the University of Leeds; writing and directing Fuck Our Wives and Waiting and receiving rave reviews from local media outlets and enjoying sell out runs. Nick made his London debut last year with Grotto at the Old Red Lion Theatre, which was selected as part of the Writers Bloc Christmas showcase. In April, Prime enjoyed its London debut as part of the Stay on the Bus Productions Showcase at the Troubadour, Earls Court and will now be making its transatlantic debut as part of the TimeWave festival. Currently, Nick is working on a number of projects including; Eromenos and Penny for the stage, Falstaff Court for television and Miscall for BBC radio. He is currently an MA student in the Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Duggan-TimeWaveGary Duggan (“The Transformation”) is an Irish playwright and screenwriter. He won the Stewart Parker Trust Award for his first play Monged. Other plays include Dedalus Lounge and Trans-Euro Express, which have toured throughout Ireland and performed internationally. Gary’s most recent playShibari is an Abbey Theatre Commission for the 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival. Gary has also co-written Amber, a major four-part TV drama for RTE (Ireland’s national network).

Dunnett-TimeWaveAlan Dunnett (“To Boldly Go”) is the MA Screen Course Leader at Drama Centre London, Central Saint Martin College of Arts and Design. His poem-film “Let In” was screened at several festivals and he has since gone on to make “Wake” – https://vimeo.com/60531117. His poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies including Stand, The Rialto, Other Poetry, London Grip, The Recusant, The Methuen Book of Theatre Verse and The Robin Hood Book. There have been several competition short-listings, most recently prize-winning at Norwich (2013) and Nottingham (2012). His translation of Ana Eulate’s “Kinds of White” appears on The CD Songs Now, available on Meridian Records. (alandunnett.co.uk/index.htm)

Gersten-TimeWaveAlexandra Gersten-Vassilaros (“Open Arms”) is the author ofMean Time (Julliard and Vineyard Theatre workshops, dir. Daniel Aukin), Omnium Gatherum,(Humana Festival, Off-Broadway, BEST PLAYS of 2004, Pulitzer Prize for Drama Finalist 2004), The Argument (w/ Melissa Leo, Vineyard Theatre),Mother of Invention (Williamstown Theatre Festival, dir. Nicholas Martin and Steppenwolf Theatre Co. dir. Anna Shapiro), My Thing of Love (BROADWAY w/ Laurie Metcalf, Steppenwolf Theatre Co., Jefferson Award, dir. Terry Kinney), Supple in Combat (w/ JohnMahoney, Steppenwolf Theatre Co.). Her one-acts include: I Never told Anyone (McCarter Theatre commission, dir. BD Wong), The Airport Play (EST Marathon ‘05), andTwo Jews in their Seventies and Open Arms, both to be featured on Playing for Air on NPR. She also developed a half hour comedy for HBO with co-writer Carl Capotorto and Executive Producers Will Scheffer and Mark Olsen. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch and member of PEN and Actors Studio. Her work is published by Samuel French and Smith and Kraus.

SheriGraubertSheri Graubert (“Humanogram”) is thrilled to be collaborating with LoNyLa again. Her play, Prozac & Other Miracles was part of LoNyLa’s Velocity Lab 2012. Sheri is an actress and prize-winning playwright. Her plays have been produced in the U.S., Canada, England and Australia. She has had readings all over the place, including the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Alaska, and Theatres Against War, WBAI Public Radio, New York. Her play, Parental Consent, is published in Best American Short Plays, 2010, [Smith & Kraus] and Magnolia Day is published in Best American Short Plays, 2011. Her children’s play, Rick Spacey and the Space Cadets, commissioned by Only Make Believe (founder Dena Hammerstein), is regularly performed in in NYC hospitals. Her play, Tesla, is currently being produced off-broadway in New York City. As an actress, she has worked with Cheek by Jowl, the National Theatre (UK), the English Shakespeare Company, and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in New York City. (www.sherigraubert.com)

Jallo-TimeWaveZainabu Jallo (“Caught in the Blank”) has also worked as a Journalist and just recently published Onions Make Us Cry a play which has put her on the shortlist for the NLNG Literary Prize 2010, a prize considered the biggest literary prize in Nigeria for people who have distinguished themselves in their fields with their literary work. Under the Connecting Futures young writers she was attached to a Newspaper house to generate and write stories about young people and education, environment, social and informative issues that affect them. She was nominated by the British Council to cover Contacting The World, an international youth theatre project in Manchester UK. In 2007, she participated in ‘The New Writing in Drama’ 2-year project, a workshop for young writers facilitated by the Royal Court Theatre UK in conjunction with the British Council, aimed at developing skills of a young generation of playwrights in Nigeria. A year later, she was offered a place on the international residency programme at the Royal Court Theatre. It was at this residency she began to write the play Onions Make Us Cry. She lived briefly at Global Arts Village, Delhi India where she was on a literary fellowship. Her writings have been published in several anthologies and theatre magazines. Zainabu has two published plays and a collection of open style poetry. She continues to write abstract essays which she debuted with as a writer.

Kurochkin-TimeWaveMaksym Kurochkin (“Circuit Breaker”) is recognized as one of the most imaginative playwrights in Moscow today. He is the recipient of the Boldest Experiment of the Year award from the Moskovsky Komsomolets daily for Kitchen, the Moscow New Drama award for the futuristic comedy Titus the Irreproachable, and the Russian Anti-Booker award for experimenting with new avenues in drama. Russian critic Yelena Kovalskaya named Kitchen one of the top 20 Russian plays in the first decade of the century. The Moscow Times named his Repress and Excite the best play of the 2006-7 Moscow season. English translations of that play and Vodka, Fucking, and Television, his trailblazing work from 2003, were published in TheatreForum magazine. A translation of The Schooling of Bento Bonchev was published in Performing Arts Journal. Titus the Irreproachable, translated by Noah Birksted-Breen, was a featured reading at the Russian Theatre Festival in London in February 2010. John J. Hanlonʼs translation of Mooncrazed was presented at the HotINK festival at NYU in January 2010. In 2012, Breaking String Theatre of Austin, TX, staged both The Schooling of Bento Bonchev and Vodka, Fucking and Television, prompting Austin Chronicle critic Robert Faires to remark on these plays’ “irreverence, imagination, and immediacy.”

John FreedmanJohn Freedman (“Circuit Breaker” – translator) has translated 50 Russian plays, which have been performed in England, the United States, Canada, Australia and South Africa, including five major plays and a half-dozen dramaticules by Maksym Kurochkin. His play Dancing, Not Dead won the new play competition conducted by The Internationalists in 2011, and his short play Five Funny Tales from Buenos Aires was an entry in the 2013 Long Distance Affair skype theater project produced in New York by Pop Up Theatrics. With Jennifer Johnson and the Double Edge Theatre company he co-authored that American theatre’s production of The Firebird in 2010. He has published and/or edited nine books about Russian theatre, and for two decades has been the drama critic of The Moscow Times. He was the Russia director of The New Russian Drama project at Towson University, 2007- 2010, and the director of the U.S.-government supported New American Plays for Russia program, 2010-2013.

NeilLaBute-WriterNeil LaBute: (“Special Delivery”) Writer/Director. Theatre includes: Bash: Latter-Day Plays (Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, Almeida Theatre); The Shape of Things (Almeida Theatre, Promenade Theatre); The Distance from Here (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); The Mercy Seat (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); Filthy Talk for Troubled Times (MCC Theatre); Fat Pig (MCC Theatre, Trafalgar Studios); Autobahn (MCC Theatre); Some Girl(s) (Gielgud Theatre, MCC Theatre); This is How it Goes (Donmar Warehouse, The Public Theatre); Land of the Dead/Helter Skelter (Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Bush Theatre); Wrecks (Everyman Palace Theatre, The Public Theatre, The Bush Theatre); In a Dark Dark House (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); The Break of Noon (MCC Theatre, Geffen Playhouse); Reasons to be Pretty (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); In a Forest, Dark and Deep (Vaudeville Theatre, Profiles Theatre); The Heart of the Matter (MCC Theatre); Woyzeck – adaptation (Schauspielhaus Zurich); Things We Said Today (Profiles Theatre, Sala Beckett); The Furies/The New Testament/Romance (59E59); The Great War (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Taming of the Shrew – additional scenes (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Short Ends (Open Fist Theatre); The Money Shot (The Cape Cod Theater Project); Lovely Head (Spoleto Festival-Italy, Fringe Festival-Madrid, La Mama); In The Beginning (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theatre Row); Miss Julie – adaptation (Geffen Playhouse); Reasons to be Happy (MCC Theatre). Film includes: In the Company of Men; Your Friends & Neighbors; Nurse Betty; Possession; The Shape of Things; The Wicker Man; Lakeview Terrace; Death at a Funeral; Some Girl(s); Some Velvet Morning; Tumble (short); After-School Special (short); Sexting (short); Denise (short); Double or Nothing (short); Bench Seat (short); Sweet Nothings (short); BFF (short). Television includes: Bash: Latter-Day Plays (Showtime), Full Circle (Directv). Fiction includes: Seconds of Pleasure (Faber & Faber).

LeavengoodWilliam Leavengood (“Paige 900”) is a two-time O’Neill playwright and alumnus of Circle Repertory. His Off-Broadway credits include SPECIAL on Theatre Row; LITTLE MARY at the Sanford Meisner Theatre; THE HEAD at the Chelsea Playhouse; THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY, directed by Casey Childs, at Primary Stages; and FLORIDA CRACKERS, directed by John Bishop, which premiered as part of Circle Repertory’s 20th Anniversary Season. William’s short play, STEVE, was presented at the Town Hall Theatre in New York as part of BRAVE NEW WORLD: The American Theater responds to 9/11, and subsequently made into a short film starring Fisher Stevens. His farce, WHAT IS ART?, opened the Reflections Festival of New Plays at the GeVa Theatre, and was later produced at the Court Theatre, Los Angeles, starring Beverly Hills 90210’s Ian Ziering. In Florida, WEBB’S CITY: THE MUSICAL at the Mahaffey Theater; CROSSING THE BAY at the Janet Root Theater; AMERICAN ROAD at the Gorilla Theater; and FOOD & SHELTER at American Stage and LOURDES OF THE FLIES at The Palladium Theater.

JonnyLewis-TimeWaveJonathan Lewis‘ (“Off the Hook”) first play as a writer, which he also directed at The Soho Theatre, Derby Playhouse and at The Donmar warehouse, was Our Boys for which he won The Writers Guild Award for Best New Fringe Play, TAPS new Television Writer Of The Year, and he was nominated for the The Lloyds Bank Playwright Of The Year. Our Boys has recently been revived at The Duchess Theatre in London’s West End to great acclaim. He has also written and directed A Comedy Of Arias at The Pleasance, Edinburgh and as part of A Pick Of The Fringe season at The New Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End, as well as his own play All Mouthat The Menier Chocolate Factory; and two productions of Pitch Perfect at the Tristan Bates and at the Tabard Theatre. More recently he has co-written and performed the highly successful one man show, I Found My Horn at Hampstead Theatre as well as theatres and festivals up and down the country and in Copehagen, New York, LA and at The Laguna Beach Playhouse. He has written extensively for Television and has a short film to his name, which he wrote and directed, Beggar’s Belief.

Manning-TimeWaveKara Manning (“Paradise”) Manning’s plays have been performed or developed via the Royal Court Theatre, Out of Joint, Hampstead Theatre, the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, MTC, Atlantic Theater, MCC Theater, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (2012 New Works Festival), Playwrights Horizons, Women’s Project, etc. Her play Sleeping Rough was recently produced by New York’s Page 73 Productions (receiving a Drama Desk nomination for Best Featured Actress). Kara is very pleased to be a part of LoNyLa’s inaugural TimeWave. She is the 2007 recipient of the Princess Grace Award in playwriting, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a member of MCC Theater’s Playwrights Coalition, a recipient of an EST/Sloan Commission and a Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Grant. Kara was shortlisted for the BBC Drama Production Writers Academy and is an alumnus of the Royal Court’s International Residency and the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab. She also works for WFUV/The Alternate Side and is literary manager of the Irish Repertory Theatre. Graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program in playwriting.

Philpott-TimeWaveLachlan Philpott (“Body/Double”) is a Sydney-based writer. His plays have been widely performed in Australia. He was writer in residence at Red Stitch Theatre, Melbourne [2006] Griffin Theatre Company Sydney [2010]; Playwright’s Foundation, San Francisco [2012] and is one of the writers in the Traverse 50 at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh this year. In late 2013 he will undertake a residency at The Playwrights Centre in Minneapolis and The Lark in New York. His play Silent Disco is currently in development for a feature film. In 2012 this play was awarded Best Play in the Australian Writers Guild Awards – the only peer judged awards in Australia. Lachlan is currently under commission with Perth Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Australian Theatre for Young People and Canberra Youth Theatre.

JDakotaPowellJ Dakota Powell (“Sex, Flap & Jazz”) plays include: Bliss Moon, The Impostor, Savage Light, Blackwater, Harry Black.Harry Black was produced in the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s New Work Series. Blackwater was selected for the National Playwrights Conference, O’Neill Theatre Center and by John Guare for the Lincoln Center Reading Series. The Impostor was twice nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and received an Honourable Mention for the Jane Chambers Playwrighting Award. Powell has been produced by the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the Philadephia Theater Company’s New Works Series, Circle Repertory Theatre Lab, the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Duke University’s New Works Series; she has been commissioned by South Coast Repertory Theatre, Talking Wall Pictures and PBS Great Performances. Powell is a winner of the Writer Guild of America, East screenwriting fellowship (NYC) and the Scriptapalooza TV pilot competition (LA). She completed a two-year conservatory program at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC) and directed a few shorts whilst attending Graduate Film at NYU.

SteveSerpas-TimeWaveSteve Serpas (“Nestling”) Serpas’ most recent work includes the web series, Before We Go To Sleep (www.beforewegotosleep.com), an official selection in the 2013 LA Web Festival and the 2013 New Media Film Festival. Other credits include Xenogenesis (1998 Garland Award for Best Play from Backstage West), Smoke The Baby, semi-finalist in the 2012 Ashland New Play Festival; Andrea Lane, presented at Ensemble Studio Theatre LA’s 2012 WinterFest; Sweet Colinda (Winner of the Native Visions/Native Voices Award at LSU); and Dogtown (1994 Jeff Award-winning production.) Other produced plays include Green Air, Harvestide, and Waning Crescent Moon, which is published by Samuel French. Steve studied at NYU/Tisch’s Dramatic Writing Program and has worked with American Blues, The Blank Theatre Company, CAP 21, Chicago Dramatists, Eclipse Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Prop Theatre, The Road Theatre, Sacred Fools, Shattered Globe, Strawdog, Victory Gardens, and Point Zero Pictures, which produced his 2008 short film, La La Loco Baby. Affiliations include member of L.A.’s The Playwrights Union; member of the Playwrights Unit, Ensemble Studio Theatre LA; former resident playwright of Chicago Dramatists; and member of The Dramatists Guild.

DavidSimpaticoDavid Simpatico (“Carpe Diesel”) work has been presented at numerous theatres, including Lincoln Center, NYC Town Hall, Edinburgh Fringe, the Hammersmith Apollo (London), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the New York Shakespeare Festival, the New York Theatre Workshop, English National Opera, the Boston Conservatory of Music and Franklin Furnace. Using the safety net of comedy to explore life-and-death issues, his work examines man’s struggle to claim his place in a chaotic universe. Upcoming events: The Waiting Room (Half Moon Theatre’s Ten Minute Play Festival, Poughkeepsie, Spring 2013); Diesal Jeans, one act play with TimeWave Festival, June 2013 (performed and live streamed between London and Los Angeles); and a concert presentation of the full length opera, The Transfiguration of Alan Turing (w/composer Justine Chen; American Lyric Theatre, NYC, Spring 2013); and a dual language production of The Screams of Kitty Genovese, with music by Will Todd, as part of the Montreal New Music Theatre Festival in August 2013. David writes, directs, edits and stars in Zombie Hideaway, a webisodic series, and Rev. Jimmy’s Lake of Fire, both featured on his new Youtube channel, Noise Ball.


Anderson-Dyer-TimeWaveAli Anderson-Dyer (“The Echo Effect”) trained originally as an actress with Bodyworks Dance Company and Drama Studio London before gaining an MA (Merit) in Theatrical Directing from St Mary’s University College, London. Recent directing credits include; The Echo Effect by Paul Charlton (LoNyLa / TimeWave), The Bonk by Lisa Fulthorpe (Bunbury Banter, starring Nichola McAuliffe) Land of the Dead by Neil LaBute (Old Red Lion) Moon On A Stick & Fancy Meeting You Here by Lisa Fulthorpe (Bunbury Banter), Rain Stops Play by Lee Ravitz (Bunbury Banter, starring Timothy West and Prunella Scales), Handmaidens of Death by Herbert Tremain (University of Hertfordshire), Memories of Loss by Hannah Walton Williams (Riverside Studios), The Fastest Clock in the Universe by Philip Ridley (Battersea Arts Centre), Stiff by Matthew Davies (Rosemary Branch Theatre), Settled by Samantha Mitschke (Rosemary Branch Theatre) and Gaelic Storytelling; The Bravery of Love (St Mary’s University College). More information and further credits are available on her website: www.ali-anderson-dyer.moonfruit.com Aside from her freelance work, Ali is also the Artistic Director for The Bunbury Banter Theatre Company, who specialise in audio drama and new writing. For more information see their website: www.bunbanter.com.

Barlo-TimeWaveCesar Barlo (“Body/Double”) holds a M.A in Theatre and Scenic Arts from UCM-ITEM (2011), a B.A. in Stage Direction from RESAD (2009) and a degree in Acting from La Lavanderia Theatre School (2004). He founds AlmaViva Teatro in 2007, and from there on he directs, among other performances, Los comendadores de Cordoba, by Lope de Vega (Festival Internacional de Teatro Clasico de Almagro, 2008), El pleito matrimonial del Cuerpo y el Alma, by Calderon de la Barca (Celebration of the Corpus Christie in Yepes, 2008); Revelacion (The Secret Rapture), by David Hare (Festival Escena Contemporanea, 2010) and “S” (International Congress, Universidad de Alcala de Henares, 2011). Other works as stage director are: Cimbelyne, by W. Shakespeare for Yambo Teatro(2008); four performances within the “Ciclo Poesia en Escena,” at the Corral de Comedias de Alcala de Henares, during the seasons 2009-10 and 2010-11. In March 2011 he premieres within “La noche de Max Estrella” the text written by Javier H. Calvo Don Latino visita a Max Estrella, at the Ateneo de Madrid. He takes part in the I Jornadas de Teatristas hispanoamericanos (UCM-ITEM), with performances about the texts Felicidad, Marca Registrada, by Diana I. Luque, and Gunter, by Maria Velasco. With the latter, he also takes part in the art exhibition, produced by Calipsofacto Curators, “LimonOcho,” in June 24th 2011. In July 8th 2011, he premieres Las maravillas del retablo o El Retablillo de La Barraca, by Javier H. Calvo, as inauguration of the exhibition “Barraca: Teatro y Universidad. Ayer y hoy de una utopia.” This show is performed in every city where the exhibition produced by Accion Cultural Espanola and the Instituto del Teatro de Madrid tours. Since 2011, he directs the Project Don Juan Tenorio, staged in October and November 2011/2012 at El Campo de Cebada (La Latina, Madrid).

Gray-TimeWaveLewis Gray (“Humanogram”) is a director based in the North East of England. He has contributed extensively to new writing projects at Newcastle’s Live Theatre, where recent script-in-hand directing credits include The Filleting Machine and I Knew Him, Horatio. As an assistant director at Live, Lewis has worked on DNA, Mindy, Tyne and the current national tour of Lee Hall’s The Pitmen Painters. Further assisting credits include Blue Boy (Northern Stage & tour), Jack and the Beanstalk (Dance City) and 4Scene (Alnwick Playhouse & tour). At university, he directed productions of The Comedy of Errors, The Real Inspector Hound, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Moonlight, Celebration and Creditors. Lewis is training with the Traverse Emerging Directors scheme, resulting in opportunities to direct developing work by members of the Traverse Fifty. He is a script reader for Hull Truck Theatre, and contributed in 2012 to the cataloguing of the Alan Ayckbourn Archive at the Borthwick Institute for Archives in York.

Hayes-TimeWaveKatherine Hayes (“Carpe Diesel”) has been working as a director and writer since 2005. Her work as director includes productions at RADA Gielgud, The New End theatre, the Etcetera theatre, Theatre503 and Leicester Square theatre. She has worked as a freelance rehearsal director most recently for the Charm Offensive theatre company. A finalist in the Lost theatre 5 minute Festival 2012, she is also a member of the TBC Offies Award assessor team and the Young Vic Genesis Directors Program. Katherine is currently developing scripts for film and is delighted to be involved with Timewave 2013.

Hiers-TimeWaveDrayton Hiers (“Paradise”) is a writer, director and dramaturg. His plays, films, and performances have been seen in Singapore at the Arts House, 72-13, and the SPORE Arts Salon; in New York at Eyebeam, the Bushwick Starr, Anthology Film Archives, and The Tank NYC; and in Amsterdam at Het Muiderpoort Theatre. He has worked as a director and dramaturg with Jean Tay (“Between Us”), Chong Tze Chien (“The Book of Living and Dying”), and Su Ching Teh (“Call Me Bea and Ubin”). He lectures at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia and Singapore Repertory Theatre, and holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch Asia.


NeilLaBute-WriterNeil LaBute: (“Special Delivery”) Writer/Director. Theatre includes: Bash: Latter-Day Plays (Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, Almeida Theatre); The Shape of Things (Almeida Theatre, Promenade Theatre); The Distance from Here (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); The Mercy Seat (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); Filthy Talk for Troubled Times (MCC Theatre); Fat Pig (MCC Theatre, Trafalgar Studios); Autobahn (MCC Theatre); Some Girl(s) (Gielgud Theatre, MCC Theatre); This is How it Goes (Donmar Warehouse, The Public Theatre); Land of the Dead/Helter Skelter (Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Bush Theatre); Wrecks (Everyman Palace Theatre, The Public Theatre, The Bush Theatre); In a Dark Dark House (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); The Break of Noon (MCC Theatre, Geffen Playhouse); Reasons to be Pretty (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); In a Forest, Dark and Deep (Vaudeville Theatre, Profiles Theatre); The Heart of the Matter (MCC Theatre); Woyzeck – adaptation (Schauspielhaus Zurich); Things We Said Today (Profiles Theatre, Sala Beckett); The Furies/The New Testament/Romance (59E59); The Great War (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Taming of the Shrew – additional scenes (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Short Ends (Open Fist Theatre); The Money Shot (The Cape Cod Theater Project); Lovely Head (Spoleto Festival-Italy, Fringe Festival-Madrid, La Mama); In The Beginning (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theatre Row); Miss Julie – adaptation (Geffen Playhouse); Reasons to be Happy (MCC Theatre). Film includes: In the Company of Men; Your Friends & Neighbors; Nurse Betty; Possession; The Shape of Things; The Wicker Man; Lakeview Terrace; Death at a Funeral; Some Girl(s); Some Velvet Morning; Tumble (short); After-School Special (short); Sexting (short); Denise (short); Double or Nothing (short); Bench Seat (short); Sweet Nothings (short); BFF (short). Television includes: Bash: Latter-Day Plays (Showtime), Full Circle (Directv). Fiction includes: Seconds of Pleasure (Faber & Faber).

Lim-TimeWaveElina Lim (“Who’s There?”) is a freelance director, props/costume maker and stage manager. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Production in Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts and spent half a year in Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama. She has worked in various capacities in shows like Lion King the musical, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Three Little Pigs, Singapore Dance Theatre’s Peter and Blue Goes Around the World, and etc. She is the Artistic Director of Pinball Collective (pinballcollective.com). Through Pinball Collective, she directed and produced Singapore’s first crowd-funded theatre production ‘Bedok Reservoir’ in 2012. She is now in the process of directing a double bill of translated plays by Jeremy Tiang at the Arts House for 2014. She works with Universal Studios Singapore and makes strange and wonderful props and costume pieces.

Evans-TimeWaveOrvis Evans (“Who’s There?” – Lim’s collaborator in Singapore) is a maker. He has worked most notably in theatre, theme parks, and cosplay in the realms of sets, props, costumes and puppetry. A graduate of the University of North Carolina in the United States and the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia, Orvis was trained in the combined art and science of telling a story and making that which is required to tell it. He has come to Singapore to be with his long time partner and future wife, Elina Lim.


Merenda-TimeWaveAntonio Merenda is a director, writer, and performer. As a director, he received a Best Directing Award for Jim Gordon’s Making Ends Meet from The American Globe Theater & Turnip Theater Company’s 12th Annual Play Festival. Other recent credits include: The Long Ride Home by Robert Charles Gompers at the 5th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival (awarded Best Play & Best Ensemble), Kelly Kinsella, Live!…Under Broadway by Kelly Kinsella (New York International Fringe Festival), Women of Manhattan by John Patrick Shanley, The Jubilee, and In Moscow by Anton Chekhov (Philadelphia Fringe Festival). Mr. Merenda wrote and performed It’s a Wonderful Lie, directed by Joan Evans. Acting credits with The Fourth Unity Theatre Company include: Mr. Ellis in the New York Premiere of Edwin Sanchez’s Icarus (OOBR Award for Excellence), Nightingale in Vieux Carre, Pun in The Date, Scott in Refreshments, and Hughie in What I Missed in the 80s. Mr. Merenda received his BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied with Stella Adler. He is also a graduate of the National Shakespeare Conservatory.

Mills-TimeWaveBen Mills (“Off the Hook”) graduated from the University of Westminster in 2010 with a first class BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production. Directing includes Scatter Like Ash (Camden People’s Theatre) for Plunger, Maid Marian (Germany/France/Japan schools tour, playing to an audience of 30,000) for White Horse Theatre – the world’s largest educational touring theatre company, Simon (Hen & Chickens), Dead Without Dying (The Horse, Lambeth) and a number of award-winning short films available at benmills.tv – including Wrestling Yetis (“funny, heart-warming” – Alice Jones in the Independent, screened at the BFI Southbank, Olympic Park and the House of Commons). Assistant Directing includes: The Laramie Project (Greenwich Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Trafalgar Studios 2), Deirdre and Me (national tour), The Temperamentals (Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, Courtyard Theatre Hereford, Greenwich Theatre), White Horse Theatre’s 2011/12 season (including The Shape of Things), Lansley’s Bill (Department of Health, Whitehall), Lilies (Marlborough Theatre Brighton, Greenwich Theatre), The Secret Garden and Missing In Action (both national tours for Proteus Theatre).

ODonnell-TimeWaveJames O’Donnell (“Open Arms”) as Director: The Poet by Alan Fielden for Offcut Festival/Riverside Studios, Shakespeare Project at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Improvisation Evening at Natural History Museum Lates, The Space Between Us by Myself at the Northumberland Arms, Venue Director for Shakespeare Schools Festival/Various Theatres. As Assistant Director: The Village of Broken Dreams – Camp Bestival, The Bell Jar/Tupelo Elvis at the Stratford Upon Avon Community Festival. Directed Workshops: Oceans of Loneliness and The Whitest Frothiest Blossom both by Aaron Anthony Wallace, The Rialto Burns at the Theatre 503 (assistant director), Classic Scene Studies – Exploring with actors various classic plays which include King Lear, Oedipus the King, The Cherry Orchard, The Country Wife and The Homecoming. Rehearsed Readings: The Just by Albert Camus, Scenes for the Hitchhiking Game by Milan Kundera, The Bard Ambition by Alan Gilmour, Radio: Wrote and Directed The Dark Places for Resonance FM. Education: BA (hons) in Acting – Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Springboard week at the Young Vic, The Actor and the Target workshop with Declan Donnelan (Young Vic), First Steps in New Writing/Brecht’s Arturo Ui with Lyndsey Turner and Walter Meierjohann (Young Vic). Active member of the Young Vic Genesis directors scheme, former actor member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Nominated for an Ian Charleson award in 2001.

Rowe-TimeWaveJosh Rowe (“Nestling”) is a NYC-based theater artist. He has received space grants from The Harold Clurman Center for New Works in Movement and Dance Theatre to develop two original shows, The Post-Parade (2006) and hard wear soft drive (2010), a multimedia, one-man show in heels, which was presented in the 2011 HOT! Festival at Dixon Place. Another solo work, Josh and Megaphone premiered at Theater for the New City in the 2010 People’s Theater Lab Festival. His plays Dorill & Betsy (2002) and Sunshine (2003) were written and produced for the Repertory Company at the Coronado School of the Arts in San Diego, California. Josh has served as assistant director to Corinne Donly, Lauren Albert, Elizabeth Mozer/Theater in the Flesh and Renee Philippi/Concrete Temple Theater. As performer and/or designer: Judith M. Smith/Mile of String’s No Where Can Be Here Now (The Chocolate Factory) and Elegy for a Vacant Lot (Ontological-Hysteric Theater); Kate Hilliard’s While We Were Waiting and The Brutes (Firehall Arts Center, Vancouver, and The Theater Center, Toronto), Laura Diffendurfer/Oh Dear Dance’s I Woulda Have Been a Killer (Danspace Project) and A Wagner Matinee (Merce Cunningham Studio), Enrico D. Wey/The Living Laboratory, Heart Ain’t In It: Four Chamber Studies (Dance Theater Workshop), Jimena Duca/Tiyatro Global’s MIKA (The United Nations), Him (Dir. Meghan Finn, Walkerspace), A Bright Room Called Day (Dir. Tom Oppenheim, Theater 5). Josh teaches at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. BFA/NYU Tisch.

Scoles-TimeWaveAshley Marie Scoles (Director – “Prime”) is thrilled to be directing as a part of the TimeWave Festival. Since moving to New York City she has directed many new works in the Looking Glass Theatre’s (NY) Forum and their Staged Reading Series. She also directed Health Debt at The Drilling Company and The Dixie Swim Club at The Warehouse Theatre.

Singer-TimeWaveElyse Singer (“The Transformation”) is a director/writer/producer and the Founding Artistic Director of the OBIE-winning Hourglass Group. Her work has been seen Off-Broadway, regionally and internationally. Her original multi-media play Frequency Hopping won the International STAGE Playwriting Competition and ran at 3LD Art & Technology Center. Singer’s Off-Broadway directing credits include Trouble in Paradise; the first NYC revival of Mae West’s 1926 play SEX; the first US revival of West’s Pleasure Man (starring Charles Busch); and Deborah Swisher’s Hundreds of Sisters & One BIG Brother. Singer’s other original works include Love in the Void, Care-less: Eva Tanguay andPrivate Property. As producer: Beebo Brinker Chronicles Off-Broadway at 37 Arts (co-produced with Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner and Harriet Newman Leve), winner of the 2008 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater. A Yale graduate, Singer is a Usual Suspect at NYTW, an alum of the LCT Directors Lab and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. She is represented by Bret Adams, Ltd. and is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Southard-TimeWaveDylan Southard (“Carpe Diesel”) is the co-Artistic Director of Los Angeles’ Needtheater, where he served as dramaturg for productions of Fatboy, Mercury Fur, Scarcity, and The Web, the producer of tempOdyssey and G.O.Ne, and the director of Guided Consideration of a Lamentable Deed. Dylan is also the resident dramaturg for The Robey Theatre Company where he has overseen the Advanced Playwright’s Lab for the past six years. He has worked in dramaturgical capacities for The Center Theatre Group, The Geffen Playhouse, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Centerstage Baltimore, Native Voices at the Autry, the Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, LoNyLa, Theatre Dybbuk and The Network of Ensemble Theaters. Dylan regularly writes about theater for the websites LA Bitter Lemons and HowlRound. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University.


Weise-TimeWaveRoy Alexander Weise (“Caught in the Blank”) trained at Rose Bruford College on the BA Hons Directing course. Since graduating in 2011 he has been invited to joint the Genesis Young Directors’ Programme. He later held a residency as Associate Director at The Red Room Theatre & Film Company where he attained his first television broadcast experience as Trainee Director on Topher Campbell’s ‘Invisible’ for Channel 4 Random Acts. Credits as Director: What Happens Behind the Bar (Cockpit Theatre), One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (Young Vic), SKEEN! (Oval House Theatre), Invisible Mice (Lyric Theatre), Black Man Monologues (Intermission Theatre), Seventeen (Rose Bruford College) Chameleon (Unicorn Theatre) Tap Baby Tap (Oval House Theatre), Phaedra’s Love (Rose Bruford College) Credits as Assistant Director: The Serpent’s Tooth (Almeida Theatre/Talawa), Public Enemy (Young Vic), The Government Inspector Parallel Production (Young Vic), Hamlet Schools Festival (Young Vic), Wedekind’s Lulu (Rose Bruford), The Cherry Orchard (Rose Bruford).

Whitson-TimeWaveStephen Whitson (“Circuit Breaker”) is originally from Edinburgh and trained at The Arts Educational Schools, London. He is currently Associate Director for the West End production of From Here To Eternity in London. Recent Directing credits include:The Wizard of Oz (St. Ives Theatre), Cross Purpose (King’s Head Theatre), After The Gold Rush (Tristan Bates Theatre),The Merchant (Chats Palace, London), Jubilee Street (Theatre503, London). Associate Director credits include RENT (Greenwich Theatre) and the UK Tour of My Big Gay Italian Wedding. Assistant Director credits include: Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten (Aldeburgh Music Festival/BBC), What You Will (The Globe Theatre/London 2012 Festival), While The Sun Shines (Top Goat Productions, Lion & Unicorn Theatre), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (LOST Theate), Goodnight Mrs. Calabash and Guys & Dolls (both Ovation Productions, Upstairs at The Gatehouse). On stage, Stephen’s credits covered several major productions, including the 2012 Olivier Award Winning (Best Musical Revival) Crazy For You (West End and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), My Fair Lady (BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall and Sheffield Theatres) and The Producers (West End). During this time he worked with directors such as Adrian Noble, Daniel Evans, Timothy Sheader, Susan Stroman, and Stephen Mear. Stephen also teaches and directs for a number of professional training institutions around the UK, including the RSAMD, LIPA, Motherwell College, The Dance School of Scotland and Manchester College. (www.stephenwhitson.com)