Adam Rapp - Writer
Award-winning Adam Rapp is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker. His plays produced in the UK include Ghosts in the Cottonwoods and Gompers, both at the Arcola Theatre; Blackbird which was performed at the Bush Theatre; and Finer Noble Gases which was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His other work, produced in the US, includes Animals and Plants, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Faster, Trueblinker, Dreams of the Salthouse and Red Light Winter.
Matt Wilde - Director
Matt directed Out of the Fog by Roy Williams for the Almeida Theatre in 2007. He has directed an extensive range of other theatre productions including Branded, Get Tested, Sky’s The Limit and On The Middle Day for the Old Vic, PolarBear for Birmingham Rep/Actors Touring Company, Gizmo Love for Actors Touring Company, On Tour for the Royal Court and Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth for Southwark Playhouse. He has worked as Co-Director, Associate Director and Assistant Director on numerous National Theatre productions including Slow Time, His Dark Materials Revival, Stuff Happens and Jumpers, and as assistant director on She Stoops to Conquer, A Laughing Matter and Hinterland for National Theatre/Out of Joint.
Phillip Neil Martin - Music
Phillip studied at the Royal College of Music, and has since won numerous awards and fellowships across the world. His work has been performed by organisations including the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Nash Ensemble, Schubert Ensemble, BBC Singers, Zephyr string quartet, and Paragon Ensemble. His music has recently been performed at Gaudeamus Music Week, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Spitalfields and City of London Festivals, as well as the National Theatre, Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Gallery, Tokyo Opera City Hall and Suntory Hall, amongst many others.
He has also worked on multi-genre and music projects including the ground breaking Voices of the Asylum at the Royal Academy of Arts, and Black & White for Taiko drummers, electronics, fashion and architecture commissioned by the City of London Festival.
Lorna Heavey - Set, Costume & Video
Lorna has recently worked with the Almeida on The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Marianne Dreams. She has provided video, film and set design for a range of other theatre productions, including Macbeth for the Gielgud Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre, The Caucasian Chalk Circle for the National Theatre, The Tempest for the RSC and the Novello Theatre Michigan, Phaedra for the Donmar Warehouse, Rough Crossings for the Lyric Hammersmith, Faustus for Hampstead Theatre, and Betrayal for Theatre Royal Northampton. Lorna has also designed for opera including Mahabharata for Sadler's Wells, and Dido and Aeneas for Opera North, and her television work includes The Mighty Boosh and The Bendix Report. Lorna has also designed for art exhibitions and has written and directed several film and theatre productions.
Tim Mitchell - Lighting
Tim has previously worked with the Almeida on Big White Fog, The Lightning Play, Enemies, Blood Wedding, Whistling Psyche and Brighton Rock. He has also worked extensively for the RSC, and on productions in the West End (Dirty Dancing, Bad Girls The Musical, Otherwise Engaged, Of Mice and Men) and on Broadway (The Play What I Wrote, Noises Off). Other theatre credits include Merrily We Roll Along for the Donmar Warehouse, Cinderella for the Old Vic, and The Cherry Orchard, Lear, Ain’t Misbehaving, Richard III, Edward II and A Chorus Line for the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. His opera and ballet credits include Hamlet for Northern Ballet Theatre, Into the Woods for Royal Opera House, Linbury, Elektra for Marinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, The Lady and the Fool for Birmingham Royal Ballet, and La Traviata and Ariadne auf Naxos for Welsh National Opera.