Natalie is Associate Artist at Hull Truck and was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill from 2007-2012. She trained at the Royal Court and National Theatre Studio and was awarded the James Menzies-Kitchin Trust Award for Young Directors in 2005. At the Gate, Natalie commissioned and directed Anthony Weigh’s new version of Lorca’s Yerma in co-production with Hull Truck, Lorrie Moore’s How To Be An Other Woman, Nancy Harris’ adaptation of Tolstoy’s novella, The Kreutzer Sonata (also at La MaMa E.T.C, NY), Sam Holcroft’s, Vanya, inspired by Chekhov’s original, and Alexandra Wood’s Unbroken, a dance-theatre response to Schnitzler’s La Ronde. Other directing credits at the Gate include Mark Ravenhill’s Women in Love and Anne Washburn’s The Internationalist.
Theatre includes: Merchant of Venice (Creation); After Miss Julie (Young Vic); Pericles (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Headlong, Hull Truck and Nuffield); Lucy Caldwell’s Guardians (Hightide Festival); Alexandra Wood’s The Eleventh Capital (Royal Court); Samuel Beckett’s Play and Not I (Battersea Arts Centre) and Amélie Nothomb’s Human Rites (Southwark Playhouse).
Rebecca is a past winner of The Critics' Circle Most Promising Playwright Award
Theatre includes: Essex Girls; Fair Game; Yard Gal (Royal Court); Delir'ium (Chichester Festival); Futures (Theatre 503); Dream Pill (Soho Theatre/ Edinburgh Festival/ Latitude Festival/ Greenbelt Festival)
Radio includes: Something Blue (for BBC Radio 4); A Good Doctor (for BBC Radio 4)
Film includes: Butterfly World (short)
Mila trained at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Wimbledon School of Art
For the Almeida: The Door Never Closes; All The Little Things We Crushed
Theatre includes: Pub Quiz (New Writing North); Jelly Bean Jack (Little Angel Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (NT Education); A Day at the Racists (Finborough); The Juniper Tree (Goat and Monkey); King Macbeth(Reveal); Joined Up Thinking (Young Vic); Gills Around the Green (Eastern Angles); Ghost Town (Limbik); The Winter's Tale (Stamford Shakespeare Company); Much Ado About Nothing (Marlowe Society Cambridge); Ruckus in the Garden; Who You Calling a Superhero?; I'd Like to thank the Judges (Hampstead Theatre); Macbeth; Twelfth Night (NT Discover); Tombstone Tales and Boothill Ballads (Arcola); Jason and the Argonauts (BAC/ Schtanhaus); George and the Dragon (Schtanhaus); Pinocchio; The Little Mermaid; The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Kazzum); Unfolding Andersen (Theatre Rites)
Jackie graduated from the Jerusalem School of Visual Theatre. He is based in London and works internationally designing lighting for theatre, dance, music and opera.
Theatre includes: One Dimensional Man (Opla Companya); As You Like It (Curve Theatre Leicester); The Arab and the Jew (Gecko Theatre Company)
Dance includes: Lunatic (National Dance Company Wales); The Life and Times of Girl A (Scottish Dance Theatre); Dear Body B (Protein Dance)
David Gilbert Jnr
David trained at Birkbeck University in Acting and is currently training with Almeida Projects & Central School of Speech & Drama in Applied Theatre:Facilitation with Young People
As assistant director, theatre includes: East End Tales (Southwark Playhouse Young Company); Fragments of You (Catford Boardway Studio)
As performer, theatre includes: Out of Reach (Frantic Assembly – Ignition Company); Imagine You’re Everyone (The Yard Theatre); The Arsonists (Southwark Playhouse)
YFA Creative Pathways
I have been a YFA member for two years and sit on the Creative Board as part of the Artist Leadership Team. I love theatre; I love to watch shows but also to create them. I am particularly interested in directing.
I am a final year PhD student at Queen Mary, University of London. I became interested in theatre after moving to London and this is the first time I am taking part in the YFA LAB project. As part of my involvement with LAB, I have written a short play, to be the curtain raiser for Parallax (to be directed by Jasmin and Nerissa, Directing Pathways).
Stage Management Pathway
I have just graduated in Technical Theatre at ALRA. In addition to stage management, I enjoy set and costume design - recently I designed a double bill of teenage dramas in collaboration with Company of Angels. I am also a playwright - my play Let's Stay Young Forever concluded the Young Friends' One Act Play Festival.
This is my first project with the Young Friends and I have really enjoyed it! The experience of Parallax has been eye opening and the directing pathway has broadened my understanding of how a play is formed.