Writer Oladipo Agboluaje
Director Ellen McDougall
Assistant Director Jasmin Anderson
Plays include: God is a DJ; Knock Against My Heart (Theatre Centre); For One Night Only (PBAB); The Wish Collector; The Garbage King (Unicorn); British-ish (Talawa / New Wolsey); The Estate; Iya-Ile - The First Wife (Tiata Fahodzi); The Christ Of Coldharbour Lane (Soho Theatre); The Hounding of David Oluwale.
Oladipo Agboluaje was born in Hackney. He is currently teaching Gender, Race and Performance at Florida State University, London campus.
Ellen trained at the National Theatre Studio and Young Vic, and has worked as Assistant Director to Katie Mitchell, Bijan Sheibani, Marianne Elliott, Felix Barratt (Punchdrunk), and Joseph Alford. She was Director in Residence at the National Theatre Studio 2009, and is Associate Artist at ATC and an Associate Reader at Soho Theatre. She was awarded the Runner-Up Prize in the James Menzies-Kitchin Memorial Trust Award for Young Directors in 2008.
As a Director: Ivan and the Dogs (ATC / Soho Theatre, nominated for an Olivier Award 2011); Hot Mess (Latitude / Arcola Tent); Scarlett and the Silent Disco (Everyman Theatre); Am I Comforting You Now? (Theatre Cafe, Company of Angels); The Invisible Woman (Young Vic / ATC); Jerusalem (Burton Taylor Studio); Betting on the Dust Commander (Albany Theatre); A Kind of Alaska (BAC); Cymbeline (Bedlam Theatre).
Upcoming productions: Antigone; Philoctetes (Unicorn Theatre).
Jasmin is an aspiring theatre director and has worked with the Young Vic as an assistant director. Whilst at the Young Vic she participated in their Introduction to Directing Course. The Almeida Theatre has played a prominent role within her creative journey. In 2010 she joined the Young Friend of Almeida’s creative board and is currently on the Artistic Leadership team. Jasmin has also explored other theatre roles including acting and writing.
As an actor she performed as part of the Young Friend of Almeida Theatre Touring Company in 2010 and with the Young Actors Company at Theatre Royal Stratford East in 2011. Whist with Theatre Royal Stratford East, she toured a piece written by Tanika Gupta and directed by Janet Steele around schools and community centres within the East End. She has had an extract of her first play Black? performed at the One Act Play Festival at The Almeida.