BIOGRAPHIES - A trilogy of Franca Rame's work:
A Mother, Medea and Coming Home
Actor Jane Gwilliams studied at RADA. She joined the RSC and performed in Pericles, All’s Well That Ends Well, Coriolanus and Gorky’s Barbarians. She also performed Dario Fo and Franca Rame’s play The Open Couple at Northern Stage, the Young Vic and The Gate, as well as Franca Rame’s monologue Medea. She made a film with the Irish film director Ian Fitzgibbon, ‘Between Dreams’, and is a member of The Factory of the Eccentric Actor and The Barebones Theatre Company. She performed Franca Rame's A Mother at 2019 Edinburgh Festival, and Medea at the Dugdale Centre, London. Contact:
Director Hendrick January is a member of the Young Vic Directors Program. He was brought to UK from South Africa on a Linbury scholarship and joined the Rambert School of ballet and contemporary dance. He has choreographed and been the movement director for numerous works, including Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant for Mountview Theatre, Bishi Albion Voice at Queen Elizabeth Hall London, I Capture the Castle for NT Studios. He devised and directed Late to the Party at 2017 Edinburgh Fringe festival, A Mother at 2019 Edinburgh Fringe and Medea at the Dugdale Centre, North London in 2020. Contact:
Producer Emma Mahony wrote and performed Late to the Party at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Brighton Fringe, raising funds for the ADHD foundation and ADDISS. Formerly a journalist for The Times newspaper, she was also associate producer for Flame Television on the 13-part series Surveillance City, broadcast on ITV London and Guardian Pick of the Week. She is the author of two books Double Trouble and Stand and Deliver, published by HarperCollins, with the third book Better Late than Never to be published in October 1, 2020. She also teaches French and Spanish as part of the first cohort of Now Teach. Contact:
Film maker Henry Steedman is an award winning writer, director and cameraman who mixes marketing films for brands like Ferrari and Microsoft with music videos, short films and features, including Richard Ayoade's The Double. As well as filming previous Franca Rame adaptations for Barker January, he works with South Street Arts Centre in Reading and Sitelines theatre group, bringing one-off theatre pieces to life through film. His first feature as writer/director, The Scottish Play, is currently in development.
Composer and Sound designer Herbert Homer-Warbeck recently graduated from the Technical Theatre and Stage Management course at RADA. His recent sound designs include: Baby, What Blessings (Three Sisters production directed by Imy Wyatt Corner), Ulverton (Sound Design and Music for A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4), Woman And Scarecrow (RADA directed by Caroline Byrne), House Of Bernarda Alba (RADA directed by Simona Gonella).
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO – Mathilda Homer and Isaac Waddington for their performance at the London Preview, Sarah Homer, Stephen Warbeck, Adam Barker, Bona Orakwue, Kelvin O’Mard, Corinne Martin, Andy and Katrina, Naomi Wirthner, Paul Elbourn, Marie-Agnes Lecuirot, Humphrey Barker.