Fiona Geddes – Writer/Performer
Recipient of The Stage Scholarship Award
Fiona is a Scottish writer and performer who trained as an actor at East 15 Acting School, graduating from the BA Acing Course in 2007. Her career in theatre began as a member of Scottish Youth Theatre. Recent credits include Five Daughters (BBC1); Tezz (Feature Film); The Forgotten (Feature Film); As You Like It (Iris Theatre); Henna Night (Camden People’s Theatre); Tranquil (Ascent Collective); The Audition (The Greenwich Playhouse); The Murder Club (Stepping Out) and Wilderness (Stepping Out).
Fiona has a Diploma in Screenwriting from Raindance. Normal/Madness is her debut as a writer.
Jessica Beck – Director/Dramaturg
Recipient of The New York International Fringe Festival Award for Outstanding Direction (2007)
Jessica is a freelance theatre director and artistic associate of The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter. She was an Associate of Theatre503 from 2004 – 2010, (and Projects/Education Director from 2006 – 2010). Jessica specialises in new writing, as well as creating plays from scratch.
Selected Directing Credits:
The Exeter Blitz Project by Jessica Beck and Helena Enright (The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter); Alice’s Adventures in the New World by Sarah Sigal (Old Red Lion/UK Tour), 2002 by Nimer Rashed & 2008 by Phil Porter for Decade (Theatre503); Dogfight by Sarah Sigal (Arcola/Edinburgh); Less Than a Year by Helena Enright (The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter), All Alone by Gene David Kirk (Theatre503/Edinburgh/Project Art Centre Dublin, SoHo Playhouse, NYC); Up the Gary by Andrew Barron and Jessica Beck (Theatre503/Edinburgh/UK Tour/NYC), and Terrorist! The Musical (Edinburgh).
Katharina Reinthaller – Associate Director
Katharina has worked as Assistant Director and Dramaturg in Vienna, and recently graduated from StoneCrabs Young Director’s Programme. Directing credits include: Fascination (Arcola) Eat When You Can, Sleep When You Can (Vienna/Dubai); A Gaggle of Saints (The Albany Studio, London); Tortoise (Richmix / The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich).
Cherry Truluck – Designer
Recent designs include: Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall (directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon at 59E59 Theater in New York and The Arts Theatre, London); Martine (Finborough Theatre); The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith (Jermyn Street Theatre); Thark (Park Theatre – nominated Best Set Designer 2013 OffWestend Awards); Religion and Anarchy (written/co-directed by Steven Berkoff).
Phil Hewitt – Lighting & Sound
Phil’s recent designs include: Beckett’s All That Fall ( London/New York); Williams’ The Two Character Play (New York); Yesterday’s Tomorrow (Drayton Arms); The Exeter Blitz Project (The Bike Shed, Exeter).
Patrick Collier – Associate Producer
Patrick is a London based theatre producer. Recent work includes: Sparkle and Dark’s Killing Roger (touring 2014); Theatre Témoin’s The Fantasist (London, Edinburgh and touring 2011-2013); Access All Areas’ Eye Queue Hear (Rich Mix 2013, touring 2014), Theatre Témoin’s Nineveh (Riverside Studios London, 2013); Theatre Re’s The Little Soldiers (Pleasance Queen Dome 2013), Metta Theatre’s Monkey & Crocodile (Touring 2013); The Rub for the New York’s Tremor Theatre Collective (US 2012), and Iris Theatre’s As You Like It (Covent Garden Open Air Theatre 2012).