24th April 2017
Spoken Word Artist: Jack Cullen
A radio play
Written by Ben Krushkoff
During a debrief by a senior officer, a mid-ranking Mi5 agent has to justify the recruitment of an 18 year-old white British school girl, who he’s used off the record to infiltrate a group of young jihadists.
I Love (hate) EU
written by Liam Maddin
What happens when you suddenly become a Remainer or a Leaver?
These two friends will embark on an unwanted journey that puts their relationship under the microscope. This work-in-progress will be submitted to Sky Arts Art 50 once complete.
An Indian Abroad
Written & Performed By Pariah Khan
Directed by Eduardo Gama
Fed up of reading white British authors setting their 'exotic adventure' novels in India, this ten minute satire spins the concept on its head: introducing Krishnan, a young Indian man, who is visiting the island of England as part of his journey to discover himself.
Films about Ghosts
By Black Dog Productions
Devoting your life to finding the truth can be a dangerous business, especially when it concerns the loss of someone you love. How far would you be willing to go for the answers you seek?
From the makers of Howl*****, Black Dog Productions brings you Films About Ghosts; a story that follows Elsie through the investigation of her sisters alleged suicide…
7 Bladud Buildings
Bath BA1 5LS
£3 on the door
£2 Early bird booking
Jack is a writer and actor. Originally from London he studied Theatre at Brit School before moving to Bath to train as an actor, he is about to graduate from Bath Spa University. He is currently writing and performing in a hard-hitting play for Bath Fringe Festival called What I Do For You. This is Jack's first gig as a Spoken Word artist, he is currently trying out new material to develop his work.
Recently returned from Birmingham after audio describing for Present Absence’s NOISE, I’m taking my first plunge into writing. I set up The James Company upon graduating last year and took Shed Man to the Camden Fringe after falling in love with it during a rehearsed reading. I’ve since acted in a national TIE tour with Actionwork and secured a teaching position at PQA Bath.
Ben is an up and coming screenwriter from Corsham, in his last few months of an MA in Scriptwriting at Bath Spa. Having given up a full time English teaching position several years ago, to focus on a career change and attempt to fulfil a lifelong ambition, he has focussed his studies on learning to write for film and television. Alongside gaining a first class honours degree in Creative Writing and Education, he has attended writing workshops held by Pixar and The BBC, and undertaken industry courses with the likes of Creative England, David Putnam and BAFTA.
Until now Ben has developed the spec script and show bible for the three season historical drama Tribus and is currently working on his own draft of The Arctic 30, a ghost script for a feature film which is due to go into production next year. He has a key interest in education and the pedagogy of writing and aims to develop an academic strand to his career, having recently submitted a PhD proposal. But storytelling, in all its forms, is his first love, as he explains:
‘Whatever the medium, a good story needs key ingredients and structure that underpin the writing, but the writer is only a part of a much bigger creative team, who bring a piece to life and give it a soul. I’m interested in developing realistic and gritty dramas with strong characters and I’d say my biggest influences are Jacques Audiard and HBO’.
Hari is a writer and performer based in Bristol going by the name Pariah Khan. He used to work as a professional wrestling manager on the South West wrestling circuit, and was selected as one of Bristol's Top 24 under 24 people for his work in comedy and writing in 2016.
He was recently part of The Latimer Group and BBC Three's 2016 Playground Project, where the top 50 creative young people in the UK were consulted about the move for BBC to move completely online.
Former member of Bristol Old Vic Young Company and the BOV Open Session Script Readers, Hari also wrote, directed and performed in two original West End musicals held at the Lyceum Theatre whilst he studied at university in London. Hari Ramakrishnan also wrote this short bio.
Eduardo is a Portuguese theatre director and sound designer based in Bristol. He has worked in Portugal, England and Greece as actor, sound designer and theatre director. He is also a senior researcher at a centre for performance and artistic studies. Using his background as a musician, Eduardo began to incorporate the use of the body as a musical instrument and musical instruments as an extension of the performer’s body. In his creative work he incorporates a wide range of influences: from music, theatre and dance, to mindfulness and martial arts. Eduardo is co-founder of the Manga Theatre international project.
Kerry is a director, independent theatre producer and senior lecturer in Acting at Bath Spa University. She currently producers on behalf of Bath Spa University's production house OnSet. As a director Kerry has had performances at a range of theatre's including The Diorama, The Shaw Theatre, Camden People's Theatre, Theatre 503 and The Bike Shed. As a producer she has curated and produced over 20 theatre festivals as well as had productions tour Internationally and in the UK.
Credits include: Aled at Hamilton House and Tiriamisu At The Wardrobe Theatre for TheatreWest, Jacques Brel : Une Vie a Mille Temps Green Man Buxton, Nominated for Best Production at Buxton Fringe, Ours which toured nurseries in Bath, Bristol and South walks. It also toured Michigan USA with the giving tree, both adapted by James. To Sleep: Rehearsed Reading Burdalls Yard and Nightflyer at Burdalls Yard, Tristan Bates Theatre, The Egg. He has assisted on: Arbian Nights The egg, Midsommer Knights Dream, RSC Open Stages and Where There Is A Will at The Egg. James was an Associate Director and Youth Director directing Tweflth Night and A Christmas Carol with the Youth Company. He has also worked for Edustage, Travelling Light and The egg Theatre as a youth facilitator.