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Natasha Kathi-Chandra

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Training:

BA (hons) Film Studies & Creative Writing, Queen Mary University of London

Piano Forte (Grade 6) and Singing (Grade 8), Keys Western Music Academy, Associated Board for The Royal Schools of Music

 

Natasha is a director and writer from India and London. She won "Most promising Young Director" and reviewed a "Teenage Sensation" while directing with her Youth Theatre company in Hyderabad, India that she founded age 17. She ran it as Artistic Director for 5 years, alongside qualifying in the UK. She is currently a Facilitator and Workshop Leader for the Creative Learning Program at The Park Theatre and is Artistic Director of her company Namashkar Arts. 

Directing Credits include:

Om Shanti F*ck (&writer) / Doll Face (Camden People's Theatre - upcoming, Arcola Theatre), Sad About the Cows (Caspa Arts Productions for Tristan Bates Theatre), Mummy Dearest (Tabard Theatre), Here She is (female led show case, Peckham Theatre), Om Shanti F*ck (&writer RichMix), Symbiosis (&Producer- Script Accelerator Program Park Theatre), Voices of The Movement (Park Theatre), The Infinite Line between Dating and Dying (& writer The White Bear & Etcetera Theatre), Checkmate (&writer), The Crucible, Alexander: Rising of The Great, Les Miserables, Simba, The Lion King (various, Hyderabad, India). 

Assistant Directing Credits include:

The Woods at The Royal Court, The House of in Between at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Natasha is currently associate director for Kali Theatre.

For Caspa Arts:
The Scratch, October 2018 - Game Over by Janice Hallet & Snowing by Lizzie Fitzpatrick.

The Scratch, February 2019 - Full Circle by Michelle Payne.

The Scratch, June 2019 - The Loop in My Tress Sings This Song by Britny Virginia.

The Scratch, October 2019 - Not Been Fingered by John Skerritt

Lizzie Manwaring

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Lizzie is a Welsh/American director who grew up in Germany and is now training on Birkbeck’s MFA in Theatre Directing and Resident Assistant Director at the Hampstead Theatre

Directing Credits include: 

Bible John (VAULT Festival 2020, Pleasance @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019), The Woman Who Gave Birth To A Goat (Camden People’s Theatre), WAGGO (Edinburgh Fringe 2017), And Then… (Latitude).

 

Assistant Directing Credits include: 

The Diary of A Scoundrel (Rose Bruford), A New And Better You (The Yard), Timeless/Twelfth Night R&D (National Youth Theatre).

For Caspa Arts

The Scratch, June 2019 - Top of the Hill by Emma Finnen, Emma Muir-Smith & Christina Schelhas.

The Scratch, October 2019 - Gary's Monologue by Jake Westow Smith

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Lizzie Fitzpatrick

Lizzie Fitzpatrick is a writer and director based in London, working on plays in the London Fringe and beyond. After working in Art Galleries and Theatres, Lizzie took a Short Course in Directing with Central School of Speech and Drama and has been working freelance for just over a year. She has recently completed a play with Soho Theatre Writer's Lab.

She has a vested interest in bold new writing, especially LGBTQ+ and female narratives.

For Caspa Arts

The Scratch, October 2018 - Jay by Michelle Shortland & Breathing Space by J Jackman 

The Scratch, February 2019 - Face Time by Jill Hucklesby

The Scratch, June 2019 - Walk of Shame by Amelia Marshall-Lovsey & Stephanie Silver

The Scratch, October 2019 - A Sip Away From Happiness by Sharanpreet Atwal

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Olivia Munk

Olivia is a director and producer originally from Queens, New York City.

 

She attended Harvard University, where she studied English and directed six productions, ranging from plays to musicals to operas. She then earned her Master's at the University of Oxford, where she studied Modernist English Literature and co-directed the university's national tour musical, STOP.

 

In 2017 she co-founded Part of the Main, a theatre company dedicated to advancing female creatives in the industry, and produced The Squirrel Plays in 2018 at the Wandsworth Arts Festival, Theatre503, and the Edinburgh Fringe.

 

She recently was a creative assistant on Heathers at The Other Palace and Theatre Royal Haymarket, and serves as Interim General Manager at Outside Edge Theatre Company

For Caspa Arts:

The Scratch, October 2018 - The Robbing Class by Michelle Payne & The Selfie Portrait by Ollie George Clark (Phoenix Artist Club)

The Scratch, February 2018 - Our Big Love Story by Stephanie Silver (Phoenix Artist Club)

Christa Harris

Christa was awarded the regional Leverhulme Arts Scholarship for the Birmingham REP with the JMK Trust in 2015. She has undergone director training with Tamasha Developing Artists, as well as being mentored by Michael Buffong (Talawa). Her recent show One Duck Down won Best Family show at Vault Festival 2018.

 

Directing credits include Twelfth Night (RSC Open Stages); BRICK (Birmingham REP); Secrets (Hackney Empire); 139 Copeland Road, DRINKS (Peckham Safehouses); The Streets (Arcola YT) FREAK (The Space) with VOLTA, Inside Pussy Riot (Les Enfants Terribles); One Duck Down (Vaults; Greenwich Theatre; Paines Plough et. al.); The Hole (NYT/ Old Rep) a world tour of The Mr Men & Little Miss Show (Selladoor/World Tour & West End) and most recently United Queendom (Les Enfants Terribles/ Kensington Palace).

 

Assistant and Associate credits include: The Game’s Afoot (Les Enfants Terribles); Kiss Me Quickstep (New Vic; The SJT; Oldham Coliseum); Only on Sundays, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Birmingham REP); A Third (Finborough Theatre).

 

Christa is a founder of the WildChild charity dedicated to diversifying the arts and is currently in research and development with writer and actor, Megan Prescott (Skins, Ch4) for a new play set in Coventry.

For Caspa Arts:

Acting for New Writing: The Show (December 2019) - Glow Up (Tristan Bates Theatre)

Amber Sinclair-Case

Amber is a queer director, writer and PhD student, whose work centres around the intersectionalities within identity.

 

Her most recent work includes; Undetectable (dir. Rikki Beadle-Blair), Since U Been Gone (dir. Billy Barrett) and La Boheme (dir. Adam Spreadbury-Maher).

For Caspa Arts:

The Scratch, February 2020 (Phoenix Artistic Club) - Room by Charlotte Worrall

Actor Awareness x Caspa Arts Virtual Scratch, Lockdown (YouTube) - I Did a Bad Thing Once by Helen Squires

Kayla Feldman

Kayla is a director & writer who trained on the MA Theatre Directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and the Shakespeare's Globe Directing Studio. In 2019 she took part in the Directors Lab North, Toronto, an invite-only international exchange network for directors. Kayla is a script-reader for Hampstead Theatre, the Co-Founder of Snapper Theatre and in 2019 was the Associate Producer for Maiden Speech Festival.

For Caspa Arts:

Collaborative Theatre Showcase, November 2020 - Divided By Them (Chapel Playhouse) 

The Scratch June 2019 - Well Groomed by Michelle Payne (Phoenix Artist Club)

The Scratch October 2019 - Termination by Cherry Eckel (Phoenix Artist Club)

The Scratch February 2020 - Level 13 by Janice Hallett (Phoenix Artist Club)

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