This page is to celebrate our community of Artists and Partners.
We’re so proud to work with each and every one of them. 70% of our theatre industry are freelancers and without them, we wouldn’t exist.
This page will continue to grow throughout the year…
Age UK Kensington & Chelsea is an independent, local charity working at the heart of the community to make sure that older people’s voices are heard, their needs are met and their independence is supported. We provide a wide range of services including befriending, practical help, information and advice and a variety of social and leisure activities.
Amanda is part of Prayer Workshop
Amanda is a London based artist who works across performance design, video and installation. A graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she’s interested in how materiality and matter can hold memory and be used as a means to explore untold stories from marginalised communities, often as a way to induce healing. She has previously created work for Barbican Centre, Flat Time House and Art Night.
Aneesha is part of Global Origins
Global Origins co-founder Aneesha Srinivasan is an Indian writer, director and researcher. She writes and directs theatre about queerness, gender, violence and postcolonial identities. Directing credits include include Grindr Survivr: The Play for the Upsetters (2020) and Before I Was A Bear (2019) at the Bunker Theatre, and The Palestinian in the Basement is on Fire (2018) at the Southwark Playhouse. Her writing has been longlisted by The Yard Theatre, Tamasha Playwrights, the Old Vic 12 and Pint-Sized.
Barbara is part of Gate Generations
Barbara Joan Smith is an actress from South London. She played the leading role of Beth in ‘White Girl’ directed by Nadia Latif which was nominated for Best Short film at the BFI London Film festival. She has also guest starred in BBC’s Call the Midwife, Casualty and Doctors. She performed in a new play called ‘Unburied’ at the Bunker Theatre last year whose run ended the week before the country locked-down for the first time. She is a member of The Gate’s Young Associates and The National Youth Theatre.
Catherine is part of Gate Generations
Catherine is an actor, writer and producer based in South London. After moving to London from a small horse-racing village she trained with the National Youth Theatre, became a Young Associate at the Gate Theatre and is now studying on the MFA Acting course at LAMDA. Her main ambitions are to develop exciting new writing productions and create a more inclusive and accessible industry for audiences and creatives alike.
Emma is part of Global Origins
Global Origins co-founder Emma Jude Harris is a Jewish American director, dramaturg and researcher. She works across forms in opera, early modern theatre, new writing, and music theatre to develop new work, dismantle notions of genre, and interrogate the canon. Directing credits include Cabildo (Arcola Theatre), The Agency (Tete a Tete) and sorry did I wake you (Tristan Bates). Work as research consultant includes Venice Preserved (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Absolute Hell (National Theatre).
Erin is part of Prayer Workshop
Erin is a London-based set and costume designer and interactive installation designer from China. She has a strong interest in interdisciplinary theatre and performance making and she works across installations, plays, musicals, dance, digital theatre, devised theatre. Erin’s digital artwork specialises in digital art Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experiences. Her VR installations Chamber404 is exhibited in Ars Electronica 2020 x Interactive Architecture Lab, Bartlett School of Architecture. Her recent theatre projects include, The House Never Wins (Kill The Cat Theatre), Freedom Hi, Asian Pirate Musical (PaperGang Theatre), devising interactive performance Money Funny Sunny (Cheeky Chin TC), touring musical Tokyo Rose (Burnt Lemon Theatre). She has also worked as an assistant designer to on Faces In The Crowd (Gate Theatre) Does Her Bomb Look Big In This (Soho Theatre), Summer Roll (Park Theatre) and so on.
Hannah is part of The Letters Project
Hannah Ringham is co-founder of the award-winning theatre collective SHUNT. She is an independent theatre maker, actor and artist. She has been part of the British Council showcase, commissioned by Oxford Playhouse and recently received an Arts in Mind Award from Kings College London. As actor/performer she has worked with writers Chris Thorpe, Caroline Horton and Tim Crouch as well as performing the clown at The Globe.
She has collaborated on several projects at The Gate including Dear Elizabeth in early 2019 and LETTERS in 2020.
Just before lockdown she received a development grant from the Arts Council for ‘New strategies for new projects for theatre and communities’ which she has been working on.
Hazel is part of Prayer Workshop
Hazel Low is a London based Theatre Designer and Illustrator. They are interested in creating work that challenges an audience’s expectations, and design that is intrinsically linked to the performers on stage. As a queer and gender non conforming person, Hazel is invested in creating work with collaborators who also identify as such.
Recent credits include:
As Designer: Belly Up Vault Festival (2020), Men Come Second Barons Court Theatre (2019), Memories Lyric Hammersmith and UK Tour (2019), Feels Lyric Hammersmith (2019), The Great Brain Robbery Presents: Tech Noir Standon Calling Festival (2018), An Exhibition in First Impressions The Place (2017), Delorean Assembly Rooms at Edinburgh Fringe (2017).
As Assistant Designer: Thirst Trap (2021), Trainers: Or The Brutal Unpleasant Atmosphere Of This Most Disagreeable Season The Gate (2020).
As Associate Designer: The Little Prince Clapham Omnibus (2019).
Hosanna is part of Gate Generations
Hosanna joined the Gate Young Associates in 2019. She is a theatre creative with an interest in acting and writing who is currently studying on the Foundation Acting course at ALRA. As a writer, Hosanna has written monologues and short plays both independently and through various writers’ workshops and short courses and has performed stand-up comedy. Hosanna also has experience working backstage and enjoys working with props. Previously, Hosanna was Technical Theatre Apprentice at the Royal Opera House (2018-2020) and became a member of Arts Emergency’s first Youth Collective in 2020 (having been a young member of Arts Emergency since 2017).
Theatre credits include: Free Solo (Hen and Chickens Theatre and Tristan Bates Theatre, Assistant Stage Manager [Work Experience]), Annie (Piccadilly Theatre, ATG Work Experience].
Kaajel is part of Prayer Workshop
Kaajel Patel is a London based visual artist, set desinger, dancer & actor. She is trained in Bollywood & Indian Classical dance & is in the professional dance troupe Bollyfemme. Kaajel also works as a theatre and film set designer, teaches painting classes with Brush & Bubbles, and moonlights as a cabaret performer with her all asian drag family The Bitten Peach.
Kwame is part of Gate Generations
Kwame Owusu is a director, writer and actor. He recently graduated with First Class Honours in Drama and English Literature from The University of Manchester, and is now studying on an MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck, University of London.
His directing credits include Pomona (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), The Wolf From The Door (John Thaw Studio Theatre), and Whiskey Wednesdays (Kickitdown Productions). He was a Trainee Assistant Director on the world premiere of Rimini Protokoll’s Utopolis at Manchester International Festival 2019.
His acting credits include The Letters Project (Gate Theatre), Dear Elizabeth (Gate Theatre), Lost Boys (Unity Theatre), and Waiting for Godot (Theatre Royal Brighton).
He is a Young Associate at the Gate Theatre, an Emerging Writer at the Bush Theatre, and a Member of the National Youth Theatre.
Lauren is part of Gate Generations
Lauren is a Brit school trained actor, writer and producer from London. Three of Lauren’s short plays have been performed at London Fringe Theatres, she has performed with the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation funded Bridge Theatre Company with a full run at the Oval House and the Brighton Fringe and spent six months touring children’s theatre in Italy. Alongside her theatre work she runs an Etsy business crocheting bespoke philosophers.
Migrants Organise is a platform where refugees and migrants organise for power, dignity and justice. We develop leadership and open up spaces for relational, organised participation of migrants and refugees in public life.
From two decades of work as the Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum, we know that migrants and refugees make a positive contribution to our country. Migration is fact of life, instead of resisting it – let’s organise it.
Moi is part of The Letters Project
Moi Tran is an Artist/Performance maker/Researcher and Designer, her practice explores the intersections between Contemporary Art and Live Performance. Tran’s work includes as set & costume designer for Theatre, Film, Dance and Opera. She is founder of East Asian Ticket Club, an engagement platform for the BESEA community.
Recent Theatre include: Chiaroscuro(Bush);White Pearl(Royal Court);Dear Elizabeth(Gate); Summer Rolls (Park); Under the Umbrella (Belgrade/Tara Arts);Deluge (Hampstead).
Recent Art Performance include: The Bolero Effect – (VCCA Vietnam ,Hanoi);The Circuit- A Movement Scenario (Prague Quadrennial/OvalSpace/SPILL Festival);Three Women and a Duck (Vietnam, Laos, Thailand);The Other day you sat too far away from me( Henry Moore Courtyard);SLEEP( Live Art Development Agency, Royal Court).
Recent Awards/Commissions include: ArtHouse Artist in Residence;SPILL Festival; Curator Encounter Bow Chisenhale Dance; British Council Vietnam 2019;Arts and Culture Fellowship SEA 2019; OV12 Artist 2018.
Nina is part of the Letters Project
Nina Bowers is an Actor and Theatre Maker. Her theatre credits include THE HISTORIES (Shakespeare’s Globe) THE WOLVES (Theatre Royal Stratford East) directed by,Ellen McDougall; THE MAGIC FLUTE (Aix-en-Provence Festival) for Complicité,directed by Simon McBurney; CRAVE (The Pit, Barbican) directed by Julie Cunningham; TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES 1992 (The Gate Theatre) directed by Ola Ince and TOMORROW I’LL BE TWENTY (regional tour) for Complicité,directed by Catherine Alexander. Nina also collaborated with Ellen and Hannah on the making of DEAR ELIZABETH at The Gate. She is a member of DIRTY RASCALS THEATRE COLLECTIVE and has written and performed two original shows: NINA TALKS ABOUT HER VALUES and AN EVENING WITH THE MANTIS FROM ATLANTIS both at Camden People’s Theatre.
The Queer House is an artists’ agency and production house for LGBTQIA+ actors and makers. Recent credits for its actors include: Pah-La (Royal Court); And The Rest of Me Floats (Bush); Cuckoo (Soho); Dear Elizabeth (Gate); The Feed (Amazon Prime) and upcoming: Malory Towers (Wise Children); Them! (National Theatre Scotland); I’ll Take You To Mrs Cole (Complicité). The Queer House run creative showcase GET IN THE HOUSE (Bush, 2019), an event that links LGBTQIA+ artists to industry professionals, as well as consulting for arts organisations including Spotlight and Amy Hubbard CDG and have spoken on panels including: Gender Smart Casting (Young Vic); Straight Talking: The Realities of Being LGBT+ in the industry (Equity); Casting with Intent – LGBTQ+ (Spotlight Industry Forum) and Transforming Spaces: The Stage and Screen (Gendered Intelligence Annual Conference).
Roberta is part of Gate Generations
Roberta Livingston is an actor and writer who trained in both London and New York. Her acting credits include Small Island (National Theatre), The Village (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Ghost Fruit (Camden People’s Theatre). As a writer she has written for The MonoBox, Tamasha & Radio 4.
Rohan is part of Gate Generations
Originally from Dorset, Rohan is an actor, writer, and director who loves making thrilling and provocative theatre. His first visit to the Gate was to see ‘Mephisto [A Rhapsody]’, becoming immediately transfixed by the theatre and its manifesto. He is currently the trainee director at the Unicorn Theatre, a member of the Almeida’s Youth Advisory Board, and is joint-artistic director of Coast to Coast, an emerging new writing company.
Sandra is part of Prayer Workshop
Sandra Falase is an interdisciplinary artist. As the 2018 recipient of the first design bursary awarded by MGCfutures, in conjunction with the Gate, they worked as the Assistant Designer on A Small Place. Other recent stage design work includes: J’Ouvert (Theatre503), This is Black (Bunker), Romeo & Juliet (Orange Tree).
Yasmin Hafesji is Associate Director at the Gate and runs the Young Associate Programme alongside Artistic Director Ellen McDougall.
Yasmin Hafesji is a director and dramaturg. She was a member of the Young Vic Introduction to Directing Programme 2017, led by Natalie Abrahami.
As director, theatre includes: LETTERS (Gate Theatre Online, Co-Director), Rhino(s) (Lyric Evolution Festival, Lyric Hammersmith); Rashida (Fresh Direction: Replay project, as part of the Young Vic Directors Program, Young Vic, Maria); Two Heads and a Hand & The Jokers (Shubbak Festival Staged Reading, Gate Theatre); A Little Iraqi (The Upsetters Takeover Festival, Bunker Theatre); Watch Me Dance! (White City Youth Theatre Summer Project, Bush Theatre); Young Writers Group Showcase (Bush Theatre, Studio).
As dramaturg, theatre includes: Omeros (Staged Reading, Gate Theatre)
As assistant director, theatre includes: Women Beware Women (Globe Theatre); Fairview (Young Vic Theatre); Dear Elizabeth (Gate Theatre); The Mob Reformers (Lyric Hammersmith).
Rachael is part of Blacklash
Rachael Young is an award-winning artist and writer based between Nottingham and London. Her interdisciplinary performance practice exists on the boundaries of live art, dance and contemporary theatre. Her work creates space for intersectional realities to be explored and celebrated and alternative narratives and forms to evolve and be heard.
Rachael was the inaugural winner of the Eclipse Award, which supported Edinburgh Fringe 2019 runs of NIGHTCLUBBING and OUT, where both shows were nominated for Total Theatre awards and Rachael was named the British Council’s Artist to Watch.
Most recently Rachael’s writing was performed as part of a curated programme, My White Best Friend, at the Royal Court in 2020. Her work is presented widely across the UK and internationally including: The Place, The Yard, Skopje Pride, Live Collision (Dublin), Theatre de L’Usine (Geneva) and ImPulsTanz (Vienna International Dance Festival).