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Raquel Cipriano

CO-FOUNDER

Raquel is a Portuguese actor based in London. She has worked across the Portuguese and British theatre and film industries. In London, Raquel trained at AMTA and has curated and performed in her own shows, A-way Project and In Pieces, both musical collaborative projects used to support social causes such as the refugee crisis.

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Mai Elphinstone

CO-FOUNDER

Mai trained as an actor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. She co-founded Across the Pond Theatre Company in NYC and The Peasants Club here in London, with the aspirations of bringing new thought-provoking work to the stage. 

She wrote and produced her first play Distant to Lost in 2018.

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I feel it is important to work on stuff that is socially relevant and shines a light on society's darker edges. When working on tough subjects it is so essential to work with like minded people and in an environment you can feel confident to express your ideas. A scheme like R Creatives would have been extremely useful for me as a producer and writer working in  the R and D stage. Not just providing rehearsal space, which in London can be a big financial cost, but also providing advice and emotional support which is invaluable.

 

Mai

I believe that collaboration is essential for the creative process and for  new voices to be heard. The last couple of years in London I've come across so many theatre creatives with amazing ideas,  yet they are left in the draw due to lack of support and a network of people to make it happen.

It's time to make their voices heard.

Raquel

I believe in collaboration as a creative practice. The most interesting projects I have been involved in brought together different domains, mediums and practices. 

I believe that collaboration is essential for the creative process and for  new voices to be heard. The last couple of years in London I've come across so many theatre creatives with amazing ideas,  yet they are left in the draw due to lack of support and a network of people to make it happen.

It's time to make their voices heard.

Raquel

Melissa Syversen

DRAMATURG

Trained as an actress at AADA (NYC) and at The Bridge Theatre (London). In 2017, she completed an MA degree in Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London) and has since worked as a dramaturg, translator, writer and theatre critic. She has contributed work to Teatre de L'opprime (Paris) Mark Aspen reviews, The Twickenham Tribune, the UK premiere of /SYLVIA\ the South Korean premiere of WIFE by Samuel Adamson.

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Martyna Bielecka

DESIGNER

Martyna is a designer, creative thinker and visual artist based in London. She graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and completed MA in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London. She creates visual stories through graphic design and illustration.

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I am a strong believer in a dynamic and collaborative rehearsal room where creatives can come together to experiment, explore, and take risks. In Britain, dramaturgy is often tied to the text and is often conflated with the role of literary management. Though rightfully an important branch of dramaturgy, there are many ways to create new work. Ultimately, the role of the dramaturg is defined by the needs of the project.

Melissa

I have always been drawn to the workshop setting, where creatives can get messy and test their ideas. To the concept of asking the right questions, instead of looking for ready answers. There is great power in a rough sketch, quick mockup and experimentation. In my experience collaborative practice, with open discussion, gives space for this experimentation to happen and sparks truly unique work.

Martyna

 

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