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Support emerging artists 


Give theatremakers the opportunity to try out their ideas in a fun and welcoming environment.


a collaborative environment

For artists to play, experiment, and hone their acting craft while developing new work.


a community


People who share different expertise but together strive to push theatre forward. Make connections for projects born in the readings and labs or outside.

What do we do at R?

 Why R? 

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Change the culture

of our industry using collaboration to push theatre forward.

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Encourage artists 

to have an active role in their career by creating their own work. Which also develops their critical thinking about society and art. 

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Built a space to explore.

For good theatre to thrive it is essential that emerging artists are given a space to try out new material.

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New voices

We hope to contribute to a more inclusive  industry where new and different voices are  heard, regardless of background, social, and  financial status.

 R Team 

Raquel Cipriano


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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



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 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

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Melissa Syversen


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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"I feel it is important to work on stuff that is socially relevant and shines a light on society's darker edges. It is 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."  Mai

Martyna Bielecka

Brand 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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