ALICE MALSEED (Writer)
Alice is a writer, drama facilitator and amateur boxer from Belfast. She studied BA Drama and Theatre Arts and MA Applied Drama at Goldsmiths, University of London. Recently her play BILLY (co-written with Sarah Gordon) was produced at the MAC, following a run at Dublin Fringe Festival where it was short-listed for the Spirit of Wit Award . Alice’s credits include TONGUE (developed with Lyric on the Lyric Theatre New Playwright’s Programme), JELLYFISH, the critically acclaimed IT’S GETTING HARDER AND HARDER FOR ME, and a collaboration with a Sri Lankan based writer for the British Council Colombo called BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE.
Alice is currently part of BBC Writersroom Belfast Voices development group.
KATHERINE NESBITT (Director)
Directing credits include Headland by Michael John O’Neill (Playwrights Studio Scotland); Jade City by Alice Malseed (EastSide Arts/VAULT Festival); boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb (Theatre503); The Ocean is Downhill From Everywhere (Imaginate); When The Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell (Tron Theatre); Company of Wolves by Angela Carter (The Arches); Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp (West End Festival).
Associate Director credits include Mouthpiece by Kieran Hurley (Orla O’Loughlin, Traverse Theatre) and The Open House by Will Eno (Michael Boyd, Bath Ustinov/Coronet).
Assistant director credits include Holy Sh!t by Alexis Zegerman (Indhu Rubasingham, Kiln Theatre); iHo by Tony Kushner (Michael Boyd, Hampstead Theatre); Swallow by Stef Smith (Orla O’Loughlin, Traverse Theatre Company); and A Walk at the Edge of the World (Nicholas Bone, Magnetic North) for which she was also touring Staff Director.
Katherine has an MA (Hons) in Theatre Studies from the University of Glasgow. She was awarded a JMK Regional Directors bursary with the Traverse in 2015 and was Artist in Residence at Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre. She co-leads Directors Space, a directing peer support network with the Young Vic Directors Network. She has taken part in four residencies with Magnetic North, and was a Lead Artist in 2016. She is also a script reader for the Traverse Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and Papatango Prize.
TIMOTHY KELLY (Lighting and Set Designer)
Tim graduated from the University of York BA Writing, Directing and Performance in 2016, and now works as a freelance theatre creative and production manager with work spanning disciplines including lighting, set, video and interactive media. He is particularly passionate about accessibility in theatre, having worked on projects with creative captioning, and integrated audio description.
Recent credits include: “Electrolyte” (Lighting Designer, WILDCARD); “Sirens” (Lighting & Projection Designer, Zoo Co.); “The Noises” (Lighting Designer, Luke McLaughlin); “Rejoicing at her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself” (Production Manager & Video Associate, All About You); “Orangutan” (Lighting Designer & Production Manager, Cup of Brew); “17” (Lighting and Projection Designer, WILDCARD),;“The Trench” (Associate Lighting Designer, Les Enfants Terribles); “Two Thousand Tims” (Writer/Performer).
MICHAEL MORMECHA (Sound Designer)
Michael Mormecha is an artist / producer from Northern Ireland. Michael fronts alternative rock band Mojo Fury who have played alongside Biffy Clyro, Oceansize, Everything Everything to name a few. His debut solo album LOFi LiFE was nominated for the 2016 Northern Ireland Music Prize. Michael also runs Millbank Studios outside of Lisburn where he has produced for The Bonnevilles, Malojian, Loris, Amanda St John and Runaway Go.
ISY SHARMAN (Producer)
Isy Sharman is the lead producer for View From Here and was a co-founder of the company in 2016 with Philippa Mannion and Katherine Nesbitt. Isy has produced on all of View From Here’s projects, three region-focused new writing festivals in co-production with Theatre503, with support from Playwrights Studio Scotland, Leeds Playhouse and Tinderbox. Alongside working on Jade City and other projects for View From Here, Isy is a freelance producer and theatre maker, and is the Administrator for Sphinx Theatre company, currently working on their national Women Centre Stage project.