Katherine Nesbitt – Producer & Director
Katherine is a director originally from Belfast via a number of years in Glasgow where she studied MA Theatre Studies (Hons). She is about to direct ‘Jade City’ by Alice Malseed (Lyric Theatre New Playwright 2018) as part of the East Side Arts Festival in Belfast, after which she will assist Indhu Rubasingham on ‘Holy Sh!t’ by Alexis Zegerman at the Kiln Theatre. Recent credits include Associate Director on The Open House by Will Eno, directed by Michael Boyd (Print Room/Ustinov) and directing ‘boom’ by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb (Theatre503). Other work includes ‘The Ocean is Downhill from Everywhere’ (Imaginate), ‘When the Rain Stops Falling’ by Andrew Bovell (Tron Theatre), ‘The Company of Wolves’ by Angela Carter (Arches/Edinburgh Fringe) and ‘Attempts on Her Life’ by Martin Crimp (West End Festival). Assistant director credits include ‘iHo’ by Tony Kushner (dir. Michael Boyd), a JMK Regional Director award on ‘Swallow’ by Stef Smith (dir. Orla O’Loughlin), and ‘A Walk at the Edge of the World’ (Magnetic North) for which she was also touring Staff Director.
She was Artist in Residence at Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre in Royston, and has trained with the JMK Trust and Young Vic Springboard programme. She relocated to London in February 2016. She has taken part in four residencies with Magnetic North, and in 2016 was Lead Artist for the first time. She is also a script reader for the Traverse and National Theatre of Scotland.
Isy Sharman – Producer & Performer
After completing a BA in Psychology at Glasgow University, Isy graduated from ALRA in 2013 with an MA in Acting. She is founding member of Bathers theatre company, and associate artist of Giddy Aunt. As a performer and director she has presented work at BAC (Medusa;Freshly Scratched), Tron Theatre (Eat Me; Tron Labs), Big Burns Supper (All The Things I Never Said), Camden People’s Theatre (Nightingales; Calm Down, Dear) and the Traverse (Eat Me; Manipulate). Isy is currently assisting Sphinx Theatre, and will be touring A Stone’s Throw with Giddy Aunt in the spring.
Philippa Mannion – Writer & Producer
Based in London, Philippa is a playwright and producer from Edinburgh. Her plays include: I Don’t Live Here Anymore (Edinburgh Fringe), [Un]Known Unknowns (The Arches) , Putting Words in my Mouth (The Arches/Tron Theatre/Prague Fringe), The Only Way Is Cinders (Scottish Storytelling Centre), Wrecking Ball (Theatre503/View From Here) and Trench (Pleasance Theatre/Litmus Festival).
Philippa completed an MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College in 2013. Most recently, she co-produced View From Here: A Festival of Scottish New Writing at Theatre503, London and developed her solo show Trench with Pleasance Theatre, London. She has been working on her new shows called Binary and Supernova with Pleasance Theatre and Camden People’s Theatre.