Emma Crossland

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“I like to think of myself as a Jack-of-all-trades of costume, because there are just so many areas of costume making that interest me. I love being able to turn my hand to almost anything costume-related and I am never afraid of a challenge. I greatly enjoy both the research and making side of costume, …

Hannah Walker-Tonks

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Hannah is a Performer and Theatre Maker, based in Hartlepool. She studied at Stockton Riverside College, where she completed a BTEC in Musical Theatre. Hannah then went on to achieve a First-Class Honours degree in Performing Arts at Teesside University. She then achieved a Master’s degree in Theatre and Performance at Northumbria University (Times University …

Kaitlyn Maxfield

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Kaitlyn Maxfield is a 23 year old working class actor, writer and director from Preston and currently living in Hartlepool.  After beginning her training at The Musical Theatre Training Academy in Preston, she has since graduated her BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen degree at The Northern School of Art, where she is currently …

Borbala Iszlai

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As a designer and maker, Borbala Iszlai believes costume design is about making something that works for the body, for that specific person playing that specific role. Borbala really loves working with costumes that are stylized and that can be pushed to break some rules. Before tapping into the world of costume design, Borbala studied fine …

Elizabeth Billington

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Elizabeth Billington is a costume maker and textile artist from Hartlepool. As a costume assistant at The Sunderland Empire, Elizabeth has extensive experience working on many theatre productions, as well as working freelance and travelling across the country with shows such as Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Oscar W Fitchett

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Oscar W Fitchett is a filmmaker who specialises in writing and directing, but is also skilled in editing and camera operating. Oscar has been making films for over a decade and explores personal stories of human drama with themes of existentialism. However, he has never tied himself to one specific genre, instead focusing on keeping …

Liliana Rodriguez

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Liliana Rodriguez is a contemporary visual artist based in the North East immersed in the world of paint, driven by a profound fascination with the human condition and philosophical notions like absurdism, existentialism and well-being. Liliana’s work is a canvas of anatomical imagery, expressive human figures, and bold strokes. Beyond her personal explorations, Liliana extends …

Kieran Barker

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Kieran Barker is a theatremaker and facilitator, who trained in Acting for Stage and Screen at The Northern School of Art and completed his masters in Directing and Theatremaking. Since graduating, Kieran’s professional employment has included commissioned performance work for SIRF 2022 (an exclusive TVNC opportunity) and Stockton Borough Council, in addition to undertaking an …

Connor Dorrian

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Connor Dorrian is a 22-year-old working class actor, writer, director and creative from Sunderland currently living in Hartlepool. After graduating with a First* BA (Hons) in Acting for Stage and Screen at The Northern School of Art, Connor will be graduating with an MA in Directing & Theatre-Making. Connor has performed in award winning short …

Beth Chapman

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Beth Chapman is an award winning artist and writer from Hartlepool. Working across comedy, film and performance, her genre-pushing characters and sketches endear audiences nationally. Surreal and bold, yet introspective and gentle, Chapman encourages us to challenge our beliefs and biases, and to rejoice in our shared mundanity. In 2023 she was awarded a development …