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AN URGENT STORY FOR OUR TIME; A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME THEATRICAL EVENT. FOLLOWING WIDELY-ACCLAIMED, SENSATION-STIRRING, AND COMPLETELY SOLD-OUT ENGAGEMENTS IN LONDON AND NEW YORK, THE NEW PLAY THE JUNGLE HAS ITS WEST COAST PREMIERE THIS SPRING.
Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy present the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE.
Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of the Jungle – the short-lived, self-governing society that emerged within a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. Join the residents over freshly-baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café. Take a seat where men, women and children fleeing war and persecution created a world offering warm hospitality, amidst squalor and danger.
The heart-stopping stories of those who inhabited this desolate patch of land in France roar back to life in this shockingly intimate and wildly acclaimed production that plunges us directly into its subject matter. Hailed by Bay Area critics as “visceral and haunting” (Mercury News), “a sensory bombardment” (SF Chronicle), and “vibrantly theatrical and pointedly contemporary” (SF Examiner), THE JUNGLE is a once-in-a-lifetime event not to be missed.
After taking London and New York by storm, THE JUNGLE arrives at the Curran, transforming our traditional proscenium theater into Miriam Buether’s award-winning set design. To accommodate this incredibly unique staging, the Curran will be completely transformed and — in the process — our capacity will be reduced to an intimate 600 seats.
"By putting such a heartbreakingly human face on a story too often told through statistics, THE JUNGLE manages to provide us with both an incredible evening of theater and a moral imperative for our times. It is precisely the show America needs right now, as we struggle mightily to harness the collective strength of our better selves. Let the dialogue begin, Bay Area."
- Carole Shorenstein Hays
British playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, founders of Good Chance Theatre, established Good Chance’s first temporary theater space, an 11 meter geodesic dome, in the heart of the refugee and migrant camp in Calais in September 2015, where they lived for seven months before writing THE JUNGLE after the demolition of the camp.
“The Jungle was a reluctant home for thousands of people from all over the world. It was a place where people built temporary lives and communities formed out of necessity. People who visited asked why we built a theater in a refugee camp, but it’s always seemed clear to us that theater should be at the center of the conversation,” said Robertson and Murphy. “We’re thrilled to bring this play to West Coast audiences with its premiere at the historic Curran and look forward to sharing these timely and important stories.”
Open Caption: Sunday, April 28, 1pm
ASL: Saturday, May 11, 2pm
Audio Described: Saturday, May 18, 2pm
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Show your Curran ticket stub to enjoy the Theater Prix Fixe - a delicious three course dinner for only $32. Or if you'd rather order a la carte, your ticket stub will get you complimentary Italian donuts for a sweet conclusion to your meal.
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Finding the unmarked entrance to this intimate, speakeasy-style hangout can be a bit of a challenge, (*tip: We find it easiest to access the bar on Mason Street; it is located right next to Ruby Sky on the south side. Follow the stairs up to the bar.) but is worth the effort. Along with serving more traditional drinks, Benjamin Cooper also offers custom crafted cocktails with unique, often unusual ingredients. The staff is delightfully easygoing and will happily explain some of the more complicated-sounding drinks or trade out ingredients.
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Curran offers tickets in strict accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
As a historic building that opened in 1922, Curran is unable to provide wheelchair access to the upper levels of the auditorium, therefore a number of accessible seats exceeding the requirement have been set aside in the Orchestra in rows N (on the house left side) and U (on the left and right sides). When the Orchestra is not on-sale in it's typical format, comparable seating is held. You may purchase these tickets online, however if there is any question as to which seats might work best for you, you are encouraged to call us at (415) 358-1220.
Plus-sized patrons may inquire about the location and availability of our swing-arm seats in the orchestra as well as freestanding armless seats in the accessible rows.
Those with mobility devices (canes, crutches, walkers, etc.) will need to check these items with a staff member to comply with local fire code regulations. At the end of the performance, an usher will return the device to the guest, or at intermission upon request.
We strive to accommodate all patrons to the best of our ability. Please try to arrive early if you need help with access so that our staff can be as attentive to you as possible.
As part of our renovation, we have added new restroom facilities. Fully accessible restrooms are located on the lower level of the theater. A lift in the lobby is available for patrons with mobility issues.
Audio Assisted Listening Devices
Devices are available at our boutique in the lobby on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask patrons to leave a state-issued ID or driver’s license as deposit on all devices.
ASL, Open Captioned & Audio Described Performances
Please see show pages for specially scheduled performances or call us at (415) 358-1220.
Moe Bar-El (Maz) trained at The Identity School of Acting in London. Theatre credits include: Everyday I Make Greatness Happen (Hampstead Theatre, Downstairs), Moormaid (Arcola), Punk Rock (Courtyard Theatre) and Awkward Silences (Sadler’s Wells). Film credits include: Zero and Austenland. Television credits: “Code 404,” “Doctors,” “Snatch,” “Le Bureau Des Legendes,” “Tyrant,” “Phoneshop,” “Black Mirror.”
Lorraine Bruce (Paula). Theatre includes: Queen Margaret (Royal Exchange Theatre), That Day We Sang (Manchester Opera House); Les Misérables (Queen’s); Piaf (Donmar Warehouse); A Model Girl (Greenwich Theatre); Vernon God Little (Young Vic Theatre); Scruffer (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Late Joys (Players Theatre); Get Ken Barlow (Watford Palace Theatre) and Mail Order Bride (Oldham Coliseum). Film includes: King Arthur: Knights of the Roundtable, Provoked, Dark Corners, Eden Lakeand Scouting Book for Boys. Television includes: “White Gold,” “Will,” “Kerry,” “The Syndicate Series 3,” “Lucky 7,” “The Syndicate Series 2,” “The Royle Family,” “The Gates,” “Life’s Too Short,” “The Syndicate,” “Come Fly With Me,” “The Bill,” “Time Gentlemen Please,” “Party Animals,” “Dalziel & Pascoe” and “Holby City.”
Alexander Devrient (Henri/French Guard/Yasin). Training: Drama Studio London and University of Birmingham. Theatre includes: The Jungle (St.Ann’s Warehouse, New York); The Jungle (Playhouse Theatre, West End); L’Avare (European Tour); Twelfth Night (Greenwich Playhouse); The Tragedy of Soliman & Perseda (Rose Theatre, Bankside). Television includes: “Genius: Picasso,” “Alarm für Cobra 11,” “Le Bureau des Légende,” “SSGB” and “Das Institut.” Film includes: The Danish Girl and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Trevor Fox (Boxer). Theatre includes: The Jungle (Young Vic/Playhouse/St Ann’s Warehouse); Macbeth, Common (National Theatre); People, Places & Things (Headlong/National Theatre tour); Amedee (Birmingham Rep); The Tempest, Cymbeline, The Oresteia, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gabriel, Coriolanus, Under The Black Flag (Shakespeare’s Globe); King Lear, Children’s Children (Almeida Theatre); The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (Apollo); The Pitmen Painters (National Theatre/Duchess/Samuel J Friedman Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (Oxford Stage); TOAST (Live Theatre Newcastle); Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace). Film includes: Bridget Jones – The Edge of Reason, Gabriel & Me, Billy Elliot. Television includes: “The Moonstone,” “Beowulf,” “Joe Maddison’s War,” “The Walk,” “Daddy’s Girl,” “Our Friends In The North.”
Ammar Haj Ahmad
Ammar Haj Ahmad (Safi). Training: The Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, Damascus. Theatre includes: The Jungle(Young Vic/ Playhouse/St Ann’s Warehouse); Returning to Haifa (Finborough); LOVE (National Theatre/Birmingham Repertory); The Great Survey of Hastings (Ladies’ Parlour); Goats/Told From the Inside (Royal Court); KanYama (Cockpit Theatre); Mawlana(Mosaic Rooms); The Knight and the Crescent Hare (UK tour); Babel (Caledonian Park); One Thousand and One Nights (The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, Toronto/ Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh). Television includes: Agatha Raisin, Letters from Baghdad plus many other Arabic television credits. Film includes: London Tomorrow, ALEGNA, Wall, Round Trip, Wada’ann and Monologue.
Tommy Letts (Sam). Born in London, Tommy joined the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, graduating in 2018. While at CSSD, he took on the role of Tuzenbach in Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, directed by Mike Alfreds. Tommy also performed at The Yard Theatre in Scenes from the End of the World, written by Chris Bush and directed by Sarah Davey-Hull. An accomplished Baritone, Tommy is also learned in both piano and guitar. This is his professional debut.
Arya Rose Lohmor
Arya Rose Lohmor (Little Amal) is 8 years old and loves to perform. She can speak two languages. In 2014, she walked the ramp in the India Fashion Kids Show in Delhi, India. She is full of life and her wish for getting a part in The Jungle came true.
Catherine Luedtke* (she/her/hers) is a British actor based in San Francisco.
Theatre includes: The War of The Roses, Pygmalion and (upcoming) Macbeth (California Shakespeare Theater); Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (Crowded Fire Theater; Resident Artist); The Tragedy Machine: Dawn at Bar Bazooka, (M.I.T. List Visual Arts); Top Girls, Braggart Soldier, Middletown and The Lion In Winter (Custom Made Theatre; Company Member); and with New Conservatory Theater, Stanford Rep, PlayGround, The Breadbox, Artists Rep and Third Cloud From The Left. International Theatre: Debts: The Erotic Review Sinai, (National Gallery, Prague); and Said The Assassination (David Lynch’s ‘Silencio’, Paris). Film: Love at The Frankfurt Autoshow, The Bride of Death. www.catluedtke.com
*Member Actors Equity Association
Yasin Moradi (Hamid) is a Kung Fu Master from Iran and was part of the National Iranian Kung Fu team. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and was a lecturer in Sport at Payam Noor University. He has lived in the UK for three years. Theatre includes: The Jungle (Playhouse/St Ann’s Warehouse); Borderline (International Theatre Festival of Kerala, Denmark Theatre and The Pleasance, London) and workshops with Belarus Free Theatre. Kung Fu includes: Encampment (Southbank Centre); Tehran Kung Fu Show and regular performances at the National Kung Fu Festival of Iran.
Jonathan Nyati (Mohammed). Theatre includes: The Jungle(Playhouse/St Ann’s Warehouse); Hotel (National Theatre); The Whipping Man (The English Theatre of Hamburg); Promise (Belgrade Theatre); Love is Not Enough, Will Today Ever End (Tricycle Theatre). Television includes: "Bodyguard," "Doctors."
John Pfumojena (Okot). Theatre includes: The Jungle (St Ann's Warehouse, NYC); The Jungle (Young Vic and West End); No One Is An Island (Tangle International); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe); Bent, Peter Pan (National Theatre); Workshop Negative (Tangle International); I Am Thomas (National Theatre of Scotland/Told by an Idiot); Beasty Baby (Theatre-Rites/Polka Theatre); Now You See Me (Immediate Theatre); The Maids (Developing Artists UK); Dream (Ignite Africa Festival); Riots (Chickenshed Theatre); Water, Bread and Salt & Dream Nation (both Tangle International); Much Ado About Nothing (Reps Theatre Zimbabwe); The Coup (Theatre in the Park, Zimbabwe); Motown (Reps Theatre Zimbabwe). Film includes: Playing Warriors (Mai Jai Films). Television includes: Man in “New Dawn” (Pastime Trust).
Zara Rasti (Little Amal) has been modeling and acting in short films since the age of two. She has covered national magazines and has been featured in numerous print ads throughout the world. The Jungle marks her theatrical debut, and she is extremely proud to be a part of the cast. Zara is a Bay Area native currently in second grade; her favorite subjects include math and music.
Rachel Redford (Beth). Theatre includes: The Jungle (Young Vic/West End/St Ann’s Warehouse); The Crucible (Manchester Royal Exchange); Luna Gale (Hampstead Theatre); Closer (Donmar Warehouse); A Ghost From A Perfect Place (Arcola); Adler & Gibb (Royal Court); Not The Worst Place (Sherman Theatre/Theatr Clwyd); Parallel Lines (Chapter Arts Centre); A Family Affair (Sherman Theatre); The Acid Test, Blue Stockings, King Lear (RADA); and Romeo & Juliet (The Gate, Cardiff). Television includes: "Gap Year." Film includes: Testament of Youth, The Riot Club and Nights.
Ibrahim Renno (Salar/Ali understudy) was born in Amman, Jordan. After high school, he traveled around the Middle East, Europe, and UAE, where he attended the New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi. Along with participating in various acting and writing studies, he was cast to play roles in many independent short films, TV shows, and theatre productions in the Middle East. After gathering ample international experience, Renno immigrated to the U.S. with nothing but the dream to express himself freely as an artist. In the U.S., Renno recurs as Khalid Sheik Mohammed in Hulu's series "The Looming Tower," and on Amazon's "Sneaky Pete." He has guest starred on TV shows "The Blacklist," "Broad City," and "Agents of Babylon." Renno garnered supporting roles in feature films Sicario: The Day Of The Soldado, Wildcat, and The Rhythm Section.
Dominic Rowan (Derek). Theatre includes: The Jungle (Playhouse/St Ann’s Warehouse); A Woman Of No Importance, Stepping Out (Vaudeville Theatre); Winter Solstice (Orange Tree Theatre); Giving (Hampstead Theatre); The Tempest, Measure For Measure, Henry VIII, As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic); Medea, Happy Now?, Dream Play, Iphigenia At Aulis, Three Sisters, The Talking Cure, Private Lives (National Theatre). Television includes: “Catastrophe,” “Press,” ”Silent Witness,” “Henry IV,” “Restless,” “Law and Order,” “Catwalk Dogs,” “Baby Boom,” “Trial and Retribution,” “The Lavender List,” “Rescue Me,” “Lost World,” “Hearts and Bones,” “A Rather English Marriage” and “Between The Lines.” Film includes: Tulse Luper Suitcases.
Rachid Sabitri (Ali). Theatre includes: The Jungle (St Ann’s Warehouse NYC, West End, Young Vic); Aladdin (West End); I Call My Brothers (Arcola and Off Broadway); Twelfth Night (Westport Country Playhouse, Northampton Theatre Royal); Romeo and Juliet - The Musical (West End); A Nice Indian Boy, Rafta Rafta (Old Globe Theatre, San Diego); Rafta Rafta (National Theatre); A Beautiful Thing (York Theatre Royal); The Tale of the Allergists Wife (La Marida Playhouse, Los Angeles); Bloodtide (Pilot theatre company) and Beyond Midnight (Trestle Theatre). Television includes: “Homeland,” “Criminal Minds,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Odds,” “Generation Kill,” “Dr. Who,” “The Walk,” “Wannabes,” “Family Business,” “Blue Murder,” “The Bill,” “Casualty.” Radio includes: Silver Street, Together.
Mohamed Sarrar (Omar) is a musician from Sudan. He has lived in the UK for three years. As part of the Good Chance Ensemble, Mohamed co-wrote and recorded a world music album Sounds of Refuge with John Pfumojena and Ammar Haj Ahmad. Theatre includes: The Jungle (Young Vic/West End/St Ann’s Warehouse); The Welcome Party (Theatre Rites, Manchester International Festival); Borderline (UK tour including London, Brighton Fringe Festival, Manchester and an international tour including Berlin, Kerala and Copenhagen); Encampment (Good Chance at Southbank Centre, London); Hope Show (Good Chance, Calais).
Moses M. Sesay
Moses M. Sesay (Mustafa; u/s Mohammed, Okot). Theatre includes A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Repertory Theatre), Between Heaven and Earth ( The Producers Club), Jamaica Musical (Harlem Repertory Theatre), and Strings (Tato Laviera Theatre). Film: Father Be With Us, The Raging Elephant. Moses is also a professional model, where he first built up the courage to pursue acting. He has modeled for the likes of Finish Line, in their national ad campaigns for two years consecutively, and for brands such as Under Armour, Nike, Jordan Brand, Converse, Moncler, Bellucci Napoli, as well as on the television show “BET Rip the Runway,” and at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, walking for some of the top luxury brand designers in the world.
Eric Tabach is beyond thrilled to be making his Curran Theater debut! Eric was just in the Off-Broadway production of Days of Rage at Second Stage. TV and film credits include "Law & Order: SVU," Love Is Strange, Landline, and more. He can also be seen on BuzzFeed and in the upcoming films The Cat and the Moon and What We Found. Follow him on Instagram: @erictabach.
Milan Tajmiri (Omid) is a musician from Iran. He made his theatrical debut in The Jungle at the Young Vic, London which was followed by a West End run at the Playhouse Theatre and at St Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn.
Bisserat Tseggai (understudy). As a proud Eritrean, Bisserat is grateful to be contributing to the telling of this important story. Recent/past credits include “Seven Seconds” (Netflix); “Law and Order SVU” (NBC); “Luke Cage” (Netflix); “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix); and more. Special thanks to her parents, Letensie and Tseggai Isaac, her family, and friends. Awet N’hafash!
Ben Turner (Salar). Theatre includes: The Jungle (Young Vic/Playhouse/St Ann’s Warehouse), Soldier’s Fortune (Young Vic); The Kite Runner, As You Like It (Wynham’s/UK tour); The Iliad (Royal Lyceum); Maiden Voices From The Uprising (Royal Court); Richard II, Caligula (Donmar Warehouse); Awake And Sing (Almeida); Measure For Measure/Habeus Corpus (UK tour); and The Merchant Of Venice (RSC world tour). Television includes: “The Coroner,” “WPC 56,” “Death In Paradise,” “Casualty,” “The Bill,” “Doctor Who” and “Love Soup.” Film includes: Six Days, 300: Rise Of An Empire, The Fifth Estate, Adulthood and Syriana.
Nahel Tzegai (Helene). Theatre includes: The Jungle (Young Vic/Playhouse/St Ann’s Warehouse); How It Ended (Bush Theatre); Ring(Battersea Arts Centre); The Ship’s Name (Royal Court); You Are Currently The Highest Bidder, Block 9, Virtually Real (Roundhouse); and Isilwanyana Esoyikekayo (Trinity College). TV includes SLICED for Dave. Radio includes: Black Dog, Cuttin’ It and The Brave Little Tailor for BBC Radio 4.
Tim Wright (Boxer/Derek understudy). Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-time, The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: 3 Kinds of Exile (Atlantic). National Tour: Curious Incident. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company. Film: Ned Kelly, My Man is a Loser. Television: “New Amsterdam,” “Quantico,” “Blue Bloods,” “SMASH,” “Do No Harm,” “A Gifted Man.”
Khaled Zahabi (Norullah). Training: Met Film School (London), New York Film Academy (New York), American Academy for Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles), and Marwa Gabriel (Egypt). Film includes: Welad Rizk and Al-asleen.
Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson
Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson are writers and founding co-artistic directors of Good Chance Theatre. Their debut play, The Jungle, grew out of the seven months they spent running a theatre in the refugee and migrant camp in Calais. It premiered at the Young Vic Theatre in December 2017 and transferred to the Playhouse Theatre in June 2018. It will receive its US premiere in December 2018 at St Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. The play was co-produced by the National Theatre, Young Vic Theatre, Sonia Friedman Productions and Good Chance Theatre. The play received universal acclaim, as well as the Southbank Sky Arts Award for Best Theatre. Their work with Good Chance Theatre centres around the building of theatres across the world, using art to give a platform to newly arrived refugees and migrants, and create spaces of welcome and introduction with local communities. Good Chance is an associate company of the Young Vic Theatre, and the recipient of the Evening Standard Editor’s Award (2016), the Peter Brook Empty Space Award (2017), and was nominated for the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award (2016). Joe and Joe were the recipients of the Genesis Prize 2018. They are currently working on new projects for theatre and film.
Stephen Daldry (Director) started his career at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre and directed extensively in Britain’s regional theatres. In London he was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre where he headed the £26 million redevelopment. He has also directed at the National Theatre, the Public Theatre in New York and transferred many productions both to Broadway and the West End. His award-winning 1992 National Theatre production of An Inspector Calls regularly tours the UK and is currently on tour in the US. Billy Elliot the Musical opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2005 where it ran for 11 years. It has also played on Broadway, in Holland, Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Toronto, Tokyo and across the US. In 2009, the production won ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, more than any other British show in Broadway history. It recently completed an 18-month tour of the UK and Ireland finishing its highly successful run in Hamburg. Stephen directed The Audience and Skylight to critical acclaim both in London and on Broadway with Skylight winning a Tony Award® for Best Revival. Stephen’s first four films “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours,” “The Reader” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” together received 19 Academy Award nominations and two wins. His film, “Trash,” set in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, was nominated for Best Film Not In The English Language at the 2015 BAFTAs. Stephen has previously directed for BBC Radio and Television. He is Executive Producer and Director on the highly acclaimed Netflix series “The Crown” by Peter Morgan, which won Best Drama Series at the Golden Globe Awards. He is Co-Director of Pier 55 in New York and on the Board of The Perelman Arts Center at the World Trade Center, Ground Zero, New York. Stephen was Creative Executive Producer of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Justin Martin (Director) directed the critically acclaimed, sell out production of The Jungle (Young Vic/West End/St Ann’s). Previous credits include: sellout productions of Low Level Panic (Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney/Galway Theatre Festival and Irish National Tour); Last Chance: A Plea For the Unaccompanied Children of Calais (Young Vic); The Nether (Seymour Centre, Sydney); Far Away (fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne); Fifty Two (The Leicester Square Theatre); Good Chance/No Chance (as part of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Love); Harvey and Frieda (The Arcola); Street (Mick Laly Theatre - Galway Theatre Festival), The Kitchen (HM Theatre, VIC); and Skintight (fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne). As Associate Director: Inheritance (Young Vic/West End); Skylight (West End/Broadway); The Audience (West End/Broadway); Let The Right One In (National Theatre Of Scotland/The Royal Court/West End/St Ann's Warehouse); Billy Elliot (Broadway/Toronto/Chicago/North America Tour/Korea and Australia); and The Give and Take (Sydney Theatre Company/Melbourne Theatre Company). Television credits includes: “The Crown” (Series 1 and 2).
Miriam Buether (Scenic Design). Theatre credits include: The Trial, Measure for Measure, Public Enemy, Wild Swans, The Government Inspector, In the Red and Brown Water, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Generations (all Young Vic); To Kill a Mockingbird, Three Tall Women, A Doll’s House Part 2 (Broadway); Escaped Alone (Brooklyn Academy of Music); Sunny Afternoon, Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre and West end); In the Republic of Happiness, Love and Information (also New York), Escaped Alone, Get Santa!, Sucker Punch, Cock, My Child (Royal Court Theatre); Wild (Hampstead Theatre); Bend it Like Beckham (West End); The Father (Theatre Royal Bath); Machinal, Albion, Boy, Game, When the Rain Stops Falling, Judgement Day (Almeida Theatre); The Effect, Earthquakes in London (National Theatre); Decade (Headlong); King Lear (New York); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End); Everybody Loves a Winner (Manchester International Festival); The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Edinburgh International Festival and Royal Court); Red Demon, The Bee (Young Vic and Japan); Trade (RSC and Soho Theatre); Guantanamo: “Honor Bound to Defend Freedom” (Tricycle Theatre, West End, New York, and San Francisco), Tenterhooks (National Ballet of Canada); Awakenings (Ballet Rambert), Frame of View (Cedar Lake, New York). Opera credits include La Fanciulla Del West (English National Opera and Santa Fe Opera); Turandot, Wozzeck (English National Opera); Suor Angelica (Royal Opera House); Anna Nicole (Royal Opera House and Brooklyn Academy of Music); Carmen (Salzburg Festival); The Death of Klinghoffer (Edinburgh Festival and Scottish Opera).
Miriam trained in costume design at Akademie für Kostüm Design in Hamburg, and in theatre design at Central Saint Martin’s, London. She won The Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 1999, and received the Evening Standard Best Design Award in 2010 for Earthquakes in London and Sucker Punch, and in 2018 for The Jungle.
Catherine Kodicek (Costume Design) is currently Head of Costume at the Young Vic Theatre, London. Previous Young Vic work includes: Jumper Factory, Parallel Macbeth (Costume Design), Life of Galileo, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Associate Costume Design), Twelfth Night, A View From the Bridge (also West End and Broadway); Yerma (also Broadway); Once in a Lifetime, The Scottsboro Boys (also West End); The Changeling, Measure for Measure, A Season in the Congo and Blackta (Costume Supervisor).
Jon Clark (Lighting Design). In the UK, Jon has worked extensively for the National Theatre, Young Vic, the Royal Shakespeare Company and in the West End. Internationally, his lighting has been seen at the Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway, at Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House, the Adelaide Festival and throughout Europe. Recent productions include: The Inheritance and The Jungle (Young Vic and West End); Pinter season and Betrayal (Pinter Theatre); Alys Always (Bridge Theatre); and The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre, Armory NYC and West End). Jon has been nominated for two Olivier Awards and is the recipient of Knight of Illumination and Green Room Australia Awards.
Paul Arditti (Sound Design). Theatre includes: Local Hero (Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); Shipwreck (Almeida); Caroline, Or Change (Chichester, Hampstead and West End); The Inheritance, The Jungle (Young Vic and West End); Julius Caesar (Bridge Theatre); Macbeth, Absolute Hell, Amadeus (National Theatre); The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (Donmar Warehouse); Mary Stuart (Almeida and West End); King Charles III (Almeida, West End and Broadway); Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (West End); A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic and St. Ann’s Warehouse).
Awards include: Olivier Award nomination 2017 for Amadeus (NT); Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Billy Elliot the Musical, Tony Award® nominations for Mary Stuart and One Man, Two Guvnors (Broadway); Olivier Award for Saint Joan (NT).
John Pfumojena (Composition). Composition includes: The Jungle (Young Vic / West End / St Ann's Warehouse NYC); Dr. Faustus (Tangle International); Nguva (Bomlo Kulturskule, Norway); Shift, Chi Nhai Pfumojena (Harare International Festival of the Arts); Mavara (CHIPAWO; World Festival of Children’s Theatre, Germany); and Dream (Ignite Africa Festival Magis). Additional Composition includes: Beasty Baby (Theatre-Rites/Polka Theatre). Album Recordings: Sounds Of Refuge. Awards: ZAA- Zimbabwe Achievers’ Awards 2018 (Made in Zwe) Honorary Award for Cultural Ambassador.
Duncan Mclean (Video And Projection Designer). West End includes: The Jungle (Playhouse); Labour Of Love (Noël Coward); Matthew Bourne’s: The Red Shoes, Cinderella and Swan Lake (Sadlers Wells); Big Fish (The Other Palace); Snow White and Cinderella (Palladium); Privacy, City Of Angels and Phyllida Lloyd’s Shakespeare Trilogy (Donmar Warehouse); All My Sons, The Real Thing and All About My Mother (Old Vic); Bodyguard (Adelphi); Shrek (Drury Lane); Derren Brown - Infamous (Palace) and Frost/Nixon (Gielgud). New York includes: The Jungle (St Ann’s); The Red Shoes (City Center); Privacy (Public Theater); The Tempest (St Ann’s); Let It Be (St James) and The Norman Conquests (Circle In The Square). International includes: Starlight Express (Germany); An American In Paris (Austria); Evita (International Tour) and Ghost (Germany). www.duncanmclean.co.uk @dmprojection
Tristan Shepherd (Video Design) is an award-winning filmmaker, who predominantly works in theatre content and narrative fiction film. He co-founded production company, Take Cover Films in 2012. Theatre includes: The Jungle, Life of Galileo, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Wings, Cuttin’ It, Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere (Young Vic), Matilda (Cambridge Theatre), Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Hairspray (UK tour), The Royale (Bush), Boys Will Be Boys (Headlong/Bush) and Crazy for You (UK tour). Film includes: The Outside In, Among Sweet Flowers and Shades, The Roof, Astoria and A Thousand Empty Glasses. www.tristanshepherd.net.
Julia Horan, CDG
Julia Horan, CDG (Casting). Theatre includes: Jesus Hopped the A Train, Fun Home, The Inheritance, Yellowman,Wings, Cat on a Hot Tin, Roof Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere, Life of Galileo, Yerma, Blue/Orange, A View from the Bridge, A Doll’s House, The Events, Wild Swans (Young Vic); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End, Broadway); All About Eve (West End); Obsession, Hamlet (Barbican); Three Sisters, The Wild Duck, Machinal, The Writer, The Treatment, The Twilight Zone, Hamlet, Mr. Burns, Chimerica, Mary Stuart, Summer and Smoke, Oil, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia (Almeida); and Gaddafi – A Living Myth (ENO).
Jim Carnahan, CSA
Jim Carnahan, CSA. (Casting) is Roundabout Theatre Company’s Director of Artistic Development. He has cast over 100 productions for the Roundabout and over 50 non-Roundabout Broadway Productions. Recent/upcoming Broadway credits: Moulin Rouge, Tootsie, Burn This, The Ferryman, Head Over Heels, Travesties, Harry Potter, Angels in America, Farinelli and the King, Groundhog Day, The Price, Fun Home. Off-Broadway: Apologia, Beast in the Jungle, If I Forget, Love Love Love. London: Glengarry Glen Ross, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish. Film: The Seagull.
Jillian Cimini, CSA
Jillian Cimini, CSA (Casting). Select credits: The Ferryman, Bat Out Of Hell, American Girl Live, Usual Girls, Apologia, Travesties, Bobbie Clearly, Time and the Conways, 1984, Groundhog Day, Fun Home, Matilda the Musical, Cabaret, Kingdom Come, Brooklynite, What’s It All About?, Peter and the Starcatcher, Here’s Hoover, The Book of Mormon, American Idiot, Spring Awakening and Jerusalem.
Alexandre Bleu, CSA
Alexandre Bleau, CSA (Casting). Upcoming San Francisco: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Upcoming/Recent Broadway: Moulin Rouge, Burn This, Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Groundhog Day, Amelie, Constellations. West End: Glengarry Glen Ross. Old Globe: Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night.
David Lan (Executive Producer). David Lan was writer in residence at the Royal Court 1995 to 1997 and artistic director of the Young Vic 2000 to 2018. His recent productions include The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez directed by Stephen Daldry, A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster directed by Benedict Anderson, A View from the Bridge with Mark Strong and Nicola Walker directed by Ivo Van Hove,Yerma with Billie Piper directed by Simon Stone, I Am the Wind by Jon Fosse directed by Patrice Chereau, A Man of Good Hope co-produced with the Isango Ensemble. In 2018 he received the Laurence Olivier Special Award and the Critics Circle Special Award.
Sunny Jain (Music Director) is a composer, drummer & dhol player. He’s been commissioned to write new music by NPR, Aaron Copland Music Fund, Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer & MASS MoCA. He was a percussionist in the Broadway shows, Bombay Dreams and Fela! On Broadway. Jain founded & plays dhol in Red Baraat, who’s performance highlights include the White House (Obama), Bonnaroo Music Festival, Austin City Limits and Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD Festivals. Jain has also played drumset with Junoon, Heems (Swet Shop Boys), Karsh Kale, Vijay Iyer, Kailesh Kher, Donny McCaslin, Norah Jones, among others.
Charles Means (Production Stage Manager). Broadway includes The Waverly Gallery, Junk, The Real Thing, Seminar, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, The Pitmen Painters, Next Fall, Oleanna, You’re Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush, Mauritius, Doubt¸ and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? National Tour: Doubt. Other recent credits include Junk, His Girl Friday (La Jolla Playhouse); and The Comedy of Errors (The Old Globe). Television includes: HBO telecast of Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America. Full-time faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego from 2012-2018.
Georgia Bird (Stage Manager) St Ann's Warehouse - The Jungle. West End - The Jungle, Inheritance Workshop. Brisbane Festival - Terror. (Assistant Stage Manager) West End - The Inheritance, The Glass Menagerie, No Man's Land, The End of Longing, Photograph 51, The Audience, Skylight, From Here to Eternity, Chorus of Disapproval, Sunshine Boys, Backbeat, Much Ado About Nothing.