Suzie Miller is a contemporary international playwright and screenwriter drawn to complex human stories often exploring injustice. She has been produced around the world winning multiple prestigious awards, and been commissioned by, or been in residence/studios at, theatres including: UK: London’s National Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland, Jonathan Church Productions. Australia: Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne, Griffin Theatre Sydney, Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Opera. Canada: Theatre Gargantua Canada.
Mentorship: In 2006 and 2009 Miller was selected to be mentored by USA playwright/screenwriter Edward Albee.
Theatre: In 2020 Miller’s drama Prima Facie (premiered 2019, Griffin Theatre) won the 2020 Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Drama; the 2020 David Williamson Award for Outstanding Theatre Writing; and the 2020 prestigious Major Australian Writers’ Guild Award across all categories of theatre, film and television. In previous years she has won amongst other awards, the National Griffin Theatre award (2018), The WA State Premier’s Literary Award for Best Theatre/Film Script (2017); the Kit Denton Award for Writing with Courage (2009); the NY Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Playwriting (2008); the Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Radio Play Writing (2013); Inscription Award (and Edward Albee mentorship 2006, 2009); and more. Her credits include: for Griffin: Caress/Ache; for Griffin Independent: Sunset Strip; for Black Swan State Theatre Company: DUST; for La Boite Theatre: The Mathematics of Longing; Feminist Medea; for Performing Lines WA: Overexposed; for Perth International Arts Festival and Sydney Opera House: Driving into Walls, OneFiveZeroSeven; for Queensland Opera: Snow White; for Ransom Theatre Northern Ireland (including touring), and for Seymour Centre/Riverside Theatres: Transparency; for the Black Swan State Theatre WA: Dust; for the Sydney Opera House: and The . Other international credits include: for The Lemon Tree Theatre (Scotland): Velvet Evening Séance; for Theatre Gargantua (Canada): The Sacrifice Zone; for the Cherry Tree Theatre New York & the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh: Reasonable Doubt; for Theatre 503 London, SOLD.
Film: Miller is currently contracted to write writing feature films with Participant Media USA & Bunya Productions Australia; and a romantic comedy with Hoodlum Productions and Heiress Films Australia. TV: Miller is creating an original television series (for Matchbox Pictures Australia and NBC/Comcast USA; is the lead writer adapting Heather Rose’s novel Bruny (for Sue Maslin and Charlotte Seymour at Film Art Media) and is contracted to Synchronicity UK/AUs to create another original series. Miller is also part of writing teams on other international screen works.
Suzie is based in London and Sydney, and has a background in law and science.
Justin Martin is an award winning director working in theatre, film and television. He has worked throughout North America, Europe and Australasia. Most recently, Justin co-directed with Stephen Daldry the critically acclaimed Together for BBC films (starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan). Justin is also currently developing a film adaptation of the hit play The Jungle for the BBC. His critically acclaimed production of The Jungle (A Young Vic/National Theatre co-production) most recently played in San Francisco, following sell-out seasons at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York, in the West End and at The Young Vic. The show garnered awards including an Obie, a Southbank Sky Arts Award and a Broadway World Award for Best Direction. Justin’s critically acclaimed production of Low LevelPanic sold out twice at the Galway Theatre Festival before touring throughout Ireland and to a sell-out season in Australia. Other recent theatre credits include: Last Chance: A Plea For the Unaccompanied Children of Calais (Young Vic) starring Carey Mulligan, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave and Samuel West; The Nether (Seymour Centre, Sydney); Far Away (fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne); Fifty Two (Leicester Square Theatre); Good Chance/No Chance (as part of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Love); Harvey and Frieda (Arcola Theatre); Street (Mick Laly Theatre - Galway Theatre Festival), The Kitchen (HM Theatre, Victoria) and Skintight (fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne). Justin has a long collaboration with director Stephen Daldry. Most recently, Justin was the associate director for Stephen’s award-winning production of The Inheritance (Young Vic/West End/Broadway). He was the associate director for both Skylight (starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan) and The Audience (starring first Helen Mirren and later Kristin Scott Thomas) both in the West End and on Broadway. He also worked with John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett on the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Let the Right One In (Dundee Rep/Royal Court/West End/St Ann’s, NY/US Tour). He was an associate director on Billy Elliot the Musical working on Broadway, throughout North America, South Korea, Amsterdam, and Australia. Other screen credits include work on seasons 1 and 2 of the award-winning Netflix series The Crown and on hugely successful NT Live performances of Skylight and The Audience.
Justin is an associate artist with Good Chance Theatre - a company dedicated to making work with and about refugees. He has directed a number of works for them, including most recently working on a number of promos for The Walk - a theatre festival spanning 8000km from The Syrian border to Manchester. He was the inaugural recipient of the Roger Leach Award for Theatre.Justin continues to develop work with some of the worlds most renowned theatre, film, and television companies. He is attached to direct new plays in London, Sydney, and New York when COVID 19 abates. He is also currently developing film and television projects in the UK, US, and Australia.
Set and Costume Designer
Theatre and Dance includes: King Lear; To Kill a Mockingbird; Three Tall Women; A Doll’s House 2; The Children (Broadway); And Breathe…, Hymn, Shipwreck; Machinal; Albion; Boy; When the Rain Stops Falling; Judgement Day (Almeida Theatre) The Jungle (Young Vic/ West End/ New York); The Trial; Public Enemy; Wild Swans; The Government Inspector; In the Red and Brown Water; The Good Soul of Szechuan; Generations (Young Vic); Glass.Kill.Blubeard.Imp; Sucker Punch; Cock; In the Republic of Happiness; Get Santa!; (Royal Court); The Children; Escaped Alone; Love and Information (Royal Court Theatre/New York); Sunny Afternoon; Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre/West End); Bend it Like Beckham (West End); The Father (Theatre Royal Bath); The Effect; Earthquakes in London (National Theatre); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Chichester Festival Theatre/ West End); Red Demon; The Bee (Young Vic / Japan); Guantanamo: “Honor Bound to Defend Freedom” (Tricycle Theatre/ West End/ New York/ San Francisco); Frame of View (Cedar Lake, New York); The Cherry Orchard (Amsterdam); Toot (Oper Leipzig).
Opera includes: La Fanciulla Del West (ENO and Santa Fe Opera); Turandot; Wozzeck (ENO); Suor Angelica (Royal Opera House); Anna Nicole (Royal Opera House and New York); Boris Godunov (Berlin Opera); The Death of Klinghoffer (Edinburgh Festival/ 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.
Natasha is a London-based lighting designer with over 20 years of experience.
Her extensive work in theatre includes Enemy of People (The Armoury, New York); Kan Ya Ma Kan (Riyadh); Message in a Bottle, Electric Hotel, Dystopian Dream and Gravity Fatigue (Sadler’s Wells); Drive and Live: La Boheme (ENO); Ivanov (Staatstheater Stuttgart); Blood Wedding (Young Vic); The Doctor, Hamlet and Oresteia (Almeida); Oedipus (Toneelgroep Amsterdam); The American Clock and SYLVIA (The Old Vic); The Antipodes, Sunset at the Villa Thalia and Statement of Regret (National Theatre); The Deep Blue Sea, The Chalk Garden and The House They Grew Up In (Chichester Festival Theatre); We Are Here at La Mama New York; Allelujah! (The Bridge Theatre); The Duchess of Malfi (Royal Shakespeare Company); Belleville (Donmar Warehouse); Shoe Lady, White Pearl, The Cane, Bad Roads, Mistress Contract and Fireworks (Royal Court); 1984 (West End/Broadway); Draft Works, Electric Counterpoint, Strapless (Royal Ballet); Happy Days (Sheffield Crucible); Green Snake (National Theatre of China); Praxis Makes Perfect and The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (National Theatre Wales); Macbeth (Broadway); 27, The Wolves in the Walls and Home (National Theatre of Scotland); Sunday in the Park with George (West End).
She has won both Olivier and UK Theatre awards and received a drama desk nomination in 2018 for 1984 on Broadway
Ben & Max Ringham
Ben and Max Ringham’s theatre credits for Composition and Sound Design include Blindness (Donmar Warehouse and International Tour), Teenage Dick, Berberian Sound Studio (Donmar Warehouse), Black Love (Paines Plough), Herding Cats (Soho Theatre), Cyrano de Bergerac (Harold Pinter Theatre, Playhouse Theatre, BAM)(Olivier Nomination - Best Sound 2020), Pinter at the Pinter, Betrayal (West End), The Wife of Willesden, NW Stories, The Seven Ages of Patience, Pass Over (Kiln Theatre), Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre), Pygmalion (UK tour), Party Skills (Shoreditch Town Hall), The Meeting (Chichester Festival Theatre), Machinal (Almeida Theatre), Love and Information (Sheffield Theatres), and Gloria (Hampstead Theatre). In 2019 they co-created ‘Anna’ a headphone based show at the National Theatre (Olivier Nomination - Best Sound 2020).
Screen: Through The Dunes (Short); A Christmas Carol (BBC 2); Skip Girl (Short); The Making of an Avant-Garde (Documentary Feature) Second Hand for 50 Grand(Channel 4)
Other work: Curse of the Crackles! (with Shoreditch Town Hall), The Return (Podcast with ETT), Bounce! (Circa Contemporary Circus), 8-Bit (Digital short with Royal Opera House), Frida Kahlo - Making Herself Up at The V&A, Mirror Maze and Room 2022 with Es Devlin, Rembrandt - The Late Works at The National Gallery, The Inspection Chamber for Alexa, BBC Research and Development.
Rebecca Lucy Taylor
Willie Williams designs and directs live events with an emphasis on multimedia performance. He is best known for his 40-year creative relationship with rock band U2 which was instrumental in introducing large-scale, multiscreen imagery to concert touring. His work with George Michael, David Bowie and R.E.M. has also been highly respected as both conceptually and technologically ground breaking.
Performing arts projects include collaborations with Complicite, Kronos Quartet, La La La Human Steps and Laurie Anderson. Theatre credits include lighting and video design for Dawn French, French & Saunders, Little Britain Live, Barbarella at Vienna’s Raimund Theatre and the Queen musical We Will Rock You.
Public works include lighting installations within Canterbury Cathedral, on London’s
Southbank and a permanent exhibit at Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum.
He is a founding partner of Treatment Studio, London, an award-winning design agencyspecialising in the creation of multimedia experiences for concert tours, festivals, art installations, experiential spaces, branding campaigns and theatrical productions. Clients include Louis Vuitton, McLaren, UNICEF, UEFA, Sigur Ròs, The Weeknd, John Mayer, Adele and The Rolling Stones.
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