'To Whom It May Concern' is an emerging writers night produced and directed by Salt Circle Productions. The one-hour show consists of monologues around different themes. Tonight’s theme is 'revolution' and will be performed by brilliant London based actors.
This is an evening of letters that were never sent. A night of connection, revolution and power as we hear the voices of 'us', the general public that is often overlooked.
Also performed by TJ Sulaiman and Adi Roy Bhattacharya
musical performer Ollie Moore
Directed by Aditi Dalal, Callista Saputra, Clara Janssen, Maisie Allen, Ben Newman and Laura Unger
Read about our previous 'TWIMC' here
Meet us after the show in the bar and meet up with fellow creatives.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
20th April 2023, 7:00pm at Etcetera Theatre, Camden
CAST AND CREW
Writer and performer of 'Celebrity Jesus'
Freddie (they/ them) was born and raised in Austria where they started performing at the age of seven. In 2015, they moved to London to study Creative Writing & Drama, followed by an MA in Musical Theatre. Since graduating, they’ve been gigging all over London as well as working abroad, most recently as a lead vocalist in a family hotel on Lanzarote.
Their piece ‘Celebrity Jesus’ is a slightly adapted extract of a play they’re currently working on called ‘Fuckboy’. Like most of Freddie’s writing, the play explores queerness, relationships and mental health.
Freddie would like to thank Andrew Garfield for inspiring this specific piece of writing.
Writer of ‘AWARE'
David's plays have been produced throughout the U.S. and internationally, including a recent New York production of seven of his one-acts performed as a benefit for Literacy For Incarcerated Teens. Also an actor, his credits include "Silicon Valley," "iCarly," and "Vanilla Sky." He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Robyn and a growing number of cats.
Writer and performer of 'Baby Cry Static'
Heather Woodhouse is a London based actor/writer/director with a taste for big characters and the absurd. Having graduated Goldsmiths with a Drama and English degree, she now works as one half of Woodhouse&Roderick to create whacky theatre, last year starring in their one woman show ‘Negativist’.
Writer of ‘The Witches You Didn't Burn'
Holly (Sunny) Sonabend (she/her) is an actress and writer. After studying Fine Art Sculpture she embarked on acting via Lecoq and clowning at ArtHaus Berlin. Since then she got an MA in Classical Acting at Drama Centre and is often found in far flung rehearsal spots around Europe. Most recently the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw.
Holly has been developing a triptych of short films to be filmed in her homeland, Orkney, Scotland and has just completed her first full-length play which asks us to reconsider our responsibilities in society around addiction and an underfunded and over-politicised capitalistic rehab system. Holly is the founder of Gruva Group, a self tape studio in North London and co-founder of 101 Theatre Collective which is a community led actor’s and director’s workshop and new material lab.
Writer and performer of ‘Today's Sales'
Originally from the midlands in Ireland, Muireann studied at the Bow Street Screen Acting Academy Dublin before moving to London to attend a BA Acting at ALRA South graduating in 2020. As well as performing Muireann writes comedy skits to weepy monologues. She strives to write pieces that connect with and speak to the absurdity and messiness of being human. She previously wrote and performed Just do it at the Rosemary Branch Theatre and Soulmates for The Lockdown Online Series with Crixx Croxx Theatre. She hopes Todays Sales will speak to every person who’s ever had a job that made them want to run out in the street screaming.
Writer of ‘The Angriest Person in the Universe'
Ellen is a writer and actor currently in her graduating year of Acting and Theatre - Making at the London College of Music. Her writing focuses predominantly on female empowerment and she is working on writing her first play, 'Girlhood' at present. This is Ellen's first public writing debut and she is very excited to be working with Salt Circle Productions and to be a part of an incredible night of emerging talent.
Along with those performing their own written pieces, we welcome the following performers:
Adi Roy Bhattacharya
Performer of 'AWARE'
Adi (he/him) is a recent graduate of Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in MA Acting Classical and is currently based in North West London. His recent credits include: The Tempest (CSSD), and Blood Wedding (CSSD).
Instagram - @adi.one
Spotlight - https://www.spotlight.com/0456-8943-5192
Performer of 'The Angriest Person in the Universe'
Born and raised in London, TJ has been performing since childhood with her creativity starting out in dance. In recent years her passions have evolved to include a love of acting, with an appreciation for both screen and theatre performance. TJ enjoys exploring strong, thought-provoking stories, challenging herself creatively and simply making people smile.
Performer of 'The Witches You Didn't Burn'
Laetitia Somé is a queer French actress who arrived in London 4 years ago. Trained for stage acting and dramaturgy through a MA in Paris, she studied screen acting at IDSA before focusing on writing; an extract of her debut play was presented at the Writers' Corner in October 2022. She's now focusing on writing a pilot for a comedy series.
During lockdown Ollie picked up a guitar and started writing songs to release his emotions and express himself. What started as a coping mechanism during lockdown has turned into what Ollie wishes to do as a career. Accepted into Hertfordshire University on an unconditional offer Ollie is going to study music production and songwriting there starting in September. He also has a love for acting and enrolled into the NYT(national youth theatre) before Christmas. Inspired by icons such as Elvis Presley, Ollie comes alive on stage and in-front of an audience. This is the link to his Spotify profile, where you can find songs that’s he has released in the past.
Director of 'AWARE'
Ben Newman is a theatre director who has lived and worked in the North for most of his life (Merseyside and Sheffield) but is now based in London. A founding member and Artistic Director of the independent company, Belly Up Theatre, his directing credits include, among others: Recipe for a Baby (new writing), Punk Rock, Love and Information, The Pillowman, and a UK tour of Love's Labour's Lost (in an assistant role). He is also currently training and Mountview on the MA Theatre Directing course and is currently working as an Assistant Director on an upcoming production of Once (dir. Steve Grihault) at the Backstage Theatre. Ben also loves exploring the boundaries between the real and surreal, and has a passion for developing and staging new writing. He is very excited to work on this project.
Director of 'The Angriest Person in the Universe'
Aditi is a drama facilitator and director from Mumbai, India. She has worked with people of various ages and abilities in schools, private and community settings. She graduated from the MA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2022. She loves watching magic unfold on stage and making it happen offstage too!
Director of 'Celebrity Jesus'
Recent Cultural and Creative Industries graduate Maisie is a freelance writer, critic, editor, producer, director, and cellist. Her work primarily focuses on the intersections of class, sexuality, and gender.
Director of 'Baby Cry Static'
Clara Janssen 凯俐 is a Singaporean theatre maker, performer and director. She creates and facilitates work fuelled by curiosity, play and the human experience.
Director of 'Today's Sales'
She is currently a participant in the Bush Theatre’s writers group and the Young Vic’s directing programme.
She also recently co-produced Theatre Royal Stratford East’s ‘Future Leaders’ workshops for young people who are interested in getting involved in theatre. She is also involved in production companies such as Kakilang and Boundless Theatre, which are focused on giving underrepresented people a voice in the arts.
She believes that the arts industry should remain accessible for all, and always aims to create works that can make people feel heard and seen.
Director of 'The Witches You Didn't Burn'
Laura Unger moved from Germany to London three years ago to study Film & TV. Since graduating she has been acting in film and theatre, she enjoys writing poetry and is currently writing on her first feature script. She recently discovered her love for writing and making music and is working on her first EP.
BEHIND THE SCENES PEOPLE:
Special thanks to Etcetera Theatre and to everyone who has bought tickets to previous To Whom It May Concerns!