Bill is a transplanted American playwright now living permanently in the UK. His plays include 46 Beacon (Hope Theatre, London/Blank Theatre LA Living Room Series), True Fans (The Abbey, Orlando/Blank Theatre LA Living Room Series), Sunshine and Shadow (Blank Theatre LA, Living Room Series), Let Me (Asolo Theatre, Sarasota Florida, Unplugged Series) and the award-winning one act Bridal Terrorism (Samuel French). His highly acclaimed adaptation of Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella directed & choreographed by Casey Nicolaw was produced as part of the City Center Encores! Series in New York City. In addition to his playwrighting activities for the past six years he has written the prestigious Drama Desk Awards Ceremony in New York. Prior to turning his attention to playwriting he had a career in the recording industry in New York as the executive producer of over 65 Original Cast Recordings beginning with the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins and ended approximately 20 years later with the award-laden revival of Hair garnering over 30 Grammy nominations in the process. Among the awards he has received are 2 Drama Desk Awards (1992 and 2002), a Society of Directors and Choreographers Foundation Governor’s Award, and a Richard Rodgers Award (2006).
Alex is an Anglo-American freelance director based in London. Directing credits include: Chips With Everything (Farrer Theatre), Giant Leap (Pleasance, Edinburgh), Young Bloods (RADA Festival), Scenes on the Sand (Arcola Tent), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (LAMDA Summer School), and Skeletons (Orange Tree Theatre). Recently, Alex was Associate Director on Sean Mathias’ production of No Man’s Land (UK Tour and West End), starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart (Winner, Best Revival, Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016). Previously as Associate Director: Confusions and Hero’s Welcome (UK Tour, directed by Alan Ayckbourn), Holes (Arcola Tent) and Threeway (Invisible Dot). Assistant Director work includes: Oppenheimer (RSC Swan Theatre/Vaudeville), and London Wall (Mint Theater Company, New York City). Alex was one of Sam Walters’ penultimate Trainee Directors at The Orange Tree Theatre. Alex is a graduate of the directing diploma course at LAMDA, during which he assisted directors including Phillip Breen, Tom Hunsinger, and Raz Shaw. Before LAMDA, Alex read History of Art at Downing College, Cambridge, where he was the inaugural recipient of the Judy C Petty Scholarship in Music and Theatre.
Oli began producing theatre in 2005, having started his career in TV production. His producing credits include musical theatre, plays, cabaret and comedy. London producing credits: A Chorus Line (London Palladium), 46 Beacon (The Hope Theatre), Dark Tourism (Park Theatre), The Donkey Show (Proud Camden) and associate producer on Taken at Midnight (Theatre Royal Haymarket). International producing credits: Chicago (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Cyprus); My Fair Lady (Singapore and Malaysia); Fame the Musical (Monaco); Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease and Evita (Ljubljana International Festival, Slovenia), The Sound of Music (Malaysia); A Chorus Line (Tel Aviv) and Hairspray (Malaysia, Singapore and Macau). Cabaret work includes Clare Burt: Now You Know (Metropolitan Rooms, New York) and Helen Lederer: WTF (St James Theatre).
Ed’s career has spanned business, politics and entertainment. Originally from Amsterdam, he has been involved in many high-profile LGBP causes worldwide. He has produced large-scale events, including bringing Joan Collins to Amsterdam for a sell-out run and also Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst to the Dutch Gay Pride Festival in 2014.
Ruth Hall is a freelance set and costume designer for theatre in the UK and abroad. London-based, originally from Bristol. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, achieving a first-class BA (hons) in Theatre Design. Following graduation, she was selected as a trainee designer to join the Royal Shakespeare Company’s apprenticeship 2005-6.
Born in Philadelphia, Rick was winner of two Olivier Awards for Best Lighting Design and two Tony Awards for An Inspector Calls and Billy Elliot (both on Broadway).
Jai was the winner of the 2016 Association of Lighting Designers’ ETC Award and has been nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Lighting Designer 2016. He trained at RADA specialising in Lighting Design.