Writer/Performer Joana Nastari is a Brazilian British actress, playwright and theatremaker based in London and recently nominated for a Broadway World award for Best Actress for The Awakening, Brockley Jack (2016). Her solo work’s been performed across the UK including The Pleasance, Platform Southwark, Brainchild Festival and The Lyric Hammersmith. Joana is a founding member of feminist arts collective ‘Sexy Lamp Society’ and hosts sex worker community events at local strip joints including ‘Sleazy Virtue’, encouraging women to share experiences, skills and secrets.
Director Bethany Pitts is a theatre director specialising in new work. She is Artistic Director of the MolinoGroup, Associate Director of Polaroid and is passionate about creating exhilarating live theatre that wears its politics on its sleeve. Recent credits include Brutal Cessation by Milly Thomas (Assembly Edinburgh / Theatre 503) Spine by Clara Brennan (Soho Theatre & UK Tour – Fringe First & Herald Angel award 2014), Tether by Isley Lynn (Underbelly Edinburgh) and Free Fall by Vinay Patel (Pleasance Theatre – Nominated for Off West End Award for Best Director). She was previously Assistant Director at Theatre Royal Plymouth and Resident Assistant Director at Theatre503.
Kitt Proudfoot will be live mixing sound & music of the play as well as playing the character of Bea’s overly possessive mobile phone. Kitt is an actor and musician with a love for music that makes you laugh and comedy that makes you dance. He also jets around the globe DJing. Kitt & Jo trained together and regularly collaborate. Jo even handled the voice acting in Kitt’s most recent addition of his comedic web series, Mellowing.
Producer Ellen Spence is an artist and producer of creative events. She has produced shows and events with company Pecs Drag Kings at venues including Soho Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, Tate Britain, The Yard Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East. Ellen is founder of long running queer club night HEY QT and also works as a Projects Producer and Development Consultant for multi award-winning arts festival, Brainchild.