Angelina Chudi, Alex Critoph, Alessandra Davison, Molly Sweeney
Mami Wata’s got a lesson for the sailors, a Mermaid has a fag on a rock and Naamah is sick of doing all the work on the ark. The forgotten women of the sea tell their stories. Sway is a live action Audio Play about the female spirits of the ocean, join us as we dive into the water to find the voices that history has drowned out in its depths.
Available Online Aug 30
Performed at St John’s Church, Leytonstone 12-13 Sept
Angelina Chudi – Performer
Angelina is an actor from East London, she trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre credits include Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her) (Vaults Festival/White Bear Theatre), Messiah (Bear Trap Theatre), Welcome to Thebes (Filter Theatre), Galvanise (Vaults Festival), A Christmas Carol (South Street Arts Centre), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Engineer Theatre/RCSSD), The Sound and The Fury (Complicité/RCSSD), Her Naked Skin (RCSSD). Short film credits include In Your Hands (Goldsmiths).
Alex Critoph – Writer
As a writer Alex’s work includes; Sky for Theatre 503 and Theatre Centre’s ImagiNation Project, GIRL for The Miniaturists at The Arcola Theatre and WASHED for The Brighton Fringe Festival. Alex created and produces new writing night Women’s Writes which has had sell out shows at The Arcola Theatre and VAULT Festival 2020. She is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing.
Alessandra Davison – Director/ Supporting Performer
Alessandra is a theatre director, facilitator and photographer. After studying at LAMDA she went on to join the Genesis Directors Programme at the Young Vic Theatre, mentored by Roy Alexander Weise, and is attached to the Royal Court on their Agitator programme as an Associate. She recently joined the Jamie Lloyd EMERGE company as a director receiving mentorship from Jamie Lloyd. Her most recent work includes Assistant Director on ‘Me for the World’ at the Young Vic (a show about Romani and Irish Travellers) and Associate Director on ‘Torch Song’ at the Turbine Theatre. Alessandra’s own directing credits include
‘HATCH’ at Baron’s Court Theatre and ‘By Way of Kensal Green’ at Theatre 503. She has also worked extensively in participatory arts programmes.
Molly Sweeney – Writer/ Supporting Performer
Molly Sweeney is a London-based writer who works in theatre and audio. She writes scripts exploring what it means to be a good person. She writes about robots trying to understand domestic violence, feminists trying to understand women who aren’t feminist, friends realising that their friends are dangerous, and, inevitably, Brexit. Her work has been staged at venues including the Arcola Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and the Bunker Theatre. Her first audio play Help Me Learn was produced by Ragged Foils Productions. She has a Masters in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media at the Central School of Speech and Drama.