Aideen Malone - My People & Shadow of a Quiet Society, Raft
Aideen trained at Trinity College Dublin and Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has worked extensively in theatre, dance and opera since 1994. Some of the companies she has collaborated with are; English Touring Opera, Theatre Rites, Clod Ensemble, Akram Khan Company, Angika Dance Company, Sadhana Dance Company, Bush Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Paco Pena, Red Cape and Flying Cloud. Aideen has been a freelance Lighting Designer and Tutor at Academy of Live and Recorded Arts since 2006. She is also a Director of Junction, who designs lighting sculptures and installations.
Becky Davies - Raft
Becky Davies graduated from The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2007 with first class honours in Theatre Design. In the same year she won The Lord Williams Memorial Prize for Design and was shortlisted in The Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design. Based in Cardiff, she has been designing both English and Welsh language productions for site-specific, outdoor, black box and touring theatre for companies such as Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Welsh National Opera, Sherman Youth Theatre, Theatr Iolo, Mess Up The Mess and Spectacle Theatre in addition to assistant work for Welsh National Youth Opera and BBC Wales.
She is currently an Associate Artist of accessible and inclusive theatre company, Taking Flight, and has been continuously designing for the company since 2009. Becky is also Resident Designer for a new Musical Theatre company, Leeway Productions - official launch July 2016.
Ben Cowens - Shadow of a Quiet Society and relight for My People
Ben trained at The Academy of Live & Recorded Arts in stage management and technical theatre specialising in lighting design for theatre, events & dance. Since graduating he has designed productions internationally and re-lit productions around the United Kingdom. Lighting design work includes: iCoDaCo (International Contemporary Dance Collective in Sweden, Israel and the UK), Showtime (Bridlington Spa), The Domino Heart (The Finborough Theatre), We Happy Few (New Diorama), Conversations with Dystonia (The Place), Crossing Jerusalem (Park90), Inigo (Pleasance Theatre) and Is It Getting Cold in Here?(Theatre503). Relight work includes My People (Gwyn Emberton Dance), Bird (UK), Speed (The Tristan Bates), Snap. Catch. Slam. (The Plough Arts Centre) and The Snow Spider (The Tristan Bates).
Angharad Matthews - Shadow of a Quiet Society
Welsh Artist Angharad Matthews graduated from the Royal Welsh Collage of Music and Drama in 2005 with a Ba Hons in Theatre Design. She has since worked as a freelance designer for various events and performing arts including theatre, circus, dance, visual art and carnival. She has worked extensively throughout Wales with Welsh theatre companies including the National Theatre of Wales, Theatr Na Nog, Mappa Mundi, The Torch Theatre, Spectacle Theatre, Sandra Harnish-Lacey Dance, Boombastic Dance, Volcano, Mr and Mrs Clark, Shock and Awe Everyman Theatre and The National Youth Theatre of Wales.
Neil Davies - My People
Neil was born in Bridgend, Wales in 1970.As a child he was often found with his head buried in various books and magazines, busying himself with clothes and creating and exploring make believe worlds. In 1988 he completed an apprenticeship as a hairdresser and then moved to London where he worked for number of top salons and freelanced as a Hair and Make-up artist.
In 1998 he returned home to do a B.T.E.C in Art and Design and then went on to complete a B.A (hons) in Fine Art at U.W.I.C. Since graduating in 2003 Neil has been based in Cardiff and has worked in Costume and Set design, Hair and Make-up for numerous companies and individuals including B.B.C, S4C, National Theatre Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Sherman Cymru, Chapter Arts, Theatr Iolo, Coreo Cymru, Run Ragged Productions, TaikaBox, Aura Dance Theatre, Waking Exploits, Marc Rees, Eddie Ladd, Gerald Tyler, Chloe Loftus, Deborah Light, Caroline Sabin, Sean Tuan John and Gwyn Emberton.
Graphic Designer / Illustrator / Photographer
Glenn McCance - In-House designer for Gwyn Emberton Dance
Glenn studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and Shillington College in London. He has done graphic design, illustration, web design and photography for GED since its inception.