She Called Me Mother
Pitch Lake Productions with Tara Arts for Black Theatre Live
Tues 7 - Sat 11 February, 7.30pm, Sat 3pm
Cathy Tyson - Actor Cathy Tyson is a BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated actress with over three decades of experience in the creative industries, she is known for her roles in film, television and theatre. She began her career at the Liverpool Everyman at the age of 17 before joining the RSC in 1984. She is best known for her role in Mona Lisa(1986) along side Bob Hoskins. In 2012 she finished a Degree in English and Drama at Brunel University. Cathy Tyson will be starring in Pitch Lake Productions' first small-scale tour with Black Theatre Live, She Called Me Mother, as protagonist Evangeline. Cathy's most recent theatre credits include: Bright Pheonix (Liverpool Everyman) Stand (Oxford Playhouse) Monkey Bars (Traverse and Touring) Snakes & Ladders (Arcola Theatre). Special Interests: BAME theatre, roles for older women, classics, creative writing.
Chereen Buckley - Actor Chereen performed earlier this year in the American play, I AND THE VILLAGE, at Theatre 503. The show opened to 5 star reviews. Chereen’s television credits include LAW & ORDER: UK (Kudos/ITV), the lead in ADMIN LUNCH MONKEYS (BBC), MY FAMILY (BBC) and THIEVES LIKE US (BBC). She has performed at Theatre 503, Kings Head Theatre, Orange Tree and most recently she has performed at the Royal Festival Hall in CUSTODY for Faith Drama in association with Talawa Theatre Company.
Michelle Inniss - Writer Michelle Inniss is a playwright and short story writer. She teaches Spanish in a primary school and is a mother of two. Michelle is studying an MA in Creative Writing: The Novel at Brunel University, where she is developing her first novel. She Called Me Mother is her first play, which Pitch Lake Productions will be touring in 2015 with Black Theatre Live, she is currently working on her second play: They Know Not What They Do. Michelle's short story Whatever Lola Wants, will be published in Peepal Tree's 2015 anthology entitled: Closure. Michelle's prizes include: Longlisted for the Angle at the Bush Theatre 2012. Shortlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize 2009/10. Decibel Penguin runners up Prize 2006. Special Interests: Spanish culture, telenovelas, visual art and crafts, stand-up comedy, education, opera, world music, the culture of Trinidad.
Cara Nolan - Director Cara Nolan recently graduated from RADA with an MA in Directing. She studied Theatre Arts at the University of Derby, graduating in 2008, and has since worked as an actor, writer, lecturer and director. Cara formed Uncontained Arts Theatre Company in 2009 and worked as their Artistic Director for 5 years. The company specialised in children's theatre. Cara built their national touring repertoire, developed international engagement with The English Theatre in Warsaw, Poland, and visited the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a number of shows at the Gilded Balloon. Cara also formed, in collaboration with Aim Higher, a youth theatre project called 'Performing for Success' which focused on engaging students on the verge of exclusion and working with teenagers with autism.
As Creative Producer for the Derby Theatre, Cara programmed and ran the Derby Theatre Studio and assisted Artistic Director Sarah Brigham in programming the 'Departure Lounge Festival' in July 2013.
Amelia Jane Hankin - Designer Amelia trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and at the RSC. Theatre includes The Nightmare Before Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Fake It ’Til You Make It (National Tour, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and Soho Theatre), 64 Squares (National Tour and Edinburgh Festival), Unearthed (National Tour and Arcola Theatre), Mother Courage and her Children (Drama Centre, London), The Itinerant Music Hall (Lyric Hammersmith and Watford Palace Theatre), The Box (Theatre Delicatessen), You Once Said Yes (The Roundhouse, The Lowry, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, and Perth International Festival, Australia), The Red Helicopter (Arcola Theatre), The Many Whoops of Whoops Town (Lyric Hammersmith) and Cinderella (Charing Cross Theatre). As Associate and Assistant Designer, theatre includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Death of a Salesman and The Christmas Truce (Royal Shakespeare Company 2015/16).
Kerri Mclean - Sound designer has worked as theatre-maker for over 10 years she has a passion for the area where drama and sound meet, she trained in Drama and to MA degree level in Audio Production at The University of Westminster. She runs Rolemop performance company and has undertaken a range of exciting sound designs including for theatre shows 'Snakes and Ladders' 2014 tour (Arcola, Dome,Marlowe), 'Broken Loops' 2012 (Old Vic Tunnels), 'Memories of Mermaids' 2014 previews (Bernie Grant Arts, Brighton Dome), 'The Secret Agent' 2009 (Greenwich, Yvonne Arnaud, Burton Taylor).2012 saw Kerri undertake 'Glimmers' for the Brighton Digital Festival 2013 which saw her create an apocalyptic audio world for a site specific radio drama meets adventure game meets installation iPhone app. Further sound installations include 'Past Replay Past' at London's P3 Gallery, 'The Wild Wood' (Standon Calling Festival) and a range of sound designs for screen. Kerri has collaborated with a range of artists including Royal Philharmonic composer Shirley Thompson, hip-hop producer Wani Kimani, and acclaimed Jazz musician Byron Wallen.
Richard Davenport - Production photography