Sue Dunderdale, Director
Sue Dunderdale is a freelance director and writer and until 2014 the Head of MA courses at RADA. Her most recent production was I’m Afraid of Amerikans a newly commissioned play by Bruntwood award winner Joshua Val Martin at the Webber Douglas Studio, Central School of Speech and Drama. Previously she directed, Mad Man, Sad Woman by Juan Radrigan and Beasts (Las brutas) by Juan Radrigán for Head for Heights. In the previous few years she has directed Wuthering Heights at York Theatre Royal where she has also directed the premier of Ms Pat by Pam Gems; Bottle Universe by Simon Burt at the Bush Theatre; Cold Hands by Chris Katic at Theatre503; Paradise Bound by Jonathan Larkin and The Way Home by Chloe Moss, both at the Liverpool Everyman. She has directed numerous dramas for television and short films, and has two films in development. During her career as a director she founded and was the Artistic Director of Pentabus Theatre Company and AD of both the Soho Theatre and Greenwich Theatre.
Catherine Boyle, Translator
Catherine Boyle is Professor of Latin American Studies and Head of Department at King’s College London. Her acadmic work has led to a number of translations and theatre work, including the RSC for their Spanish Golden Age Season, for which she acted as academic consultant and translator of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s Los empeños de una casa as House of Desires (2004). Catherine is Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded Out of the Wings (www.outofthewings.org), which has developed a database that provides access to nearly 300 Spanish-language plays to theatre practitioners. Catherine also runs the ‘Translating Cultural Extremity Project’, which examines processes of translation of plays that seem culturally, geographically or experientially extreme and distant from our experiences in the UK. The project has developed translation and rehearsal techniques and methodologies, exploring processes of understanding of the multiplicity of interpretation needed for the development of the new play in translation.
Karen Morash, Dramaturg
Karen Morash is Lead Academic Tutor at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, and works professionally as a playwright, dramaturg and producer. She completed a PhD at Goldsmiths (University of London), focusing on collaborative approaches to playwriting. For Head for Heights, she produced Mad Man Sad Woman (The Space), Beasts (Theatre503), plus a number of workshops and readings, directed the rehearsed reading of Three Marias and One Rose (King's College London), and was dramaturg on Karl Marx Year Zero. Her work as a playwright includes The Knock (Southwark Playhouse), Playground (The London Theatre), The 9.21 to Shrub Hill (New Diorama Theatre, in collaboration with Waxwing Theatre Company), Sprint/Marathon (Cockpit), and Tangles (Steyning Festival and Cobden Club). She is also an award-winning poet.
Annafrancesca Tonna, Producer
Annafrancesca Tonna attended Pollyanna Training School for ten years and completed her degree at Goldsmiths University of London in Theatre and Performing Arts, specialising in production and stage management. Annafrancesca joined Head for Heights as Stage Manager on the production of Mad Man, Sad Woman (The Space) and progressed to become our permanent producer when she produced our reading of Benjamin Galemira’s Karl Marx; Year Zero (King’s College London) in January 2018. She has also worked for the National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival (Olympic Park Stratford), The UnGodly Banquet (Safehouse 1), The Sleeper (The Space) and Urinal Residency (LADA). She is also a freelance video producer and actress.
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