Head for Heights
Sue Dunderdale, Director
Sue Dunderdale is a freelance director and writer, and former Head of MAs at RADA. Her most recent production was The Brothers Karamazov in a newly commissioned version by Melissa Murray at the GBS studio, RADA. Previously she directed Beasts (Las Brutas) by Juan Radrigán for Head for Heights at Theatre503. In the previous few years she has directed Wuthering Heights at York Theatre Royal where she has also directed the premier of Mrs 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 has been Artistic Director of Pentabus Theatre Company, 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, Producer
Karen completed a course in producing at RADA (2007) under the aegis of the MA in Text and Performance. Since then, she has been involved in the production of a number of plays, including Bicycle (Camden People’s Theatre), Oorah! (Finborough Theatre) Bloody Poetry (White Bear Theatre), The Sicilian (Resolution! Festival) and, most recently, Beasts (Las Brutas) for Head for Heights at Theatre503. Karen is also a playwright who has had work produced on the London fringe, including Playground, in association with Head for Heights, and is completing a PhD in Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths.