JOHN MARTIN


John Martin is a world-leading figure in theatre for development and conflict transformation, regularly working with the FCO, International Red Cross, International Labour Organisation, UNDP and numerous university research programs at important universities. He is the founder and Director of Pan Intercultural Arts and author of The Intercultural Performance Handbook and Theatre for Development Handbook. He trained at Bristol University and the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

NICHOLA LADO


Nichola is a trained journalist and radio scriptwriter. He is a graduate of University of Juba College of Arts, Music and Drama and has completed international courses on scriptwriting, directing and print reporting in Doha, Netherlands. He is currently a senior scriptwriter at Free Voice South Sudan Program and head of the cultural file for Al Masir newspaper. He has also worked with the Ministry of Culture Cinema Department and is the coordinator and administrator for the South Sudan Theatre Organisation.

GREGORY THOMPSON


Gregory Thompson is Artistic Director of A and BC. He has worked extensively as a theatre director in the UK and abroad, including Henry VIII as part of the RSC Complete Works Festival. He recently directed and toured a new Urdu translation of the Winter’s Tale around Pakistan to support changing attitudes to challenge taboos around the performing arts. For Transformedia, he has mentored the South Sudan Theatre Company.

JAKE CORBETT


Jake Corbett is an experienced cinematographer who makes award winning documentary and drama for Al Jazeera, BBC, NGOs and commercial clients. His work in Kosovo won Best International Documentary at the New York Independent Film Festival. He obtained his MA in Film and TV (Cinematography) from the National Film and Television School.

RAZ SHAW


Raz is an experienced theatre director with extensive credits including at Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Court and Prince Edward Theatres. For Transformedia, he has worked with the South Sudan Theatre Company. He obtained his postgraduate diploma from the London Academy of Performing Arts and was invited onto the National Theatre Studio Directors Course in 1998. He was the recipient of the 2006 Jerwood Directors Award at The Young Vic.