Natasha is an award-winning international theatre director, writer and dramaturg based in London, UK and Hyderabad, India.
Directing credits include: OFFIE Nominated Four Stages (The Bread & Roses Theatre), Om Shanti F*ck (& writer) Doll Face (Arcola, Battersea Arts Centre, Camden People’s Theatre), The Infinite Line between Dating and Dying (& writer, Etcetera Theatre, White Bear), It Kind of Looks Like a Doughnut (Nottingham Playhouse, Wolverhampton Arena), Sad About the Cows (Tristan Bates Theatre), Voices of The Movement (& co- writer, Park Theatre), Winner of Most Promising Young Director for The Crucible (Hyderabad Film & Theatre Festival 2010), Les Miserables, The Lion King (various, Hyderabad, India).
Virtual credits include: Hear Me Now Podcast (& writer of “Shoot, Shag or Marry” , Tamasha Theatre Company), Cheek to Cheek (Kali Theatre Company), Stay in, Come out (Actors Awareness), Done For (Pursued by a Dragon), Blindsided (Omnibus Theatre).
Associate director credits include: Discovery Program (Kali Theatre, Pleasance Theatre and Arnolfini Arts).
Assistant Director credits include: New Work (National Theatre), The Woods (Royal Court), The House of in Between (Theatre Royal Stratford East).
Over the lockdown period, Natasha under her production company Namashkar ( founded 2015) launched a brand new & unique talk show - “ In a Nutshell with Natasha Kathi-Chandra”- made by south asian womxn with south asian womxn- showcasing south asian womxn across industries across the globe! Episodes can be found on her IGTV @natasha_kathichandra
She is also a facilitator for the Creative Learning Program at Park Theatre.
Mia Jerome is an actor, director, writer and poet from Essex.
Most recently Mia has worked over the Christmas season with Goblin Theatre and in the Autumn on a collaboration with Punchdrunk, Sky and HBO.
Mia was co-director on Squad Goals: The Immersive Play (Dagenham & Redbridge F.C.)
Mia is an associate artist of Dogma Theatre and previously wrote and directed for Fourth Monkey.
Projects as director include: ALADDIN (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); LEGEND TRIPPERS (National Youth Music Theatre, The Other Palace); MIDNIGHT (Union Theatre and Korea); DON’T TELL ME NOT TO FLY (Underbelly Productions, McEwan Hall, Edinburgh); BILLY THE KID (National Youth Music Theatre, Leicester Curve); THAT’S JEWISH ENTERTAINMENT (Aria Entertainment, Upstairs at the Gatehouse); SUPERHERO (National Youth Music Theatre, UK Tour); RED RIDING HOOD (Pleasance Theatre, London); JERRY’S GIRLS (St James Theatre and Jermyn Street); THE BATTLE OF BOAT (Kingston Rose, National Youth Music Theatre); STROKE OF LUCK (Park Theatre, Finsbury Park); PRODIGY (St James Theatre, National Youth Music Theatre); CELESTE (Workshop, and Capitol Club, Rome); CLAUS (Landor Theatre); PASSPORT TO PIMLICO (A new adaptation performed on location in and around the streets of Pimlico, SouthWestFest); MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS (UK Tour & Edinburgh); THE ROAD TO QATAR! (Landor Theatre and Edinburgh Festival) PARADE and SPRING AWAKENING (Pleasance Theatre, London); DAISY PULLS IT OFF (Lost Theatre); BETWIXT! (King’s Head & Ambassadors Theatre); SIX WOMEN WITH BRAIN DEATH (Edinburgh Pleasance & Soho Theatre Studio); SWEETHEARTS (Finborough); NEWSREVUE (Canal Café); BE THE STAR YOU ARE (Young Vic, 2 Boroughs Project); the short film BORN YESTERDAY. Opera includes: A promenade production of CARMEN (Opera La Goziniere).
Kate is an Associate Artist of the Singapore Repertory Theatre for whom she has directed THE GINGERBREAD MAN, NURSERY CRIMES, CHICKEN LITTLE, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, TREASURE ISLAND, JUNIOR CLAUS, THE NIGHTINGALE, RED RIDING HOOD and FANTASTIC MR FOX.
As Associate/ Resident Director: IMPOSSIBLE (World Tour and Noel Coward Theatre); THE WIZARD OF OZ (London Palladium); SWEET CHARITY (Menier Chocolate Factory & Theatre Royal Haymarket); EDUCATING RITA & SHIRLEY VALENTINE (Menier Chocolate Factory & Trafalgar Studios); new jazz opera BRIDGETOWER – A FABLE OF 1807 (UK Tour, English Touring Opera). As Assistant: DADDY COOL (Shaftesbury Theatre); GET CARTER (Red Shift Theatre Company UK Tour); SALOME (Royal Opera House) and THE DOORWAY PROJECT led by Phyllida Lloyd and Kate Flatt (Young Vic); JULIUS CAESAR (Barbican)
For drama schools: LEGALLY BLONDE (Chichester University); BACK TO BEFORE – a celebration of the collaborations of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Arts Ed); KISS ME, KATE (Mountview); THE SUNSHINE GANG (The MTA); HONK, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and A HOLLYWOOD PARTY (Trinity College of Music); FOOTLOOSE, PRINCESS IDA (Arts Ed).
Kate was a 2009 JMK Trust Award finalist with THE CRUCIBLE.
Training: Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.
Audrey trained as a theatre director with Sam Kogan in London and Moscow, and through further directing programmes and invited workshops at the Young Vic, King’s Head, National Theatre Studio, RSC and with Peter Brook.
Audrey directed The Dark Room by multi-award-winning Australian playwright, Angela Betzien, at Theatre503, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Apologia and The Effect by Lucy Prebble - both for The English Theatre Frankfurt, and most recently Sleepwalking by Hannah Khalil at Hampstead Theatre.
She was Best Director Finalist for the Off-West End Awards 2017/2018 (The Dark Room, Theatre503), nominated for The Arts Foundation Awards 2018, and selected as an Old Vic 12 Director 2019. She is also a recipient of an MGCfutures bursary 2020.
Associate / Assistant Directing includes productions with Patrick Marber, Ian Rickson, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Carrie Cracknell, Rupert Goold, Clare Lizzimore, Mark Ravenhill and Elizabeth LeCompte - at the Old Vic, National Theatre, RSC, Hampstead Theatre and in the West End.
Audrey is currently working on several new projects, including the development of a new play by Nessah Muthy for the Young Vic, as part of Twenty Twenty later this year.
For more information and images of work, please see www.audreysheffield.co.uk