"Their work displays great sensitivity and a thoughtfulness for their audience. I'm excited to see how they shape the next generation of theatre in this country." - Jesse Briton, Bear Trap Theatre
"Without a question this show was created by true artists."
- Marcin Rudy, Song Of The Goat, on 'Testament'
MEET THE TEAM
Sam is a Luton born artist, with a background in Devising and Contemporary Dance. He trained at East 15 Acting School on the BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre Course., where he was awarded the Sir John Gielgud Award and shortlisted for the BAFTA Scholarship. He has performed and directed for multiple award winning companies, winning awards such as the Brighton Fringe 'Outstanding Theatre Award 2015' and the 'NDT First Devised Award 2017'. As a performer he has been to multiple Fringe Festivals and performed in shows both at The Donmar Warehouse and The Royal Opera House. He is a director and playwright for both film and stage, as well as a professional lighting designer/ technician.
Graduate Emerging Company 2019/20
Winners of Epping Forest Creativity Award 2018
Winners of The Love Luton Award 2018
Winners of Best Drama & Sound Design Steam Head Awards 2018
Commisioned for Imagine Luton 2018 Supported By Arts Council England
Selected For Incoming Festival 2019
Proud associates of NGYT.
Vikesh Godhwani is a freelance theatre producer, director, writer and who graduated with an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from Kings College London. Vikesh won the title of Best Director at the MADC One Act Play Festival and Malta's International Theatre Festival, along with another six awards including Best Original Script and Best Production. Since moving to London, Vikesh has directed a scratch performance of one-man show Polyester Princess at Battersea Arts Centre and produced Cut the Bakwaas, an event showcasing South Asian artists at Rich Mix. He has a passion for groundbreaking theatre that plays with the audience’s expectations of what a theatrical performance is or should be. Vikesh worked as an assistant producer with multi-award winning China Plate during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 and beyond with his highlight being working on the autumn tour of Trying It On by David Edgar at Midlands Arts Centre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal Court. Vikesh most recently wrote, directed and produced a pantomime in the dark for Teatru Malta, which ran to sold out audiences and received rave reviews. As a freelancer, Vikesh produced Mara at The Vault Festival and is very excited to be producing the spring run of Testament by Chalk Line Theatre as his next project! Vikesh is currently a Stage One producer, is writing and directing a new Panto In the Dark for Spazju Kreattiv and is developing a Musical In the Dark with Teatru Malta.
Becca is a London based theatre designer.
Coming from a background in fine art with a focus on textiles and sculpture, she joined Wimbledon College of Arts in 2015 to train as a theatre designer.
During her time there she has worked on speculative designs for classical plays as well as creating realised designs for contemporary writing, namely in collaboration with students from East 15 Acting School.