pluck. productions in association with ​Park Theatre present the ​World Premiere of

Alkaline

By Stephanie Martin

WRITER I STEPHANIE MARTIN
DIRECTOR I SARAH MEADOWS
CONSULTANT | IMAN QURESHI
PRODUCTION DESIGNER | GEORGIA DE GREY
LIGHTING DESIGNER | JAMIE PLATT
SOUND DESIGNER | JON MCLEOD
STAGE MANAGER | RICKY MCFADDEN
PRODUCTION MANAGER | SHAZ MCGEE
PRODUCTION MANAGER | CAITRIONA RYALL
COSTUME SUPERVISOR | SOPHIE JAMES-FROST


WRITER I STEPHANIE MARTIN​

Stephanie read English and Drama at Birmingham University and trained at Drama Studio London. Stephanie’s debut play Joy premiered in the studio at Theatre Royal Stratford East and is currently in development as a feature film. Current projects in development for stage and screen include: Bathsheba, a play about sex-work, friendship and post-modern literary criticism directed by Tatty Hennessey (Jermyn Street Theatre); Juniper and Jules, a queer female love story exploring polyamory directed by Beth Pitts (Theatre503) and Spin (Arcola Theatre), a new musical theatre collaboration with composer and singer/songwriter Calista Kazuko.

Press for Stephanie’s debut play Joy includes: ‘An irrepressible, swaggering spirit that sweeps you along with it and leaves you glowing’ (The Times), ‘glows with easy affection…there’s a delicate tenderness’ (Time Out), ‘engaging and thought-provoking’ (The Stage).

DIRECTOR I SARAH MEADOWS

Sarah is a multi- award‐winning director and nominated for an Off-West End Award for Best Director for SCREWED (in collaboration with Out Of Joint) by Kathryn O’Reilly at Theatre 503.  She has worked across the UK, Europe and the USA.  Sarah began her career in Manchester and worked as Assistant to the Executive Producer and Artistic Director John McGrath (National Theatre Wales, Manchester International Festival) at Contact Theatre. Sarah directed many productions across the North West and worked at theatres such as The Library, The Lowry and Bolton Octagon before relocating to London. She is also co-Artistic Director of Longsight Theatre Company.

Recent credits include: THE FEAR OF FEAR Warwick Arts Theatre/UK tour, Assistant Director on THE REAL THING (dir. Stephen Unwin, large scale UK tour including Cambridge Arts Theatre, The Rose Kingston, Bath Theatre Royal), Assistant Director on SUMMER IN LONDON (dir. Rikki Beadle-Blair, Theatre Royal Stratford East), THE TEXAS TAXMAN (The Arcola, VAULT Festival, RADA Festival), PIG (The Vaults), WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO? (Old Red Lion, UK tour, VAULT Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Underbelly),  ILE LA WA (UK Tour); SCREWED (Theatre 503) NADYA (Park Theatre), THE VERY PERRY SHOW (San Francisco International Arts Festival), MR INCREDIBLE (VAULT Festival & Edinburgh Festival), YOU (VAULT Festival), RATS (Culture Festival, Stockholm).

CONSULTANT | IMAN QURESHI

Iman is an emerging writer for stage, screen and radio. She was born in Pakistan and grew up in Saudi Arabia before moving to the UK where she obtained degrees in English Literature and Law. Her work has been commissioned and produced by Tamasha, Kalí Theatre, Purple Moon Drama and the BBC and in 2017 she was shortlisted for the Soho Theatre’s Tony Craze Award with her play The Funeral Director. She was a member of Tamasha Playwrights and Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab where her short play His and Hers was produced as part of Tamasha’s New Muslim Voices. As a screenwriter, she adapted her play Speed into a short film in 2014 and in 2017 she was selected by Film London for their 2018 London Calling short film slate with Home Girl. Iman has also written for the Guardian, Independent, Time Out and the Huffington Post, she has been writer in residence at various schools and she was shortlisted for the Muslim Writer’s Award in 2011.

PRODUCTION DESIGNER | GEORGIA DE GREY

Georgia is an award-winning, freelance designer for theatre, opera and dance. She graduated with an MA in Theatre Design from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She was a finalist for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 2013, and exhibited her work at the National Theatre. 

Recent credits include: Rails (Theatre by the Lake), If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You (Project Arts Theatre Dublin and tour, Old Red Lion Theatre) Superhero (Southwark Playhouse), Spring Storm (North Wall Arts Centre), Incident at Vichy and Caste (Finborough Theatre), The Listening Room and Birthday Suit  (Old Red Lion Theatre), Erwartung and Twice Through the Heart (Shadwell Opera at Hackney Showroom), Sister (Spitalfields Music Festival and Ovalhouse Theatre), Best Served Cold (The Locker, Vault Festival), The Last Five Years (The Tobacco Factory, Bristol), The Last Days of Mankind (Bristol Old Vic), The Lonesome West (Alma Tavern, Bristol) and Pericles (Redgrave Theatre, Bristol).

LIGHTING DESIGNER | JAMIE PLATT

Jamie trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and has been nominated for two Off West End Awards for Best Lighting Design. In 2013 he was the winner of the Association of Lighting Designers’ ETC Award.

Lighting designs include: Yous Two (Hampstead Theatre); Le Grand Mort (Trafalgar Studios); To Dream Again (Theatr Clwyd & Polka Theatre); The Moor, Where Do Little Birds Go? (Old Red Lion Theatre); Checkpoint Chana, Quaint Honour, P’yongyang, We Know Where You Live, Chicken Dust (Finborough Theatre); Beast, Klippies (Southwark Playhouse); Vincent River (Hope Mill Theatre); Pattern Recognition (Platform Theatre & World Tour); Reared, Screwed, Grey Man (Theatre 503); The Trap (Omnibus Theatre); The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Embassy Theatre); The Act (Yard Theatre); Constellations (Théâtre Municipal de Fontainebleau); YOU, Mr. Incredible (The Vaults); House of America (Jack Studio Theatre); And Now: The World! (Derby Theatre & UK Tour); Make/Believe (V&A Museum); Mahmud íle Yezida, BOY, Misbehaving, The Intruder, Bald Prima Donna, The Red Helicopter (Arcola Theatre); The Marriage of Figaro (UK Tour); Gormenghast, Flowers of Blood, Neverland, Né Aqua Né Ombre, One Thousand + 1, Fellini: Book of Dreams, AnneX, QuiXote, Due Saponette Rosse di Tritolo, BURN (Fucecchio, Italy); Romeo & Juliet (Pleasance Theatre); MICROmegas (Riverside Studios); The Children’s Hour, Earthquakes in London, Arabian Nights (Bute Theatre); Once a Catholic, The Merchant of Venice (Richard Burton Theatre).

Jamie is also an associate lighting designer for Neil Austin, Lee Curran and Jack Knowles.

SOUND DESIGNER | JON MCLEOD

Recent credits include: Ross & Rachel, Spine, Tribute Acts, A Conversation, The Fanny Hill Project, Penguinpig, Tell Me Anything (UK Tour) Food, Just To Get Married, I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Finborough Theatre), Macbeth, Followers (Southwark Playhouse), Arthur’s World, The Rest Of Your Life (The Bush), Fair Field, Party Skills for the End of The World, 66 Minutes in Damascus (Shoreditch Town Hall), Brutal Cessation, Dark Room, Screens (Theatre 503), If We Had Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You (Old Red Lion), Strangers In Between (Trafalgar Studios), Eyes Closed Ears Covered (The Bunker), Free Fall (The Pleasance), Stink Foot (The Yard), Heartbreak Hotel (The Jetty).