Epsilon Productions presents
Anna Jordan – Anna’s play Yen won the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and will have a full production at the Royal Exchange Theatre next year.
Her play Closer To God won the inaugural Offcut Festival.
Writing includes The Freedom Light, (Company of Angels) Stay Happy Keep Smiling (Soho Theatre), Freak / Staunch / Closure (Theatre503), BENDER (Old Red Lion) Fragments (Riverside). Anna is also a freelance director, acting tutor and Artistic Director of award-winning Without a Paddle Theatre. Her play Freak is being produced this year by Theatre503 at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe, she is also writing LAMDA’s esteemed Long Project.
"Yen is a play of great depth and relevance. In an incredibly dark world each of the characters are drawn with beautiful empathy, and a humanity which stood out to all the judges." Dame Jenni Murray, Judge, Bruntwood Prize 2013.
“Covering sex, death and relationships, it’s a soul-baring evening that cements Anna Jordan as one of the most exciting new writers in the capital….Very powerful and impossible not to engage with."
★★★★ One Stop Arts on Freak/ Staunch/ Closure
Director Jemma Gross, newly appointed Artistic Director of Epsilon Productions.
Along with directing Chicken Shop, Jemma is will also be directing the first show in Epsilons Summer Season at Park Theatre, Crystal Springs by American play writer, Kathy Rucker, which will show in P90 5th to 31st August.
Jemma also works as a freelance theatre director and producer in both the UK and abroad.
Theatre as a director includes Skin Tight (Park Theatre), Gypsy (Bucks University), To Freedom’s Cause (UK Tour), Twelfth Night (Hoxton Hall), The Mayor of Zalamea (Drama Centre), Shakespeare for Breafast (C Venues, Edinburgh), The Shoemakers Holiday (Dell Festival, RSC), The Duchess of Malfi (The White Bear Theatre).
As Associate Director: Relatively Speaking (Maxim Teartern, Stockholm) The Belles Stratagem (Southwark Playhouse), King John (Union Theatre). Jemma is an invited member of the Young Vic Theatre’s Genesis Directors Network as well as a member of the Directors Lab, Lincoln Centre Theatre, New York. Jemma regularly works with student and professional actors for institutions such as Arts Ed, Goldsmiths, Bucks University, Drama Centre, Cygnet New Theatre, Ripley Grier Studios and Lincoln Centre Theatre, New York.
Designer Florence Hazard graduated with a first class degree in Theatre Design from Rose Bruford in 2012. Since graduating she has worked across theatre, film, opera and advertising as designer, design assistant, costume maker and model maker. Design credits include 'Macbeth' (RIFT), ‘The Snow Spider’ (Io Theatre Company), ‘Debdas’ (Mukul and Ghetto Tiger), ‘Echo Burnham’ (Theatre Melange), ‘Breakout!’ (Immediate Theatre), ‘Zap!’ (Face Front Inclusive Theatre) and ‘A Letter to Lacey’ (Immediate Theatre). www.florencehazard.com
Lighting Designer Sherry Coenen joins the Epsilon team again after working with us on Skin Tight in Park Theatre inaugural season and will be designing our 2014 Summer Season here at Park Theatre.
Sherry has been lighting shows in the US and UK since graduating with a BFA in Lighting Design from the University of Miami in 2003.
Shows include: Skin Tight (Park90), Conquest of the South Pole (Arcola), Moby-Dick (Arcola), ENTER (Embassy Theatre), The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (Arcola), After the Rainfall (UK Tour), Anton Chekhov (Hampstead Theatre), Home Sweet Home (UK Tour), CELL (UK Tour), Much Ado about Nothing (Park90), Bernarda Alba (Union), Snow Spider (UK Tour).
Epsilon Productions, Multi award nominated Production Company was founded by Angela Bull in 2006 and joined by Jemma Gross as Artistic Director in 2013.
Chicken shop will be our forth production at Park Theatre following on from Crystal Springs in August this year, the 5 star production of Skin Tight by Gary Henderson in the inaugural season and the staged reading of The Visitor by Peter Lantos.
Epsilon’s CV spans from Shakespeare to new writing featuring, Time Out Critics Choice Extremities by William Mastrosime, Fun Like Stalingrad by Len Pentin & a sell out production of Othello.
We strive to produce theatre of the highest caliber. We aim to tell good stories simply and well, making points to which each member of the audience can relate.
One of the driving forces behind Epsilon is to be able to give unknown talent, on both sides of the footlights a platform to hone their skills and excel. We are passionate to find pieces of theatre that stand out from the crowd that hits the solar plexus of the audience and takes them on a roller coaster journey of emotion. We look to fire debate in the bar during the interval and to stand as a talking point amongst friends.