Aegis Productions in association with Park Theatre presents
ATHENA STEVENS I WRITER
LILY MCLEISH I DIRECTOR
TAMARA ALEXANDER I PRODUCER
ANNA REID I DESIGNER
PETE MALKIN I SOUND DESIGN
DAN SAGGARS I LIGHTING DESIGN
LIZ BICHARD I CASTING DIRECTOR
LAURA STEVENS I STAGE MANAGER
EMMA MARTIN I MARKETING
MICHAEL WHARLEY I IMAGE
REBECCA PITT I ARTWORK
Athena Stevens I Writer
Athena Stevens first play, “The amazing Vancetti Sisters” premiered at the Tristan Bates in 2011. She is currently on the Channel 4 screenwriter’s course for 2018, as well as a playwright in attachment for the Finborough Theatre. Additionally, she has been published in the Guardian, iNews, and the Independent. In 2017, she was named a member of the Shakespeare’s Globe Creative Council, and will be directing there later in the year. In 2016, she was elected the national spokesperson for equality in the media for the Women’s Equality Party. She is also finishing her first novel.
Lily McLeish I Director
Lily McLeish is an Anglo-German theatre director. She read English literature and art history at the University of Cologne. She is a creative fellow of the RSC, associate director to Katie Mitchell and is the director of Fizzy Sherbet, a new writing initiative for women playwrights. She is currently developing several full-length new writing plays with writers in London, as well as a dance-theatre piece with choreographer Jonathan Goddard.
As director her work includes Schism by Athena Stevens at the Park Theatre (2018); The White Bike by Tamara von Werthern at The Space (2017); Unlocked, a site specific installation for Glenside Hospital Museum in collaboration with alldaybreakfast (2017); a colder water than here by Matt Jones for the Vaults Festival (2017); She Echoes devised for the University of Northampton (2016); Three Lives for Fringe Arts Bath (2016); Housekeeping by Rory Platt for Little Pieces of Gold at Southwark Playhouse (2016); Absence by In-Sook Chappell directed as part of the Jerwood Assistant Director Programme at the Young Vic (2016); This Despised Love a devised piece based on Hamlet for the RSC Fringe Festival; Old Times by Harold Pinter at the Artheater Cologne; Footfalls by Samuel Beckett at the Severins-Burg-Theater, Cologne in collaboration with Port in Air.
As associate director, her work includes La Maladie de la Mort after Marguerite Duras (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2018) for the Bouffes du Nord; Anatomy of a Suicide by Alice Birch (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2017) at the Royal Court, 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2017) at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Schatten by Elfriede Jelinek (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2016) at the Schaubühne Berlin, Ophelias Zimmer by Alice Birch (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2015) at the Schaubühne Berlin and Royal Court, 2071 by Duncan Macmillan and Chris Rapley (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2014) at the Royal Court, Reisende auf einem Bein by Herta Müller (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2015) and Happy Days by Samuel Beckett (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2015) at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg.
As assistant director, her work includes Lucia di Lammermoor (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2017) for the Royal Opera House, Cleansed by Sarah Kane (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2016) and The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar (Dir. Simon Godwin, 2015) at the National, The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare (Dir. Simon Godwin, 2014) at the RSC, The Forbidden Zone by Duncan Macmillan (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2014) at the Salzburg Festspiele and at the Schaubühne Berlin, A Sorrow Beyond Dreams by Peter Handke (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2014) at the Burgtheater, Vienna, The Rest Will Be Familiar To You From Cinema by Martin Crimp (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2013) at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Say It With Flowers by Gertrude Stein (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2013) at Hampstead, The Yellow Wallpaper after Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2013) at the Schaubühne Berlin and Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe Paris, Reise durch die Nacht after Friederike Mayröcker (Dir. Katie Mitchell, 2012) at the Schauspiel Cologne, also touring to Festival d’Avignon and Theatertreffen Berlin, SIGNA’s site-specific installation Hundsprozesse by Signa Köstler (Dir. Signa & Arthur Köstler, 2011) at the Schauspiel Köln.
Awards include: Origins Award for Outstanding New Work (A Colder Water Than Here).