VanThanh Productions in association with Park Theatre presents the World Premiere of
WRITER | TUYEN DO
DIRECTOR | KRISTINE LANDON-SMITH
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER | MOI TRAN
PRODUCER l TUYET VAN HUYNH
SOUND DESIGNER | NICOLA CHANG
LIGHTING DESIGNER | JESSICA HUNG HAN YUN
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | CHARLOTTE EVEREST
ASSISTANT PRODUCER | ZHUI NING CHANG
DRAMATURG | SUDHA BHUCHAR
EXHIBITION PHOTOGRAPHER | CARO GERVAY
PROUCTION MANAGER | MUSLIHAH MUJTABA
STAGE MANAGER | NATALIE WONG
COSTUME ASSISTANT | YIRAN DUAN
DESIGN ASSISTANT | MONA CAMILLE
DESIGN ASSISTANT | ERIN GUAN
MOVEMENT FACILITATOR | CHRISTINA KAPADOCHA
PRODUCTION MANAGER | DAN GOSSELIN
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT | DEANNA DZULKIFLI
SCENIC CONSTRUCTOR | KD PRODUCTIONS
GRAPHIC DESIGNER | EMILIE CHEN
MARKETING MANAGER | TARA PARASHAR
PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHER | DANTE KIM
VIDEOGRAPHER | PAUL BURT
TUYEN DO | Writer
Tuyen Do is a British East Asian writer, actor, and workshop facilitator. She has been part of the Royal Court’s studio writing group and Tamasha Playwrights. Her work has been performed with Tamasha Theatre, Kali Theatre, and Yellow Earth Theatre. She was on Bristol Old Vic’s 2016/17 open session writers’ programme. Tuyen has also written for short film projects, including Healthy which won an honourable mention for Best Short at the Asians On Film Festival 2014. Much of her creative work stems from her British Vietnamese roots. Summer Rolls is Tuyen’s full-length playwriting debut.
KRISTINE LANDON-SMITH | Director
Kristine Landon-Smith began her career as an actor and moved into directing and teaching in the early years of her professional life. She co-founded Tamasha Theatre in 1989 and as Co-Artistic Director directed all but one of the company’s shows. Her 1996 production of East is East, was nominated for an Olivier award and her original production of Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and A Funeral won the Barclays Theatre Award for Best New Musical. Whilst at Tamasha she also held a position as producer of Radio Drama for BBC Radio 4 and produced and directed plays, short stories and serials for Radio 3, 4 and the World Service. In 2013 Kristine stepped out of Tamasha to take up a Senior Lecturer position at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia which she held for three years. She has been freelancing in industry and the Conservatoire training space since her return in 2016 and has worked for a range of organisations including East 15, LAMDA, Mountview, SOAS, Drama Centre, Cardboard Citizens and Dukes Playhouse Lancaster.
MOI TRAN | Set and Costume Designer
Moi Tran is a creative designer whose work spans theatre, dance, opera, film, animation, site-specific installation and other disciplines. Moi trained at the Motley School of Design, Winchester School of Art, and is currently completing her Masters in Fine Arts at The Chelsea College of Art. She is one of the 2017/18 Old Vic 12 cohort. Her theatre credits include White Pearl (Royal Court), Dear Elizabeth (Gate Theatre), Under the Umbrella (Yellow Earth Theatre), Deluge (Hampstead Theatre), The Manual Oracle (Yard Theatre). She also works as a designer for the Guardian and Observer newspapers.
TUYET VAN HUYNH | Producer
Tuyet Huynh is a theatre producer, film programmer and curator whose focus is to create safe spaces for Vietnamese creatives and communities. She is also one of the co-founders of BEATS, an organisation founded by British East Asians in Theatre and on Screen championing equality and representation for BEAs in the industry. Tuyet previously worked as a Digital Producer at the National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio. In 2015 she ran a two-year project, Kinima, programming iconic cult films and curating live performances as part of a ‘cine-variety’ film experience that ran at London’s Cinema Museum. Tuyet will curate the first British Vietnamese Film Festival launching in summer next year.
NICOLA CHANG | Sound Designer
Nicola Chang is a composer/sound designer for theatre, film and commercial media across the UK, US and Asia. She has been playing percussion and piano for 20 years, and plays for Six (West End) and STOMP! (West End/World Tour). She is also an Artistic Associate of the King’s Head Theatre and a BFI x BAFTA Crew Member. She was nominated for two Off-West End Awards in Sound Design last award season. In 2017, she conducted the London Film Music Orchestra playing her original soundtracks (accompanied with live screenings), and premiered her concerto for Ping Pong and Piano Trio at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in January 2019; this concerto will be performed in Shanghai later this year. She is also attached to the British Youth Music Theatre UK as a Composer and Musical Director.
JESSICA HUNG HAN YUN | Lighting Designer
Jessica Hung is a London-based lighting designer specialising in interior and exterior installations, fashion, circus, events, theatre, festivals and dance. Her credits include Equus (English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East, Offie nomination for Lighting Design); Pah-La (Royal Court); Armadillo (Yard Theatre); Nine Foot Nine (Bunka, Offie nomination for Lighting Design); Nonsuch Theatre Company (Lakeside Theatre Nottingham); Dear Elizabeth & The Human Voice (Gate Theatre); Hive City Legacy (Roundhouse); Forgotten (Arcola Theatre) and Cuckoo (Soho Theatre).
CHARLOTTE EVEREST | Assistant Director
Charlotte Everest has directed internationally and assistant directed on numerous London productions at theatres like Theatre503, The Old Red Lion and Karamel Club. Charlotte's experience in both site-specific and immersive practise has left her with a desire to merge the worlds of both immersive and theatre-situated work. She trained on Mountview’s MA Theatre Directing, and having worked with Kristine Landon-Smith at Mountview and within Tamasha’s intra-cultural training, frequently practices complicité, clown and le jeu (play) within her process. Recent directing credits include: Bad Jews (Mountview), One’s & Zero’s (The Etcetera), Flash (Karamel Club), That Was All (Theatre503).
ZHUI NING CHANG | Assistant Producer
Zhui Ning Chang is a Malaysian theatre director, producer, and lyricist based in London. She is a co-founder of Lazy Native, championing Southeast Asian work on international platforms, and Associate Producer at Global Voices Theatre where she connects international plays with UK-based artists at events like Global Indigenous Voices (British Library), Global Female Voices and Global Queer Voices (Arcola Theatre). She has also assistant produced for Iris Theatre’s 2018 season. Her directing credits include: Bin Juice (Flux Theatre), Inside Voices (VAULT Festival, Origins Award for Outstanding New Work), Strange Fish (Theatre N16), Monochrome Society (White Bear Theatre).
SUDHA BHUCHAR | Dramaturg
Sudha is an award-winning actor/playwright/founder of Bhuchar Boulevard. As co-founder of Tamasha, with Kristine Landon-Smith, they made landmark work including A Fine Balance and the award-winning musical Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral. Other acclaimed plays include Child of the Divide (Asian Media Awards 2018) and My Name is…., which Sudha also adapted for Radio 4. Sudha’s acting credits include Gurpreet Bhatti’s Khandan (Royal Court and Birmingham Rep) and The Village by April de Angelis (Theatre Royal Stratford East).
TV includes Coronation Street and the upcoming Noughts and Crosses.
Film includes Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns and Ben Wheatley’s Happy New Year Colin Burstead. Sudha won a Tongues on Fire Flame Award (2018) and was a finalist for BBC Radio 4’s Audio Drama Awards (2019) for My Son the Doctor (co- written with Saleyha Ahsan). As dramaturg, Sudha recently worked with Nyla Levy on Does My Bomb Look Big In This?
CARO GERVAY | Exhibition Photographer
Caroline Gervay is a photographer specialising in processes of “writing with light” through analogue photography, writing, sound, performance, video and participation. She is based in London and collaborates with artists, theatres, communities, and researches in the UK, France and Vietnam. She is currently an associate at Asia-Art-Activism Research Network, and is working on a photobook called Appearing Act.