Simon is an actor and graduate of Loughborough University, with degrees in Drama and Creative Writing. He has performed in a number of shows with student performing societies, playing roles as varied as Shakespeare's Hamlet, Victor in Private Lives, and Billy in Lovesong. He has also worked as a performing artist for Charnwood Borough Council's Fabulous Fridays event, and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival several times. In 2013 he was invited to the Festival Company of the National Student Drama Festival and received training from many industry professionals. Simon visited the Ed Fringe 2015 with Accidentally On Purpose Theatre Company's productions of Corium and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change in August.
Chloe Culpin - Performer
Chloe graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts. Whilst studying she took part in several productions and co-founded the all-female NoodleNeck Theatre company, taking their first piece Uncontrolleyble to the Birmingham REP and MAC in 2014. Since moving back to Nottingham she has become a member of the Nottingham Actor's workshop and worked on their project Sketch Up which was on Notts TV in July. Recent work also includes a rehearsed reading of Measuring Us by Kayleigh Phillips for FONT Fest.
Kyle Futers - Performer
Kyle Futers is an actor and writer from the East Midlands. He has trained at venues such as Nottingham Playhouse, Contact Manchester and The Drum, Birmingham, to name but a few. Kyle performs in various styles of production, from physical theatre to Shakespeare, embracing any role given to him. He received additional training from Femi Ogans at Identity Drama School and through intensive masterclasses. Recently Kyle honed his writing skills during a residency at New Art Exchange, Nottingham, focusing on social stigmas and how we perceive one another, expressing and challenging stereotypes through his writing. Kyle is about to embark on a solo writing project, taking inspiration from his recent Frantic Assembly masterclass. Continuing in his pursuit of bigger and more challenging roles, Kyle looks forward to coming face to face with his next one.
Ryan Gilmartin - Performer and Sound Design
Ryan has just graduated from ALRA. His credits include: Early One Morning at Bolton Octagon, working for the National Theatre Connections Festival and clown and mask company Small Nose Productions. His roles at drama school include Hamlet, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hotspur in Henry VI, Leonardo in Lorca's Blood Wedding and John Proctor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. When he's not acting he performs award-winning poetry, presents a podcast and video djs as Conan The Librarian.
Alisia Hargreaves - Performer
Alisia, 23, is from Nottingham. She attended YARD Youth Theatre in Nottingham before training at The University of Northampton. Alisia is very keen to return to the stage after 2 years out. She enjoys exploring all styles of theatre, particularly physical, and is an enthusiastic performer who also sings with The G.O.A. Choir in Nottingham.
Madeleine Jogela - Performer
Maddy is thrilled to be performing in this year's Emerging Perspectives tour. She is currently a member of the National Youth Theatre and completed their Epic Stages course in 2013, culminating in a performance at the Hackney Empire Theatre. She has also trained under the tuition of Lee Boardman and Jennifer James at the Actor Tribe, Knutsford. Her most recent theatre credit was in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the open-air Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
Hope Ward-Brown - Director
Hope is a 20 year old Derbyshire born and bred theatre-maker. She is delighted to be co-directing the Emerging Perspectives Company this year and developing her skills working with New Perspectives. She currently works as Young Producer for nationally touring theatre company Oddsocks Productions and is enjoying assistant-producing her second professional tour. Hope also has credits in performing and has worked and trained with companies including Derby Theatre, the National Theatre, The Touring Consortium and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is passionate about telling stories that are memorable, moving and down-right good fun, and remains 'chuffed to bits' that she hasn't had to get a 'proper job'.