TOM HURLEY (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR)
Born in Cardiff, Tom went on to train as an actor at Drama Centre London. Theatre credits include: Roland in Blavatsky’s Tower (Chapter), Narrator in Bunnies Inside Her (RADA Festival), Jack in Deep Pit (Brass Works Theatre), Robin in A History of Falling Things (New Vic), Simon in The Stolen Inches (New Diorama/Ophelia Theatre), Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Courtyard Theatre/Baron’s Court Theatre), Nicholas in Waiting For Space (Trafalgar Studios), Satchel in Brokenville (National Theatre Studio/Calder Bookshop Theatre), Matt in Still Young (BAC), Frederick in The Lady of Pleasure (White Bear Theatre), Jim Gallien in Alexander Supertramp (Roundhouse Studio Theatre), Tweedledum/The Gnat in Alice Through The Looking Glass (Pleasance, Edinburgh). He appeared in multi-award winning short film Hermit and plays a main role in forthcoming feature film Brief Intermission.
Aside from acting, Tom produced the Edinburgh Fringe sell-out play Brick Walls (Underbelly, 2006) and a showcase performance of Waiting For Space (supported by the Jerwood Foundation) at the Trafalgar Studios in 2012. He was publicist for Edinburgh Fringe sketch shows starring Jonny Sweet and The Inbetweeners’ Joe Thomas: The Future (2006, 5* The List) and The Jonny & Joe Show (2008, 4* Scotsman), and for: The Gently Progressive Behemoth (2007, Critics’ Choice Sunday Times) and The Wisecrackin Mindsqueezin Behemoth (2008, 4* The List/Metro/Chortle) with comedians John-Luke Roberts and Nadia Kamil. In 2015, Tom was invited back to the Drama Centre to train for 6 weeks as an acting coach in the Movement Psychology technique.
NADIA HAMILTON-JONES (PRODUCTION MANAGER)
An Events and Business Management graduate, Nadia has worked within the events and stage management industries over a number of years, from stage managing theatrical productions and live gaming events, to opening ceremonies, corporate and fundraising events. As an ASM, her credits include: Everyman Open Air Festival, 2015 productions of “Sweet Charity” and Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” (directed by the RSC’s Rebecca Gould). She was Assistant Director and Stage Manager of 3Crate’s acclaimed production of “Blavatsky’s Tower” at Chapter, stage manager and co-ordinator for The Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival, overseeing 80 exhibition stands and over 15,000 visitors and Stage Manager for the Opening Ceremony of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 flag formation (Swalec Stadium, Cardiff). As Zone Manager for Slingshot’s popular touring street game “2.8 Hours Later”, she worked in London at the end of their 2012 tour and on 2013’s “2.8 Hours Later: Asylum” tour in Birmingham and Cardiff. She spent three months as a full-time stage manager and co-ordinator at London 2012 (Olympic Park). Nadia has extensive experience in stage management, technical theatre, set design and arts marketing on youth/community theatre projects.
SCOTT LE CRASS (STAR-SPANGLED GIRL PROJECT – DIRECTING)
Scott comes from Birmingham and originally trained as an actor at Arts Ed. Having since moved into directing full-time as his focus, he was a director on the Birmingham Rep’s first Foundry Programme.
Directing credits include: The Killing of Sister George (London Theatre Workshop), Sid (Camden Fringe), Open House (Birmingham Rep and tour), In A Better Place (Hotel Pelirocco/Brighton Fringe), The Bad Mood (Rich Mix/TROUPE Collective), The New Adventures of The Wind in the Willows (Doughnut Productions), Ode to Sid (One Festival/The Space), Diary of a Madman (Omnibus/Jack Studio), Bookends (Etcetera), Boris Godonov, Marriage, Flight, Mandrake (Jack Studio), 125: Free Beer, Art, The Man on the Clapham Omnibus (Omnibus), The Real Inspector Hound (Upstairs at the Gatehouse/Camden Fringe), A Better Man by Fiona Whitelaw, The Glasshouse by Dave Florez (Omnibus), At War (The Equilibrium/Southwark Playhouse), My Number 1 Favourite Lesbian by Tom Wells (Arcola/Outbox), La Mastication des Morts (Camden Peoples Theatre), 35 Black Suits (Hidden Histories/Rep 100, Old Rep, Birmingham), Macbeth (Greenwich Playhouse), Work and Vision of Pride (Golden Delilah/Theatre 503).
Credits as Assistant Director: Coming Up (Watford Palace Theatre), The King’s Speech (Chichester/Birmingham Rep/UK Tour), A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep), Von Ribbentrop’s Watch (Oxford Playhouse/Watford Palace), Kurt and Sid (Trafalgar Studios), Henry VI, Part I (The Rose, Bankside).