... and here's the
(of our favourite people who have contributed to the KF story)
Larissa Moran (Ensemble / Director)
Larissa hails from Perth, Australia, meeting the like minds of KinkyFish whilst attending City Academy during a few years living in London. Always actively involved in performing Larissa studied Drama at College and won the Performing Arts Perspective award for being the top Drama student in Western Australia. Larissa continued acting with Platform Productions and FROG for two years where she performed in a number of shows specialising in physical and devised theatre pieces. As the arts have always been a positive outlet throughout her youth, Larissa went on to provide this opportunity to others by writing and producing theatre and music projects for children and teenagers. Larissa’s youth work lead her to being a spokes-person for Australia’s National Conference of Young People. Having moved back to Australia, Larissa is now an Arts & Drama Therapist, passionate about using arts and creativity to overcome challenges, achieve goals, and improve quality of life.
Teagan Mann (Ensemble)
Teagan is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful cast of actors. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Teagan has a Diploma in Musical Theatre from Capilano College. Along with her diploma, Teagan has also trained with York University in Toronto, Free Your Voice in Vancouver, The Vancouver Youth Theatre, and City Academy in London. Notable credits include: Various characters in the ensemble production of A Dream Play (KinkyFish), Mary in Our Country’s Good (KinkyFish), Josie in The Skriker (Exit 22 Productions), Helena in Midsummer Nights Dream (Exit 22 Productions). Teagan would like to thank all her family and friends for all their love and support.
Ros Stern (Ensemble)
Ros trained at City Academy, joining the KinkyFish ensemble. In December 2008 she played The Boatswain, Stephano the drunken butler and the Goddess Juno in The Tempest. Other theatre credits include Mum in Toxic for City Academy at Sadlers Wells Lillian Baylis Studio, Simonne Everade in Marat/Sade at Southwark Playhouse, Liz Morden in Our Country’s Good (KinkyFish) and ensemble in A Dream Play. (KinkyFish) Ros has also performed as Mozart and Simonne Everade in “M/S” at The Space for Little Bird Productions. Ros can be seen on film as Sue in The Wait directed by Andy Smith.
Tadhg O'Brien (Ensemble)
Tadhg began acting in 2005 at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, and joined City Academy in 2008. He played Ferdinand in the KinkyFish debut performance of The Tempest. Previous roles include playing Peter in Mural at Sadler’s Wells Lilian Bayliss Studio. In other KinkyFish productions, Tadhg played the parts of Captain Collins and Ketch Freeman in Our Country’s Good, and played the red character in A Dream Play. Tadhg is originally from Dublin, Ireland. In a previous life, Tadhg was a national student representative and full-time LGBT rights activist, these days he also works as an IT consultant.
Gregory Lecointe (Ensemble / Director)
Coming from Paris, Greg brings French flair to KinkyFish. After performing in the earlier company projects, The Tempest and Our Country’s Good, Greg took on the adaptation and direction of A Dream Play, where
he could express his strong interest for surreal and physical theatre. Greg had his first drama experience in France where he worked on adaptations of Harold and Maude, and Waiting for Godot. He then studied acting and directing at City Academy in London where he met with the group which was to become KinkyFish. Greg’s next projects included an adaptation of Huis-Clos from Jean-Paul Sartre and the creation of a collective for new-coming directors in London.
Mark Forester-Evans (Ensemble)
Originally from South Wales, Mark trained at LAMDA. His theatre credits include Dimitry ‘The Lower Depths’ at The Lord Stanley, John Proctor in ‘The Crucible’ at the MacOwen Theatre as well as nationally touring with The British Shakespeare Company playing Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew and Macduff in Macbeth. Mark worked closely with acclaimed film director Paul Andrew Williams appearing in his early films ‘Royalty’ and ‘Naked’. He also worked on Channel 4’s ‘Hanrahan Investigates’ playing widowed lawyer Peter Mailer. Feature films credits include Tommy in ‘The Cave’ (Indevelopment films) and Frank Harper in 'Scrawl', directed by Peter Hearn. 'Consequences' was Mark's first project with the KinkyFish.
Nina Bright (Ensemble)
Nina graduated from ALRA where her theatre credits included Cloudstreet, Lysistrata and Skellig. After a run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011, where she performed at the Traverse Theatre as an Embedded Dancer in Dance Marathon, Nina was thrilled to make her acting debut in the big wide world with KinkyFish in fellow ALRA student April Kelley’s play Too Busy To Think Of A Title.
Rhys Wilson (Ensemble / Director)
Rhys directed KinkyFish's production 'We Build Walls'. His career has taken him across the globe, from Australia to the UK, from Spain to Canada, even Vietnam; where he performed a self-devised ensemble production for the International Experimental theatre festival in Hanoi. Other major performance credits include: Cosi, Play it Again Sam, Our Town, Woyzeck, Little Shop of Horrors (musical), The Good Doctor, Zugzwang, I dream of Johnny (musical), Fruits of Desire, Night Letters, Peer Gynt , Metamorphoses, Joseph and the amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (musical), and The Girl Who Lived (Feature film). He has also performed in the Unhinged Short play festival 2 years running in 2 award winning shorts.
Special mentions also too:
Richard Kirkcaldy * Robin Kirwan * Matthew Kirton * April Kelley * Duncan Battman * YOU
Venue Partners (performance and rehearsal spaces):
Theatre503 * Westbourne Studios * Candid Arts Trust * Oxford House * Hen & Chickens * The Space (Isle of Dogs)
Space Venues * So & So Arts Club * ArtsDepot * Smiths Restaurant (Eccles) * Romiley Little Theatre * Stockport Garrick
University of West London * BBC Television Centre * Etcetera Theatre * The London Theatre * The Tabard * Stockwell Playhouse
Drayton Arms Theatre * Paradise Green * Rising Sun Arts Centre * The Horse and Stables * Paper Mountain * Rag Factory
The Invisible Dot (Camden Stables Market)