Allied Artists

Emma Baggott

Directing credits include 10 Scenes for Women (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Scan Artists (The Round House, Brighton Fringe Festival & The Yard); The Silent Lovers R&D (The Brit School & Young Vic); Balloons (Redbridge Drama Centre) The Fun Committee (UK Centre for Carnival Arts) Heroes (Hen & Chickens).

Associate directing credits include The Sound of Yellow (Young Vic) and Tangent (New Diorama)

Assisting Credits include One for the Road/Victoria Station (Print Room & Young Vic); Just so Stories (The Pleasance); Her Name was Pamela Mooney (Belltable, Limerick)

Emma has directed several productions with young people, Earthquakes in London, Nights at the Circus, Biding Time, Pornography, Death and the Maiden (The Brit School), The Building Speaks (The Imperial War Museum), Henry VI Part 2 (The Dell Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon), Twelfth Night, (TheAshcroft Theatre, Croydon, Off the Menu (Wimbledon Theatre Studio) Journeys (Kairos Community Trust), Roots of Croydon, (Whitgift Centre)

Emma has trained at the Young Vic. Training includes observing Ramin Grey & Paul Hunter in rehearsals, Classical Theatre with Giles Taylor, Unlocking the Director’s Imagination with Irina Brown, Directing in the Theatre, a series of seminars led by Sacha Wares & Devising for Theatre, sessions led by David Harradine. Emma was invited to take part in the Young Vic’s Springboard project in 2011.
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Roanna Mitchell is a performance maker and movement artist based in the UK and working internationally. She is associate artist with east coast artists (ECA) and co-founder of artists’ collective Allied Productions.

Roanna works as a movement teacher and lecturer, teaching at the University of Kent, the Central School of Speech and Drama, and Goldsmiths. Her doctoral research examined the body politics involved in training for, and working in, the acting profession. She has published work on the actor’s aesthetic labour.

She is also artistic director for AnyBody, the UK chapter of Susie Orbach’s local-global initiative Endangered Bodies.


Krysta Dennis is a performer, director, musician, and wine expert.

Directing credits include Through the Grapevine, The Tempest, Women and Wallace, and Hamlet Remembered (assistant director). She has performed in Richard Schechner’s Imagining O, as Herodias in Anton Juan’s Salome, as Mrs. Peachum inThe Threepenny Opera, Elmire in Tartuffe, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, and sang the role of the Mother in the opera The Consul. She released an album entitled Empty Pockets in 2005.
Krysta trained at L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq and will be finishing her dual PhD at the University of Kent and the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III in 2014. She teaches Performance and Art, Acting, and Physical Theatre at the University of Kent. Krysta also holds an Advanced Level Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.

Ben Gwalchmai

Writing since 2002 and making since 2008, I’ve won a few awards here & there – the latest of which was The Writing Platform Bursary Award [2013] for Fabler, a storytelling mobile app that makes you walk through stories. Literally – when you stop, the story stops. I was also shortlisted for the Playable City Award in 2014.      I make work in whatever medium and form fits the content best.

I’m a Managing Editor for a publishing start-up but I’m also an actor, lecturer, producer, sculptor, and theatre-maker. To see what I’m currently working on and who I’m working with, please see my LinkedIn Profile. There you’ll see that I’ve had many roles from administrator to xenophile – that last one, not professionally but it is true.

For a look into what madnesses I’m fuming about or just what I’m listening to at the moment, you can go to my blog. If you’d like to contact me about more work, please email me by clicking here.

And if all that isn’t quite enough already, you can find me on Twitter.