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People

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SAM WOOF

(they/them)

director

Sam Woof is a theatre-maker based in London. Sam began composing music whilst at school, studying at Junior Guildhall, leading the London School Symphony Orchestra and writing the score for 'Fine Thanks: A Verbatim Musical' for the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, a production which was redeveloped for a performance at London’s Savoy Theatre in April 2019. Subsequently, Sam has composed music for 'Life of Galileo' (O’Reilly Theatre, November 2019), 'Plagued' (Burton Taylor Theatre, February 2019) and 'Enron' (Oxford Playhouse, February 2019), a production they also assistant directed. They have also written the book for 'Glimmerings' (The Manchester Dancehouse, August 2019) and 'With One Eye Open: Shostakovich and Other Insomniacs' (Pilch Theatre, May 2019). Currently, Sam is writing songs for 'The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage', which has been commissioned by the National Youth Theatre, and is also writing/composing 'Sex with Friends (and other tiny catastrophes)', a new musical which was performed at the North Wall Arts Centre in August 2021, before transferring to Above the Stag and then The Cockpit in London later that month. Sam also works as a director, directing Sarah Kane’s 'Crave' (Pilch Theatre, October 2019) and Stephen Sondheim’s 'Merrily We Roll Along' (Oxford Playhouse, February 2020), as well as assisting on 'Nell Gwynn' and 'Dead Dog in a Suitcase' at Rose Bruford College in the Autumn of 2021. Sam is currently studying for their MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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MRINMOYEE ROY

(she/her)

producer

Mrinmoyee is a recent graduate from Wadham College, Oxford. She is a co-producer for Smart Casual (2021). Whilst at Oxford, she produced Merrily We Roll Along (Oxford Playhouse, 2020), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Wadham College, TT19), The Wings of the Seagull (BT, 2019), I Punched A Nazi (((And I Liked It))) (Pilch, 2019) Skin A Cat (BT HT19) and Little Eyolf (BT 2019). She has also production managed My Mother Runs In Zig Zags (North Wall, 2019). Outside of university, she been involved with youth theatre for five years, training with NYMT, and has toured a production of Franz Kafka’s The Trial to Oldenburg, Germany (2016). Outside of theatre, Mrinmoyee was on the core team for the anti-colonial working group Oxford Common Ground, and has worked as an editor for publications including The Isis and Clare Market Review.

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LOWRI SPEAR

(she/her)

producer

Lowri is a recent graduate and a current MA Creative Producing student at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. In Oxford, she produced for Pendulum Productions; credits include ‘Hero-Man’ (BT Studio, Feb 2020) and ‘V-Card’ (Audio play, Nov 2020) which raised £700 for the LGBTQ+ anti-violence charity Galop. She joined GOYA as marketing manager for ‘Merrily Roll Along’ (Oxford Playhouse, Feb 2020), is the co-creator and executive producer of our podcast ‘Utterly Unviable’, and most recently co-produced new musical ‘Smart Casual’ (North Wall, The Cockpit & Above The Stag, Jul-Aug 2021). She was the marketing assistant for MPTheatrical's 'Snowflake' (The Lowry, Oct 2021), is currently a production intern for Aria Entertainment working on ‘Broken Wings’ (Charing Cross Theatre, Feb-March 2022), and is a 2022 Arts Emergency Mentee. Other interests include the colour yellow, Wilfred Owen, tapirs and overly melancholic Spotify playlists. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

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NATASHA MALLETT

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marketing manager

Natasha is a recent graduate and current postgraduate at the University of Oxford. She has worked as Marketing Director/Manager for a variety of productions, credits including: ‘The Last Five Years’ (online, May 2020), ‘Smart Casual: A New Musical’ (North Wall Arts Centre, Jul 2021; Above The Stag, Aug 2021; The Cockpit, Aug 2021), and most recently, ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ (Oxford Playhouse, Feb 2022). Natasha is also the producer of GOYA’s podcast, ‘Utterly Unviable’. In May 2022, Natasha will be Marketing Advisor for ‘Carrie: The Musical’ at the Oxford Playhouse. A keen musician, Natasha trained on piano and viola at the Centre for Young Musicians London, regularly performing as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. She was principal viola of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO) in 2015-2018 and Ealing Youth Orchestra (EYO) during their 2018 season, and has performed in productions of ‘Spring Awakening’ (Oxford Playhouse, Nov 2019) and ‘The Entertainer’ (O’Reilly Theatre, Feb 2020). As someone who enjoys the technical side of both music and theatre, Natasha was previously Manager of the Oxford University Sinfonietta (2019-2021) and Social Media Manager of Oxford Contemporary Opera (2020-2021), and currently works as Communications and Development Officer for Fantasia Orchestra.