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SAM WOOF

director

Sam Woof is a writer/composer/director working in Oxford and London. Before university, Sam studied music at Junior Guildhall, led the London School Symphony Orchestra and wrote the score for Fine Thanks, a verbatim musical about mental health made for the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 which was redeveloped for a performance at London’s Savoy Theatre in April 2019. Sam also has a background in movement, specifically in contemporary dance and contact improvisation, and in 2019 Sam spent a month training in physical theatre with Thomas Prattki at arthaus.berlin. In Oxford, Sam directed Henry Waddon’s Plagued (Burton Taylor Theatre, February 2019), Sarah Kane’s Crave (Pilch Theatre, October 2019) and Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along (Oxford Playhouse, February 2020). Sam also wrote/directed the play With One Eye Open: Shostakovich and other insomniacs (Pilch Theatre, May 2019) and assistant directed Enron (Oxford Playhouse, February 2019). Currently, Sam is collaborating on a musical about Ada Lovelace commissioned by the National Youth Theatre, as well as writing/composing/directing Smart Casual, a new musical which is being performed at the North Wall Arts Centre in July 2021.

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LOWRI SPEAR

co-producer

Lowri is a recent graduate who is about the commence the MA Creative Producing course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Since finding herself at Oxford University, she has been involved in all aspects of student drama, beginning with assistant directing ‘HisPol’ (BT Studio, Oct 2018) and ‘Cutting Room’ for the New Writing Festival (BT Studio, Feb 2019). As a co-founder of Pendulum Productions, she also produced ‘HisPol 2: What Fresher Hell’ (Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, May 2019), co-directed ‘Hero-Man’ (BT Studio, Feb 2020) and produced the radio play ‘V-Card’ (Nov 2020) raising £700 for the LGBTQ+ anti-violence charity Galop. In addition, she acted as the titular role in ‘The Witch of Edmonton’ (BT Studio, Jun 2019) and was the marketing manager for GOYA’s production of Sondheim’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ at the Oxford Playhouse (Feb 2020). With GOYA, she is currently co-producing ‘Smart Casual’ — a new musical being performed at the North Wall Arts Centre in July 2021 — and is the co-creator and executive producer of GOYA’s latest podcast project ‘Utterly Unviable.’ Outside of working on productions, she writes about them as a reviewer for ‘Oxford Opening Night’ and funded them as the 2019-20 Wadham SU Arts Officer. Other interests include the colour yellow, tapirs and overly melancholic spotify playlists.

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MRINMOYEE ROY

co-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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NATASHA MALLETT

marketing manager

Natasha Mallett is a final year Theology & Religion undergraduate at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. Natasha has enjoyed working on the marketing team for a variety of musical and theatrical projects – her first experience of marketing was for the Oxford Contemporary Opera Festival (JdP, Nov 2019), where she was the Marketing Co-Director, and has since worked as Marketing Director for a variety of musical and theatrical productions in Oxford, including: The Last Five Years (online, May 2020), Songs From The Old World (online, Sep 2020), The Future Lasts a Long Time (BT, streamed online, Nov 2020), and Opera For One (online, March 2021). Natasha is currently working as Marketing Manager for GOYA’s upcoming new musical, Smart Casual, and is producing their new podcast series, Utterly Unviable. Outside of marketing, Natasha is a classically trained pianist and violist, having performed as principal viola of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO) from 2015-2018 and Ealing Youth Orchestra (EYO) in their 2017-2018 season. She has performed with all three orchestras at Oxford, as well as in Spring Awakening (OP, Nov 2019) and The Entertainer (O’Reilly, Feb 2020). She is currently social media manager of Oxford Contemporary Opera, and was previously manager of the Oxford University Sinfonietta.