Committee Members (2012-2013)



Lucie is a 3rd year Classics student at Worcester College
Lucie trained at Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama before coming to Oxford. Since she got here, she directed, adapted and acted in Spoon River, winner of Best Marketing and Best of Cuppers 2010. She then directed Faultlines, winner of Best Production and Best Writing in NWF 2011, which went on to represent Oxford in the Inter-University Drama Festival. In Michaelmas 2011 she co-adapted and co-directed The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Oxford Playhouse, and then directed the world premiere of Killing Hitler at the O'Reilly and Chipping Norton Theatre, as well as Arabian Nights in the Burton Taylor. She has also directed in more unconventional spaces in Oxford, such as C.A.R.N.ival throughout Oriel College. Lucie also acts, and played the part of Titania in last year's OUDS/Thelma Holt tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Lucie produced the OUDS Oxford Shakespeare Festival 2012.
She is a good person to ask about: directing, acting, producing, and getting involved in OUDS festivals


Jess is a 3rd year English student at St Peter's College
Jess was the producer of Mephisto at the Oxford Playhouse (February 2012) and then at the Sheffield Studio when it was selected for the International Student Drama Festival (June 2012). She produced her first non-student production, The State Vs John Hayes, at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington (April 2012). She produced Tenuous Links, a site-specific production at the Turl Street Kitchen (May 2012) and was producer of the short film, Music Wherever She Goes. She has been involved in other productions in various non-producing roles: director (Lovers in the St Peters gardens), assistant-director (Statements After An Arrest and She Was Yellow at the Burton Taylor Studio) and production manager (Dead Funny, Simpkins Lee Theatre). She is co-founder of the Illyria Film Fund which funds student shorts. She is the founder of Heart Sleeve Productions and is producing Bloody Poetry at the O'Reilly Theatre in Michaelmas Term 2012.
She is a good person to ask about: producing


Hannah is a 3rd year History & Politics student at St Hilda's College
As well as being Technical Director for St Hilda's College Drama Society last year, she has also been involved backstage with a number of productions. In Trinity of her first year she was a Stage and Production Manager for the sell-out run of Brideshead Revisited. In her second year she continued to work on the production side of various shows, including Gormenghast in Hilary term and The Two Gentlemen of Verona in Trinity term. She also began to began to work in marketing, and was on the marketing team of Mephisto and Dangerous Liaisons, which were both at the Oxford Playhouse. She finished off her second year by producing Pride and Prejudice in Christ Church Cathedral Garden. This summer she was a part of the Technical Team for the International Student Drama Festival, which was held in Sheffield.
She is a good person to ask about: production management, marketing, producing, and putting on shows in non-theatre spaces




Katie is a 2nd year English student at Oriel College
Before coming to Oxford, she wrote and directed a Biblical pantomime The Hanging of Haman in 2010 and co-wrote the sketches for the North London Collegiate School revue: Canon's Follies. On coming to Oxford, she co-wrote and co-directed Fresher (Cuppers ‘11 - Runner-up Best Writer and Best Director) and has directed a troupe of improvised entertainers for the Oxford Union Moulin Rouge Ball, (February 2012) Banter of the Bard (June 2012) and Swan Song, a play that she has co-written at this year's Edinburgh Fringe (Sweet Grassmarket, theSpaceUK.) This Michaelmas she will be acting as Marketing Manager for Heck Collective's production of Volpone. She is the Freshers' Representative for the Oriel Lions funding body. She has also acted in Antony and Cleopatra, (November 2011) Never Say Never, (March 2012) The Good Body, (March 2012) The Two Gentlemen of Verona, (May 2012) and Pride and Prejudice (June 2012).
She is a good person to ask about: directing, new writing & marketing


Maisie is a 3rd year Archaeology and Anthropology student at Hertford College  

Whilst at Oxford, Maisie has directed a production of Chatroom (Cuppers '10, Burton Taylor) and has acted in productions such as For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide ('11, Oxford Union), Mephisto ('12, Oxford Playhouse) and Tenuous Links ('12, TSK). As well as this, she has appeared in short films such as When a Pancake Sings (Dec '11) and Music Wherever She Goes (April '12). She also performed at the 2012 Internaitonal Student Drama Festival this summer with the cast of Mephisto. Maisie is the co-founder of Footprint Theatre, working on creating innovative peices of site specific theatre performed around London.


She is a good person to ask about: production management, marketing, producing, and putting on shows in non-theatre spaces


Tommo is in his 2nd year of a Theology MPhil at Worcester College

At Oxford, Tommo has directed Revue Sketches (Cuppers ‘11: Winner of Best Director, Actor, Supporting Actor), Jake's Progress (a newly written musical), Records (rehearsed reading), Love's Labour's Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Festival), Arabian Nights and Solo. In Michaelmas ‘12, he will be directing Orphans.

Outside Oxford, he has directed Extremely Brief and Violent (RADA); Fourth Movement (RADA [rehearsed reading]) The Importance of Being Earnest (New Theatre, Nottingham) and The Pajama Game (Sandfield Theatre, Nottingham). He was assistant director for Mojo Mickybo (Old Red Lion, Islington) and Rainbow (ZOO Southside, Edinburgh).

He has also completed a directing course at RADA, workshops with Out of Joint and Theatre Ad Infinitum, and observed rehearsals with Greg Doran (RSC), Max Stafford-Clark (Out of Joint) and Lucy Pitman-Wallace (Salisbury Playhouse). He is artistic director of Rough-Hewn theatre company.

He is a good person to ask about: directing, new writing, musical theatre and graduate involvement


Rebecca is a 2nd year English student at Lady Margaret Hall
Rebecca was with the Bristol Old Vic Young Company before coming to Oxford. Since arriving she has written, produced and marketed the 2011 Cuppers entry Broken Trinity (winner Best Marketing), performed in Jake's Progress (HT5) and has directed Titus Andronicus (TT5, University Parks, Oxford Shakespeare Festival).
She is a good person to ask about: directing, marketing, putting on outdoors performances.


Isabella is a 3rd year PPE student at St Anne's College
Isabella started her time in Oxford by acting for St Anne's in Cuppers. Since then she has stayed backstage - mostly taking roles in production management. She has also been the Deputy Stage Manager (DSM) on some shows, including Mephisto at the Oxford Playhouse. Isabella then took over as production manager to take Mephisto to the International Student Drama Festival. She has production managed shows in various Oxford venues, including The Dummy Tree at the BT, A Man for All Seasons in the University Church, and, in Michaelmas 2012, A View from the Bridge at the Playhouse. This summer she was the production manager for the 2012 OUDS/Thelma Holt Japan tour.
She is a good person to ask about: production management, technical theatre & TAFF.
Jess Lazar


Jess is doing her 3rd year of an English DPhil at University College
Jessica has extensive experience of student drama. As an undergraduate she was President of UCL Drama Society, during which time she managed or co-produced 18 student productions in venues ranging from the 535-seat Bloomsbury Theatre to the 50-seat Garage Theatre Studio. She has acted in a wide range of venues, including at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Old Vic, and in a wide variety of drama, including Classical, Shakespeare, and modern work. At Oxford, Jessica has recently appeared as Viola in Twelfth Night (TT12), and will be directing Another Country at the Oxford Playhouse in HT13.
She is a good person to ask about: acting, directing, and graduate involvement.


Alex is a 2nd year Russian student at New College
Alexander Darby is a Royal Court young writer and has had his play The Blind Spot and his adaptation of Arabian Nights performed in Oxford. His play Fourth Movement was recently performed in a student production in York after receiving a reading at RADA. He has also written and directed The Garden, a short film which received a runner up award for the BAFTA/ScreenSkills young peoples' award and just finished writing and directing the short film Music Wherever She Goes. He is also the Oxford University student ambassador for IdeasTap, a charity which helps young people to break into creative arts, and co-founder of the Illyria Film Fund.
He is a good person to ask about: new writing, films


Zoe is a 2nd year English Student at New College
Zoe is a second year undergraduate reading English at New College. Whilst at Oxford she has acted in several plays including The Man Upstairs (HT '12), Love's Labour's Lost (TT '12) and Mephisto (HT ‘12) which last summer was selected to take part in the International Student Drama Festival. Before Oxford she was involved in two productions by Youth Music Theatre UK at the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth, and she has been a member of the National Youth Theatre for four years.
She is a good person to ask about: acting


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