Committee Members (2012-2013)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


PRESIDENT - LUCINDA DAWKINS

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

TREASURER - JESSICA CAMPBELL

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

SECRETARY - HANNAH GROOMBRIDGE

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

 

STANDING COMMITTEE

WARDROBE MISTRESS - KATIE EBNER-LANDY

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

FRESHERS' & SOCIAL REP - MAISIE RICHARDSON-SELLERS

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 FOWLER

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 THOMAS

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 ANDERSON

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

JESSICA 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.

ALEXANDER DARBY

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 BULLOCK

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

Committee Members (2013 - 14)

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

PRESIDENT - KATIE EBNER-LANDY

Katie is a third year undergraduate reading English at Oriel College.

Before coming to Oxford, Katie wrote and directed a Biblical pantomime The Hanging of Haman 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 for Cuppers (Burton Taylor Studio, MT 2011; Runner-up Best Writer and Best Director) and has directed a troupe of improvised entertainers for the Moulin Rouge Ball (Oxford Union, HT 2012), Banter of the Bard (TT 2012) and Swan Song (Edinburgh Fringe, Summer 2012). She was co-director and marketing manager for Heck Collective's production of Volporne XXX (O'Reilly Theatre, MT 2012), marketing associate for Angels in America (Oxford Playhouse, HT 2013), dramaturg for Frost/Nixon (Oxford Union, TT 2013) and is currently the script advisor for the short film In a Grove and is producing KVETCH (Burton Taylor Studio, MT13). 

She is a good person to ask about: directing, marketing and new writing.

TREASURER - HANNAH HURLEY

Hannah is a third year undergraduate reading Biomedical Science at Exeter.

Hannah started working in Oxford theatre in Hilary Term of her first year, and has since worked extensively backstage. She was producer of Angels in America (Oxford Playhouse, HT 2013), and is currently producing Arcadia (Oxford Playhouse, MT 2013). She was also the production manager of Bloody Poetry (O'Reilly Theatre, MT 2012), After the Dance (Simpkins Lee, HT 2012) and the opera Hansel and Gretel (Sheldonian Theatre, HT 2012) and as the stage manager of A View from the Bridge (Oxford Playhouse, MT 2012) and Cabaret (O'Reilly, HT 2012). She is also a member of the TAFF committee.

She is a good person to ask about: producing, production management and TAFF.

SECRETARY - MOLLY BROWN

Molly is a third year undergraduate reading English at St Catherine's College

Molly assistant directed and choreographed A Little Night Music (Oxford Playhouse, MT 2012) and It's a Hit! (Burton Taylor Studio, HT 2012). Last year she was co-Wardrobe Mistress for OUDS and has costumed Volporne XXX (O'Reilly Theatre, MT 2012), Pride and Prejudice (TT 2012), and An Evening Out (OUFF short film, HT 2013). Her acting credits include Pride and Prejudice (TT 2012) and The Breakfast Club (MT 2011). Before Oxford she was involved in local pantomime group - credits include Robinson Crusoe in Robinson Crusoe and Nancy in Oliver!

She is a good person to ask about: costume design, choreography and acting

STANDING COMMITTEE

WARDROBE MISTRESS - HANNAH BRISTOW

Hannah is a third year undergraduate reading English at Queen's College

Whilst at Oxford Hannah has acted in several plays including Two Gentlemen of Verona (TT 2012), The Merchant of Venice (HT 2013) and The Cherry Orchard (HT 2013). She has a particular interest in musical theatre and performed in a Musical Theatre Review (HT 2012) and Guys and Dolls (TT 2013), whilst her most recent musical theatre performance was a production of A Little Night Music (Oxford Playhouse, MT 2013). She takes an interest in experimental and surrealist theatre as well as types of performance which bring together various art forms. At Oxford she has performed in The Barefaced Night (HT 2012), a production which combined dance, live music, spoken word and drama, and outside of Oxford she frequently works with the Thrift Musical Theatre Company on cross-disciplinary artistic projects in the UK and abroad. In addition to her involvement in drama Hannah produces and presents television-style features for The Preview Show mainly focusing on various aspects of Theatre and Drama in and around the University and Oxford City.

She is a good person to ask about: acting, musical theatre, television and media production.

WARDROBE MISTRESS - CLAUDIA KING

Claudia is a third year undergraduate reading Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Magdalen College

Whilst at Oxford Claudia has acted in various plays including Dangerous Liaisons (Oxford Playhouse, TT 12), Wit (Burton Taylor, HT 2012), Bloody Poetry (Keble O’Reilly, MT 2012) and The Cherry Orchard (Keble O’Reilly, HT 2013). She is beginning to look more at backstage involvement also, and will be the costume designer for the Worcester Lake production of Merchant of Venice (Worcester, TT 2013) as well as production manager of the St Peters garden show Wind in the Willows (St Peter's, TT 2013).

She is a good person to ask about: acting.

WEBMASTER - JAY ANSLOW

Jay is a third year undergraduate reading Computer Science at University College.

Jay started working in Oxford Theatre in his first term, continuing his work from school. He was the lighting and sound designer for Bouncers (O'Reilly Theatre, MT 2011), Latin! Or Tobacco and Boys (Burton Taylor Studio, HT 2012), Chutney and Chips (O'Reilly Theatre, HT 2012) and the OUDS Japan Tour of Much Ado About Nothing (Summer 2012). More recently, he was also co-lighting designer for Dangerous Liaisons (Oxford Playhouse, TT 2012) and A Little Night Music (Oxford Playhouse, MT 2012), sound engineer for Angels in America (Oxford Playhouse, HT 2013) and sound designer for Dull Roots, Spring Rain (O'Reilly Theatre, HT 2013) and Antigone (O'Reilly Theatre, HT 2012).

He is also the treasurer of TAFF and the technical manager of TEDxOxford.

He is a good person to ask about: lighting and sound design and TAFF.

FILM FUND MANAGER - BENEDICT COHEN

Ben is a third year undergraduate reading Geography at St Catherine's College.

At Oxford, Ben has directed The Breakfast Club for Cuppers (Burton Taylor Studio, MT 2011; Runner up best actor) as well as Rubber Dinghy for the OUDS New Writing Festival (HT 2012; winner, best production). He subsequently took this show up to Edinburgh 2012 for a 7 run slot at Zoo Southside.

He has acted in Broken Stars (Moser Theatre, 2011) and has had lead roles in Messiah Man (Burton Taylor Studio, 2012), Tamings (O’Reilly Theatre, 2012) and Volporne XXX (O’Reilly Theatre, 2012).

He has been an active member of the student run television network, The Preview Show, most notably making An Introduction to Oxford Drama. More recently, he wrote and directed the short film An Evening Out as part of the Oxford Film Fund competition, which also won Best Cinematography at the Oxford University Film Fund film festival.

He is a good person to ask about: film, directing and acting.

Freshers' Rep - Charlotte Fraser

Charlotte is a second year undergraduate reading English at Worcester College.

Since arriving in Oxford Charlotte has co-written, directed and acted in the Worcester Cuppers entry and directed a piece for the New Writing Festival, New Beginnings (Burton Taylor Studio, HT 2013). In TT 2013 she will be assistant directing the Buskins production of The Merchant of Venice in the Worcester gardens. She is also the Treasurer of the Buskins funding body.

She is a good person to ask about: directing and new writing.

Graduates' Rep - Florence Brady

Florence is a second year undergraduate reading English at Brasenose College.

Before Oxford, she spent a lot of time playing male roles because she had short hair, and also performed in the devised production of Picnic Apocalyptic (Bedlam Theatre, 2012) at the Edinburgh Fringe with Babolin Theatre Company. When she came up to Oxford, she started off with Cuppers, like all keen freshers: acting in The Actors Nightmare (Burton Taylor Studio, MT 2012), she was subsequently nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Since then, she has gone on to act in the Brasenose Pantomime (MT 2012), John Rawls' Theory of Justice: The Musical! (O'Reilly Theatre, HT 2013), Antigone (O'Reilly Theatre, HT 2013) and 1984 (O'Reilly Theatre, HT 2013). This summer she will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the Theory of Justice team, as well as being in a production of 4:48 Psychosis.

She is a good person to ask about: acting.

Zoe Bullock

Zoe is a third year undergraduate reading English at New College.

Whilst at Oxford she has acted in several plays including The Man Upstairs (HT 2012), Love's Labour's Lost (TT 2012), A Little Night Music (MT 2012), The Maids (MT 2012) and Mephisto (HT 2012) which last summer was selected to take part in the International Student Drama Festival. This Easter she was invited again to the National Student Drama Festival as part of the company, and in the summer she will be joining the Thelma Holt tour to Japan as part of the cast of A Comedy of Errors. She is also involved in film editing, having edited a few theatrical trailers in Oxford as well as a documentary on Pilgrimage in Tibet. This coming term she will also be assistant designing on a production of The Merchant of Venice.

She is a good person to ask about: acting, musical theatre, editing and design.

Luke Rollason

Luke is a second year undergraduate reading English at Mansfield College.

Since coming to Oxford, Luke has performed in numerous shows, including The Get Out (O’Reilly Theatre, MT 2012), Arthur! Or, Fifty Shades of Grail (Moser Theatre, MT 2012), John Rawls' A Theory of Justice: The Musical (O'Reilly Theatre, HT 2013) and Rope (The Union, HT 2013) as well as writing for and acting in Mansfield's Cuppers show, for which he was nominated for the 'Best Actor' award. Furthermore, in HT 2013 he assistant directed Eight at the Burton Taylor Studio, and will be directing George Orwell's 1984 (O'Reilly Theatre, TT 2013) as part of Rough-Hewn's Trinity Season. This Summer he will be performing Theory of Justice on tour in America, London and Edinburgh, where he will also be joining the cast of 4:48 Psychosis.

He is a good person to ask about: acting and directing.

 

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