Meet the Team
Ariella (they/she) is an emerging playwright and multi-disciplinary interactive and immersive theatre-maker from Romania, Australia, Italy and now the UK. Ariella creates speculative work through a queer, intersectional lens to express joyful, imaginative, sometimes fantastical stories, often exploring care, loss/grief, transformation, kinship, and love, informed by their own experiences as a chronically ill, Disabled artist.
Ariella trained at RCSSD where they’ve worked as a Visiting Practitioner. They’ve previously worked for accessible poetry and spoken word organisations, in site-specific/responsive storytelling, for arts festivals in unusual places and in performing arts publishing.
In the UK, they’ve presented at Camden People’s Theatre, VAULT festival, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre Deli and The Space.
Susie (she/her) is a theatre director focusing on pieces which sit in the liminal space between genres. She enjoys finding the magical in the everyday and explores storytelling through immersive imagery, often involving DIY special effects, sound, lighting and movement.
Previous productions include ‘Colossal’ at Soho Theatre (Winner Best Show of Edinburgh Fringe 2022) and Finding Percy Erebus, a devised family show supported by Arts Council England, Applecart Arts and the charity Child Bereavement UK.
Zygmund de Somogyi is a composer, performer, and writer currently based in London, UK. Their work explores expressions of metamodernism, online folklore, and the recontextualisation and juxtaposition of genre and form.
Zygmund is currently a Salastina Promising Composer and Fromm Foundation Composer Fellow of 2023, as well as a Soundhub Associate Composer with the London Symphony Orchestra. They have recently worked with ensembles and organisations such as Cheltenham Music Festival, Composers Conference, Gaudeamus Screendive, Access Contemporary Music Chicago, Arc Project, Opera in Oborne, Festival Mixtur, and Psappha, among others, and their music has been performed across the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Cyprus, the USA, Canada, and Malaysia.
Zygmund studied composition at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Ed Bennett, Howard Skempton, and Edwin Roxburgh, and is pursuing an MA in Opera Making and Writing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 2023-24. Zygmund is also artistic director and editor of contemporary music magazine PRXLUDES, freelance journalist for various music publications, and vocalist & guitarist in punk quartet Trouble Sleeping.