ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS

BIANCA BRASWELL

Poet/Writer

Bianca is a Cuban-American poet and writer currently enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she is studying English and Film studies. She remains immersed in the literary community on campus and is active within the English Learning Community and English Honors Society. She currently works as a communication consultant, facilitating the writing of other students as a peer mentor. She has previously been published in Stark poetry journal and is currently working on her first poetry collection.

ZOE PARTINGTON

Director 

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SOOBIE WITFIELD

Performer/Researcher/Tour Booker

Soobie (Susan) Whitfield is a teacher and freelance theatre facilitator. She loves engaging with communities through creative activities focussing on history, the environment and place. Soobie graduated from Trinity/Laban in 1985 with a BA(Hons) Dance Theatre. After touring as a founder member of Insight Physical Theatre company, she went on to postgraduate training as a Performing Arts teacher, and has learnt much from those she taught. She loves choreographing and co-directing community performances. She recently graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, with an MA( Dist) in  Applied Theatre and met Signdance Collective whilst on a placement at Wycombe Arts Centre.

DAVID D. OMNI

Musician

David D Omni was raised in the Alamar district, east of Havana. David D Omni Zona’s recordings, including Protesto or Protest, has become a rallying call for a growing pro-democracy, human rights movement on the Communist island nation. His music – which pounds with rap lyrics, but where the cadence of reggae, the energy of rock or techno music, the magic of new age and eastern music can also be felt, with even a touch of African rhythm or even reggaetón suddenly emerging – is contagious and highly enjoyable at the same time that it invites reflection.  Nonetheless it has provoked skepticism from the more orthodox who refuse to accept it as Hip Hop. Nonetheless, David defends his right to transcend all limits. He terms his innovation “Free Hop".

OZAN GÖKMEN

Director/Actor

Ozan Gökmen started his theater education in 1997 in Bornova Municipality City Theater. Netherlands as well as field studies in Turkey, improvisation, stage, body percussion, dance, clown and actor has worked on. In 2008, he started to work as a professional musician, actor, instructor and director within BBŞT. He has carried out several joint projects with SDC. He founded Kaf Theater in 2019.

DR. KATE LAWRENCE

Dancer

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MARGARITE KAPLAN

Actor/Singer/ Director

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JOKE MENSSINK

Performer/Director

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RICHARD POLLOCK

Musician/Composer

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