Corner Theatre

Headlines 2011 CREATIVE TEAM

PENELOPE (PEPS) CANNELL (Assistant Stage Manager)

Training National Diploma in Production Arts. (Truro College of FE)

Since graduating with distinctions in July this year.  I have worked as a Stage Manager and Production Assistant for Nellie's Rural touring project, (funded by BBC Arts, Musical Drama).Previous work includes Production Assistant for Sally Crabtree (Word Mart Poetry Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival), Stage and Technical Crew at Hall for Cornwall  for touring productions including West End tours. Sound Assistant Golowan Festival, Technical Assistant for Gonzo Moose "Is that a Bolt in your Neck?" (touring).  Before deciding to follow a long held dream of working in the theatre I worked as nursery manager, play worker with travelling communities and vulnerable and hard to reach young people and adults arts workshop facilitator including Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. I am delighted to be working with such a pioneering company as Corner Theatre.

RIC DE MOWBRAY (Sound Designer)

Ric is a sound designer and mixer for theatre, tv, film, animation and radio. He learned his trade in L.A. And NY for 3 years before returning to his beloved West Country to establish himself in Bristol. He is now the senior dubbing mixer at Doghouse Post Production and the MD of the Sound Town. He is very excited to be a small part of a hugely impressive production and is in awe of Nancy's tireless passion and drive in creating 'headlines'.

ALISON FARINA (Playwright)

Alison Farina is an American playwright, actor and director based in Bath.

She has an MA in Theatre Performance from Goldsmiths College, University of London and has trained with world-renowned performance company, Improbable and Phelim McDermott in the art of creating theatre by improvisation. In 2004 she moved to Bath and in 2006 she started writing for the stage. Her work is influenced by myth, folklore and the stories she picks up along the way. Previous plays include Seven Tears by Moonlight (2006), Of Dark and Bright (2008), Paradise Left (2009) and The Persistence of Memory (2010).  In 2010 Alison set up Butterfly Psyche Theatre to produce and support new writing for the theatre. Since then she has been busy producing, writing and directing for Butterfly Psyche as well as for herself.

Currently she is working on her next script,Fertility Objects, which will premiere atThe Rondo Theatre   in June 2012. She is also organising a community theatre project in Bath to support the charityWater Aid . Based on the German folktale of  Ondine,the performance will be staged at  The Roman Baths   in September of 2013. The project aims to engage both the community and local business by providing workshops promoting social responsibility in the areas ofecology, sustainability and the value and importance of water .

JACOB GOUGH (Lighting Designer)

BECKY HALL (Stage Manager)

Becky Hall graduated from Dartington College of Arts with a BA in Theatre. In 2007 she moved to Bristol as a collaborative member of an experimental theatre company called Peoples in Pieces: who shortly became Arnolfini associate artists. www.peoplesinpieces.blogspot.comMore recently Becky has been involved in production, working as Stage manager for ‘Rolling Stage’ events, ASM for a production of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at the Redgrave and as production assistant for theatre platform ‘You and Your Work’ at Arnolfini, She has also worked in collaboration with Desperate Men, developing immersive theatre workshops.

As well as her work behind the scenes Becky is a theatre maker and is currently devising a new work exploring methods of guiding an audience. Previous work includes ‘Double Dare’  shown at: Emerge festival 2011 and Festival of Desperation 2010, ‘Finders Keepers’ Shown at: Accidental Festival, BAC 2010 and BLOP, Arnolfini 2010, ‘A Murder Mystery’ shown at: Electric Garden 2010.  As a deviser she is interested in developing work that is playful, interactive and meaningful for wider audiences. Her background in experimental theatre often introduces an element of risk and adventure to her work.

SCOTT HARRIS (Assistant Stage Manager)

NANCY MEDINA (Director, Producer)

Nancy Medina is from Brooklyn, NY.  She is Artistic Director of the Corner Theatre (Bristol) and founding member of the Regroup Theatre (NYC).   She received her BA in Theatre and Spanish Literature from Binghamton University and will be attending the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's Drama Directing (MA) in 2013.  Nancy is very excited to be working with such a talented cast and creative team for Headlines 2011.  She is grateful for all the love and support she has received during this process.  Follow her on twitter@isthedirector

Directing credits include: Savage in Limbo (Corner Theatre, Theatre Studio Inc), Matt & Ben (Samsara & Love Creek Productions), The Children’s Hour (Eyeblink Entertainment), Beyond Horizon (Eyeblink Entertainment), The Vagina Monologues (Binghamton University).  Assistant Director: The Importance of Being Earnest, Seascape with Sharks and Dancer.  She has also directed for various theatre companies including New Dimension Theater, Developing Artists, Rocketship Theater Co. and The Point.   Producer:  Savage in Limbo (Corner Theatre), Collision Festival (Regroup Theatre, New York City), Collision Festival West  (Regroup Theatre, Los Angeles).  She is also author of the directing blog


LOTTY MORRIS (Playwright)


Lotty Morris grew up in Aberystwyth but now lives in Cardiff. She has strong ties to the West Country having spent – until recently – the last seven years in Bristol. Lotty is a trained actor who graduated from The Oxford School of Drama in 2002 and until 2007 performed in a variety of plays for theatre as well as having worked in both television and radio. Writing has always been an important part of her life and so in 2006 decided to study for a degree in English Lit. and Creative Writing at Newport University. In 2009 Lotty’s play Host was produced by Newport University and shown at The Riverfront Theatre, Newport, and in 2010 her play The Ordinary Three was on as part of the Welsh Fargo Stage Company’s ‘On The Edge’ Season at Chapter Arts Centre and Trinity College Carmarthen. Lotty has just completed an M Phil in Playwriting at the University of Birmingham.

J. ANTHONY ROMAN (Playwright)

I live in the US, and you guys are thousands of miles away from me. There's really no way to dispute anything I say here, at least not to my face, so, I am the winner of 76 Obie Awards, like 17 Tony's, 135 Drama Desk awards, and I took Bernadette Peters' virginity back when we were at Harvard. That's right, I went to Harvard. And I got kicked out because I was too damn smart and handsome. In 2006 while looking at the sky through a empty Yoo Hoo bottle in my uncle's backyard, I discovered an asteroid hurling towards the Earth. This asteroid was destroyed by the US's Star Wars program after I told them about it, but its all top secret, so I get none of this credit. If you want to know more about how important I am visit

DOM ROWE (Playwright)

Dom Rowe is a Bristolian script and copy writer. Previous work includes: 'A Great Undertaking in Little America' (Alma Tavern Theatre, White Bear, London and Cheltenham Everyman Studio). 'A Laughing Matter' (Alma Tavern Theatre). 'Book Ends' (Bristol Old Vic Theatre as part of Theatre:24). 'Dying Breed' (Bristol Old Vic Studio). 'Crying Out Loud' and 'Remember Me' (Monologues performed as part of Eddie King's at The Tobacco Factory). 'My Previous Self' (Wardrobe Theatre). Dom Rowe's short film 'Small Talk' (2010) was funded by South West Screen and UK Film Council and has been selected for Palm Springs Film Festival, Leuven Film Festival (Belgium), Corona Cork Film Festival and New York Metropolitan Film Festival. Dom Rowe was selected for the BBC South West Voices, new writing initiative (2010).

DIANA STAHL (Playwright)

Diana Stahl’s plays have been produced at the Milagro Theatre, CenterstageNYC, the Looking Glass Theatre (NYC), House of Yes and CultureFix.  She is a member of the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Literary Department and a founding member of The Glass Bandits. She is thrilled to be part of the Headlines project with the Corner Theatre, Nancy, and the whole gang.  She currently lives in Brooklyn.  BFA, SUNY Purchase.


I helped form The New Writing Company with three other writers and a producer at the end of the 90’s, which performed around Bristol and organized two seasons of lunchtime/late night shows at the Bristol Old Vic Basement. I stepped away from writing for a few years before setting up Darkstuff Productions with fellow writer Phil John. In the short time the company have been formed we’ve produced and written three sell-out productions of new writing with the ‘Eddie King’ series of plays at the Tobacco Factory and this year our production of ‘Outside’ played in the Brewery Theatre for two weeks to positive reviews.  Up-coming performances include ‘Scrooge on the Farm’ at Windmill City Farm and ‘Moby Dick – Inside the Belly of the Beast’ at the Bierkeller Theatre in April 2012.

Writing - biog

A Night in Room 101 (Bristol Old Vic Basement - 1999) The Un-American (Bristol Old Vic Basement - 2000) Undertow (Bristol Old Vic Basement - 2001) Tag (Paines Plough national tour - 2001) A Letter to Stephen King (Bristol Old Vic Basement - 2002) Four Walls (QEH Theatre - 2002) Eddie King's Non-Refundable Tour of the Lost Souls (Tobacco Factory - 2009) Eddie King's Unforgettable Tour of the Forgotten (Tobacco Factory & Brewery Theatres 2010) Darkstuff from the Crypt (St Paul's Church Crypt - 2011) Eddie King & the Death of Rave - Pills, Thrills & Bellyaching (Tobacco Factory Theatre - 2011) Outside (Brewery Theatre) Scrooge on the Farm (Windmill Hill City Farm – Upcoming Dec 2011) ‘Moby Dick – Inside the Belly of the Beast’ (Bierkeller Theatre – Upcoming April 2012





Savage in Limbo (April 7th-10th, 2010) CREATIVE TEAM

Elaine Carr (Scenic Artist)

Please read more about Elaine in our Exhibition Artists page or feel free to visit her website

Phoebe Charker (Assistant Stage Manager)

Graduated from the University of Gloucestershire where she did modules in TV production. She enjoyed taking the role of floor manager and then went on to see it as more of career possibility.  She gained valuable work experience, as an assistant floor manager and finally a floor manager role at Bid tv and BBC world. She has done various running jobs for productions such as Noel’s HQ and X Factor. She recently moved to Bristol and is applying her skills of floor managing to that of the stage.  She hopes to gain more stage managing experience in order to broaden her career possibilities in the theatre.

Richard de Mowbray (Sound Designer)         

Ric set up The Sound Town in 2008 to address the degradation of sound in film and TV. He is a qualified PT post operator with 8 years experience mixing and sound designing for radio, tv, theatre, film and games.

Tom Richmond (Lighting Designer)

Dan Shearing (Stage Manager)                          

Dan is a Bristol based freelance Stage Manager and Theatre Technician. Having first discovered his love for stage management on Bristol Old Vic Summer Schools and later the Technical Youth Theatre. He then continued to work towards achieving his career choice at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College where he studied a Technical Theatre BTEC gaining a Distinction*.  Since starting his freelance career in Technical Theatre, Dan has worked with many successful theatre companies including, Myrtle Theatre Company, Bradon Forest Theatre, Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company and Bristol Youth Theatre Studio.


Stage Management Credits include:

Venue Stage Manager, Bradon Forest Theatre, Assistant Stage Manager, Up Down Boy, Myrtle Theatre Company, Stage Manager, The Spare Room, Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company

Stage Manager, Cider With Rosie, Bristol Youth Theatre Studio, Deputy Stage Manager, The King and I, Bristol Youth Theatre Studio, Deputy Stage Manager, Red Light & More Sky, Bristol Old Vic Young Company, Stage Manager, Stars in their Eyes, Hanham High School

Dan Sutterby (Postcard Design)

Artcore Studio Ltd, Cross Tree House, Lopen, Somerset TA13 5JX
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Chloe Barnard (Photographer)

Isaac Sutterby (Artist of 'Savage Wings')