Moongate Productions to Present THE FU MANCHU COMPLEX at Ovalhouse, Oct 1-19
About Daniel York, Writer
Daniel York was born of mixed Singaporean/English parentage and grew up in the UK. As an actor, his theatre work in London includes Mu-lan's award winning production of Porcelain at the Royal Court and Fortinbras opposite Alan Rickman's Hamlet at the Riverside Studios, as well as work at the Royal Shakespeare Company and around the UK. In October he will be appearing at The National Theatre Shed in The World Of Extreme Happiness. As a writer and director, his feature film script Beautiful Friend has been developed by Film4 and his short film, Mercutio's Dreaming: The Killing Of A Chinese Actor, was recently nominated for four awards at the World Music & Independent Film Festival. Last year York was selected as part of the Royal Court's Unheard Voices initiative for emerging East Asian writers. As a result of this he was invited on to the Royal Court Studio writers' programme.
About Justin Audibert, Director
Justin Audibert is a freelance theatre director and Associate Director for Red Ladder. Recent directing credits include A Season In The Congo: Parallel Project (Clare, Young Vic), Wrong' Un by Boff Whalley (Red Ladder), Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph (Gate Theatre), The Tempest (RSC Shakespeare in a Suitcase), Front by Vickie Donoghue (Rada Festival), Future Regrets by Roz Wyllie (live theatre / RSC), Armley The Musical by Boff Whalley (Interplay) and Company Along The Mile by Tom Bidwell (WYP / Arcola). As an Assistant Director he has worked with Greg Doran, Lucy Bailey, David Farr, Rachel Kavanaugh, Paul Hunter and Sarah Esdaile amongst others. Audibert is an Associate for Told By An Idiot, an Artistic Associate of HighTide Theatre Festival and has directed at numerous drama schools including Drama Centre, GSA and ArtsEd. He has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company as an Education Associate Practitioner in the UK, the United States and Brazil. In 2012 Audibert was the Acting Coach for the finalists of BBC 2's Shakespeare Off By Heart. He has been Resident Director at The National Theatre Studio, and was the recipient of the 2012 Leverhulme Award for Emerging Directors. Justin trained on the Birkbeck MFA in Theatre Directing.
About Moongate Productions, Producer
Moongate Productions is a multi-modal creative set-up that allows fluidity between theatre, film and documentary. It is committed to creating and developing high quality projects that raise the profile of, and give free reign to, East Asian talent whilst challenging stereotyped portrayals of East Asians.
About Mark Cartwright, Producer
Mark Cartwright produced Jigsy (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh / Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol / Royal Court, Liverpool), Fireface (Young Vic), The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse), Bunny (Soho Theatre and 59E59 Theaters, New York), which was a NY Times Critics' Pick, Blue Surge (Finborough), and The Boy on the Swing (Arcola). He was Associate Producer of Herding Cats (Hampstead). Other producing credits include Time Warner Ignite 1 and The 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices (Old Vic) and he was Assistant Producer on Caryl Churchill's Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Arcola). In 2012 he was awarded a Stage One Bursary for New Producers. In 2013 Mark worked as a the Stage One Apprentice at Playful Productions, working on such shows including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Audience, Yes, Prime Minister, Dirty Dancing and Wicked. See http://www.markcartwright.co.uk for further details of upcoming productions.
For the past 50 years Ovalhouse has been a home to experimental, radical and overlooked artists seeking to make theatre and performance that speaks to a world beyond the mainstream. Ovalhouse stands on a proud history and continues to be a vital home for boundary-pushing art and artists with an eye on the future. 2013 is the venue's 50th anniversary year.