Creative Team

Léa des Garets (she/they) : Writer and performer

Léa des Garets is a queer migrant theatre-maker from Bordeaux, France. 

After an English degree at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and two years lecturing French at Cambridge University, Léa started a career in the performing arts in the UK with Night Train Theatre Company. She was one of the 10 mentees selected for Projekt Europa’s Empower mentorship programme, which supports and champions migrant theatre talent in the UK. 

Her work aims to give more visibility to hidden voices from the past and the present, focussing particularly on international voices and the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Now based in London, Léa works as an actor on stage, screen and as a voice artist between France and the UK.

Rute Costa (she/her) : Director

Rute is a Portuguese-born, London-based director and theatre-maker. She has a strong movement-based practice, and a background in literature, dance and activism. She has an MFA in Advanced Theatre Practice from Central, has trained with Anne Bogart in viewpoints and composition, and with Odin Teatret in Denmark. Rute is an alumna of the Stonecrabs Directors in Practice Programme 2022.

She is a co-founder of Popsie Theatre, a collective of queer and international artists making politically-minded, darkly-comedic physical theatre.

Directing credits include: Mitzi Fitz: Babycakes (The Glitch & VAULT & The Glory); GEORGE (staged reading/R&D, Criterion Theatre & Jermyn St Theatre); Queendom (Rosemary Branch Theatre); I am the wind (Omnibus Theatre); exile (also writer, Corpus Playroom & Edinburgh Fringe Festival).

Iniki Mariano (she/her): Performer
Iniki was born and raised in Singapore where she made her Stage and Screen debuts, before training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. 

Recent stage includes The Garden of Words (Park Theatre), The Lodger (Coronet Theatre), Peter Pan (National Theatre/BOV), The Jungle Book (Derby Theatre), Can’t Wait for Christmas! (Orange Tree Theatre). Selected screen includes Space Plug (Disney), The Retreat (ALTER/Mubi), Jam (Mubi) and The Seekers (OKTO). Video Games include Synced: Off Planet (NeXT Studios, Studio Gobo Ltd), Harvestella (Square Enix, Livewire).

Conor Dumbrell (he/him): Performer
Conor is an actor and writer who trained at LAMDA. He is a Pleasance London Associate Artist 2023-25 with Sweet Beef Theatre and co-director of Seagull Productions.

Theatre includes Bleak Expectations (Criterion), Insides (Pleasance), I Hate It Here (UK Tour), Crackers (Polka), The Tempest (US Tour). 

Short Film includes Rubinov, Revenge is a Dish. 

Audio includes Guts, Beans on Toast. Conor was awarded the BBC Carleton Hobbs Commendation 2021. 

Theatre whilst training includes Pity, Kin, The Arsonists, Antigone, Much Ado About Nothing, The Cherry Orchard. 

Mira Chakhtoura (she/her): Stage Manager
Mira is a Lebanese creative, Director, Dancer & Choreographer. 

Due to the challenging circumstances in her home country, Mira had to move to Egypt in 2021 and has worked with various creatives in the Middle East all with the aim of eventually moving to the UK to pursue her dream. 

She’s now London based, with a Master's degree in Creative Producing (University of Kent) and has 13+ years of experience in theatres and shooting environments.

Delyth Evans (she/her): Set & Costume Designer
Originally from North Wales, Delyth is a set and costume designer currently based in London. She trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, graduating in 2018 with a 1st class honours.

Delyth has a particular passion for new writing, and creating work that is accessible to a wider audience.

Set & Costume design credits include: The Odyssey Part 5 (National Theatre), Mosquitoes (LAMDA), The In Between (Theatre Clwyd), Juliet and Romeo (Chelsea Theatre), All That (King's Head Theatre).

Jamie Lu (she/her): Sound Designer
Originally from China but London based, and part of “Irrelevant Theatre”, Jamie works as a scenographer, total performance designer and sound designer. 

She holds an MA in Sound Arts from UAL, an MFA Scenography from Central and has worked in the largest theatres across China. 

Recent UK credits: Tiger (Omnibus), Gentlemen (Arcola), Sorry We Didn’t Die At Sea (Park/Seven Dials), Youth in Asia (Theatre503).

Marie Colahan (she/her): Lighting Designer

Marie is a German freelance Lighting Designer & Technician, working in Theatre and Film. She is a History of Art graduate (York). She has worked extensively at the Omnibus, including on ‘Drum’, ‘Fiji’, & ’Untitled Sparkly Vampire’. 

Other Lighting Designer credits: ‘Yen’ (The Drama Barn), ‘Arcadia’ (The Drama Barn). 

Anna Oggero (she/her) : Producer
Anna, originally from Italy, is a London-based theatre producer, Performing Arts teacher, and performer. Anna’s work is migrant-focused, multi-lingual, and explores the intersection of performance, co-creation, and participation. As the Company Producer at PROJEKT EUROPA, she has delivered various projects, championing diversity and inclusivity. Until November 2022, Anna was Associate Producer at Proud Haddock Productions Ltd, contributing to shows like Charlie’s Aunt, How To Survive An Apocalypse and Yeast Nation – The Triumph of Life. Other producing credits include:  The Call Project with Exchange Theatre, Deluge by multidisciplinary artist Gabriela Flarys,  he Hades and Persephone Project by  Trinacria Theatre Company; My Heart is in The East presented by the H.E.A.T. Collective, The Fence and Az Theatre and Jew You Love Me? by the JEWish Cabaret.

Arianna Rabin (she/her) : Assistant Producer
Arianna is a producer and programme/event manager. She has worked on productions including Thomas May Bailey's "The Talent" starring Emma D'Arcy, and on sets for Netflix and Apple TV productions. She previously managed corporate programmes with 6 figure budgets and 1000s of attendees. 

Felix Mosse (he/him): Script Editor

Felix is a Script Editor & Writer with over a decade of experience working on projects in an editorial capacity. He co-runs the Criterion New Writing program in the West End of London, and has been commissioned as script editor on major films, TV pitches, and theatrical productions.

He is represented for writing by Alex Cochran at C&W, and has his debut novel, The Mistral, in its last editing stages before submitting to publishers.

Felix has a long career of acting which he has transitioned away from. He appeared in West End shows such as Book of Mormon and playing Marius in Les Miserables. Other shows include Aspects of Love, Rocky Horror Show etc.

He is also a photographer, specialising in portraiture.