Fizzy Sherbet play reading June 2017

Writers

Zita Sattar 

ENGLISH GULAAB

Zita has been an actor for over 20 years, her credits include the original Meena in East Is East at the Royal Court and the title role in Moira Buffini’s world premiere of Silence. In a varied and prolific career, she is probably still best known for playing the ill-fated Anna Paul (for 3 years) in Casualty – but recent credits include Mount Pleasant and Will Sharpe’s Flowers for Channel 4. 

She is now developing her own writing after spending over two decades on the other side of the camera. A note on the title: Gulaab is Pakistani for ‘Rose’.

Jennifer Oliver 

THE BOYFRIEND 

Jennifer is an actor and writer. Theatre credits include; Intelligent (Arcola), Change (Union Theatre), Flour Girls (Southwark Playhouse) and Outlying Islands (Soho Theatre). Jennifer was a 2020 Charlie Harthill finalist at The Pleasance with DRINK. Writing credits include; Letting Go (Park Theatre), The Club (Southwark Playhouse) and Charity Wars (comedy pilot). Jennifer is also a Reader for the 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award. She trained at Drama Centre London and has a MA in Broadcast Journalism.  

Olivia Mace 

DANCING SHOES

Olivia is a writer and composer.  Credits include: The Mad Maid of Kent (Vault and Merge Festivals 2017) Playing the King  (Creation Theatre) Dancing Shoes (Fizzy Sherbert at the Hackney Attic and Little Pieces of Gold festival at Southwark Playhouse), Gone Fishing (The Canal Cafe Theatre) The Ballad of Knottyhull (Small Truth Theatre) Under the Bridge (Small Truth Theatre), Bleak House a musical adaptation (Creation Theatre)  Olivia is also a Globe Theatre Storyteller, adapting and performing Shakespeare’s plays into storytelling performances for the Sam Wannamaker Playhouse and education outreach. 

Phoebe Azario 

I’M A WATERMELON HOLDING A GIRL

Phoebe was born in London, spent time studying in Italy and New York. She is interested in exploring the subtleties of human relationships, giving space to the hints, the small revelations of self that expose vulnerabilities and undertones. She will be starting an MA in Dramatic Writing at Central St Martin’s in September 2017.

Rosemary Frisino Toohey 

THE BODY WASHER

Rosemary FrisinoToohey has had nearly 300 productions of her plays around the world.  She’s produced on 4 continents and in 40 US states.  In London she won top honors as Audience Favorite in the British Theatre Challenge and in New York she won the Next Generation Playwriting Contest.  She tied as Gold Medal Winner in the Italian American Theatre of Chicago’s First Playwright Competition, and she’s won the Baltimore Playwrights Festival three times.  Nine of her comedies are published and three of her dramas have been honored with Artist grants from the Maryland State Arts Council.  She is currently penning the book, music and lyrics of her second musical.  FrisinoToohey is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and SAG/AFTRA.  There’s more at www.frisinotoohey.com

Barbara Lindsay 

SALLY SEES THE LIGHT

Barbara Lindsay’s first full length play won the NY Drama League’s 1989 Playwrighting Award and was given its first production in London in 1991.  Since then there have been more than 400 performances of her plays and monologues in 33 States, 13 countries, and on every continent except Antarctica.

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