Hari Marini (Founder & Creative Director)
Theo Kominis (Founder)
Matthew Williams (Founder)
Barbara Bridger taught Theatre and Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts between 1990 and 2010 and is currently an independent writer, director and dramaturg. Barbara Bridger’s writing has been widely published, performed and screened. She was Prose Writer of the Year 2002 (Writers Inc.) and has been shortlisted for several other awards including Asham and Raymond Carver. At Dartington, Barbara Bridger helped to develop Scripted Media. This explored experimental approaches to script and scripting and her research also focuses on women’s writing and inclusive dramaturgical processes. She is currently dramaturg for companies and individuals operating across a range of performance practices.
Sarahleigh Castelyn is a performer, choreographer, and researcher: a dance nerd. She is a Reader/Associate Professor in Performing Arts in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at the University of East London (UK). Her research focuses on race, gender, sexuality, and nation in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa, the politics of hybridity, and the use of practice as a research methodology. She has performed in and choreographed performance works, for example at Jomba! Contemporary Dance Festival (South Africa) and The Playhouse (South Africa). She serves on a number of editorial and organisation boards, such as The South African Dance Journal and HOTFOOT. She has published research on performance and South Africa, for instance in Viral Dramaturgies (2018) and Narratives in Black British Dance (2018), and in journals such as The African Performance Review, Dance Theatre Journal, Animated, African Performance Review, and The South African Theatre Journal.
Saskia Fischer is a writer, media maker, researcher and educator of Indian and Dutch origin. A founding member of the Athens-based group of researchers and educators, reCollective, she holds a PhD in Political Science from Queen Mary, University of London. Her work explores the interconnections between media, political subjectivity and struggle across diverse contexts including performance, community media and the academy. As a video artist, she brings the creative and political potentials of the medium into conversation with each other. She has been involved as a film maker and educator in a wide range of projects in the US, UK, Argentina and Greece that include experimental theatre (with PartSuspended), documentary film, and video training in youth and community spaces, including Melissa Network in Athens.
Theo Kominis is a translator and interpreter with an interest in live performance and film production. Apart from his interest in languages, he has also studied architecture with a specialism in virtual geographies. He primarily works as a conference interpreter for organisations ranging from European institutions to small private meetings. His translation work is in both public and private organisations, and small projects in the arts and theatre world. He has had an interest in theatre since the 90s, and has been involved in translation and adaptation for small productions in the UK and Greece.
Hari Marini (Artistic Director)
Hari Marini is a performance maker, educator, researcher, independent writer, and founding member & Artistic Director of PartSuspended group. Her practice and research focus on social and material contexts and conditions of performance and their social and political effects. She has published her work in Contemporary Theatre Review, Journal of Greek Media and Culture and Performance Research. Her creative writing and video-work have been published in journals and poetry collections such as Tears in the Fence, Interim: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics, performingborders. Her bilingual book (Greek-English) entitled 28 Διαδρομές της/28 Paths of Her was published by AΚΑΚΙΑ Publications (Sept. 2019). Since 2021, Hari is Associate Professor of Performance and Intermediality within the Department of Audio and Visual Arts at Ionian University. She is a member of Theatre Architecture Group, International Federation for Theatre Research. Hari has previously worked as Associate Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and has been a guest lecturer and reviewer in a variety of institutions, such as University of Essex, Drexel University, Pratt School, Theatre of Changes (Greece) and the Drama School of the Municipal Regional Theatre of Patras. Hari holds a PhD in Performance from Queen Mary, University of London. She graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2005 with an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice (Performing). She also has a diploma in Acting (Arhi Drama School, Greece 2002) and in Civil Engineering (School of Engineering, University of Patras, Greece 1999).
Georgia Kalogeropoulou is a London based researcher, musician and performer. Her academic interests are centered around Psychoanalysis and the Philosophy of time. She is a multi- instrumentalist (playing piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, saxophone, trumpet and traditional Greek instruments), and she performs regularly with numerous bands and artists in London and in Greece. Her research in philosophy draws on her experience as an artist; she explores the notion of time in the crossroads between philosophy and psychoanalysis, and she aims to understand the aesthetic experience as an example of any individuating process.
George Moustakas is a scenographer and a visual artist. He holds an MA in Fine Arts at Dundee University (Scotland) and an MA in Performance and Culture at Goldsmiths University of London. He has exhibited installations and visual work at Royal Festival Hall, Southhall Story. He has worked as a scenographer in various productions: She Said by PartSupsended (National Theatre of Greece, Experimental Stage -1), Masque of the Red Death by Punchdrunk (Battersea Arts Centre, London), Ditch (Old Vic, London), Stovepipe (National Theatre, London), Burmese Days (59East59, New York), Kaspar (Southwark Playhouse, London) and also at the Cheek by Jowl’s Summer School for Young Directors and Designers at the Barbican Centre (London). He also runs The Saturday Museum with Lucy Steggals.
Noèlia Díaz Vicedo
Noèlia Diaz Vicedo is a poet, academic and translator. She has completed her thesis at Queen Mary University of London on the poetry of Maria-Mercè Marçal published by MHRA (2014). She combines teaching in this university with research on contemporary women’s poetry and gender studies. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster, London. She is a Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing at the Institute of Modern Languages, University of London. Her collection of poems ‘Bloody Roots/Arrels Sagnants’ in bilingual edition (Catalan-English) is published by Francis Boutle Publishers, 2017. She has published her poetry in various magazines and anthologies in Spain and USA and writes in her blog. She has performed her poetry around UK and Spain.
Matthew Williams makes websites for a living, and writes in his spare time. He is also a filmmaker with a special interest in live devised performance, and the combination/interaction of these two ‘languages’ and its effect on audiences.
Athina Alexopoulou, Mark Amura, Euaggelia Astridou, Maria Jose Andrade, Mary Bleasdale, Camilla Canocchi, Benedetta Castello, Evi Cherouvim, Efi Dementi, Laura Martí Fandos, Eirini Glambedaki, Lalage Harries, Sebastian Hicks, Elena Mazzon, Philip Magee, Iro Michalakakou, Ornela Kapetani, Kleoniki Karachaliou, Eleni Karagiorgi, Aphrodite Mitsopoulou, Rania Mprilaki, Nansy Papakonstantinou, Arkadia Psalti, Valentina Rosati, James Stewart, Marilena Triantafyllidou, Irini Tzanetoulakou, Zoe Tsavdaridou, Ilias Vogiatzidakis, Zoe Warlow, Eve Zohar
Costume & Set Designers
George Agiannitis, Anna Sbokou
Niya B, Saraleigh Castelyn, Irini Kekatou, Theo Kominis, Michelle Nicholson-Sanz, Antigoni Pasidi, Matthew Skelton