Cast & Creative
TOM SLATTER (GUR KOREN)
Theatre credits include: London Grey and Green Theatre Co., London Comedy Writers, So It Goes Theatre Co., Blackshaw Theatre, Wireless Theatre Co. Foolish People, Lazarus Theatre Co and Sturdy Beggars, Tik-sho-ret Theatre Co, Radio & film credits include: Roundhouse Radio. Slate4Films,Embankment Films, Stephen Hawking’s The Meaning of Life, Bloody Tales and Newsnight (BBC).
SHAI FORESTER (HEADTEACHER, BEGGAR, GADI ELECTRIC, TAXI DRIVER)
Theatre credits include: School for Scandal, Hokey Pokey, Antony & Cleopatra, South Pacific, Brezhenv’s Children, Elegies for Angels Punks & Raging Queens, Film credits include: Look who’s lauging now, The Muppets Most Wanted, Day Off, Hold the Sugar Signal Failure, Isosceles, Clouds. Television credits nclude: London isn’t Waiting
MICHAL BANAI (LEE-MY, SHIMRIT, WAITRESS, EVELYN BARDA, PROSTITUTE)
Michal is a product of her American/Israeli upbringing and her Persian /Polish heritage. After graduating from Kibbutzim College –one of Israel’s leading acting schools, Michal combined her experience in improvisation, stand-up comedy and classic theatre to earn leading roles in mainstream theatre, independent productions and short films. In London, Michal has participated in a variety of theatre productions, improvisation performances and T.V. commercials.
SPENCER COWAN (YOAD RIVA)
Spencer is a professional actor working across many different mediums. His most notable work has included the worldwide smash-hit Downton Abbey and also working with Jake Gyllenhaal in The Shoes -Time to Dance. He has worked in the West-End, giving a ‘shining performance’ as a ‘snippy’ Brian Epstein in And In The End – A Death and Life of John Lennon and has worked with great directors such as Jamie Thraves and Philip John. Spencer trained as a multi-disciplinary actor at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth.
ARIELLA ESHED (DIRECTOR)
Directing credits include: Lifgosh: New British & Israeli writing (New Diorma Theatre), New Writing From Israel (Tristan Bates Theatre), Married to the Game (theatre 503), The Bald Prima Donna (New Players Theatre), The Mythical Melting Pot (King’s Head), Ya’akobi & Leidental (Oval House Theatre, New End and Soho Theatre). A Public Kind of Privacy (Brighton Festival, White Bear Theatre), Crocodile Seeking Refuge (Lyric Hammersmith) Rehearsed readings: The Scapegoat (Tate Britain) I Am Speaking To you in Chinese, Ya’akobi & Leidental, Hard Love (Hampstead Theatre), Voices from Israel (Soho Theatre).
JORDAN BLACKWOOD (PRODUCER)
Jordan is a director and producer, recently graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. He is looking forward to returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, after directing and producing We Were Kings – a new play by Playwright Studio Scotland member Daniel Cameron – there last year. Recent directing credits include The Progressive Playwright at the Tron Theatre, as well as readings at the Traverse Theatre and theatre503. Jordan is a member of the National Theatre Young Studio and was Resident Trainee Director at the King’s Head Theatre, where he was assistant director on Dido & Aeneas among other projects. In 2013, he produced the Accidental Festival at the Roundhouse Studios.
RACHEL LEE (ASSOCIATE PRODUCER)
Rachel moved to London in September 2013 and is currently a BA Drama and Theatre Arts student at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has been working on 5 Kilo Sugar since its UK debut as a full production at Brighton Fringe Festival.