Stuart Mullins and Rebecca Hayes Laughton met whilst undertaking a Masters Degree in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Young Iraqi Theatre Maker Temor Alkaisi from Ovalhouse Theatre’s The Paper Project @paperprojectuk is our creative partner.
Temor Al-Kaisi, Young Producer, was born in Baghdad. He came to the UK as a refugee in 2009. Temor is involved with refugee campaigning organisations such Student Action for Refugees, UNICEF and Refugee week. In 2015 he was nominated as Volunteer of The Year for a Civic Award in Croydon. Currently, Temor has received two platinum awards from UNICEF for his work on campaigning and running events for refugees. Temor has been working with Ovalhouse Theatre since 2012 as a young associate, Performer, director and stage manager. Temor is co-founder of the Paper project. He is currently studying Computer Science at Greenwich University.
Hassan Almousaoy arrived in the UK from Iraq aged 17 speaking no English. He learnt photography through the PhotoVoice Charity, using the opportunity to make friends and learn English. He was part of the cross-cultural project “My Life in Pictures” a visual documentary of the experiences of young people in Iraq and Britain.
Shahd Abusalama: Palestinian freelance journalist, writer and artist, member of Women for Refugee Women Drama Group
Rebecca Hayes Laughton, Producer, spent fifteen years in senior production management roles at the BBC, ITV and independent TV production companies, including the Oscar winning BBC international documentary strand Storyville. She is now working with Women for Refugee Women and Rewrite. She also directs the Arcola Youth Theatre.
Stuart Mullins, Director, former Creative Director at Theatre Is…is an established artist with many years of experience making theatre for young audiences as well as his work with new writing venues in London and the south east. His work has been focused primarily on telling important stories about young people through the medium of contemporary theatre. He is currently working on Freefall, a new play highlighting the struggles of the 700,000 young carers in England.