A COVID-19 RESPONSE PROJECT

MORA - by Sian Ross

The death of a twin brings a strange girl into the world of the brother who was left behind leading to dark secrets being revealed about the people he thought were closest to him.

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Writer

Sian Ross

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Sian is a writer from Newcastle upon Tyne. She trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and has an MA in creative writing from Newcastle University. 

Director

Yuyu Wang

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Yuyu Wang is a London-based theatre maker and creative producer originally from China. She trained at the MFA Advanced Theatre Practice in the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Springboard Programme at Young Vic, Young Agitators Programme at Royal Court Theatre, the Emerging Producers Development Programme supported by the Fringe Society and British Council. She is the artistic director of Cheeky Chin, a collective of theatre makers of East Asian descent. As a female-led company collaborating with international artists, they make innovative devised theatre performances of socio-political importance. Cheeky Chin is currently an associate company of Tamasha Theatre Company.

Actor

Playing Jack/Phoenix

Ross Telfer

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Ross Telfer is a Scottish actor who spent most of his childhood growing up overseas in Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. He trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and holds a degree in History from the University of York. He also plays a number of instruments, including the bagpipes and guitar. Recent credits include ‘Draig Bon Dhu’ in The Witcher (Netflix) and ‘Jolly Jacques’ in Sleeping Beauty (Kenton Theatre). Ross is delighted to be participating in Forward Dialogue having enjoyed many seasons of showcasing new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe!

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Playing Sophie

Shady Murphy

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Shady is adapting to the new normal of theatre along with voice work and film production from her home studio. Shady's most recent role as Mum in George’s Marvellous Medicine during the festive season of 2019, followed an open-air summer tour of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as Shakespeare’s magical Titania. Shady is a dynamic character actor with a versatile playing age whose credits include school girl Fleur in new writing ‘If My Father Only Knew’ and seventy-year-old Her upon her deathbed in 'Quietus: the death of Her'. She’s thrilled to join the cast of ‘Mora’ as tough but vulnerable Sophie.

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Playing Vesna

Patrycja Dynowska

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Patrycja is a London-based Polish actor and theatre maker. Trained in physical and experimental theatre, she’s a graduate of Michael Chekhov Studio London and holds an MA in Physical Acting from University of Kent.

Her solo show Sh*t Happens (Camden People’s Theatre) was nominated for OffFest Best Short Run award in 2019. 

Theatre credits include: Sh*t Happens (Camden People's Theatre), Fruits, or the Decline of a Distant Memory (RADA Studios), Some Birds Never Return (Bread & Roses), Orestes (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The Book of Space (Odin Teatret, dir. Jill Greenhalgh), Grandma (Attenborough Arts Centre)

Actor

Playing Maia

Lauren Bugg

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Lauren Bugg is an actor from Somerset who is currently based in Manchester. She studied acting at UCLan and graduated in 2017.  Credits include Emmerdale and Hung Theatre’s Bypass at the Manchester Fringe. She is very excited to have a script back in her hand and be a part of this new writing venture! 

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