Lisa Ralph – Founder, Artistic Director
Lisa is a performer, theatre-maker and producer. For Fair Shake Theatre she has directed Bottled Dreams of Better Days: Digital, (online, 2020), Bottled Dreams of Better Days (The Marlowe Theatre, ROAR Artist Development Programme, 2019) and Music Made Peace (R&D, Young Vic Theatre Director’s Programme, 2018). Her producing work includes Freight by visual artist and writer Kate Tiernan (RADA Festival, Gielgud Theatre, 2018), Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen (R&D for The Battersea Arts Centre) and Find Me by Olwen Wymark (Etcetera Theatre). As an actor Lisa has performed in theatre, film and television including work for Talkback Productions, Bloomsbury Festival, RADA Studios, Dikenga Films, The Factory Theatre Company, Lightening Ensemble and The Blue Orange Theatre. Lisa also works for disability dance charity icandance, where she is Skills & Learning Lead.
Hannah Khalil – Associate Artist, Writer
A writer of Palestinian-Irish heritage, Hannah’s stage plays include A Museum in Baghdad for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Interference for National Theatre of Scotland, Scenes from 68* Years – shortlisted for the James Tait Black award, (Arcola Theatre), The Scar Test (Soho theatre, London), Bitterenders (ReOrient Festival, San Francisco) and Plan D (Tristan Bates Theatre, Meyer Whitworth Award shortlisted). Hannah’s radio plays include Last of the Pearl Fishers and The Deportation Room for BBC Radio 4 as well as a forthcoming adaptation of her stage play The Scar Test for the network. Hannah was the Bush Theatre London’s writer on attachment in 2016/17 as part of the first Project 2036 cohort. She was the recipient of the Arab British Centre’s Award for Culture in 2017. Her work is published in the UK, USA and Canada.
Freyja Winterson – Associate Artist, Director
Freyja Winterson is a theatre director, co-artistic director of Yet Another Carnival (associate company at Storyhouse) and Youth Theatre Programme Director at the Orange Tree Theatre. Freyja trained at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre and Bolton Octagon and has worked extensively in communities with a huge range of people across the country. Her debut piece, The Neighbourhood Project, won the Liz York Award for Outstanding Practice. Recently she has been Lead Artist on When The Light Goes Out, an inclusive large scale performance project for Cheshire East Council, director and co-creator of Firing Blancs a collaboration with Drag King Len Blanco and co-director on The Drag Nativity in Chester. She is currently developing A Balaboosta by Suzette Coon for R&D at Watford Palace Theatre and a large community commission for Luton Council. Freyja has directed work at VAULT, the Old Red Lion, Camden People’s Theatre and Theatre 503.