Join us for our next show in the UK as part of the Brighton Festival!
Sharmila Chauhan is a screenwriter, playwright and prose writer: her work is often a transgressive meditation on love, sex and the diasporic experience. She has written numerous plays, two short film and her short stories have been shortlisted for the Asian New Writer Award. Her debut feature film Mother Land – is currently being developed by Cinestan International and was long-listed for the Sundance Writers’ Lab. Sharmila also has a degree in pharmacy and a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology. She lives in London with her husband, children and cat Tashi.
Donna Comerford is Director of Learning at People in IT where she works with people to: dream, make, blog, hack, code and animate their ideas. She is enthusiastic about “Shiny Tech” and wants to be able to get more young people involved with cutting edge tech. The new low cost computing innovations of the last few years have allowed her to bring a more creative maker environment to the classroom and informal learning environments. Using student self-directed projects and working with schools, organisations and festivals she has raised the engagement and quality of work created by students to a new level.
Alison Pike is an academic psychologist at the University of Sussex where she researches family relationships and co-directs the Nurture Lab. Her research interests span all of the key family relationships, marital, parent-child, and sibling, as well as the broader family context & climate. Alison is also a 44-year-old mother of two boys and blogs about how academic psychology influences (or not) her family life at thescientificparent.com.
Matt Rudkin is a theatre maker with practice interests across puppetry, clowning, live art and street theatre. He is also a researcher and lecturer in contemporary theatre and performance practice at the University of Brighton. Matt works as a performer, writer, maker and director and creates provocative, playful work that blurs distinctions between art and entertainment and draws on discourse theory and evolutionary accounts of psychological experience.
Dawn Scott is a mammalian biologist at the University of Brighton. Her principle areas of research are focused on the interactions between humans and wildlife, such as, the consequences of human activity on mammalian communities, genetics, biodiversity and their ecology. Dawn is also passionate about science communication and has appeared on BBC Springwatch and other TV programmes on the habitats and lifestyles of hedgehogs and urban foxes.