Moonlight Strangers

Creatives

Sebastian Palka 

Director

 

Actor and Director has worked in theatre, film, TV in a wide range of styles, roles and forms. Sebastian worked with acclaimed theatre and film directors Jacek Skalski (Poland), Adam Cook (Australia) and Shane Meadows (UK).  He trained in the Academy of Theatrical Arts in Krakow, Poland and The Acting College in Sydney, Australia.

Sebastian is a founder of Big Boots Theatre Company Limited. He received an Off West End Award Nomination in the category of Best Director for Holding the Man staged at Brockley Jack Theatre in 2017. Sebastian is a member of Genesis Directors Network at Young Vic in London and the Directors's Cut at Southwark Playhouse.  

Sebastian has written musicals and directed at the Polish Children Theatre ‘Syrena’ in Hammersmith, London. He directed at Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden and assisted at City Lit Drama School in Holborn. Other credits include Faust by Wolfgang Goethe, The Giaour by Lord Byron and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. 

Jose Reyes Canseco 

Producer

 

Jose Reyes Canseco studied Drama and Theatre studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. He developed his artistic skills through acting and directing in different university productions. Nonetheless, he has since been specializing in theatre production having produced a collaborative piece between Mexico and Spain at the Play! Festival in 2016.

 

In 2017, he supported the production of a local historical piece in his hometown of Oaxaca in Mexico and also assisted a production of “Masterpieces”, directed by Melissa Dunne, at the Finborough Theatre where he also worked as general manager. Most recently, he has been working collaboratively on the production of both “Lola” and “Dangerous Lenses”, also directed by Melissa Dunne and which will be presented at the Vault Festival 2019.

 

Jose is currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Producing at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as developing more work for future presentations.

Adam Hypki 

Dramaturg

 

Adam is a Polish-born, London based actor, director, award-winning dance dramaturg and designer. His acting credits include Legends (TV) with Sean Bean and most recently Tango (stage) by S. Mrozek. His collaborative piece with choreographer Maciej Kuzminski Room 40 won the prestigious Audience Award at Polish Dance Platform 2014.

 

He has created and co-created several dance and theatre pieces for London stages and touring internationally. Adam is also a theatre educator – has trained, mentored and directed performing arts students of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Tina Torbey 

Set design

 

Soon after obtaining her MA Design for Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama; Tina was awarded the Dingemans Design Award for an exciting year at the National Theatre, London. During her time at the National Theatre, she met and worked with the director Roy Alexander Weiss, designing “Dead don't floss” for the Dorfman stage in 2017. In 2016, she designed the set for ‘Cabaret’ directed by Paul Kerryson. ‘Cabaret’ won the Set Design Silver Award at the World Stage Design (WSD 2017)

 

Tina originally studied Architecture at ALBA-Beirut, graduating top of her class. She earned the Order of Engineers and Architects award as well as the Samir Mokbel award for excellence in architectural design.

 

Alongside her work as a Performance designer, she is a theatre design consultant at Charcoalblue, specialising in auditorium planning and design.

https://www.charcoalblue.com/practice/people/tina-torbey

Tina recently joined the London Video Game Orchestra as a percussionist and loves spending her spare time performing with London Amdram musical companies.

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