Rebecca Crookshank - Writer / Performer
Rebecca is a writer/performer, and an ex-Airwoman in the RAF who flew in a Tornado F3.
Rebecca runs her own creative consultancy company encouraging equality, the arts and future voices. Clients include the Royal Ballet, Jacksons Lane, LAMDA and is the writer in residence at Frederick Bremer School. Her first short play ‘Clipping My Wings' premiered at the ‘Our Bodies Our Future' Conference in January led by MP Stella Creasy. She is currently supported by Arts Council England developing her one woman show ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ about her time as an Airwoman in the Royal Air Force and the Falkland Islands.
Theatre credits include: Claire in Etiquette & Vitriol (Soho Theatre, London), Dick Whittington in Poppy (Landor Theatre, London), Rhianna in England Street by Kenny Emson, Lindsey in LBW directed by Fin Irwin, Tin Girls directed by Jessica Beck, all for The Bike Shed Theatre, Dorcas & Brigitta in Loveplay, Bianca in Taming of The Shrew (St Leonard's Church-Shoreditch) both for New Rep Company, Kelly in Impotent (Lion & Unicorn), Lady Bracknell in The Importance of being Ernest (St James Theatre).
As Writer: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in development (Tristan Bates), Alice: A New Musical (St James Theatre), Crookshank and Finlay comedy sketch show (In development).
Film, Radio & TV credits include: Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (Universal); Casualty (BBC) directed by Nigel Douglas; Robson Green’s Extreme Fishing (Channel 5). Rebecca is also a regular voice on Talking Books.
Dr Jessica Beck - Director / Dramaturg
Jessica Beck is an American-born theatre artist, living and working in the UK for over a decade as a freelance director and somatic practitioner. Specialising in new writing and devised work, Jessica is an Artistic Associate of The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, and formally an Associate of Theatre503 (2004-2010).
Directing and dramaturgy credits include: Normal/Madness by Fiona Geddes (Scottish Tour/Edinburgh Festival); Icarus in Love by Edson Burton, The Exeter Blitz Project by Jessica Beck and Helena Enright, Tin Girls with photographer Alice Carfrae (The Bike Shed Theatre); Alice’s Adventures in the New World by Sarah Sigal (Old Red Lion, UK Tour); Ein Abend Mit Ruby with the Ruby Dolls (Jermyn Street), Up The Gary by Andrew Barron and Jessica Beck (Theatre503/Edinburgh/UKTour/NYC), and Terrorist! The Musical (Edinburgh).
Other directing credits include: Less Than a Year by Helena Enright (Bike Shed); Play and Footfalls by Samuel Beckett (University of Exeter); 2002 by Nimer Rashed and 2008 by Phil Porter for Decade (Theatre503); Zoo by Dawn King (Union Theatre); Dogfight by Sarah Sigal (Arcola/Edinburgh); The Whale and the Bird by Greta Clough, and All Alone by Gene David Kirk (Edinburgh/Project Arts Centre, Dublin/Soho Playhouse, NYC).
Jessica was the recipient of The New York Fringe Festival Excellence Award for Outstanding Direction 2007.
For more information about her work please visit: Follow @mizbeck
Oliver Taheri - Producer
Having been a part of the Theatre industry for over 8 years, Oliver took the move into Theatre Production in 2013 and founded Oliver Taheri Productions.
Since then Oliver has developed relationships and worked alongside some of the UK’s top theatre producers. Most recent productions include the UK premiere of Tony Award winning musical Urinetown (St James Theatre and the Apollo Theatre West End); critically acclaimed revival of David Hare's The Vertical Hour (Park Theatre); Alice: A New Musical (St James Theatre), and the 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing (UK Tour), directed by Nikolai Foster.
Other productions: Impotent (Lion & Unicorn); The Spring Tide (Old Red Lion-5 Broadway World UK award nominations 2013, West End Wilma best Fringe production nomination 2014).
OTP is committed to providing high quality theatre productions for UK audiences and is dedicated to the producing and staging of ambitious productions and by doing so, contributing to the development of the ever changing and growing theatre industry.
Oliver is a member of The Production exchange and trained on the Stage One New Producers workshop led by the Society of London Theatre.
In 2014 Oliver was awarded the Stage One Producing Bursary to support his growth as a Commercial Theatre Producer.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot marks OTP's very first Edinburgh festival production, and what better show to do it with than WTF!
Alberta Jones - Designer
Alberta Jones is a theatre designer, art director, illustrator and maker. Since graduating with a degree in Design for Performance from Wimbledon College of Art she has worked on many productions and recently completed a successful spring tour with her design for A Strange Wild Song created with the critically acclaimed Rhum and Clay Theatre Company.
Other production designs include Man in the Moone (Toured UK) and A Premature Feeding Led to His Consumption (Robin Howard Theatre, London).
As a theatre design associate Alberta has worked on many shows alongside Cherry Truluck including All That Fall, directed by Trevor Nunn, which achieved international success after a sell-out run in London’s West End and transfer to New York. Other shows include Soldiers Wives (Roxy Downstairs, Assembly), Mother Adam (Jermyn Street Theatre), Mary Rose (Riverside Studios), The Taming of the Shrew (Southwark Playhouse) and Don Giovanni (Soho Theatre) Alberta took over the design of Whisky Tango Foxtrot from Cherry Truluck earlier this year.
To find out more about Alberta visit albertajones.com.