PETER OSWALD is a poet, playwright and performer. He was Writer-in-Residence at Shakespeare’s Globe from 1998 to 2009. His plays, in verse, have been performed there, at the National Theatre, in the West End, on Broadway and around the world, and have been translated into various languages. The production of his adaptation of Schiller’s Mary Stuart received a South Bank Award. He co-founded The Abyss Theatre Company in 2002, with whom he works as writer and actor. He performs long story-poems based on Icelandic sagas and folktales, at theatres and festivals; in 2015 he did so at the Folger Theatre in Washington DC, the Hay Festival and Wells Festival. He has published a joint book of poems, Dyad, with Sean Borodale, and joint pamphlets with wife Alice, with whom he often performs. He lives with her and their three children in Devon. He received a Society of Authors travelling scholarship in 2016.
PAUL TICKELL is a BAFTA Award winning film director and writer.
NASSY KONAN is an emerging Producer/Director. She has worked for various theatre organisations, mainly in producing Live Nights/Open Mic's especially working with Young People at the Ovalhouse, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre Sans Frontiers, Young Vic and currently at the Battersea Arts Centre as a Producing Assistant in Touring. Furthermore, she has gained further experience and knowledge in working on festivals in the North East and London as an Artist Liaison. Nassy is interested in new work e.g. scripted plays, festivals and fringe shows.
Nassy joined Riotous Company as an associate in 2016 and has been collaborating on Blixen development week, Divertimento showcase performance, and will work on the UK opening of Scherzo for piano and stick as Production Assistant.
IRENE CIONI trained at Florence Dance Centre, Scuola Del Balletto Di Toscana and Theatre School Of Amsterdam (2000-04). Her background is in modern dance and dance theatre. She has been based in London for since 2007. With Riotous Company Irene Cioni has co-created and invested in the development of Insomnia a pas de deux drama for two girls and a piano man, and toured as performer with the performance until 2014. Her experience as a photography model gave inspiration to some of the first Riotous posters, and Irene took part in developing the image of the company.
Irene’s choreography/performance at The Place’s showcase event in January 2011 was defined by the press as "satisfying, fresh and forward thinking; simple yet exquisite"
Irene has worked at: Soho Theatre, Made In China Theatre, Young Vic Theatre, Look Left Look Right Theatre, Park Theatre, Millennium Theatre, Home Manchester, Spitalfields Music Festival, Rose Theatre, Fleur Darkin Company, WOH Productions, Secret Cinema, Silenda Company, Compagnia TPO, Odin Teatret, Hopballehus Ensemble, IUNA University Of The Arts and Teatro De La Cooperation Buenos Aires, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Seattle International Children Festival, Chicago Humanity Festival, Wexner Centre Of The Arts Washington, Ludo Ludis Firenze.
Stemming from a creative family, DAN FEARON has now taken the exciting opportunity to join Riotous Company since 2014: allowing him to apply his talents to the team in many of fields he is passionate about.
His expertise lies in Photography. A line of work that has been at the forefront of his life for the past 6 years. He decided not to just concentrate on one specific area in his craft, which means his portfolio showcases a vast array of styles. Whether it be Nature, Portraiture or even the slightly obscure.
Recently Videography has taken a place in his life. The skills developed from Photography have given him the chance to apply his unique touch to creating motion images in the way of behind the scenes videos, short films, trailers and interviews.
He has also stared as an actor in a popular web series Adam and Eve, and featured in a music video.
MIA THEIL HAVE is the founder and Artistic Director of Riotous Company. Mia was a formal actress of Odin Teatret and collaborator of ISTA until 2007, acting in four of iconoclastic director Eugenio Barba’s main performances, including as Ophelia at Elsinore Castle. This summer Mia was acting for Katie Mitchell as Melisande Double in Pelleas et Melisande at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. After premiering Scherzo for piano and stick, she continues to create and perform in Blixen alongside Olivier Award winning Kathryn Hunter at Print Room London. Mia is represented by Stanton Davidson Associates.
As a theatre director, Mia's credits include: Penelope X (National Opera and Ballet of Macedonia); Sarha (Guimaraes 2012 European Capital of Culture and The Freedom Theatre Palestine); Bodas de Sangre (Havana International Theatre Festival, Cuba); Carnival over the Rainbow and Feast Kakhulu (Hilton Arts Festival, South Africa), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Aarohan Theatre, Kathmandu and 14th Bharat Rang Mahotsav Festival, Delhi); White Suit (GDIF 2012 Greenwich Festival); The Third Man (Secret Cinema, Farmiloe Building); Divertimento for rope and strings (Tete a Tete Festival London). Mia directed the RPS Award-winning We are Shadows for Spitalfields Music Festival, a hugely ambitious production rehearsed over 18 months and performed by 300 residents of Tower Hamlets. It was praised by the jury for being a "brave and ambitious" opera and for its "significant educational and artistic substance, with performers who showed exceptional development." Mia has worked as an associate with Helen Chadwick and Steven Hogett on Dalston Songs and Singing Circle at the Royal Opera House and War Correspondents at the National Theatre Studio; Walter Meierjohann on Kafka's Monkey (Young Vic and international tour 2009-15), The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Liverpool Playhouse) and Romeo & Juliet at HOME Manchester; and Kathryn Hunter as an associate director on Told by an Idiot's My Perfect Mind. Mia has also been an associate at Company of Angels since 2008.
Mia has created a bridge between new Danish Drama and the UK, translating Sandholm by Anna Bro into English, and directing it for Company of Angels at Unicorn Theatre 2009, as well as initiating a festival of New Danish plays at the Danish Embassy in London 2015, for which she translated Thomas Howalt’s award winning Hemmeligheden/The Secret.
NIKOLA KODJABASHIA is considered to be one of the most eminent representatives of the Balkan and East European musical avant-garde. He is the composer of four critically acclaimed albums released by ReR: The Most of Now (2008), Reveries of the Solitary Walker (2004), Penelope X (2011) and Explosion of a Memory (2009). His work in theatre includes Sir Peter Hallʼs Bacchai at the National Theatre; Young Vicʼs international hit Kafka's Monkey performed by Kathryn Hunter; Wajdi Mouawadʼs Scorched at The Old Vic; Jonathan Kentʼs production of Hecuba at the Donmar Warehouse; Romeo & Juliet at HOME Manchester; Hamlet and A Christmas Carol directed by Dominic Hill at Citizen's Theatre Glasgow. As a composer for the stage he has been nominated for three Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS Awards) for productions directed by Dominic Hill: The Three Musketeers and The Princess of Spain at the Traverse Theatre in 2011, Crime and Punishment at Glasgow Citizen's Theatre in 2014, This Restless House at Glasgow Citizen's Theatre 2016. Other notable commissions include scores for La Biennale di Venezia (2004), BBC Singers (2010), as well as numerous scores for BBC television and radio between 2005-2010.
LUIS F. CARVALHO was born and brought up in Portugal, and came to London in 1991 to follow his passion and study Theatre Design. He has first-class honours degrees in Theatre/Film Design and Women’s-Wear Fashion Design from Wimbledon School of Art and Central Saint Martins College respectively. Since graduating, Luis has worked extensively in the theatre and fashion industry and in 2012 set up ‘Riotous Company’ with co-founders Mia Theil Have and Nikola Kodjabashia.
Design projects include: 'The Cunning Little Vixen' (Aalto Theatre Germany 2017), 'La Fanciulla del West' (Teatro all Scala Italy 2016), ‘Blixen’ (The Print Room 2016), 'La Boheme' (Opera Zuid Holland 2016), Schlumberger Plenary (Paris 2016), ‘Insomnia’ (Teatro Vascello Rome/Park Theatre London 2015), 'Romeo & Juliet' (Riverside Opera, Rose Theatre Kingston 2014), 'Penelope X’ (Macedonia Opera & Ballet 2014), ‘I Do!’ (Guimaraes Noc Noc Festival, Portugal 2013), ‘Giulio Cesare’ (Stand Moutier, Switzerland 2013), ‘Sarha’ (Guimaraes Culture Capitol of Europe 2012, Portugal), ‘Darkroom’ (Guimaraes Noc Noc Festival, Portugal 2012), ‘Turn of the Screw’ (Theater an der Wien, Austria 2011), ‘The Human Voice’ (Trafalgar Studios, Westend), ‘The Sound of Silence’ (Trafalgar Studios, Westend), ‘Untitled’ (Dance Short Film, London), ‘Profili’ (Bloomsbury Theatre, London), ‘Hong Kong Depression 1999’ (Place Theatre, London), ‘Quirk’ (Place Theatre, London), ‘Juicy Bits’ (Lyric Hammersmith, London).
Previous collaborations include: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (UK/USA Mega Tour), ‘Turn of the screw’ (Los Angeles Opera), ‘A Dog’s Heart’ (Dutch National Opera/English National Opera), ‘Don Giovanni’ (Glyndebourne Opera Festival), ‘The Coronation of Poppea’ (Theater An Der Wien), 'Aida' (Bregenz Opera), ‘The Fairy Queen’ (Glyndebourne Opera Festival), ‘Marguerite’ (Theatre Royal Haymarket), ‘As You Desire Me’ (The Playhouse), ‘Lucio Silla’ (Santa Fe Opera), ‘Hecuba’ (Donmar Warehouse).
TAGE LARSEN was born in 1949 in Randers, Denmark. He started at Odin Teatret in 1971 as a "helping hand' and soon was accepted as an actor. Tired of travelling theatre life, he took a break in 1974, but returned to the theatre a year later. He remained with Odin Teatret until 1987 when he started his own group, Yorick Teatret. In the ten years away from Odin Teatret, Tage also taught at the Nordisk Teater Skole in Århus and worked as a freelance actor with Teater La Balance and Cantabile 2. In 1997 he returned to Odin Teatret to be part of the performance Mythos. He still acts and directs performances outside Odin Teatret and gives workshops for actors all over the world. He has regularly created and directed the main local performance during Holstebro Festuge (Festive Week) and has directed Madame Bovary-Downtown with Anna Lica, Yorick (Denmark); Ali og den forunderlige ånd with emigrants and refugees (Denmark); The Starry Messenger with Donald Kitt (Canada); Lady Swettenham, Othello and Puteri Saadong with Sabera Shaik of Masakini Theatre Company (Malaysia); Sancho Panza e non Chisciotte with Mario Barzaghi of Teatro Dell'Albero (Italy); Bim, Bum, Bang with Elena Vanni (Italy); Figaro with Federico Vivaldi (Italy); Insomnia a pas de deux drama for two girls and a piano man with Riotous Company (UK).
STEPHANO REGUEROS SAVVIDES was born in Cyprus. He studied at RADA and Goldsmiths College, University of London (Drama and Theatre Arts). He is the director of Milk + Honey Theatre Company and has founded the charity Familia Mundi: A Global Performance Collective. He has worked with Odin Teatret since collaborating on numerous projects and performances either as guest performer or producer. He produced Odin Teatret’s first tour in London with 'The Chronic Life' (2014) bringing the performance to Sadler's Well’s as well as organising workshops at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. http://www.milkandhoneytheatre.com
Stephano joined Riotous in 2016 as an associate, working as an Assistant Director on the development of ‘Blixen’ and an Assistant Director on ‘Divertimento for rope and strings’. Stephano is also looking after Development (Donations) for Riotous Company.