The Crowd

NATHALIE ADLAM trained as a director at Drama Centre London, and has been teaching and directing at Central School of Speech and Drama for over 6 years on the MA Acting course. She has worked as director on Henry IV parts 1 & 2, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing and The Winter’s Tale in the Webber Douglas Studio. She set up Les Foules in 2011 to create works that focus on inventive readings of classical texts, and which use the multi-disciplinary skills of cast and create atmospherically dynamic worlds. For Les Foules she has directed a production of Cymbeline at the Space, a dance piece of Racine’s Britannicus, and a devised pieced inspired by the American Southern Gothic called Boxed and Bagged  for the Bush Theatre and Theatre Delicatessen

PETER WIEDMANN trained in the UK at Central School of Speech and Drama and at the American Conservatory Theatre’s STC in San Francisco, and has directed and performed on four continents. He studied History at Macalester in St. Paul, Minnesota, and West African Music and Colonial History at the University of Ghana. As a member of The Performers – an educational theatre company based in Buenos Aires – he toured extensively throughout Latin America and Spain, and participated in workshops with El Teatro de Los Andes and at El Camarín de Las Musas, where he wrote and performed A La Sombra De Los Muelles. He has performed with Rhum and Clay, Grid Iron, Moving Stories, Lazarus Theatre, Theatre De La Jeune Lune, and           St. Louis Shakespeare, and appeared on tour in the UK and at the Edinburgh International Festival, Southwark Playhouse, The Bush, and The Minack. With Les Foules, he adapted When We Dead Awaken, by Henrik Ibsen, co-directed Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline, and Boxed and Bagged, and co-created original music for Cymbeline, Boxed and Bagged, and Britannicus. As a musician, he plays in London with the blues band, Erik Wellington and the Junkers, and has toured with the Macalester College African Music Ensemble and St. Louis-based Dub Kitchen.

NADÈGE ADLAM is an actor and designer. She trained as an artist at Chelsea College of Art. Whilst studying at Chelsea she focused on installation work where she became fascinated with how an area or place can tell a story of its own. After working on the London Fringe scene as an assistant designer her desire to act took centre stage and she gained a place at Central School of Speech and Drama on the Classical Acting course. She continues to work as both an actor and designer. Her design work includes art direction for Anne Voss films, assistant design work at the Arcola theatre in London, regular design work at Central School of Speech and Drama as well as design work for Vogue Australia. As an actor she has performed for Les Foules in Britannicus at the Camden Roundhouse Studio theatre. She played Jenny in the Bafta Award Nominated film Hold on Me by Samuel Abrahams and has worked in Holland on the film People of the Source by Juriaan Booij.

CASSANDRA FUMI makes contemporary performance and experimental theatre. Her work aims to blur the line between the performer, creator and audience. Her practice was born out of a background in journalism (BA Journalism Monash University/University of Leeds). Cassandra previously worked as the National Arts/Culture Editor at Street Press Australia (2011-2014). She has created works and performed in Melbourne Fringe Festival (2014, 2011, 2010), Next Wave (2012), Crack Theatre Festival (2010), Short + Sweet Theatre Festival (2011, 2012), Adelaide Fringe Festival (2009), Woodford Folk Festival (2009) and Meredith Music Festival (2011). Cassandra also works in theatre as a production manager and technical stage manager. Recent credits include; technical stage manager at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Stuart Laws, Edward Aczel, Kieran Hodgson, Twins, Twisted Loaf, That Pair and Wild BillVAULT Festival (Red Bastard), In Between Time Festival (Night Songs-Reckless Sleepers), Free Word Centre (People Vs Democracy), Cockpit Theatre (DIY Horror Show), Production Manager for ImpFest at the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre. She was also an assessor for the 2015 Total Theatre Awards. For Les Foules Theatre Cassandra technically stage managed Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone (VAULT 2015) and stage managed and assistant directed for When We Dead Awaken (The Space).

PAUL MAUCH is an Argentine actor who has been performing on stage and screen for many years in Argentina and recently moved to Europe. His London debut was as Pistol in King Henry IV part II at the Globe Theatre as part of the ‘Globe to Globe Festival’. He regularly works with the director Rubén Szuchmacher and has performed in King Lear at the National Theatre of Argentina. His most recent role was as an actor in the opera La Casa Sin Sociego by Griselda Gambaro and Gerardo Gandini, which was reviewed very favourably by theatre critics. He has been cast as the lead character in the film Soldado Argentino based on Las Malvinas/Falklands, which is in pre-production. He is currently touring France with a production of Luz, a French play based on the Argentine novel by Elsa Osorio for the theatre company ‘Les Pieds dans l’Eau’. Paul is interested in the mixture of aesthetics and theatrical styles that he is discovering in Europe in combination with his own cultural background and training.

KATHLEEN STAVERT is currently based  in Montreal after living in London, UK for six years where she completed her MA in Classical Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Following her degree she studied at the Moscow Arts Theatre in Russia. She is the voice for Slightly Mad Productions’ new car game Project Cars, and played a sex worker cum phD student in Visual Influences’ feature Fog of Sex. Kathleen won the 2013 UK Monologue Slam’s LA Edition with the self-penned piece The Fernsdale Wyoming Spelling Bee Competition. With Les Foules, she has performed in Cymbeline at The Space and Boxed and Bagged at the Bush Theatre. She toured throughout Austria with Vienna’s English Theatre with a French production of Moliere’s L’Ecole Des Femmes. She completed her BFA with specialisation in Theatre Performance at Concordia University in Montreal, and toured Quebec and Eastern Canada with Geordie Productions.  She was also in Persephone’s production of Unity 1918 (dir. Gabrielle Soskin). Kathleen is completely bilingual, and teaches yoga. She has led workshops and retreats around the world.