Marika is a part-Honduran, part-Jewish playwright, poet and facilitator from London.
Marika has been a part of the Royal Court writers’ group and a Resident artist at the Round House London. Marika took part in Theatre Craft at the North wall 2017 where she wrote her play E8, which was then directed by Ria Parry and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Pleasance Queen dome 2019 winning a Fringe First Scotsman award, and a Stage Award for best performance by Alice Vilanculo who played Bailey.
Marika’s poetry and theatre shows have been staged around the UK at venues such as Shaftsbury Theatre West End (NYT Gala), Royal Court (Open court), Arcola theatre, Camden Peoples theatre, Sky Garden. At the centre of her work is the aim to create the highest quality art for positive social change.
Marika also facilitates creative writing workshops for organisations like Clean Break, Hoxton Hall, and Holborn Community association, working with people of all ages to inspire and empower through poetry and theatre.
Marika has been shortlisted for the BBC writers room
Emily is a Theatre Director and Dramaturg, originally from the North East. Emily predominantly works in new writing and makes cheeky, adventurous work centred around community, hope and class politics.
She is currently Resident Director on the UK Tour of SIX: The Musical, and was previously Laboratory Associate Directior at Nuffield Southampton Theatres.
Previous work includes: Fledglings (Nuffield Southampton Theatres); Alcatraz (VAULT Festival); Cheer Up Slug (The North Wall); ITCH (The North Wall, Roundhouse, Green Man Festival) and Border Control (Theatre 503, Norwich Arts Centre, Roundhouse).
Emily is also a script reader for the Bruntwood Prize, teaches at Identity School of Acting and was a member of the Mayor of London’s Creative Freelancers: Shaping London’s Recovery Task Force in 2021.