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Annabelle Lee Revak (she/her) - Wrter
Annabelle Lee Revak is a composer, lyricist, playwright, music director, music assistant, arranger, and pianist. Her work focuses largely on feminism and folk tales. Annabelle is from Wisconsin, and comes to London by way of Chicago, New York, and Wolverhampton. annabelleleerevak.com

Darren Clark (he/him) - Writer
Darren is a New Zealand born composer and lyricist working in the theatre in the UK. Since beginning his professional career in 2012, he has been commissioned to write music and lyrics for several national touring shows and his work has been heard in productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Off West End, Off-Broadway and in many regional UK houses. darrenclarkmusic.co.uk

Rachel Bellman (she/her) - Writer
Rachel is a London-based playwright, book writer and lyricist. She loves telling original stories which tackle identity, belonging and the knottier elements of morality, often while mixing genres and exploring topics that are unique, meaningful and strange. Her work has won the BYMT New Music Theatre Award, been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting, and been commissioned by Perfect Pitch, British Youth Music Theatre and JW3. Rachel has developed her writing through BOOK Music & Lyrics advanced workshop, MMD Writers’ Lab, and Soho Writers’ Lab. rachelbellman.co.uk

Shaye Poulton Richards (she/her) - Writer
Shaye is a composer, lyricist, and game designer creating works for theatre and video games. A recent graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, she was awarded a TL Innovation Award to begin development of her virtual reality song cycle ‘Upon A Mother’s Death’, a project set to explore empathy and grief in a 360° immersive setting. She is interested in creating intimate, sincere, and specific musical theatre, as she believes specificity is universal, and sincerity is integral for pure intimate connection with the listener. shaye.co.uk

Stu Barter (he/him) - Writer
Stu is a London-based musician and theatre artist.With a practice rooted in collaborative and devised work Stu is a founder of TalkShow with whom he has co-created theatre and digital production over 10 years, creating original scores and sound design for each project. His freelance practice includes collaborations as an actor musician, composer, song-writer and sound designer with artists across the UK. stu-barter.co.uk

CJ Simon (he/they) - Archivist
CJ Simon is an emerging academic / theatre-maker who has worked in the worlds of playwriting, spoken word, and musical theatre. His work has been performed across the UK from Sheffield to London; BBC Radio to the Southwark Playhouse. As Project Archivist he will be documenting the process of our production.

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