On 11 March, as part of the POW! International Women’s Day Festival, multi-award-winning storyteller, Danyah Miller takes to our stage as she searches for a deeper understanding of her matriarchal lineage in the new play, ‘Perfectly Imperfect Women‘.
We found out a little more about the creatives behind this biographical wonder-tale.
DANI PARR – DIRECTOR
Dani Parr is Director of Participation at Almeida Theatre. She was previously Associate Director at Royal & Derngate Theatres, Northampton, where she directed over 30 plays.
You may remember some of her work, as she directed the hit show, ‘I Believe in Unicorns’ for Wizard Presents and since then it has toured all over the country, and won an Argus Angel award at Brighton Festival in 2014 and Family Arts Festival Audience Choice Award in 2015. She also directed ‘Why the Whales Came’, which thrilled audiences in Margate last October.
Dani recently directed ‘Bear and Butterfly’ for Theatre Hullaballoo and Theatre by the Lake; she co-directed ‘Moominsummer’ Madness, a co-production between Polka Theatre, Royal & Derngate and Little Angel Theatre and she won two awards for Flathampton at Brighton Festival in 2013: the Argus Angel award for artistic innovation; and the Latest award for Best Children’s Event.
She programmed the Take Off Festival 2013, an international festival of theatre work for children and young people, based in Durham; and she directed Dream Space for Shakespeare’s Globe, a family version of Midsummer Night’s Dream.
KATE BUNCE – DESIGNER
Kate’s recent designs include ‘Happy Harry’s Café’ by Michael Rosen for Birdsnest at Polka Theatre. ‘Wild’ by Evan Placey and ‘Snowchild’ by Emma Reeves for Tutti Frutti Productions.
Kate has designed several large interactive installation plays for young audiences directed by Dani Parr for Royal and Derngate, Other favourites include Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Why the ‘Whales Came’ and ‘I Believe in Unicorns’ (Wizard Presents), ‘The Glee club’, ‘Wizard of Oz’, ‘The Borrowers’, ‘The little Mermaid’ (MAC) & ‘Smashed Eggs’ (Pentabus Theatre).
Kate has also worked as a Design lecturer for The Royal College of Art and Central School of Speech and Drama.
You can book to see ‘Perfectly Imperfect Women‘ when the tour arrives in Margate as part of the POW! International Women’s Day Festival on our website HERE, or by calling the Box Office on 01843 292795