Welcome to our member’s page. You can find details of our members below and also submit your enquiry to book the STUNLIVE Space.
- /Art Director
- /Childrens Theatre
- /Intervention / participatory
- /Live Art
- /Musical Theatre
- /Physical Theatre
- /Spoken Word
- /Street / Outdoor
- /Street Theatre
- /Visual Art
Writer & Performer An artist of Brazilian and French origins, primarily working in theatre. Her artwork is hybrid, reflecting her mixed identity. Her themes are displacement, human rights and the female perspective. As a writer, Gael has been under commission for the Horniman Museum, Nimble Fish, Graeae Theatre, StoneCrabs Theatre, CASA Theatre Festival. As an actor, she has worked with all previous companies mentioned as well as Limbik Theatre, Secret Cinema, Company of Angels.
I am a Flamenco dancer based between the UK and Spain. Recently much of what I am creating is centred around the relationship between Flamenco and other forms of expression. Dance has always been in my life but I came to Flamenco as an adult, after studying at University. I think this has given me a certain freedom when it comes to what I want to achieve with my dancing. I’m also at the very beginning of my creative experience as a dancer, and I have a sneaky feeling it might go off in an unexpected direction! Having said that my place of departure will always be flamenco, this complex and rich art form which I continue to study and train in.
ZENDEH is led by Artistic Director Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh. ZENDEH is a Farsi word meaning ALIVE. We value creative collaboration, sharing and the imagination. ZENDEH is part of Arts Council England's National Portfolio of Organisations.
Jan Blake is one of Europe’s leading storytellers, and has been performing stories and training storytellers worldwide for nearly thirty years.
Darren Pritchard is a unique and dynamic choreographer training in some of the world’s best dance institutions and dancing for world class dance companies which has lead to him be in high demand as both a performer and choreographer. Being a versatile choreographer has enabled him to work with some of the biggest names in dance, television, theatre, fashion and entertainment industry. Darren is a gifted and creative choreographer breaking the mould of convention. Darren’s choreography and teaching skills have allowed him to work both nationally and internationally.
The purpose of Back 2 Roots project to initially educate, innovate and elevate the minds of the next generation on Black heritage, with an edge, which is creative, fun, positive and a hands on approach to learning using arts and media as means of exploration.
Playwright, producer and dramaturg offering actor, writer, script and director development
Kenan is an actor, teacher and martial artist. His actor training is diverse, attending courses at The Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre before studying Screen Acting in Los Angeles at The New York Film Academy.
Chanje Kunda is a poet, playwright and performance artist. Based in Manchester, she performs nationally and internationally. Some of her prominent performances as a poet include features at The Royal Albert Hall London, Calabash Literature Festival Jamaica, Black Magic Woman Festival Amsterdam, Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, the Rise London Unite Music Festival and for Apples and Snakes at Battersea Arts Centre and Soho Theatre.
Hercules Productions has a vision to create new fresh and inventive work. The key to our projects is bringing together inexperienced and experienced artists to work together in a professional arts environment. All these artists are from diverse communities in Manchester to create real dialogue between people about the issues they face in the inner city. We seek to raise the profile of cultural diversity in the North West through raw new work that challenges the social boundaries, takes risks and breaks new ground in performance.
Yusra Warsama is a performance poet, actor, workshop leader and theatre practitioner. Her passions lie in creating work through play and exploration of life experiences in the world we live in. Past, present and future work takes many forms, from her developing a one woman show which uses spoken word, storytelling, live art and physical expression, to ‘Grace’ (05) and ‘Make – Believe’ (09) with Quarantine, which looks at exploring theatre without focus on characters but on the one to one relationship between performer and audience.
Esrene is currently a Freelance Engagement and Events Coordinator at STUN. In September 2013 she will be attending Manchester Metropolitan University where she will study a masters in International Events Management. This is a new career move for her and she is looking forward to all the opportunities it will bring her way.
Avaes Mohammad was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. It was whilst completing his Chemistry Doctorate in Manchester that he found his voice as poet, playwright and performer. Inspired by or even in spite of the Asian riots of 2001 and that event on 11th September, Avaes committed his voice and work as instruments of social reform and deeper human understanding. Artist-Alchemist-Activist, Avaes joined the Manchester based Asian Underground movement Nashini in 2002 and developed his own voice with influences stretching from the Sufi-Saints of South Asia to the Dub-Poets of Jamaica and has since performed his poetry on stages across the UK, in Denmark, India, Pakistan and South Africa.
Writer, Performer, Creative Producer and a certified PTLLS facilitator, Sarah Gbeleyi looks to work collaboratively with artists and organisations to support the growth and development of the creative capital within the northwest region.
Anwen Lewis began her musical training on the piano, progressing to the cello, vocal studies then to composition. She studied composition with Dr Anthony Gilbert at the Royal Northern College of Music. Upon graduating, she became a member of staff working in the composition department, opera theatre and launched the RNCM's Education Projects facility in 1999.
I am a Transmedia writer and inTer-aCtive artist, making interactive theatre and site-specific installation primarily focussing on immersive work. My recent work involves site-specific Installation, exploring the juxtaposition and conflicts of new technologies with the ‘natural world’, utilising film, text, animation, photography, augmented reality and the Web.
I am committed to increasing access and maximizing opportunities for the Black and Minority Ethnic Arts Sector. I support and promote culturally diverse Theatre & Practitioners in the region.
Chair of the Sustained Theatre National Artists Team and Vice Chair of STUN Creative Producer, Writer, Theatre Director Over the last 30 years, Ekua Bayunu has been quietly accumulating a wealth of experience and skills in arts management, theatre and Particpation
Nigerian Mancunian Segun is a singer, poet, producer/composer, playwright, film-maker & club promoter, founder member of Manchester’s Speakeasy People poetry collective