Crystal Brown – Worked first at THE PROJECT, aged 13. While still developing her role in THE GIRLS, she won a place at the BRIT School and later completed a degree in Performing Arts at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “Since young I was passionate about drama but the road took me away from it. Now I’m happy I’m back in, and hope it will take me somewhere; anywhere…”
Isabel Onyemere – Came to THE PROJECT after workking with the Grassmarket Project (GMP) at the National Theatre. She developed her role in THE GIRLS over two years at the Warehouse Theatre and Theatre Local Peckham from 2011-12, writing much of her own material: “Drama workshops with The Project are therapeutic”.
Nathan Roberts – Raw talent gained him a place at the BRIT school to study musical theatre at the age of 16. He is currently studying for a Performing Arts degree, at Goldsmiths College. Working with our resident writer / director, he created roles for THE GIRLS, in 2011-2012
Princess Webb – Played a named role in BBC TV series MI High and Joined THE PROJECT in 2010 as a founding member of the company. She created her role in THE GIRLS in collaboration with writer Ray Harrison Graham over two years: “I love the workshops. They are about real life…”
The Creative Team
Ray Harrison Graham – Artistic Director – Multi award winning writer and director, known for his television and stage work that explores issues of social exclusion and disability. Among his many theatre and television awards, he won a Fringe First for GARY, and two BAFTAs for STRONG LANGUAGE and LION MOUNTAIN. He also created and directed the Channel 4 television drama RUSH, that won numerous awards and ran for four series.
Giles Stogdon – Producer/Administrator – Qualifying as a teacher and working in some of London’s toughest schools, he looked for innovative ways of working with disaffected secondary students, which led him finally to teach in a PRU. Here, over eight years, he forged an alliance with the School of Psychology at Sussex University and developed a drama course that underpins THE PROJECT’s ground breaking approach.