Vaneesa Toral Diaz as Earth
Vaneesa is a Latin American actress trained in the Meissner and Chubbuck techniques and has taken part in micro-theatre pieces like an adaptation of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and has also collaborated in short films like Catch Much Match and Roots. Her most recent work in theatre was in the new play Shards, that was part of the Camden Fringe Festival in 2019. The play received critical acclaim and Vanessa was particularly praised for her performance. Vanessa is a chef, a dance teacher, culinary consultant, has a twin sister and as a child, she used to talk with dogs and horses. For obvious reasons , she was a natural choice for playing Earth.
Tim Atkinson as Drop
‘Tim is an acting graduate of Birmingham School of Acting. He is currently employed as an actor-interpreter by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and finished a tour of Macbeth in December with the Young Shakespeare Company. He regularly performs in theatre, has done numerous short films and has recently completed a feature film Clay’s Redemption. Tim is a dodgy traveler . He once smuggled a banned book into China and was chased by a leopard in Kerala. He now travels solo.
Monika Gravagno – Set Designer
Monika is a Performing Artist. She has been trained at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) in Jacques Lecoq’s Pedagogy and Devising Techniques. She works as a Teacher and Coach, specifically in devising projects, leading and helping artists during their creative process. Monika’s approach towards Art and Creativity is through sustainability. This involves understanding how people’s bodies can function with a sustainable practice that doesn’t exhaust the body and the mind, and how sustainable materials can optimise waste and create the lowest environmental impact. Monica is a strict teacher, she is passionate about arts and she can make a pizza from scratch.
Kashyap Raja – Writer/Director
Kashyap Raja is an Indian playwright. He has done his masters in writing from City, University of London and has been writing, directing and producing plays in London for the past five years, including at the Edinburgh and Camden Fringe festivals. In 2018, his play Version 2.0 was performed in the Leicester Square Theatre. His last play Letters was performed at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden. Kash claims to be the best curry maker in London. His secret is, that he takes so long in cooking, that people appreciate and eat whatever he serves.