Land Without Words

by Dea Loher, translated by David Tushingham

Creative Team

Lucy Ellinson – Performance

Lucy is a performer-practitioner specialising in devised, experimental and queer performance; Lucy regularly collaborates with Unlimited Theatre and Chris Goode. She is an associate artist with internationally acclaimed performance company Third Angel and is a core artist with the award winning festival Forest Fringe. Lucy produces solo work and mentors young and emerging artists.

Other recent appearances include: “They only come at night” for Slunglow Theatre at BITE festival (The Barbican) and “Monsters” at the Arcola, directed by Christopher Haydon.

For her role in “Land Without Words” she was nominated for the “Best Solo Performance Award” as part of The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Festival 2009.

Currently Lucy appears in Metis Arts' Third Ring Out.

Lydia Ziemke – Direction

After studying Classics and running the Gilded Balloon Studio Ensemble in Edinburgh for three years Lydia completed LAMDA’s Directing Programme in 2003/2004. Since then she has been dividing her time between London, Berlin and internationally as a freelance director and dramaturg. She helped run and directed at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick in London, and was frequently at the Schaubühne as Artistic collaborator, director of staged readings and dramaturg.

Last year she has assisted Mark Ravenhill at the Royal Court Theatre, was dramaturgical assistant at the Schaubühne, Berlin, took part in the International Forum of the Berliner Theatertreffen and was International Coordinator at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. 2010 started with curating the Divided Skies Season in London and Scotland in 2010 and directing Anne Rabe’s Sunflowerhouse (18109 Lichtenhagen).

Lydia is the awardeé for Germany in the British Council’s pilot year of Cultural Leadership International. This position takes her to Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine in April and May of 2010.

Claire Schirck – Design

Claire just concluded her final year at the Ecole Supérieur d’Art Dramatique, Strasbourg. Prior to that she studied at the Ecole Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg. Most recently she designed the set for “Le partage de midi”, P. Claude and the costume design for “Hedda Gabler”, H. Ibsen (both Theatre National de Strasbourg). Present touring work includes set and costume design for “Oberösterreich”, F. Kroetz (studio BAT Berlin), set design for “Décalogue”, J.P. Wenzel (Theatre National de Strasbourg, touring Milano, Vilnius).

Currently she is designing the costumes for The Winters Tale, W. Shakespeare, and the set design for a Dostojevsky project with the Bulgarian Theatre Group Sfumato (both at Theatre National de Strasbourg), as well as the costumes and stage for Das Kalte Kind, Marius von Mayenburg.

Owen Lasch – Sound Design

Owen is a London based Sound Designer and Musician. He has exhibited sound work at the Trumans Brewery, London and recently worked at the Royal Court for Grasses Of A Thousand Colours, Wallace Shawn, Dir: Andre Gregory. He toured with “Shared Experience – Mine”, Polly Teale.

Land Without Words was his first design role for theatre.

Most recently he mixed sound for the short film “Virginity” (dir.: Ruben De Dios) and working on an album, “The Great Ocean”. For the “Divided Skies” Season he also created a sound installation with Heiner Müller Texts and designed the sound for Anne Rabe’s “Sunflowerhouse”, both in collaboration with Lydia Ziemke.

Currently he is touring with “Shared Experience – The Glass Menagerie”.

and since Strasbourg:

Victor Egea – Lighting Design

Graduated from the École Supérieure d’Art Dramatique, Strasbourg, Victor also studied theatre at the Aix en Provence University. He was associated in the lighting design of several shows directed by L. Von Vershuer, M. Cerda, R. Barché or L. Vacher. He also worked as video designer for B. Bradel and more recently on the opera “Zémire and Azor”, directed by A. Rubner.

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Lila Risiko Schachmatt III: Hadda, Aufführung im Heimathafen Neukölln, Februar 2013 / Foto: Piero Chiussi