We are excited to reveal the artists taking part in the Constellations Residency – Tara Theatre’s a paid, playful, experimental and nourishing space for theatre makers with 3-5 years of experience to create new work.
Find out more about the exceptional artists taking part in Constellations below.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Daniel Passi is a Stage Director born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He holds a BA in Acting from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and an MA in Theatre Directing from East 15/University of Essex. He is artistic director of London-based production company Overtone Theatre and co-founder of the Rio based collective Terror Barato. In 2021, Daniel was one of the founders of Desterro, an independent performance space located in Rio’s city centre. He currently lives and works in London.
Mohit Mathur is an Indian actor, dancer, and theatre maker. He is a graduate from the Drama Centre London and was recently seen in Life of Pi on the West End. He has been the lead Actor of the West End show “Beyond Bollywood” which saw him travel not only to the London Palladium stage but also to Europe, Algeria, Delhi – Kingdom of Dreams, performing in about 175 shows.
He was active in the Indian Film and Theatre Industry 7 years before moving to the UK. He is also a trained jazz, contemporary and Bollywood dancer and choreographer. In 2022, Mohit produced VRAG – a work in progress shows for Riverside Bitesize festival, written by Ivantiy Novak in response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
Since 2020, Mohit has been a part of the Flute Theatre Acting Company, led by Kelly Hunter MBE – a project aiming at pushing the boundaries of performing Shakespeare to audiences with autism. In 2022 he performed as a consultant and dance captain with the Welsh National Opera’s new opera “Migrations”, portraying the lives of migrants in the UK.
Subika Anwar-Khan is an Actor, Writer and Theatre Maker who has worked with various theatre companies including Paines Plough, Camden People’s Theatre, Curve Theatre, Kali Theatre, Royal and Derngate, Warts and All theatre, New Perspectives, Tamasha Theatre, The Belgrade Theatre, Birmingham Rep, The Roundhouse, Nabokov Theatre and Dry Write to develop scripts and devise theatre. Subika was a part of The Royal Court’s writers’ group and Hampstead Theatre’s Inspire programme.
Subika has appeared in plays at Theatre503, Gate Theatre, National Theatre, Royal and Derngate, Milton Keynes Gallery and Curve Theatre. She has also appeared in TV shows for the BBC, Nickelodeon and in short films and featured in her first feature film.
Thara Schöön is an Indian/ Swedish actor, writer, and performer represented by Global Artists. An artist interested in many disciplines, she studied jazz and filmmaking prior to moving to the UK to train at Guildford School of Acting. Her work often explores themes of identity and belonging, and her hopes are to forge meaning and connection through her work.
Vic is a migrant theatre-maker who seeks intersectional, interdisciplinary and international collaborations. In 2021, they made their professional directorial debut with the Singapore premiere of Mike Bartlett’s award-winning play, Bull. They presented Maiden Monologues in early 2022, their first directorial work for Zoom in celebration of International Women’s Day, and recently released a mini audio drama series, Jade: The Quarterlife Crisis.
Vic is currently developing a solo project commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre addressing loneliness and coping mechanisms in city environments, and in 2024 will explore sexual expression and liberation within the Southeast Asian female sex change under commission by the Goethe Institut in Singapore. Vic’s work focuses on enriching the heart and mind through entertainment. Regardless of subject matter, situation or company, their works are grounded in the essential desire to spread love, investigate the truth, and offer meaningful experiences.
Zakiyyah is an actor, writer, VO artist and all around story-teller. She is a young black artist based in London with Afro-Caribbean roots. She tackles everything from socio-political issues to everyday topics with honesty, humility and a sprinkle of humour. Sometimes subtly and other times shouting it from the rooftops.
In regards to on screen work, her recent credits include SMALL AXE directed by Steve McQueen CBE and a recurring role on ENTERPRICE S2 for BBC THREE. Karia/starring Ben Whishaw. Her writing has been published both online and in print for The Guardian × gal-dem, basement approved and sweet-thang zine. She is currently in early development with her 1st full length play and working on a few other creative bits behind the scenes.
Stay tuned to our social media to follow the Constellations artists’ progress and see their brand new works in progress at Tara Theatre on 23 and 24 March.