Erin Read - Director
David Brady - Executive Producer
Fergus Church - Writer
Raoul Colvile - Writer
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James Lewis - Writer
Simon Marshall - Writer
Stephanie Silver- Writer
Erin Read - Director

Erin moved to London to pursue a career in acting and to begin studying drama at Queen Mary University of London. Roles include the short films 'Unforgettable', 'Performance' ‘The Straggler’ and the award winning ‘Extra Time’ (2015).

Her passion for acting music, singing and dancing has led her to explore every part of the theatre.  In 2015, she was the Assistant Musical Director for ‘The King and I’ (The Riverhead Theatre) and ‘Oliver’ (The Embassy Theatre) and she assisted with the singing coaching and acted in productions of ‘Fame’ and ‘Footloose’ (2011 & 2012 respectively) at The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent.

For Proforca Theatre Company, Erin was Musical Director / Assistant Director for "Saucy Jack & The Space Vixens" (Nov 2016) and Producer for the workshop productions of "Feel" (2017) and Producer for "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" (Nov 2017). Her acting roles also include “Cecily” in our production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” (Sept 2017). Erin is Proforca's first Associate Director.

Twitter: @eoread7


David Brady - Executive Producer

In his role as Artistic Director, David is responsible for overseeing the programming, direction and day-to-day management for Proforca's creative projects and is one of our Founding Trustees.  

For Proforça, credits include "If I Go" - May 2016, (Director / Executive Producer) "Saucy Jack & the Space Vixens" - Nov 2016 (Director / Executive Producer), "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Reading Gaol for our "Project Wilde" series of productions in Autumn 2017. (Director / Executive Producer)  David was also the Director for the early workshop versions of "Feel" (Director / Executive Producer) 

Also, David is the writer and Director of a number of charity concerts and the Writer / Director of the Pantomimes "Dick Whittington" "Cinderella" and "Aladdin" for corporate performance. 

David originally hails from Coventry in the West Midlands and has lived in London since 2004. He has traveled extensively and his primary career is in Project Management for Global Mobility. 

Instagram: @proforca_david

Fergus Church - Writer

"Fergus is a writer from London and a recent graduate of the University of Exeter, where he studied English. He is currently living his lifelong dream of being a struggling writer working at Waterstones.

His recent writing credits include Like Matilda (November 2017 - Theatre503), A Bit Of Fun (October 2017 – The Hidden Theatre Company), Littleness (May 2017 – Theatre With Teeth) and The Forecast: A New Musical (June 2016 – T3 Festival). His monologue Tapestry was also longlisted for Heretic Theatre’s Heretic Voices and will be performed in February.

Fergus is also an actor and singer, having performed in numerous musicals including Argosy Theatre Company’s The House of Edgar(August 2016), which was nominated for a Brighton Fringe Award and Shotgun Theatre’s Godspell (August 2017), both at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

His work aims to find wonder within the ordinary and explore LGBTQ+ themes; one day he wants to write a gay version of Amélie. He is incredibly excited about Feel+, which is his first project with Proforça.

Twitter: @Fergus_SC

Raoul Colvile - Writer

Raoul lives in East London. His poems and short stories have been featured by the likes of 3am PressShooterLitroHer Royal MajestyA Tale of Three Cities and the Fun and Beautiful Journal. He is currently finalising his first novel. Feel and Feel More are his first projects with Proforca.

Alongside his writing Raoul has consistently worked with fashion designer and film maker Makin Jan Ma on various modelling and audio/visual projects - including composing the music and lyrics for the ‘The Moonwalk To Your Heart’ and ‘You Rooted My Heart in Chaos’ EPs and appearing in the Nike/Disney collaboration in Shanghai (AW16).

Raoul enjoys working in all mediums including Film&Television, Theatre, Radio and Digital Art, and has various projects slated for release in 2018. 

Instagram: @wellwecantallbeliontamers
Twitter: @RERC

James Lewis - Writer

James Lewis is the writer of "Feel" (March 2018). 

For Proforca Theatre Company, James has previously contributed the full length piece "If I Go" (May 2016) as well the pieces "Innocent" and "Hero" for our production of "Reading Gaol" in November 2017. "Feel" is his second full length play, and "Feel More" is a companion piece to the themes explored in that production. 

Previous works have included a number of Pantomimes for corporate performance, including "Dick Whittington" (2009), "Cinderella" (2010) and Aladdin (2011) ,  and a novel, "Patient Alpha" (2009).

Simon Marshall - Writer

‘Simon Marshall is a 21 year old Derbyshire-based playwright, poet and actor.

He recently graduated with a First in English and Drama from the University of Exeter. During his studies his plays were performed at Poltimore Festival (‘Quite Peculiar’), the Bikeshed Theatre Exeter (‘Zips’), and his co-written drama ‘Cope’ played at graduate talent festival the RAW Platform 2016 at Teignmouth Pavilions.

Since graduating he was written a Rapid Response piece staged at Derby Theatre and was shortlisted for the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab 2017. In November he had a tragicomic monologue ‘Holly And/Or Ivy’ performed at the Arcola Theatre through Pennyworth Productions, and a reading of his full-length comedy drama ‘Everso’ at Mountview Academy.

As winner of the WriteTrack Programme for Mansfield Palace Theatre, he is currently writing a full-length play ‘Wading’ for 16-19 year olds to be performed at the Create Theatre in April 2018.

As a performer he acted in two four star Edinburgh Fringe productions of plays by Tom Wells; as Pete in ‘The Kitchen Sink’ in 2015, and Stitch in ‘Me, As A Penguin’ 2017. He has performed his own poetry at the Exeter Phoenix, the Maypole Theatre Derby, and the Arcola Theatre.

His work explores sexuality, identity, place and grief. He also works in a bookshop and once did an internship for L’Oréal.

Twitter: @veryrareSimon

Stephanie Silver- Writer

Stephanie is an actor/writer. She is AD of Glass Half Full Theatre and New Writing producer for campaign Actor Awareness. She is also a registered Children’s nurse. She wrote 4-Star ‘The Monologues of a Tired Nurse’. Her second play ‘C’est La Vie’ was produced by ‘Owl and Cat Theatre’ and Directed by Thomas Ian Doyle, Australia 2017 as part of their Storm in a Teacup Season, It opened to 4-Star reviews. Her play ‘Last Supper’ was part of Lost Theatre One Act Festival May 2017, she is currently is working on producing self penned play ‘Our Big Love Story’ as part of The Hope Theatre 2018 programme.

We're delighted to (finally) be able to welcome Stephanie to the company after being "theatre mates" since the beginning. 

Twitter: @steffieegg12