Lilt and Other Puppets
Raven Kaliana directs, designs, and writes for Puppet (R)Evolution Theatre Company. Producer of Hooray for Hollywood, a visual theatre performance and award-winning film concerning human trafficking, she has presented the film at the United Nations in Geneva, the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, London Assembly, Oxford University, and New York University. She co-produced, designed and directed Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress, a shadow animation film. Her play, Love vs Trauma toured to China, Puerto Rico, Greece, and London, Birmingham, and Brighton in the UK. Artistic residencies have included Artists’ Access to Art Colleges, Little Angel Theatre, and Puppet Centre Trust.
Her work has been chronicled by BBC News, the New York Times, Guardian, Sunday Times, Copenhagen Post, Haaretz, El Nuevo Dia, International Arts Manager, Metro, and Time Out.
Sara Guedes is a Portuguese puppeteer studying on the BA design for performance course at Birmingham City University. Sara’s seamstress skills have garnered awards in the World Skills Championship 2016 and Chocolate Fashion Show in 2012. She utilises her experience in carpentry, costume, and set design for theatre performance involving both puppetry and actors. She founded and ran O Retalho, a seamstress shop and SG Jewels, were she reuses single-use plastic to make bespoke earrings.
Sara feels she’s found her voice through puppetry, and seeks new opportunities to explore this art form.
Astra and Other Puppets
Muzi, Peat and Other Puppets
Gun was born and raised in Hong Kong. Company creative actor of Theâtre de la Feuille in Hong Kong, his credits include: I Want Euthanasia, L’Orphelin 2.0, and Papa, toured in over 30 cities in Asia. He was nominated for Best Actor award at The Hong Kong Theatre Libre and Performer of the Year at IATC (HK) Critics Awards in 2018.
Gun is currently based in London, and specializes in physical theatre, mask work and puppetry.
Istar/British Sign Language Interpreter
VOICING THE PUPPETS
TIAMET (SINGING ROLE)
Sarah Agha is an actress, writer and voiceover artist from London.
Her theatre credits include performing in two plays with the Royal Shakespeare Company and more recently in Bitterenders directed by Maxine Peake. She has worked on multiple BBC radio plays and her TV credits include Homeland and Into The Badlands.
Jamie performs in theatre, one man shows, voice over work, TV and film.
He’s recently voiced one of the lead suspects in the period thriller game Conway; Disappearance at Dahlia View and played an investigative journalist in the film Barun Rai and The House on the Cliff, shown in UK cinemas last year.
He’s currently rehearsing the role of Dr Alfred Salter, an Edwardian doctor and labour politician, for a period film.
Hi, I’m Cornelia Colman and I love voice acting! I’ve really enjoyed working with Naomi and Raven on this Multimedia Theatre Production.
Working as a voice actor I get to voice all sorts of things from documentaries, training videos, loads of audiobooks and fun projects like being the voice of Zardusht ✨
Thanks Naomi and Raven and hope to work with you both again soon 🙏🏾 😊
Gabriella grew up a mixed race Comanche, Caucasian, Latina liberal on the Southern Ute reservation in subsidised housing with her autistic father and brother.
She/they made her way to CUNY Hunter in NYC as the first of her family to graduate with a BA She’s been lucky enough to act as a part of The Truth initiative, Reverend Billy’s Church of Stop Shopping, Artistic swap shops for charities, Rebel Arts Radio, and now proudly ASTRA.
Selwa (she/her) is a Teacher, actor and writer who began her acting journey 5 years ago.
She has performed in several Fringe theatres across London and has appeared in short film collaborations.
Matti Laska is a voice actor / musician / sound designer & artist / actor from London, with a background in music production & sound design, Matti is a naturally artistic and creatively minded individual who has over the years branched out to hone more of the crafts that drive and sustain him.
Matti can be seen in upcoming series on HBO & Netflix, heard on Spotify as FutureBlues & Wednesday’s Child, and youtube as 9to5Devil…
CLAY/ZIZI/BARTOL/SUEN/ CONC Newsreader
Motaz Malhees was born in 1992 in Jenin, Palestine and began acting at the age of nine. He joined The Freedom Theatre Professional Acting School at 16, where he was one of Juliano Mer Khamis students.
Malhees has performed in theatre, film and comedy, all over the world, most recently in the Middle East, Europe, the USA, South East Asia, and Australia. Since graduating from The Freedom Theatre he has gone on to train with internationally renowned directors including Nabil Al- Raee (The Freedom Theatre) and Di Trevis (Royal Shakespeare Company).
Daniel Santos Marques is an actor, writer and musician from London.
He has worked as a supporting artist, featuring in major films and TV shows soon to be released, and has been cast in a number of independent projects.
As a writer he has had several short stories published in online publications, and as a musician he has performed across London and the South, delivering a unique blend of beatboxing, guitar, rapping and singing.
Daniel Santos Marques
“I am thrilled about playing the role of Peat in this production. Getting to be part of cool projects is the most rewarding thing as a performer. I’ve been lucky enough to have a few of these in my career so far, such as last year when I got to be the narrative driving singer in a musical about 2001 garage music. Astra is definitely a qualifier!