Creative Team

Creative Team  
 

Sean Aita

Director

Sean Aita is delighted to be here in Dubrovnik at the beautiful Fort Lovrjenac. Sean is an award-winning professional director, and playwright who trained originally as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. As Associate Director at the Royal Theatre Northampton, Sean won the Checkout Theatre award for his play Yallery Brown, co-produced with Forkbeard Fantasy which subsequently transferred to Greenwich Theatre. Sean was Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of the celebrated regional touring theatre company Forest Forge, where his work was short-listed for the Stage Awards for Achievement in Regional Theatre. At Forest Forge he produced the company’s first ever international co-production with Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador. As a writer Sean’s play Bin-it won the live event category of the International Visual Communications Association Clarion awards, recognising best practice in communicating the importance of CSR, sustainable development, social inclusion and ethical debate. Sean is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy London, a board member of BH Live, one of the largest entertainment and leisure groups in the South West of England, and a member of Trinity College London’s drama examination panel. He has had an artistic association with Vienna’s English Theatre for the past thirty years, both as a writer and director, and recently directed a highly acclaimed production of Florian Zeller’s The Lie for the theatre’s main house.

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Sean Aita

Sean Aita

Director

Filip Krenus

Creative Producer (Honey-tongued Theatre Productions)

When Filip formed Honey-tongued Theatre Productions in 2012, he aimed to create a cultural bridge between the United Kingdom and South-Eastern Europe. He produced the first festival of Croatian contemporary drama in London Short Shrift , which was sponsored by the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the United Kingdom. The event featured five top Croatian playwrights and brought to London some of the best young Croatian actors and directors.

He has launched Honey-tongued READINGS – a series of rehearsed readings of both British and South-Eastern European plays and has set up Honeybear Youth Theatre, the children’s theatre branch of Honey-tongued Theatre Productions. Hedgehog’s Home was its first production. In 2015 Filip has set up LittleBIG Shakespeare workshop series for young audiences.

In Croatia, Filip has collaborated with several theatre companies. He has translated the comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged for Teatar EXIT, one of the most acclaimed Croatian theatres. The translation served as a basis for the Croatian version of the project for which he was also assistant director.

He also translated the works of the following playwrights into Croatian: Steven Berkoff, Jim Cartwright, Philip Ridley, Briony Lavery, Clare Dowie and Langford Wilson. For Short Shrift, he translated into English the plays by Croatian playwrights Vlatka Vorkapić and Dino Pešut. He is currently working on producing the UK premiere of Gloria by Ranko Marinković, a Croatian classic play which he has also translated into English.

He has translated into English the comedy Uncle Maroje by one of the greatest Croatian and European Renaissance playwrights Marin Držić.

Filip also translates for audio-visual media (Croatian National Television).

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Filip Krenus

Filip Krenus

Creative Producer (Honey-tongued Theatre Productions)

Maira Vazeou

Set and Costume Designer

Maira is a stage designer, working in theatre, opera and films. She trained at the Central School Of Speech and Drama.

She is selected as one of the designers to represent Greece at the prestigious international exhibition of scenography Prague Quadrennial in 2019.

She has designed theatre shows and operas in UK and abroad in venues such as Lilian Baylis Studio – Sadler’s Wells, National Theatre Of Greece, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Wiltons Music Hall, Belgrade Theatre, National Theatre Of Northern Greece, Theatre Organisation Of Cyprus, Finborough Theatre, Riverside Studios, Hoxton Hall as well as shows for the Edinburgh, New York and Prague Fringe Festivals and operas for Ryedale Festival.

She has collaborated with Drama Colleges such as The Royal Central School Of Speech & Drama and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts designing various end of year student productions and taught lessons at University of the Arts London – Camberwell College Of Arts.

In the film industry Maira has worked as a set dresser in many productions at Pinewood, Shepperton and Elstree Studios.

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Maira Vazeou

Maira Vazeou

Set and Costume Designer

Erica Gould

Fight Director

Fight Directing credits include Morning Sun (West End Theatre, NYC); Battalia with dancers from NYC Ballet (Salon/Sanctuary, NYC); The Half (Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Chekhov in Hell (LIPA); Stunt Coordinator for the award-winning film Eggs and Soldiers.  As director/fight choreographer:  UK premiere of Antigone by Neil LaBute (GSA); Max and the Truffle Pig (NY Musical Theatre Festival); Troilus and Cressida (NY Stage & Film); As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre/ACA, DC); The Tempest (Fordham/Lincoln Center); The Rover (Bank Street Theatre, NYC); 'Tis Pity She’s a Whore (LAMDA); In the Madhouse (E15); Lock Up Your Daughters (Bridewell/LSMT); Nobody's Girl (NJ Rep); Anna Ziegler's The Minotaur (The Fire Dept, NYC); Emmett Down in My Heart (Castillo Theatre, NYC).  Erica served on the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers’ Fight Steering Committee, and has taught stage combat for NY Conservatory of Dramatic Art, Identity School of Acting (London), Macrobert Arts Centre, Red Bull Theater, Arts University Bournemouth, others.

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Erica Gould

Erica Gould

Fight Director

Claire Camble-Hutchins

Choreographer

Claire trained at the Guildford School of Acting.

She became a Freelance Choreographer based in London for many years, working in regional Theatre, Film and Television.

She has fond memories of working with Sir Laurence Olivier rehearsing Vaudeville routines for his final ITV Granada television series Lost Empires and teaching Christopher Lambert and John Turturro to jitterbug in Michael Cimino’s film The Sicilian.

In the corporate world she has brought to life vacuum cleaners, washing machines, fridges and freezers for Electrolux, windows for Everest Double Glazing and dancing cars on air castors for Renault.

For many years now she has lived on the South Coast of England teaching, directing and choreographing in and around Dorset, most prolifically for Canford School and for the Arts University Bournemouth.

Claire has worked as director and choreographer for many local Societies over the years including BBLOC, BOS, All Saints, Caught in the Act, Wand'rin Minstrels, Curtain Up, Impact Theatre and Bournemouth G&S.

Claire is delighted to be asked to choreograph the Midsummer Scene production of Romeo and Juliet and to be working with Director Sean Aita again.

 

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Claire Camble-Hutchins

Claire Camble-Hutchins

Choreographer

  • Executive producers (Brilliant Events): Darija Mikulandra Žanetić, Jelena Maržić
  • Lighting Designer: Aleksandar Mondecar
  • Stage Manager: Virginia Bolfek
  • 1st Assistant Costume Designer: Andrea Marić
  • 2nd Assistant Costume Designer: Darija Rački
  • Hair and Make Up: Ivana Pleša
  • Light System: Nikola Kapidžić / Antonio Ljubojević
  • Sound System: Milan Tomašić, Fifi sound
  • Technical Manager: Darko Ivanković, Studio Di
  • Graphic and web design: Davor Pukljak, Frontispis.hr

Midsummer Scene is a project of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the City of Dubrovnik, and it is a joint production with Brilliant Events, Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre Productions Ltd. London



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