ZAVA Productions in association with Lorenzo Mannelli and Park Theatre presents 

Hide and Seek

By Tobia Rossi

WRITER | TOBIA ROSSI  
TRANSLATOR AND DIRECTOR I CARLOTTA BRENTAN
MUSIC COMPOSER | SIMONE MANFREDINI
FIGHT DIRECTOR | MICHAEL O’DONNELL
SET DESIGNER I CONSTANCE COMPAROT
LIGHTING DESIGNER | ALEX FOREY  
STYLIST | ALESSANDRO MILZONI  
DRAMATURG AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | GIADA PRESTINARI 
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER | FAE HOCHGEMUTH
CASTING | LAURA SEABORN FOR HJB CASTING
MARKETING I LIAM MCLAUGHLIN  
CONTENT CREATOR I MARIANO GOBBI
PRODUCER AND GENERAL MANAGER | ZAVA PRODUCTIONS
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER | LORENZO MANNELLI
CO-PRODUCER | KAIROS ITALY THEATRE

 

Tobia Rossi

Tobia is an Italian playwright and screenwriter working with the main Italian and milanese theatres. His recent works include: Il Principe dei sogni belli, Due di Parma Theatre, 2020; Garbo for Abbecedario per il mondo nuovo, Piccolo Theatre, Milan, 2021 and I Signori dell'Universo, Centro Bresciano Theatre, 2021. Tobia wrote the libretto for the opera Troposfera, Venice Biennale Music, 2016 and the musicals The Prince of Air and Miss I-Doll both recently showcased in London. Awards include: the honorable mention at the Hystrio Scritture per la Scena_35 Award with The Ugly Thing, 2016 and the Mario Fratti Award with HIDE and SEEK, 2019, and in 2023 the LGBTQ+ community and diversity in love International Award Carlo Annoni with Piccola Bestia.
His first screenplay, Candy Crush, is in development with Indiana Production. Tobia is also a story editor for tv and cinema and a creative writing teacher in Milan at Franco Parenti Theatre, Cinema Accademy Luchino Visconti and IED – Design European Institute.

 

Carlotta Brentan

Carlotta is a New York-based bilingual theater artist specializing in the development of brave, challenging new plays as a director, actor, producer and translator. Stage highlights: World Premieres of Frank J. Avella's Lured, based on real events of anti-gay persecution in Russia (performend and co-directed, sold-out runs at Theater for The New City in NYC and OnStage! Festival in Rome), Avella's Vatican Falls about the Catholic church sex abuse scandal (performed and co-directed, The Tank NYC), Paolo Bignami’s The Journey I Never Made (performed and translated from Italian, Cherry Lane Theatre NYC), Erik Ehn’s Clover (La MaMa Experimental Theater Club NYC). Carlotta has collaborated on the development of Tobia Rossi's HIDE and SEEK since 2019 as translator and director in both NYC and London, and is thrilled to continue this powerful play's journey at Park Theatre. Carlotta is also a film actor, prolific voiceover artist & award-winning audiobook narrator of over 170 novels.  

 

Simone Manfredini

Simone is a composer, pianist, orchestrator and conductor who has worked extensively in London and Europe for Disney Theatrical, Cameron Mackintosh LTD, Stage Entertainment, ATG and other world-class companies. His main credits as musical director include The Lion KingLes MiserablesMary Poppins9 to 5Mamma Mia!Beauty and the BeastCatsSister Act and many others. Workshop includes: The Prince of Air, Miss I-Doll, SugarVanaraConfessionsFat FriendsThe Braille Legacy and The Little Prince. Simone composed and arranged several music for Gardaland Theatre (Merlin Group), the biggest Italian theme park, where he won the Parks Mania Award for best song and best show and he is currently developing his own musical projects: The Prince of AirMiss I-DollIn a State of Grace and Solstice.

 

 

Michael O'Donnell

Michael started his artistic career in New York as performer in Jerome Robbin’s Broadway, Carousel at Lincoln Centre, Victor/Victoria starring Julie Andrews, Sam Mendes’ Cabaret, Wonderful Town, The Pajama Game with Harry Connick Jr. and Spamalot.

Michael began his directing career staging the touring version of some of the Broadway productions where he performed including Cabaret and Spamalot. He produced a full-lenght comedy film, Moving Mike, in Manhattan, 2009. He was Resident Director of Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th Anniversary tour of Les Miserables, 2011. He also produced and created exciting large-scale events from the ground up, most notably the annual Christmas party for mega agency McgarryBowen. Michael is currently the Supervising Resident Director of Disney’s The Lion King in the West End and UK tour, 2017-present.

 

Constance Comparot

Constance is a French performance designer and theatre maker based in London. She trained in BA Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL, and graduated in 2022 .  

Her work as a set designer include Fairytale in Church Street (The Cockpit, 2023), Homeless (Camden Fringe 2023), Persephone (Edinburgh Fringe, 2023), Mum (Tramshed theatre, 2023), Poetry Brothel: I spit Roses (Century Club, 2023), Kitty in the Lane and Paddy goes to Petra (Brockley Jack, 2023/2022), Ascension and The One the River didn't keep (Windsor Fringe festival, 2022 and 2023), Last night of Love, First night of War (Electrowerk, 2022), Poetry Brothel: Death is my lover (Electrowerk, 2022), Fear (Middlesex University, 2021 ). As an assistant designer, she has worked for Opera Holland Park (HMS Pinafore, 2022) and the New Nordics Festival (2021).

 

Alex Forey 

Alex is a lighting designer, associate, programmer and technician. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Lighting designer includes: Polyeucte (Theatre Royal Stratford East), LibuĊĦeRhapsody 2019From Here To Eternity (Bloomsbury Theatre), Babel (Lyric Hammersmith), Into The WoodsExhibition (Shaw Theatre), NetworkKillology, MumsTill Death Do We PartHoney Badger, Three SistersThe Importance of Being EarnestElectraYerma, & The Tempest (Wimbledon College of Art), Message in a Clay RiverA Sexual OdysseyWritten on the Body (Cockpit Theatre), Songs for a New World (Drayton Arms Theatre), The Piper of Hamelin (Rose Theatre Kingston), Manifestos (Bloomsbury Festival, RADA Studios), Graduate Showcase 2019 (Italia Conti Academy), Henry VHiroshima: Crucible of Light (Samuel Pepys Theatre), Grey MatterTwelfth Night (Edinburgh Fringe). Awards include: winner of the Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2020 (UK, Entertainment Category), UCL Arts Award for Best Design 2018 (joint with scenic design) for Polyeucte and UCL Arts Award for Best Design 2019 (lighting) for Rhapsody 2019.