David Adkin and RJG Productions in association with Midnight Theatricals and Park Theatre present

Hir

By Taylor Mac

WRITER | TAYLOR MAC
DIRECTOR I STEVEN KUNIS
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER | CECI CALF
LIGHTING DESIGNER | RYAN JOSEPH STAFFORD
SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER I ROLY BOTHA
CASTING DIRECTOR | BECKY PARIS
FIGHT DIRECTOR | CLAIRE LLEWELLYN FOR RC-ANNIE
MOVEMENT CONSULTANT | NATASHA HARRISON 
VOCAL COACH | SHEREEN IBRAHIM
DESIGN ASSISTANT I MATILDA MAGUIRE
COSTUME SUPERVISOR I ISOBEL PELLOW
ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER | ZOE RITCHIE
PEODUCTION MANAGER | KAT ELLIS
COMPANY STAGE MANAGER | CATRIONA MCHUGH
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER | LAUREN WEDGEWORTH
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER | LAURYN JENKINS

 

Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac is an actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer, and singer-songwriter. Judy (Taylor’s preferred pronoun but any will do) is a MacArthur “genius”, the first (and to date only) American to receive the International Ibsen Award, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, a Tony nominee for Best Play, and the recipient of the Kennedy Prize, the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim, a Drama League Award, a NY Drama Critics Circle Award, two Obie’s, and two Bessies.

Mac is the librettist of Bark of Millions and The Hang (both with music by Matt Ray); and the author of the plays Joy and Pandemic; Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus; Hir; The Walk Across America for Mother Earth; The Lily’s Revenge; and the children’s play The Fre; among many others. Mac’s performance art concert A 24-Decade History of Popular Music may be seen in a concert-doc version directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (streaming on Max).  

 

Steven Kunis

Steven Kunis is a Greek-American director based in London. He was nominated for Best Director of a Play at the Off West End Awards for the UK Premiere of Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men (Southwark Playhouse), which was named by The Independent as one of the UK's top ten theatre events of 2021 (★★★★ Evening Standard, ★★★★ The Guardian, ★★★★The Times).  

Recently, Steven directed the critically acclaimed revival of Joe DiPietro’s F**king Men, which extended three times and sold out 96 performances over ten weeks at London’s Waterloo East Theatre. He also directed the UK premiere of Tanya Barfield's Bright Half Life (King's Head Theatre), and the World Premiere of Olivier Award-nominee Shaun Mckenna's Rocky Road (Jermyn Street Theatre), the latter of which was listed by The Guardian among the top online theatre experiences of UK lockdown.   

Other directing credits include the UK Debut of The Refugee Orchestra Project at the London Symphony Orchestra's St Luke's venue, and the acclaimed three-month run of S. Asher Gelman’s Afterglow (Waterloo East), for which Steven was again nominated Best Director at the Off West End Awards.

 

Ceci Calf
Ceci is a set and costume designer based in London. She trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 

Set and Costume design credits include: Farm Hall (Jermyn Street/Theatre Royal Bath/UK Tour); The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, A Skull In Connemara (Dailes Teātris Riga, Latvia); Othello (Watermill Theatre); Love & Information (Clapham Omnibus); Breeding (Kings Head); Under The Black Rock (Arcola); Orlando (Jermyn Street); Warrior Queens (Sadler’s Wells); Tapped (Theatre503/UK Tour); To Have And To Hold (The Hope Theatre);  Rocky Road (Jermyn Street/Stream.Theatre); One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (Jermyn Street, Watermill Theatre); Five Green Bottles, Tithonus R&D (Sherman Theatre); Cheer and Mydidae (The Other Room); Not Now (Nominated for Standing Ovation Award), Yes So I Said Yes (Winner of Standing Ovation Award: Best Production); How To Survive An Apocalypse, Not Quite Jerusalem and The Wind of Heaven (Winner of Standing Ovation award: Best Rediscovery/Adaptation- Finborough); Twelfth Night (Kew Gardens); The Cut (LAMDA/Lion And Unicorn); Waiting for Anya and The Mozart Question (Barn Theatre, Cirencester) and Yellow Moon (LAMDA)

Associate Design credits include: Macbeth (Site Specific, Liverpool/Edinburgh/London/Washington); Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough (Southwark Playhouse). 

 

Ryan Joseph Stafford

Ryan trained at Rose Bruford College, graduating with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Lighting Design.  

In 2019, Ryan received the ‘Michael Northern Award for Excellence in Lighting Design’ from the Association of Lighting Designers.  

Theatre credits include: Vortex (Russell Maliphant Dance Company); Shades of Blue (Sadler’s Wells/Matsena Productions/BBC Arts); Natalia Osipova: Force of Nature (Bloom Dance Project); Grimeboy (Birmingham Rep); Dance for Ukraine (London Coliseum); Codi (National Dance Company of Wales); Young Associates: Mixed Bill (Sadler’s Wells); Isla (Theatr Clwyd & Royal Court); Greater than Lion (Kennedy Muntanga Dance Theatre, Messums); Generation Goldfish (Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich); NYDC X Russell Maliphant (Sadler’s Wells);Left from Write(Norwegian National Ballet II/Linbury/Royal Opera House); Together, Not the Same (Sadler’s Wells); Easy Virtue, Robin Hood (Watermill Theatre); The Island (Fio/UK tour); The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives (Elufowoju, Jr. Ensemble, Arcola Theatre). 

He is an Associate Artist of Red Oak Theatre Company and Bohemian Theatre Company. 

 

Roly Botha

Roly is a composer and sound designer, and is an Associate Artist of The PappyShow.

Theatre includes: Dear Young Monster (Bristol Old Vic); Hir (Park Theatre); Gwyneth Goes Skiing (Pleasance); Truth & Tails (Chichester Festival Theatre); Tambo & Bones (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Shut Up, I’m Dreaming (National Theatre/School’s Tour); The Ultimate PickleA Sudden Violent Burst of RainHalf Empty Glasses (Paines Plough); Orlando (Jermyn Street); BOYS (Barbican, Southbank Centre, touring); Coming To England (Birmingham Rep); WILD (Unicorn);  Blowhole (Soho); Milk & Gall (Theatre503); Brother (Southwark Playhouse); and Warheads (Park Theatre - Olivier Nominated).