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The Ensemble
meet the team behind Seemia

Sara Amini (She/Her)

Artistic Director & Performer

 

Sara is from Iran, and is now based in London. She studied BA Theatre Directing at Tehran University and MA Performance Making at Goldsmiths, University of London. She also trained with Teatr Pieśń Kozła (Song of the Goat) Theatre Company and Ariane Mnouchkine and Theatre du Soleil.

 

For Seemia Theatre, she has Directed 'Whispers Turn Into a Cry', 'Evros | The Crossing River', 'The Magnificent Mind of Marcus' and 'TAKE ON THIS'. Acting credits include; Sinai Orchestra Ensemble's 'Yusuf's'. She was Assistant Directer to James Hillier for Mike Bartlett's 'Not Talking' at Arcola Theatre, and Mohammad Rahmanian's  Horses', and Produced

'Lemnos' at International Fadjr Festival.  She also trained as a classical mezzo-soprano singer, with experience of folk and jazz singing, and is currently recording her new LP. She has guest lectured at Sooreh University and Tehran Art University.

 

Robin Paley Yorke (He/Him)

Performer & Producer

 

Robin is a performer, practitioner and theatre maker from North East England and works in the North East and London. He trained on BA European Theatre Arts and MA Ensemble Theatre at Rose Bruford College and Creación at Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático, Murcia. During his MA he worked with Song of the Goat. He is also an Associate Artist of Invisible Flash, making work by and for visually impaired people. He has recently facilitated workshops for Graeae and Extant and performed nationally & internationally, including Curve Leicester's 'Billy Elliot', Gerard McDermott & Extant's 'Painting The Town' Theatre Ad Infinitum's 'If You Fall', Verity Standen's 'Refrain', and Justyna Scheuring's 'Interval' at the Venice Biennale.

He is a visiting lecturer at Rose Bruford College and has guest lectured at King's College London and The Northern School of Art.

 
 
Charlotte Slater (She/Her)

Performer & General Manager

Charlotte is an actress, folk singer and practitioner from Sussex and is now based in London. After graduating in 2006 from the University of East Anglia she co-founded DrunkenMasks, a physical storytelling company.  She trained with  Odin Teatret and Song of the Goat and before graduating from MA Ensemble Theatre at Rose Bruford College. She has worked recently with Shirin Madj in 'Rebirth' and as a visiting practitioner at The University of Kent. In 2018 alongside fellow ensemble member, Cheryl Prince, Charlotte devised and performed 2 original contemporary dance pieces commissioned by BBC World Service celebrating the achievements of 100 women around the world. 

 

 

Maryam Davari (She/Her)

Company Co-founder & Performer

 

Maryam is from Iran where she studied BA Acting at Tehran University. She studied under Hamid Samandarian, Farid Paya and since has worked and trained with Song of The Goat Theatre and Ariane Mnouchkine. She has had roles in several short films such as the BAFTA nominee, 'Only Sound Remains'. She has also made artistic videos and her passion for theatre, has lead her to interview  leading practitioners, such as Odin TeatretHer recent role of Leila in the award-winning 2017 film, 'Undocument' saw her nominated for Best Actress Award at Bucharest Film Awards.