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Artistic Director Leah Townley

Leah is a freelance director and Arts Facilitator. She founded Boy Who Cried Theatre Company in 2005, focusing mainly on devised work and exploring the interaction between theatre and live music.

She has a degree in English Literature, an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries and has trained with a wide range of theatre practioners to build up her tool box. This includes training with the Year Out Drama Company, at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and with various inspiring professionals such as John Wright (mask work), Rosemary Brandt (Laban), Mick Barnfather (Ensemble and Clown), Susanna Alcantud (Le Jeu).

Shows directed for Boy Who Cried and other companies include The Chicago Cowboy, Liberte Egalite Fraternite, an award-winning production of Adult Child Dead Child, Vex at the Hackney Empire, Children of the Ghetto at the Jewish Museum, The Woodcutter's Daughter for Grimeborn festival at the Arcola, and a devised retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Leah has worked with contemporary circus company Crying Out Loud and is an experienced educational facilitator, having delivered workshops with young offenders and in various schools with Escape Artists and most recently through Bigfoot Theatre Arts.

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Musical Director Peter Michaels

Peter trained in classical guitar and jazz theory. He applied the lessons learned to other contemporary styles, such as electronica, blues, folk and Latin American music.

He has composed soundtracks for a wide range of formats including documentaries, children's videos, television, radio dramas, musicals and theatre. Broadcast and film work includes National Geographic, BBC Radio Drama, Sony Pictures and Sky TV. Theatrical work includes productions at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Trafalgar Studios, New End, King's Head, The Orange Tree, Finborough and the Edinburgh Festival.

He also performs as a guitarist with various groups, including Brazilian and gypsy-influenced Pocket Caravan, klezmer band The Matzoh Boys, and Indian classical vocal group Bhavini. They have taken him to venues as varied as Wembley Arena, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Albert Hall, the Houses of Parliament and a ruined Tudor castle.

Graphic Designer Shira Geva

Shira studied Graphic Design in Israel and moved to London in 2005, where she works freelance and is acting head of design and marketing for a London based charity.

She has worked with clients varying from small businesses to large corporations, handling projects ranging from annual reports to branding and direct marketing, defining design briefs for clients and delivering high quality products such as album covers and theatre posters. She also creates conceptual design, event design, in-store retail and exhibition design.

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