The Young Quill started as a London-based theatre production company founded by graduates of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in February 2017. Our team are passionate about staging new theatre productions and live performances by collaborating with emerging playwrights and actors. Our aim is to actively support, encourage and nurture fresh talent and help artists enter the theatre industry with ease. Since 2018 our creative team has expanded thanks to the involvement of several new collaborators.
We are always open to new proposals. Our multi-disciplined team provides a platform - including workshops led by wide ranging performance professionals and educators - for every part of the performance process and working practices, from concept through to closing night. We want to make ideas become reality and to create engaging audience experiences.
'In a world that hopes without convincing that
there is hope, we still believe in a world full of hope.
Like all dreamers, we only need a stage to make a truth, true.'
- The Young Quill
Founder of The Young Quill
Aikaterini is a theatre practitioner, mostly working as a director, with years of experience in ballet. She has trained in Performing Arts at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She has also completed an MA in Theatre Directing under the supervision of Katie Mitchell, one of the most recognised European Theatre Directors at the Royal Holloway, University of London. Other professional activities include directing for TV documentaries and writing for online columns.
Lighting & Video Designer
Kostis is a freelance Lighting and Video Designer for theatre and music who trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. His interest for the visual element of live performance combined with his computer science background allow him to combine technology with traditional theatrical techniques for a unique result. His work credits include: 'Killing Time' (Antony Eden) London, New York and 'Frogs' Greek National Opera.
Set & Costume Designer
Alexander is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. He is ardent about working in theatre and film, designing sets and costumes as a form of visual communication and art. He currently assists the designer and director Antony McDonald across his productions - including productions at Royal Opera House and other theatre companies across the globe.
& PUBLIC RELATIONS
Olga studied Politics and Diplomacy at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. She then continued her training in Journalism and Public Relations. Olga is currently working at a documentary productions company as well as at the editorial of an online woman’s magazine. She actively engages with The Young Quill as marketing director and production manager.
PRODUCTION MANAGER & ACTOR
Fanis trained in Acting at Theatro Technis Karolos Koun. He has also completed his studies on Greek Literature at the University of Ioannina. Since 2017 he has gained work experience in both theatre and film. He has also worked as an assistant director and production manager in various theatre productions in Greece. As an actor he has performed at Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Theatro Theseum- A THEATRE FOR THE ARTS.
Chirstina is an actress and musician. She graduated from Theatro Technis Karolos Koun. She has also studied at the department of Theatrical Studies, of the Arts and Crafts School at the University of Peloponesse. She specialises in phonics and orthophony and she is currently training in jazz music.
& SOUND DESIGNER
Thanos is studying classical guitar alongside with theoretical courses of harmony, prima vista, morphology and counterpoint at the National Conservatory of Greece. He has performed in music concerts at the Athens Concert Hall, at the National Conservator, at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and at ERT 3. This year Thanos is composing music for 4 theatre shows in Athens.
PHOTOGRAPHER, CAMERAMAN & POST-PRODUCTION
Michael is a freelance cinematographer with years of experience in advertising, motion pictures, music videos, TV series and documentaries. He is also a professional photographer with several skills in post-production processes and post-editing. Although, he has been working for more than 10 years in the industry he still sees his job as his favourite hobby.