About Us

What We Make

Snapper Theatre tells stories that embrace the universal and the specific. We aim to amplify unheard stories, finding the ordinary in the extraordinary, and the extraordinary in the ordinary.

How We Make It

Creative collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. Everyone working on a project with us is directly involved in building the world of the show, from well before the read-through to well after press night. We value the uniqueness and individuality of the artists we work with, and strive to create a working environment that emulates that. Our Associate Artists are directly involved in much of the work we do, whether that is working directly on a project with us or acting as a sounding board for our programming team.

Who We Make It For

We believe that theatre should be accessible to and representative of everyone, so we prioritise voices that are currently underrepresented and/or misrepresented in the theatre industry. We want our audiences to see themselves represented onstage through a perspective they may not have considered before. We are always working towards making our shows more accessible, both physically and financially.

 

Projects

Hear Me Out

Camden People's Theatre, 5 June 2019

Inspired by pornography, Disney princesses, Hollywood stereotypes, the Leeds club scene, and a conversation with a university housemate, Hear Me Out explores concepts of womanhood from the broadly political to the deeply personal. Written over the course of three years, this spoken-word show traverses a lifelong battle for self-acceptance and autonomy.

Thomas

January 2019, VAULT Festival

 

Thomas has Asperger’s. David doesn’t. As they struggle through the ups and downs of youth and into manhood, Thomas explores the experience of living with this still often misunderstood condition, and the challenges it poses both in life’s milestones and in the everyday. Companionship, self-acceptance, and kindness in times of pain are at the heart of this tender story of two cousins fighting to become the men they think they should be.

Lobster

January 2018, Theatre503

J is optimistic, bubbly, and excited for life. She’s ready to settle down and begin the family that she’s always dreamed of, and she’s finally found the perfect person to do that with: K. Except that K is cynical, independent, and uncertain about her future. But opposites attract… right?

 

Meet The Team

Associate Artists

 
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Kayla Feldman

Co-Artistic Director

 

Kayla trained on the MA in Theatre Directing at Mountview and on the Shakespeare’s Globe Directing Studio, having previously completed a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Leeds. In 2019 she participated in Directors Lab North in Toronto.

She is an Associate Producer for Maiden Speech Festival and a script-reader for Hampstead Theatre and Nouveau Riche, and has worked internationally as a Literary Associate for Abingdon Theatre Company in New York City and a stage manager for Player’s Theatre in Montreal.

She is also a writer and performance poet, has had writing commissioned for Watch Your Mouth in Leeds, JW3, and Extra Second London, is a regular performer at Spoken Word London and was a Genesis Poetry Slam Winner in 2017. She aims to one day hike every trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.

 

www.kaylafeldman.com

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Lucy Foster

Co-Artistic Director

 

Lucy is a Writer-Director based in London. She studied Creative Writing at the University of Warwick, and was part of the Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting Group.

Most recently she won the Alpine Fellowship, an award for writers and artists, with a new play centred on gender identity. She is an Associate Producer for Bare Essentials (Encompass Productions), co-created new writing evening Short(s)wave, and was Offie-Nominated as Best Director for The Knight from Nowhere/The Bells at Park Theatre.

Lucy wrote Lobster, Snapper Theatre’s debut production (Theatre503, 2018) and directed Thomas (VAULT Festival, 2019). If she’s not at the theatre, you’d most likely find Lucy having a cheese, wine, and board games night.

www.unitedagents.co.uk/lucy-foster

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Julia Mucko

Creative Producer

Julia is a theatre producer and fundraiser, currently working as Development Officer at Mountview. Previously, she was Resident Producer at Jermyn Street Theatre and General Manager at ice&fire.
Producing credits include:

Lobster (Theatre503), Coming Clean (various); ISO and Lobster (Catalyst Festival 2017), Can't Pay Won't Pay! (Ellen Terry Theatre).

As assistant producer: Reared (Theatre503), Dreamless Sleep (Above the Arts), Othello and Twelfth Night (Arrows and Traps Theatre Company). Other: Marketing and Office Intern (Improbable), Trainee Producer and Social Media Assistant (Imagineer Productions). She graduated from Mountview in 2017 with an MA in Creative Producing and from Coventry University in 2015 with a BA (Hons) in Theatre and Professional Practice.

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Annie May Fletcher

Sound Designer & Composer

Annie graduated from LAMDA’s SMTT course, where her sound designs included Pericles and Macbeth. She particularly enjoys designing/composing for new writing and recent work includes Ad Libido (Pleasance, Vaults), Weird, Moonfleece (Pleasance), Filth (theSpace), Chatroom, Burn (Tristan Bates), Broken (Old Red Lion), Lobster, Her Not Him (Theatre503), Curtain Call (White Bear) London Road, Earthquakes In London, and Three Sisters (GSA).

www.anniemayfletcher.co.uk

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Jamie Simmons

Designer & Visual Artist

 

Jamie is a Creative Associate of The Gate Theatre, an Associate Artist of Red Ladder Theatre Company, and reached the final shortlist of the Old Vic 12 competition twice. His work as an installation artist has been commissioned by the RAF, he works at ITV Studios, he is a visiting tutor at Middlesex University and works extensively as a scenic artist.

www.jamiesimmons.co.uk

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Esteniah Williams

Designer

Esteniah trained at Mountview studying Theatre and Production Arts, specialising in Set and Costume Design. Whilst training she produced designs for several productions as part of the course including Lobster, Twelfth Night, Six Characters In Search of An Author (Karamel Club), and Our Country’s Good (Bridewell). She looks forward to designing for a wide range of productions and exploring various performance disciplines.

www.esteniahavm.wixsite.com

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Tyrone Lewis

Photographer, Videographer & Poet

 

A pop-culture powerhouse of a poet. As comfortable in front of a camera as he is behind it, Tyrone is a full time video editor, freelance photographer, videographer and spoken word poet.

www.tyronelewis22.com

www.processproductions.com

Contact Us

To hear more about our work, general enquiries, to invite us to see your work, or just to say hi, please email hello@snappertheatre.com or use the contact form below.

All job opportunities and call-outs for submissions will be posted on our website and circulated via our social media channels.

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