Meet the cast

By December 22, 2017cast announcement, news

[Foreign Affairs] presents three brand new world theatre translations live on stage.

The public sharing will comprise performed extracts from Gu Lei’s play The Night of Ten People, Izumi Kyoka’s play Tenshu-Tale and Marie Kajava’s play Famine.

We have asked our acting ensemble a few quick questions to give you some insight into our international team of performers and theatre-makers. Just click on their headshots to discover more.

Chi-Lin Nim

Chi-Lin Nim

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? I can speak two languages and two dialects! English and Chinese - Cantonese and Mandarin.

What’s your favourite place in the world? A chinese night market in Taipei. Because it had great food stalls to tantalise our tastebuds!

What's your hidden talent? I bake a tasty, gooey chocolate brownie (the secret ingredient is dates!).

Craig Talbot

Craig Talbot

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? 2 - English and a little bit of German.

What’s your favourite place in the world? The Southbank, in London. Its constantly filled with people from all over the world, plus it really transforms throughout the seasons.

Please tell us a random fact about yourself? I have Chinese heritage! My grandads, grandmother was Chinese :)

Dominic Goldberg

Dominic Goldberg

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? Two.

What’s your favourite place in the world? Kerala, India, every day is an adventure!

What's your hidden talent? I look to do Russian Cossack dancing but only after a lot of vodka.

Eugenia Low

Eugenia Low

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? Only English fluently. I speak enough Mandarin-Chinese to be able to sound convincing when told what to say but am hopeless at making my own conversation. I also have a smattering of Malay from my childhood in Singapore.

What’s your favourite place in the world? I don’t think I can name a singular favourite, but anywhere by the sea, a rushing mountain river or glacial lake stands a good chance. Also ancient libraries with wooden shelves and walls of old books. Somewhere where I can be by myself, present in the moment, with thoughts quelled into peace by overwhelming beauty and the eternal flow of time.

Please tell us a random fact about yourself? I am a terrible cook! My staple diet at university was instant noodles with spinach and egg and now I live off microwaveable rice. On the plus side - I am very easy to feed…

Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? I can speak French to a high standard - I lived in Paris for a year and read it at university. There’s also some Spanish in me when I’ve had a few glasses of wine!

What’s your favourite place in the world? The Sussex Coast overtime - especially the Seven Sisters.

What's your hidden talent? You know - I’ve just discovered a talent during a three day workshop I recently did. Apparently I’m very good at word association!

Raphael von Blumenthal

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? 3.5 (English, German, Japanese, and half French)

What’s your favourite place in the world? Hokkaido, Japan - the food, the alcohol, the landscapes, the definition of the four seasons, the maple leaves, the ice, the cranes, the people.

Please tell us a random fact about yourself? I can slice Serrano and iberico jamon from the bone, and once traveled by land and sea from London to Tokyo

Sachi Lovatt

Sachi Lovatt

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? Four: English, French, Japanese and Italian. Actually, maybe make that 4.13 languages: I also speak very basic German.

What’s your favourite place in the world? Booth Lake in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada. You have to paddle three hours in a canoe, across two other lakes, to get to it. It is remote, beautiful and wild. There, all the worries in the world seem irrelevant.

What's your hidden talent? Birthdays. You tell me your birthday, I may just remember it for the next decade. To this day I remember classmates’ birthdays from elementary school- people I haven’t seen since I was 11. I seem unable to forget… That being said, Facebook has made this talent of mine pretty much useless.

Yojiro Ichikawa

Yojiro Ichikawa

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? Three: English(fluent), Japanese(native), French(basic).

What’s your favourite place in the world? Sedona in Arizona, USA. When I visited there, I received so many spiritual inspirations. Maybe because it is said that my guardian angel is native American.

What's your hidden talent? I have a wide vocal range, and can cover from bass to soprano.

Showcase // Vol. 2

[Foreign Affairs] Translates!

19 & 20 January 2018

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