Jonathan Stephenson - Artistic Director
Jonathan graduated from East 15 Acting school in 2011 with a degree in Community theatre. It was on this course that Jonathan found the ambition to tell culturally diverse and political stories about the world in which we live.
Creatively, Jonathan has workshopped in collaboration with Army Wives, Dementia Care Patients, Young Offenders, Neets, World War Two Veterans Group, Prisoners, School Children of all Key Stages, Autistic Children and Students of the University of Thessaloniki on the work of Harold Pinter.
Jonathan has worked on both sides of the lense in the world of film. Having performed in several feature films to writing award winning short films.
Eleanor King - Head of Poetry and Spoken Word
Eleanor originally studied Acting at Drama Studio London, graduating in 2011. Some acting career highlights include performing in a UK tour of Eric Chappell's comedy “Father’s day”, an Edinburgh Fringe run with the award winning Alchemist Theatre Company, and a Rehearsed reading at the prestigious Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square.
As someone fascinated by words Eleanor is now moving towards writing and directing, recently a ten minute scratch version of her play “You Are Here” was put on to a sell-out audience as part of the 5050 gender equality scratch night at The Pleasance in Islington, and received great feedback. She has also recently been accepted into the Young Vic Directors Program.
As well as writing her own work Eleanor has recently taken part in devising and research development workshops with Pot Kettle Black Productions and Anonymous Is A Woman. She is producer on Bourne West’s film “LUST” which is currently in post- production. Eleanor is always working on new spoken word pieces and as a spoken word writer and performer herself, she is very excited to be running the Spoken Word and Poetry department of Bourne West. She wants to bring this beautiful and powerful yet under- exposed medium to the public.
Holly Khan - Resident Musician and dramaturg
Holly Khan is a performer, musician, composer. Her practice evolves around a strong sense of collaborations, having always been directly involved in both theatre and music.
She spent fifteen years playing viola and violin in the Philharmonic Orchestra at Harrow Young Musicians where she acquired a vast understanding of musical genres, playing Mark Anthony-Turnage to Mozart, Hans Zimmer to Handel. As well as touring at prolific venues: St Marks Basicila, Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall.
She then trained for one year at Fourth Monkey as an actress and a further three years at Rose Bruford College studying European Theatre Arts. During this period she combined her greatest interests and starting composing live scores for theatrical settings. Her recent works include composing for ‘Et in Arcardio Ago’ directed by the Welminski’s. She has also collaborated with Bred in the Bone Theatre improvising a live score in six of their shows playing flute, tuned percussions and upper strings. Holly’s latest piece that she devised and composed, used the musical notions of counterpoint and recapitulations to construct a dramaturgy. Holly is currently studying a Masters a Goldsmiths in Performance Making where she continues to explore the combination of music and theatre.