KIT BROOKMAN is a playwright and director working between the UK and Australia. His plays have been performed in the UK, USA, Germany and Australia, where he is from. His plays include Mountain (Geelong Arts Centre), The Plant (Ensemble Theatre, Sydney), The Great Fire (Belvoir St Theatre), A Rabbit For Kim Jong-il (Griffin Theatre Company), Nora (co-writer, Belvoir), Small and Tired (Belvoir), Night Maybe (Stuck Pigs Squealing Theatre), and Heaven (Old 505 Theatre). Work for The Signal House includes The Stones, Close and Whalesong.
MELISSA CHAMBERS is an ensemble director who works with new writing and the adaptation of literature and biography. She has created shows in Melbourne, the UK, Europe and New York City where she lived during the Obama years. Some projects include WHALESONG and CLOSE (the signal house) We Don’t Live Here Anymore, The Governor’s Island Trust, (NYC), The Secret History (East 15, BA CT), The Wild Finish, (The Living Theatre / Culture Project, NYC), and A Difference: The Ada Byron Project (Freight Project NYC). She has acted for The Melbourne Theatre Company, Red Stitch Actors's Theatre, Hot House Theatre and off- broadway for 59E59 Theatres. She has also been a core member of The International WOW Company in Brooklyn. She has toured to festivals in NYC and Europe and is a visiting lecturer at East 15 BA Contemporary Theatre and Rose Bruford College. She lives between South London and South Yorkshire. [Photo: Maria Baranova Suzuki]
CLOSE, 2018 L-R Kit, George, Gaby, Jack, Madison, Carissa, Will and Melissa