About Mighty Pen Theatre
Mighty Pen Theatre is a collective of creatives who all happen to be women. We started one manic Saturday morning in July, when we were thrust together into a 24-hour play project ran by Emberfly Theatre. We immediately clicked, and after the evening performance, we soon realised that our chemistry was too good to ignore. Thus, the Mighty Pen Theatre Company was born.
The company comprises of five creatives, who have the shared objective of creating relevant and exciting new theatre. We want to make work that interests us, and might hopefully interest others. At this early stage in the company’s development, we are working with non-defined roles, and using each other for support and inspiration in the realms of writing, directing, acting, and being awesome.
Meet Mighty Pen Theatre
Ruth trained at Fourth Monkey Theatre Company on their Two Year Repertory Program. Since graduating she has been working mainly in theatre for young audiences, touring throughout the UK and Spain. Ruth was one of the directors for Emberfly Theatre Company’s 24 hour play challenge at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. She loved the writing and the cast so much and was thrilled when they agreed to start a new theatre company together. Ruth is particularly interested in creating theatre with a political message that still offers comic relief. She is keen to incorporate her experience in puppetry too. Ruth recently directed #strongnotskinny written by Stephanie Silver for Glass Half Full Theatre Company as part of their ‘Series of short plays with a twist’ event.
Amelie started out as a Medieval History graduate before training at East 15 acting school in 2012. Since then she has supported the Young Vic as a researcher for some of their more historical plays including Pope Joan, directed by Abbey Wright. In 2014 she was a founding member of Boireannach theatre company who created 2 seasons of new writing for festivals around London. Her credits include Midsummer Night’s Dream (British Council) Thunder in the Air (The Ashmoleon) Romeo and Juliet (The British Museum) and Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (The Cockpitt).
Maeve is an Irish/Geordie actor and graduate from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her credits include Close the Coalhouse Door, The Pitmen Painters (Oldham Coliseum), Playing for Time (Sheffield Crucible), Overshadowed (Theatre 503 and Dublin Fringe), The Friday Night Effect (Smock Alley Theatre) and The Easter Rising and Thereafter (Jermyn Street Theatre). She is a keen pursuer of skills, and is an adept pianist and namer of the flags of the world.
She is incredibly excited to have an opportunity to create new work with the intelligent, wonderful people of Mighty Pen Theatre, and hopes to develop projects around the topics of mental health and the struggle of modern day relationships in family, friendships, and romance.
Bethany is a playwright, and was shortlisted as a finalist for Out of Joint’s 2017 WiT Award. As a playwright, she took part in Emberfly Theatre's 24 Hour Challenge, by writing the fifteen minute play IF I COULD GO BACKWARDS IN TIME which was performed at the Churchill Theatre, directed by Ruth Rundle. In July 2017 Bethany worked with climate change scientists at Imperial College London and a group of actors, to write the play POWER, examining the effect of human activity on the environment. In October 2017, Bethany’s dramatic monologue THERE IS A POINTLESSNESS was recorded at Red Apple Studios as part of audio producer, Lydia Thompson’s Chain Reaction Podcast.
Bethany is a character comic, performing regularly in various London venues. She is also the founder of the new women’s improv group ‘What, More Women?’ Bethany works in theatre as an arts administrator and producer. She is the Creative Producer and co-founder of the digital audio theatre company Frequency Theatre, with whom she has produced over eighty-five audio plays. Bethany first worked in theatre as an actor; this included working with the Mercury Theatre Company, and performing an hour long one person fringe play, SHED. Bethany holds a BA in Philosophy and Theology from the University of London.
Christina is an actor, singer, and graduate of Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her recent credits include Salt Air (SLAM King’s Cross). She has over fifteen years of experience as a performer, with ten years as an opera singer and five years as an actor. She has performed and studied all over the world including Vienna, London, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She is the owner of Christina’s Coaching, which offers singing, acting, presence, and health coaching to performers and professionals.