Roisin McBrinn is a theatre director with over fifteen years experience working in the UK, Ireland and internationally. She is the Head of Artistic Programme of Clean Break Theatre Company where she commissions, develops and directs theatre inspired by the experiences of women within and around the criminal justice system, by leading female writers. For Clean Break she has directed Joanne (Soho Theatre and RSC) and House/Amongst The Reeds (Yard Theatre) and will direct a co-production with Theatr Clwyd of a new play by Katherine Chandler this Autumn. Roisin has directed for the Donmar Warehouse (Noveccento), Sheffield Theatres (Afterplay), West Yorkshire Playhouse (Yerma), Prime Cut (Villa/Discurso), The Abbey Theatre (No Escape, Perve, Heartbreak House) and Sherman Theatre (Before it Rains, Sleeping Beauties and It's A Family Affair). Lauren Mooney is a writer, producer and dramaturg. She joined Clean Break in 2016 and worked as their Literary Producer until autumn 2018, supporting emerging writers and producing the company's engagement work in prisons. Since 2015, she has co-run Kandinsky Theatre Company with director James Yeatman, where her work as producer and co-writer includes Dog Show, Still Ill and Trap Street (all New Diorama Theatre). In 2019, the company's work will include Dinomania (New Diorama Theatre), There Is a Light that Never Goes Out (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester) and a transfer of their 2018 show Trap Street to the Schaubuhne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin. She is a graduate of the Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting course (2015) and has written extensively about theatre, arts and culture for Exeunt, The Stage and The Guardian. She is currently the David Higham Scholar on the Creative Writing MA at University of East Anglia.
I fumed and laughed and cried. A rich, varied and timely anthology of monologues for Everywoman. Clean Break is giving actors of ALL ages, ethnicities and backgrounds an opportunity to shine. * Indira Varma, Actor * Clean Break has an archive of incredible monologues for women; women whose voices aren't often heard and whose experience is rarely given this level of complexity and humanity . . . A special resource that I wish had been around when I was at drama school. * Zawe Ashton, Actor and Clean Break Patron * Rebel Voices is a compelling anthology and a unique insight into a brilliant, ground-breaking theatre company. * Kathy Burke, Theatre Director *