ArtHouse Jersey News
ArtHouse Jersey is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the Nineteen Day Drawing Challenge: Isolation Creation which begins on Wednesday 1st
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Christina Orchard is a composer currently living and working in London. She creates orchestral scores for film, theatre, dance and multimedia and is a member of the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew emerging talent programme. Recently she has been writing collaboratively with an acclaimed composer and working on various other projects such as ‘Music By 300 Strangers’ headed by Christian Henson, owner of Spitfire Audio and ‘Lockdown Orchestra’ by composer Ben Morales-Frost. Alongside Joss MacDonald, Christina joins ArtHouse Jersey as part of the ‘Isolation Residency’.
Joss J. MacDonald is an actor, originally from Jersey in the Channel Islands. He recently graduated with 1st class honours from an Acting and Physical Theatre Degree at East 15 Drama school where he trained in movement, puppetry, aerial and mime. Joss is also a recipient of the Olive Brown Bursary from Arthouse Jersey in 2017. Since graduating, Joss has starred in a production of ‘Cleansed’ by Sarah Kane at the Courtyard Theatre as well as performing the headline slot at Southend Fringe with his theatre company Project Lockout. Alongside Christina Orchard, Joss joins ArtHouse Jersey as part of the ‘Isolation Residency’.
Kate Davies is a novelist, screenwriter and children’s author from London. Her first novel, In at the Deep End, was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and has been optioned for television.
Kate’s residency was supposed to go ahead at the end of March 2020, but due to COVID-19, this will now be postponed and we look forward to welcoming Kate later in the year. While here, Kate will be working on her second novel, which explores identity, parenthood and the ethics of donor conception.
Olly Gully is a London-based playwright, originally from the Isle of Wight. His debut play Sea Words – developed as part of the Soho Theatre Young Company Writer’s Lab 18/19, and supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation – received its first performance at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2019, as part of the Plays Without Decor programme, directed by Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning director Bethany Pitts. Olly’s March residency will now be postponed – we look forward to welcoming him later in the year. While with ArtHouse Jersey, he will be developing a new full-length play called ‘King Boz’, telling the story of a career politician who gambles her own mother for a shot at power.