We continue our new season at the Young Actors Company by introducing you to our 2020-21 team: this week, Act Two!
This season, we are delighted to announce a fresh new team for Act Two: director Andrea Ling and assistant director Moni Onojeruo.
As the team looks ahead to a very special season, celebrating the history of Merton through a brand new project, they’d love to say ‘hello’…
Andrea Ling is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and director working in theatre and visual arts. She makes work for social change, investigating politics, culture and identity. Andrea’s most recent work and writing centres on the climate crisis from the perspective of indigenous culture in the Americas: experimenting with a crossover of mediums and creative processes to make work that effects change.
Her directing credits include Oil by Ella Hickson (Corbett Theatre, East 15), Protest by Brad Birch (Young Vic, Fresh Works), and INK by Lois Baldry (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). She has worked as an assistant director on All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare’s Globe), and won the Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director Award for A Season in the Congo (Young Vic).
When we asked Andrea what she was most looking forward to about working with YAC this season she said: “To be inspired by the members and hear the artistic voices of the Young Actors Company. They have so much to say and show.”
Moni Onojeruo is a facilitator and emerging director based in South East London. A graduate of Journalism with International politics, they went on to study Applied Theatre at a postgraduate level.
Moni’s work as a theatre practitioner is influenced by their community activism and interest in using theatre to develop and support community conversations. They have previously worked with TramShed Theatre, Yard Theatre, and Kiln Theatre, as well as receiving training as an emerging director through Talawa Theatre.
As a new assistant director at WCTT Moni says: “I’m excited to get to know The Act Two Company. The group are all incredibly talented with such creative ideas, I look forward to our weekly sessions. I can’t wait to be introduced to Merton from the perspective of our unique group.
“I look forward to creating work that will showcase the company’s talent and sharing the insightful stories we’ll create and rediscover as we collectively explore Wimbledon.”