Global Voices Theatre is a female, non-binary and immigrant-led company based in London.
Lora is a producer, theatre facilitator and director. She was born in Bulgaria and lived in Madrid, Buenos Aires and Paris before settling in London. She has a background in Political Sciences (with a focus in Latin America) and European Studies.
As theatre maker she has worked in France running a radio theatre improv’ show and directing plays in crypts, in Bosnia with young people from 11 different countries and in the UK producing CASA Latin American Theatre Festival and directing the Arcola Women’s Theatre Company.
In 2017 she started working in arts and homelessness at Streetwise Opera, a company making opera with people who are or have been homeless. She got involved with With One Voice, the international arts and homelessness movement (WOV) where she is now Executive Producer.
In April 2018 she was working at the Arcola where the first ever Global Female Voices was produced, giving birth to Global Voices Theatre which Lora leads, looking after strategy, relationships and fundraising.
Robin is a producer, facilitator and theatre-maker from Merseyside. Specialising in engagement and accessibility to the arts, their work examines how performance, story-telling and artistic expression can have a positive social impact, including influence on pedagogical approaches and the facilitation of political discussion.
As a Producer, Robin works with artists and companies that are underrepresented on UK stages, including BareFace, a company of disabled artists, supported by Access All Areas; and Loaded Object, an LGBTQ+ puppetry company creating pioneering work about gender identity and expression. Robin is also an Associate Producer of COMMON, an organisation which supports UK creative industries to achieve greater socio-economic diversity. Currently, Robin works with the UK charity Mind and the London School of Economics, facilitating training in mental health and wellbeing.
With a background in politics and education, Robin has worked in India and Costa Rica as a researcher and facilitator with young people. From 2017, they were Participation Coordinator at the Arcola Theatre, leading on creative projects, courses and productions with young people and hard-to-reach communities in East London. It was here that Robin facilitated the Global Queer Plays weekend, as part of the 2017 Creative/Disruption Festival. This event influenced the creation of Global Voices Theatre, where they are Programme Producer, leading on project delivery.
Zhui Ning Chang is a Malaysian theatre practitioner, director and producer based in London. Her practice focuses on intercultural performance, multilingual theatre, and new writing from underrepresented communities.
Zhui Ning is an Associate Director at Flux Theatre where she facilitates new writing workshops. As a director and producer, she has worked with venues and companies including the Roundhouse, Rich Mix, Pleasance Theatre, Tamasha Theatre, Park Theatre, and VAULT Festival. She has also worked in casting and talent management in the Malaysian film industry.
She has a liberal arts background specialising in Arabic literature and decolonial speculative fiction, and besides her theatrical work also supports writers from marginalised backgrounds in publishing.
At Global Voices Theatre, Zhui Ning looks after marketing and communications, linking local and global communities as well as supporting on administration and project delivery.