AMBER DEVEREUX – TROUBLESHOOTING WORKSHOP (CHAIR)
Amber Devereux is a writer, musician and sound designer who primarily makes immersive audio drama and music as Tin Can Audio. They are the creator of the ongoing audio fiction concept album The Tower, as well as more experimental series such as queer horror anthology Folxlore and Anamnesis, a short series made entirely on Twitch inspired by the journalling game Anamnesis.
Outside of Tin Can Audio Amber has worked on audio dramas such as The Amelia Project, BBC Sounds' Murmurs and the music for Doctor Who: Redacted, as well as non-fiction podcasts such as The Wire At 20 for HBO, and Infamous for Campside Media.
The AUDIO DRAMA HUB PODFEST TEAM are hugely grateful to Amber for sponsoring the live stream this year, and for their continual championing of THE HUB and the form.
HAWA KHAN – TROUBLESHOOTING WORKSHOP
The creative conduit, as Hawa has been described as a Voice artist, singer, songwriter, producer, director and writer. A published songwriter, with top 10 hit songs in the UK and Europe, Hawa fulfilled a childhood dream of performing on the iconic “Top of The Pops”. She joined a group of community musicians to compose and perform with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. Through her links in the creative industry, Hawa was led to education, training and coaching, facilitating courses in Vocal & Performance skills, Life coaching, Leadership, Soft skills, PSHE and Equality Diversity and Inclusion.
She also Works with BAFTA award winning production company Actorshop as character development, acting coach and drama facilitator and has produced and directed community film projects. Hawa continues to share her vocal gifts and talents and the legacy of The Griot with Sonomatapoeia, bringing Sound, Words, Vocals and Vibrations. Together Hawa and Lucia, manifest informative, diverse, educational, humorous and necessary content, for all.
LUCIA SCAZZOCHIO – TROUBLESHOOTING WORKSHOP
As a sound artist, radio producer, community facilitator and educator, Lucia Scazzocchio has been nurturing and curating diverse and disparate stories and conversations that weave individual personal narratives as a way to help us better understand the wider social context.
She calls this ‘Social Broadcasting’.
Driven by creating engaging participatory radio and audio experiences that she ‘audioscapes’ into imaginative on and off-line broadcast initiatives and formats, Social Broadcasting represents the versatility of audio as an evolving social and artistic medium.
Lucia and Hawa worked together on a successful commission from The Tower of London producing their new family audio tour (a humorous dramatised retelling of British history).
HEM BREWSTER – TROUBLESHOOTING WORKSHOP
Hem Brewster is a British voice actor, now living in Iceland, where they are the lead producer at Blighthouse Studio.
Hem, aside from voice acting, is also the Game Master for The Lucky Die and The Sprouting.
LAURENCE OWEN – MUSIC PANEL / TROUBLESHOOTING WORKSHOP
Laurence began acting as a child, appearing in Wilde with Stephen Fry and Jude Law, Mumbo Jumbo with Brian Blessed, the BBC drama serial Berkeley Square, and an array of adverts and stage productions. Laurence is also an accomplished composer and sound designer.
Past productions include Cat & Mouse (Village Underground), My Left/Right Foot (National Theatre of Scotland), 1927’s Golem (Young Vic/Trafalgar Studios) and 1927's Please Right Back (Burgtheater, Vienna).
His film composing credits include the Sundance Film Festival-selected White Morning. Laurence has co-written and performed in many Edinburgh Fringe productions, including the Malcolm Hardee Award-winning Cinemusical (2015), Cinemusical High (2016), HG Wells' The Time Machine (2017), and Jekyll vs Hyde (2019), winner of the Wilton's Music Hall Fringe Foundations Award.
With writer-performer Lindsay Sharman, Laurence is the co-founder of fiction podcast production company Long Cat Media, and the co-creator of its four series: British Podcast Award-nominated theme park thriller Mockery Manor, BBC Audio Drama Award-nominated musical pirate epic The Ballad Of Anne & Mary, Madame Magenta: Sonos Mystica and Magenta Presents.
LINDSAY SHARMAN – WRITER PANEL / TROUBLESHOOTING PANEL
Lindsay has worked in the entertainment business as a performer, writer and theatre producer for over ten years. She has written seven original Fringe shows, garnering a raft of 5 star reviews, and toured the country in both her own and others’ productions. She has also racked up hundreds of performances as a character act and MC on the British stand-up and cabaret circuit.
In her collaboration with Laurence, Lindsay has written five theatre productions: Madame Magenta: Libros Mystica (2014), the Malcolm Hardee Award winning Cinemusical (2015), Cinemusical High (2016), The Time Machine (2017), and Jekyll vs Hyde (2019), Broadway World Award nominee and Wilton's Music Hall Fringe Foundations Award winner.
For Long Cat Media, Lindsay is the writer and director of Mockery Manor, The Ballad of Anne & Mary, Madame Magenta: Sonos Mystica, and Ghosted.