Edinburgh Fringe Festival '19
Born in Italy, Yasemin Gava joined her local theatre company at the age of fourteen, with whom she toured the north of Italy in various productions such as Arsenic and Old Lace. She moved to the UK in 2014 to further her acting training and was involved in several short films and theatre productions, including Suckerpunch (2016) during the Camden Fringe Festival and Distance (2016) at the International Youth Arts Festival. In 2016 she co-founded her own theatre and arts company, Performing Change, to raise awareness on human rights issues through entertainment, and took on the role of writer and director, as well as that of an actress. The company won Amnesty International’s 2016 Marsh award and toured three festivals, including Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. Yasemin graduated in 2017 from Kingston University with a BA in Drama and Human Rights and was awarded The Human Rights prize for her humanitarian work in theatre. At present she is working as a producer for Impi Theatre Company, as well working in London as an actress and artist.
Producer & Social Media
Phoebe is an actress, writer and producer and currently in her second year studying Drama and Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway University. She joined Impi theatre in 2019 and will be working for the company as a co producer. She founded Slice Of Lemon Productions in 2018, which works specifically on giving those with learning difficulties a platform to share their own experiences.