ETT Associate Artists
Nathaniel Marthello-White’s first play Blackta was produced at the Young Vic in a sold-out (and extended) run directed by David Lan, for which Nathaniel was nominated for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright. Torn, his second play, was produced at the Royal Court directed by Richard Twyman. He wrote and directed a short film Cla’am for Acme Films/ Creative England/ BBC Films, which premiered at SXSW 2017, where it was nominated for a Grand Jury Award. The film went on to win Best UK Short at London’s Raindance Festival.
Nadir Nahdi is the founder of BENI, a YouTube Channel highlighting young people from diverse backgrounds through meaningful and unique content. His YouTube channel aims to celebrate the power of human connection, as he presents his fans with an intimate insight into misrepresented people and their cultures. After finishing his MSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics, Nadir spent time working in London for Chatham House and Amman for the United Nations. He then did a U-turn and began working for various media start-ups and other YouTube channels, with the plan to build a career using digital platforms to combat misunderstanding and promote diversity.
Elizabeth Freestone is a British director whose current productions include Henry V (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory) and The Rape of Lucrece (Gate Theatre, Dublin). From 2012-16 she was Artistic Director of Pentabus Theatre Company, for whom she commissioned and directed many new plays and created a pioneering playwriting programme. World premiÃ¨res include As The Crow Flies by Hattie Naylor, Here I Belong by Matt Hartley, The Lone Pine Club by Alice Birch, Each Slow Dusk by Rory Mullarkey, Milked by Simon Longman and In This Place by Lydia Adetunji. Her previous directing credits include Here Lies Mary Spindler, The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes, The Comedy of Errors and The Rape of Lucrece (RSC), House and Garden (Watermill), The Duchess of Malfi, Doctor Faustus, The School for Scandal and Volpone (Greenwich Theatre) and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe and European tour). Elizabeth has also worked as Artist in Residence and Director on Attachment at the National Theatre Studio and as Senior Reader at Hampstead Theatre and the RSC. Elizabeth is a Mentor for Women in the Arts, supporting female students in emerging leadership roles, and is also a Board Member for the National Rural Touring Forum. She did a major study on the gender imbalance in theatre published in The Guardian and has also written pieces about the impact of live-streaming on live theatre, the funding disparity between urban and rural companies, and the importance and difficulties of touring.