Our Team

Company

Sarah Punshon

Artistic Director

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Sarah is a freelance theatre director with fifteen years' experience engaging audiences with vivid storytelling. 

Sarah was inspired to create One Tenth Human during her time as a Clore Leadership Fellow from 2010 to 2011.

The fellowship led to her spending a year at the Natural History Museum, curating a pilot programme of arts events for families. This included creating more than 30 original activities in collaboration with more than 50 scientists. 

More information via www.sarahpunshon.co.uk

Rafia Hussain

Producer

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Rafia joined One Tenth Human in October 2020. She has a Biomedical Science background and is excited by the potential of art and science coming together.

 

Rafia is an independent producer based in Nottingham. She was previously Associate Producer at Derby Theatre and worked as part of the In Good Company team before going freelance to work with indie artists and companies. Alongside One Tenth Human she produces for B Team, a company who make work about climate change and environmentalism and Demi Nandhra, a Brummie theatre maker who makes work about mental health.

Humira Imtiaz

Humira Imtiaz

Production Coordinator

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Humira is a Playwright, Director, Facilitator & Creative Technologist based in the North East; they are the Assistant Producer at ARC Stockton, Co-Facilitator for My Life Productions working on Northern Stage’s 50th Anniversary film project, Schools Project Co-ordinator for One Tenth Human and member of the Women in Immersive Technologies Europe through their Metaverse Creation Lab 2022.

Humira has recently worked with Complicite & Lawnmowers Theatre Company as a Digital Stage Manager and produced the digital commission "What’s On Your Mind" at ARC and with Young Vic’s Accessing New Technologies, has been exploring accessibility with digital and virtual programmes including Virtual Reality.

Daniel Bye

Associate Artist

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Daniel is a writer and performer from Middlesbrough.

Recent work as writer-performer includes Arthur (with One Tenth Human), Instructions for Border Crossing, Going Viral, How to Occupy an Oil Rig, The Price of Everything and These Hills Are Ours.

His work for young audiences includes Sleeping Beauty, Beauty & the Beast and We're Stuck for One Tenth Human, Error 404 for Polka Theatre & Full of Noises at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. 

He also creates large-scale community song cycles with composer Boff Whalley, and works with communities to create performances that respond to their locality. 

He is an Associate Artist of ARC Stockton and a member of the Fence.

For further information, visit his website.

Toni-Dee Paul

Associate Artist

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Toni-Dee is a performance artist, theatre maker, workshop leader, writer & occasional thinker-in-the-room.

 

She makes works with children, messy food and sometimes with her dad. 

 

Since 2015 she has been commissioned by Fuel Theatre as part of The New Theatre In Your Neighbourhood project, been a contributing story group writer for climate change project Hello X, created performance as public intervention, and presented works in Sick Festival, Queer Migrant Takeover, and Works Ahead, as well as workshop facilitation with children and young people. 

 

When she's not making performance,she's reading fan fiction, or video-calling her family. 

 

For One Tenth Human, she is currently collaborating on Cinderella: The Ugly Truth and Why?.


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Could this be you?

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We work closely with a small core team of Associate Artists. Artists benefit from our expertise and support; we benefit from theirs. Get in touch if you feel like our work and yours might benefit from cross-fertilisation! 

Trustees

Matthew Bloch

Treasurer

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Matthew is a computer programmer, business & tourism enthusiast living in York.

 

He co-founded hosting company Bytemark in 2002 and was its Managing Director for 16 years.

Dermot Daly

Co-Chair

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Dermot is an actor, director, dramaturg, lecturer and parent.

He uses stories to make sense of, learn about, and modify the world around him.

He is an associate artist of Freedom Studios, and a creative associate of The Geraldine Connor Foundation.

More info at www.dermotdaly.co.uk

Alexandra Fitzsimmons

Co-Chair

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When Alexandra first collaborated with Sarah, she was CEO of the family maths charity, Maths on Toast.

 

The collaboration resulted in We're Stuck!, One Tenth Human's show about struggle in maths.
 


Alexandra is now a lecturer on the MSc Science Communication at Imperial College London. She remains involved with Maths on Toast as a founder patron.
 


She has worked previously as a museum design consultant, developing content for exhibitions on subjects ranging from Catholicism to geology, via maths, trains and Roman coins. She has also worked with children in the galleries of the V&A, served as a primary school governor, and published cartoons and poetry.

Kaya Stanley-Money

Trustee

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Kaya has been producing theatre and dance for adult and family audiences for the last six years.


She is currently Executive Director at Camden People's Theatre.

 

She was previously a producer for China Plate Theatre, one of the most innovative producing companies in the UK; before that, Production Coordinator for Little Angel Theatre.

Viren Swami

Trustee

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Viren Swami is Professor of Social Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University and Director of the Centre for Psychological Research at Perdana University.

 

His research is focused on body image, physical attractiveness, and mental health. He is the author of over two hundred academic papers and three books, including Attraction Explained (now in its second edition) and The Psychology of Physical Attraction.