Our Team


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

Dermot Daly


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Dermot Daly was born in England. As an actor and performer he has performed for radio (BBC Norman Beaton Fellowship), television, film and theatre. As a creative he has written, directed and/or produced short narrative films, promo spots and music videos; directed and acted as dramaturg on theatre plays for the young and old; produced and directed for radio/audio; lectured and directed at drama schools and universities; taught drama and English in various settings and run youth theatres.


He is Associate Artistic Director of Freedom Studios, a Creative Associate of the Geraldine Connor Foundation, and an Associate Artist of Arts at the Arms. He is Chair of One Tenth Human and a proud trustee of Wrongsemble and Mikron Theatre Company


More info at www.dermotdaly.co.uk

Alexandra Fitzsimmons


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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.

Humira Imtiaz

Humira Imtiaz

General Manager

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Humira is a producer & digital experimenter based in the North East; they are the Operations Officer at Lawnmowers Theatre Company, the General Manager at One Tenth Human and a member of Women in Immersive Technologies Europe through their Metaverse Creation Lab 2022.

Humira also works as a Zoom Technician/Digital Producer with One Tenth Human, Tees Women Poets and Lawnmowers Theatre Company.

Humira is currently working on a variety of projects which exploring Extended Reality (XR) and Augmented Intelligence (AI)

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 Terri and the Time Machine.

Matthew Bloch


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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.

Viren Swami


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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.

Laura Rolinson


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Laura is a project manager, facilitator and producer who has worked in the cultural sector for 10 years, currently as General Manager at visual arts and environment organisation, Invisible Dust. Prior to this, she has worked across producing, general management and creative engagement at a range of organisations including Complicité, Arcola Theatre and Energy, the Almeida Theatre and Frantic Assembly. She recently came to the end of 7 years on the Board for Trestle Theatre, the final 2 years of which were as Chair.