Oxage: Across Portals cast 2011
Photos taken by Stephen Musselwhite and Vincent Grieve
Fortune Imran Mirza has trained at The Actors’ Centre after a career in sociological research. Since then he has appeared in a number of plays including Murmuring Judges at the Old Fire Station. Imran has also worked in film, most notably the lead role in the short film ‘Insha’allah’ by High Five Films. Imran founded Awkward Actors, a community drama organisation, and runs an open drama/improvisation group for non-actors as well as actors in east Oxford every Wednesday evening.
Alex Livvi Frazer-Smith is currently studying level 3 extended Diploma in performing Arts at Oxford Cherwell Valley college along side English A-level. She has been involved and been cast in lead roles for various productions and theatre groups including National Theatre Connections, RicNic, Almost Random theatre as well as being assistant director of Fairy Dust Arts theatre group.
Sat Jesse Giuliani is a student of philosophy, literature, and languages. He is currently training as a classical singer and has won several regional competitions. One of his many claims to fame is having performed on stage with Rufus Wainwright. He also enjoys, filmmaking, acting, writing and swimming. Jesse’s immense collections of Sociopolitical critiques and reviews on performing arts and literature can be found on his different blog sites: for more information email@example.com.
Shell Joanne trained in Worcester to achieve a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, and later in Oxford a BA in Performing Arts Community and Education. She is an accomplished singer and singing teacher and has won competitions across the UK. Joanne is passionate about developing creativity in young people, and practices across the artistic disciplines of Drama, Music and Dance.
Nightingale Julia Burrett is part of a psychedelic country band called the Moon Leopard. She also have been performing as a solo artists and performing for Fairy Dust Arts. The first song she sang in Oxage was written by Jeremy Hughes.
Cord Ruth is a keen violinist and has performed in groups, as a soloist and also at a wedding. Some of her performances has been at the Fairy Dust Arts showcases.