Who We Are
Zoe Harris - Founder and Artistic director
By day Zoe works as a Research Fellow at Imperial College London, assessing the interactions between energy, food and land use in the light of climate change. By night, Zoe tickles her creative bone at Nexus Theatre Company, following her graduation from advanced actor training at the Independent Centre for Actor Training (ICAT) in July 2018.
Zoe is interested in how we can use theatre as a means of communicating complex scientific issues. Hence, following a successful pilot project in July 2017, Nexus was founded. She is passionate about the environment and is current engaging Nexus in projects around global environmental change. She is interested in expanding the remit of Nexus in the future to engage in different scientific disciplines and is constantly seeking both creative and academic collaborations.
Francesca Elise - co-founder and performer
Francesca is an ICAT graduate, having most recently performed in Top Girls directed by Aileen Gonsalves. Francesca enjoyed her BBC Radio Drama debut in June is currently rehearsing for an all-female Othello .
She is a founding member of Nexus and is thrilled to be part of a production that hopes to leave audiences understanding their own power to change their world.
Kit Nicols - co-founder and performer
Having graduated from ICAT London in July 2018, Kit is pursuing a career in acting, with a particular interest in telling stories that highlight concerns in the modern world.
She also works for a national newspaper and has an interest in broadcasting and journalism, often writing for online sites and newspapers. She finds working with Nexus an enlightening and enjoyable experience, and is looking to further the work into other scientific and societal areas.
Bethany Sharp - co-founder and resident playwright
Bethany is a playwright, producer and workshop facilitator for Nexus Theatre Company. She designed and developed the 'interactive' elements of Power, and is interested in experimenting further with audience-centred theatre.
Bethany's writing includes Tin Ghost, shortlisted for Out of Joint's 2017 WiT Award; If I Could Go Backwards In Time at the Churchill Theatre; and There Is A Pointlessness for Chain Reaction podcast, recorded at Red Apple Studios. As a performer/deviser/writer she also worked on Mighty Pen Theatre's Suicide: A Dialogue at the New Shoreditch Theatre; and The Fine Line for UAL supported by the Lyric Hammersmith.
Bethany works in theatre as an arts administrator/producer and when not doing this, she can be found performing stand-up comedy at various London venues. She is the Creative Producer and co-founder of the digital audio theatre company Frequency Theatre, with whom she has produced over eighty-five audio plays. Bethany first worked in theatre as an actor; this included working with the Mercury Theatre Company, and performing an hour long one person fringe play, Shed. Bethany holds a BA in Philosophy and Theology from the University of London.