MEET THE TEAM
Tim Cook (Founder & Artistic Director)
After graduating as an actor from RADA, Tim founded Broken Silence Theatre in 2013. He has since been involved in writing groups at the Royal Court Theatre, RADA and New Writing South, and was Literary Manager of the Drayton Arms Theatre.
He is a producer, director and award-winning playwright.
Sophie Drake (Resident Director)
Sophie is a graduate of the University of Leeds and trained under Michael Grandage for his production of Red at the Wyndham's Theatre.
She joined the company as Resident Director after directing My Boys as part of Voices From Home (Volume Three) at Theatre503.
Ella Dorman-Gajic (Writer in Residence)
Ella is a spoken word poet, writer and actor from Brighton. She joined Broken Silence Theatre as our first ever Writer in Residence in 2018.
She is currently developing a new full-length play with the company, following the success of her short play Trust, which premiered as part of Voices From Home (Volume One) at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
Rachel Tookey (Young Writer in Residence)
Rachel Tookey's writing has been presented at Southwark Playhouse, the Lyric Hammersmith, the Etcetera Theatre, and New York's The Kraine Theater. She won Footlights’ Harry Porter Prize for her play Judge Judy's Buzz World, and was awarded the Methuen/Marlowe Society ‘Other Prize’ for her play Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem.
Lewis Wood (Young Writer in Residence)
Lewis Wood is a playwright based in London, who focuses his work around mental health issues, using theatre and storytelling as a medium to talk about issues that are taboo elsewhere. He has had plays performed in London, Loughborough, the Edinburgh Fringe, and a transfer to Heidelberg in Germany.
James Meikle (Marketing Assistant)
James joined Broken Silence Theatre in 2015 and assists the company in producing marketing materials and other original content. He has worked on campaigns for That Girl, Tremors, Necessity, Crushed, Blackout and Absence.
He is also a freelance graphic designer and actor.
Aran Knight (Sound Designer)
Aran is the company's Sound Designer. He has composed original music for a number of Broken Silence Theatre productions, including Crushed, Blackout, Necessity, Tremors and Adam & Eve.
He is also the company's regular Stage Manager.