Photo: Bibi June
Bibi June is a poet, theatre maker and producer. Originally from Amsterdam, they have been based in Glasgow since 2012.
In spring 2017 they received a Megaphone Residency with the Workers Theatre, created to promote artists of colour in Scotland. Their first pamphlet ‘Begin Again’ was published by Speculative Books in December 2017, and their work has been published in 'Beyond Boundaries', 'We Were Always Here' and 'Now That's What I Call Poetry'. Together with Ross McFarlane, they received a Disrupter grant from the Hunter Foundation. They were selected for the Young Arts Industry Programme at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, and recently received a Go See Share fund from Creative Scotland for a two-week professional exchange with Boundless & Bare in Dublin.
Bibi is co-founder and executive director
of the company.
Ross McFarlane, born and raised in Glasgow, is a punk-influenced, high energy poet. His work exemplifies the DIY, entertainment-centric, bonescrapingly honest ethic on which he was brought up.
Ross has been performing throughout Scotland for over four years. He has supported artists such as Shane Koyczan, Rae Spoon, Petrol Girls, Sabrina Benaim, Rudy Francisco and Throw Me Off A Bridge. In 2016-17, Ross performed his poem "Continue? ... 9" as part of Josephine Sillar's acclaimed theatre production "Ripped From The Wire Spine" in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. He has competed at both Scottish and UK National slam championships. Together with Bibi June, he received a Disrupter grant from the Hunter Foundation in 2018.
Ross is a co-founder and director of the company.
Ellen Renton, forever finding her way in between Glasgow and Edinburgh, is a soft-spoken poet whose words will make you lean in on the edge of your seat. She writes about the everyday and turns it into something unlike anything you've ever heard.
Ellen Renton is the winner of The Time Is Now Prize and received the Nurturing Talent Fund from young Scot, which was used to release her debut CD, 'Beginnings', featuring poetry & musical accompaniment. She has performed at Hidden Door, the Scottish Parliament for Scottish environment week, Boom Saloon's social project The Creative Riot, and recently appeared on BBC Scotland's 'Authors Live'. She recently returned to Scotland after finishing her MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.
Ellen is co-founder of the company and part of the creative team.
Shannon O"Neill is a performance powerhouse, baring her most intimate thoughts on stage with reckless abandon. She represents Scotland's young performance poetry scene to a T and will perform anywhere for a pint.
Shannon ran the Aloud Collective from 2016 to 2018, including co-hosting the monthly open mic at the University of Glasgow. She was part of Glasgow University's team at Unislam for two consecutive years. She's performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Hidden Door, Mugstock Festival, and she has featured at nights throughout Scotland such as The God Damn Debut Slam, Loud Poets and Sonnet Youth. She recently received a residency with In Motion Theatre company to work on her first solo show, Gaff.
Shannon is part of the creative team and worked on both 'A Matter of Time' and 'The 900 Club'.