Human Jam company


Brian has been artistic director of CPT since Sept 2011. Brian’s prior theatre work includes sixteen years as co-director (with Alex Murdoch and Neil Haigh) of the acclaimed touring theatre company Cartoon de Salvo, with whom he devised and performed in 11 major shows, including Meat & Two Veg (BAC and international tour), The Sunflower Plot, and Hard Hearted Hannah and Other Stories (Lyric Hammersmith, Edinburgh Fringe and Kennedy Center, Washington DC). In 2016, he toured with Will Adamsdale and Lloyd Hutchinson in Fuel Theatre’s The Joke. With CPT, Brian co-created and directed This Is Private Property (2016) and Fog Everywhere (2017). Brian is also a theatre and comedy writer for The Guardian, and former assistant theatre editor of Time Out London.

Shamira Turner is a performance-maker, actor and musician. She is co-director of She Goat (DoppelDänger) and a founding member of multi award winning Little Bulb Theatre: Orpheus, Operation Greenfield, Squally Showers, Crocosmia. Credits include: Golem (Young Vic; Trafalgar Studios); Brighton Rock (York Theatre Royal); An Execution (CPT); Bucket List (Battersea Arts Centre). TV: CBeebies’ The Nutcracker (BBC).

Tom Adams is a Margate-based composer, performer and workshop leader. Credits include ‘Elephant and Castle’ in collaboration with Lillian Henley (1927), ‘boat-house-theatre’ with ARC Stockton and ‘My Dad, the Magician’ with Theatre Royal Margate. He has loved working with the community choir, singing songs and making friends.

Becky-Dee Trevenen is theatre designer, drawn to immersive theatre, devised work and Opera. Credits include: For Kings Head: La Boheme (Olivier Nom – Best New Opera), Strangers In Between, Tosca (Offie Winner– Best Opera); The Copycat (Splutter Theatre); Future Perfect (Tall Stories); Crooks (Colab). On top of this, she works frequently as a freelance designer for Punchdrunk. Her next project is as the Associate Designer of A Little Space, a new physical theatre creation between Gecko Theatre and Mind the Gap.

Tanya Stephenson is a theatre-maker and award-winning lighting designer with degrees in Advanced Theatre Practice and Performance Design. She has worked with companies such as Fuel, Theatre Rites, Gecko, BBC, Paines Plough, Punchdrunk, Engineer, Little Bulb, Wardrobe Ensemble, Pecho Mama, Spymonkey and Stomp. Tanya also designs installations at the British Library and various music festivals.

Daniel Fulvio is the new community engagement manager at Camden People’s Theatre. Daniel also co-runs his own queer theatre company Inky Cloak, where he’s co-created participation projects that include workshops for queer elders and inclusive dance parties. Before working in theatre, he was journalist.

Tash has been working in professional Stage Management on productions both large and small since graduating from drama school four years ago. She is thrilled to be a part of any attempt at giving voice to the voiceless communities through theatre.

Amy is a London-based theatre-maker working across disciplines including lighting design, technical production and stage management. She is the Technical Manager at Camden People’s Theatre, which is how she got involved in Human Jam. Growing up in London, Camden was a formative influence on her teenage years, and she is so excited to be working on such a momentous community project at this dynamic and tumultuous time.

Zhanna Chernenko is a theatre-maker. She has worked as a project assistant. Currently she is earning an MA at RADA and Birkbeck University. She is also currently an intern in Katie Mitchell’s team on the production of Orlando for the Schaubuhne. Before working in theatre, she was journalist and film-maker in Russia.


Kate Harwood
Kate Harwood is a retired teacher who has lived in Camden for over 50 years. She was the main carer for her husband who had a rare form of dementia and now volunteers at Camden Carers Centre. She is involved in a campaigning group seeking better support for Camden’s carers. She started singing after her husband’s death in a community choir, and hasn’t stopped singing. She has always been involved in fighting for equality and inclusion. Human Jam is part of this.

Linda Jennings
Linda is a retired primary school teacher who has sung in choirs and acted in productions previously. Human Jam was her first experience of composing protest songs in a group and she has thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Rose Streatfeild
Rose loves singing and has been part of the same gospel choir for many years and has performed in concerts at various venues including St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, the Proms and Madame Tussauds.

Diana Young
Diana has worked for small charities in Kentish Town and West Euston for the past 12 years.  She has witnessed the recent changes locally due to HS2 and is thrilled to be involved with a theatrical production for the first time.

Jo Hurford
Jo is an artist living near Euston Station.  She first came in contact with the Camden People’s Theatre in 2012 when she invited them to have a free stall at the ‘Restrain the train’ Community Funday in St James’ Gardens.  This was held to inform people about HS2 and to raise money to buy three large ‘Stop HS2 banners’.  Alas these were stolen within days of being put up.