Meet the Icarus team

Max Lewendel

CEO / Artistic Director

Max's ideal job is bringing a company of actors together to create Shakespeare and Icarus' other work in a unique way: kinetic and through a “contemporary lens”. He is also thrilled about all sorts of tragedy; the darker and deeper the better. Taking the audience on an emotional journey that weaves together with the best dialogue Icarus can find.

Georgina Evans

COO

Georgina is responsible for our day-to-day logistics and company management. Before coming to Icarus Theatre Collective she ran a number of international theatre tours, and a company specialising in creating theatre 'by, with, and for' disabled people. She is pleased to be able to bring her specialisms in operations and management to the Collective.

Producers & Office Staff:

Dylan Frankland

Producer

Dylan is one of the Producers who’ve joined the Icarus team. As well as often being the one posting to this account, he's cracking on with some organisational work for projects for next year and along with Dan writing some fundraising bids!

Clarice Montero

Project Manager

After starting at Icarus on a Kickstart Placement, Clarice has gone on to create a new devising programme, Making-Space, which she now manages. Clarice is a graduate of English and Drama at Queen Mary University. She considers herself a multi-disciplinary creative person and is a trained life coach.


Isabelle Hayden

Producer

Izzy is an actor, producer and drama facilitator, who will be working as a Producer for Icarus. Izzy is one half of @klaxontheatre, an emerging theatre company who strive to make work that is bold, experimental and blends the personal with political.

Ciara Wynne

Producer

Ciara is a producer, director and writer with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. She is passionate about using storytelling in all its forms to build a creative and inclusive space within theatre.

Ashleigh Sobowale

Assistant to the CEO

Ashleigh has experience in acting, directing, andplaywriting. She is also a drama facilitator for schools and young people across London. As well as being Max Lewendel's assistant, I am in my last year of 'Contemporary Performance Practice with Writing for Performance" at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Tyrrell Benjamin

Production Associate (HR)

Tyrrell is one of the new Production Associates who has joined the team. Through learning English Literature at university, he discovered a passion in the field of literature, and after going through a variety of different occupations, is now excited and determined to be a part of the creative world.

Romane Cayez

Assistant to the Artistic Director

Romane earned a Drama degree in Paris and moved to London to get closer to the centre of the Theatre world. She is making the most out of it, watching as many plays as possible, acting, writing for stage and screen, making projects and now being a part of Icarus as Assistant to the Artistic Director.

Thomas Sparrow

Production Associate (HR)

Tom is a playwright and theatre maker who graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in Film and Theatre. He is a passionate creative with a keen interest to learn about all aspects of the theatre world.

Fundraising team:

Jonathan Bean

Fundraising Manager

Jonathan has joined Icarus from the charity world, where he's mostly worked for disability charities as a charitable trusts fundraiser. He's also a writer, producing articles for businesses and print media, alongside personal creative projects. You can sit on one of his poems, as it is painted on a bench in Southampton's city centre.

Daniel Schumann

Fundraiser

Daniel has over 50 producing credits across the UK, the West End, America and Internationally. He has been producer for Bill Kenwright Ltd, The Almeida Theatre (London) and is currently Executive Producer for Cambridge Arts Theatre. Daniel is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. He has also served as a Magistrate, on the East of England Regional Assembly and on board of several large arts and cultural charities.

Miah Bains

Fundraising Assistant

Miah holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and brings to Icarus her discerning editorial instincts honed through her experience working in academic publishing. When not pondering life’s big questions, Miah can be found doing anything from learning Japanese to watering her plants.

Kemal Adams

Fundraising Assistant

Kemal is an A level graduate with a passion for theatre, who joined Icarus via the Kickstart program wanting to gain a deeper insight into the workings of a theatre company. He aims to eventually obtain a BA in Drama and Theatre studies and go on to be a professional actor someday.

Education Department:

Alison Rice-Murphy

Education Officer

Before working at Icarus Theatre, Alison has held a number of roles in educational work. She hopes to develop and deliver engaging workshops that involve students in dramatic texts and themes through creative learning. Alison is passionate about the arts, and believes it is a vital key to understanding the world.

Christina Smallman

Education Assistant

Christina is an actress singer and dancer who studied her level 6 diploma in Musical Theatre at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Within Icarus, she aspires to gain understanding of the fundamental foundations that go into working "behind the scenes".

The IT Team

Louie Copeland

Website Designer

Louie is an actor who loves everything theatre-related, is quite good with computers and he plays video games fast!

Marketing Team:

Noah Haines

Head of Social Media

While studying Music in Brighton, Noah took on the role of managing a social media campaign for a friend’s band’s single release. From there, he started managing others creatives’ accounts which include @babyvangaband & @airdriver_records, and joined as our Head of Social Media in late November. Aside from social media, Noah is a session drummer and plays regularly with artists around the UK.

Trisha Evans-Lutterodt

Brand Designer

Trisha recently graduated with a BA in Film from the University of Kent and has been marketing and promoting films for a few years. She is a musical theatre person through and through and has always loved watching productions in local theatres so this job is a perfect amalgamation of her love for marketing and the theatre experience!

Meet the Icarus Team

Max Lewendel

CEO - Artistic Director

My ideal job is directing Shakespeare in a unique way: kinetic and through a “contemporary lens” . I also am thrilled about all sorts of tragedy; the darker and deeper the better.Taking the audience on an emotional journey that weaves together with the best dialogue I can find.

Georgina Evans

COO

As well as a host of tour booking and producing experience Georgina was also a co-founder of the Relaxed Theatre Company - @relaxedtheatrecompany a company devoted to creating accessible theatre for all, both in creative process and spectator experience.

Jonathon Bean

Grant Writer

Jonathan has joined Icarus from the charity world, where he's mostly worked for disability charities as a charitable trusts fundraiser. He's also a writer, producing articles for businesses and print media, alongside personal creative projects. You can sit on one of his poems, as i is painted on a bench in Southampton's city centre.

Dylan Frankland

Producer

My name’s Dylan Frankland and I’m yet another one of the new Production Associates who’ve joined the Icarus team. As well as often being the one posting to this account I’m cracking on with some organisational work for projects for next year and along with Dan writing some fundraising bids to allow us to do them!

Daniel Schumann

Fundraiser

Daniel has over 50 producing credits across the UK, the West End, America and Internationally. He has been producer for Bill Kenwright Ltd, The Almeida Theatre (London) and is currently Executive Producer for Cambridge Arts Theatre. Daniel is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. He has also served as a Magistrate, on the East of England Regional Assembly and on board of several large arts and cultural charities.

Our Junior Team

Solomon Adlam

Web Designer

Isha Elliott

Social Media Assistant

Clarice Montero

Production Associate

Carey Sesay

Pub Website Designer

Luke Adlam

Web Design Assistant

Isabelle Hayden

Education Officer

Ciara Wynne

Assistant Producer

Zakaria Markhi

Software Developer

Trustees and Associates

We would like to thank all our trustees and associates for supporting us.
Education Associates:

Kaiden DuBois
Holly Holman
Katie Merritt
Caroline Mueller
Emma Vane
Rowan Winter


Trustees:

Keith Gould
Jonathan Harris
Ilan Lewendel
Michelle Lewendel
Stella Pe-win
Dan Schumann


Associate Sound & Music:
Theo Holloway

Associate Fight Director:
Ronin Traynor

Associate Movement Director:
Caroline Mueller

Honourary Associate:
Rosa Wyatt

Past Interns & Work Placements

We would like to thank the successful graduates of our Intern and Work Placement programme:
Placements:

Vianey Salazar
(2018)
Harper Joseph (2018)
Chloe Cordell (2017)
Sam Rayner-Adams (2017)
Emma Sampford (2016)
Leron B. Wellington
(2016)

Interns:

Barbara Sancho
(2021)
Sarah Chamberlin
(2020-2021)
Winnie Brihn
(2014)
Mark Swift (2014)
Marissa Rauwerda (Advanced Programme, 2013 - 2014)
Philippa Kane (Advanced Programme, 2013)
Megan Bloomfield (2013)
Annsofie Wikegard (2013)
Mafalda Chantra (2013)
Serena Norman
(2013)
Maurie Davidson (2013)
Steph Ribbons (2013)
Chloe Sternlicht (2013)
Jessica Barnes (2012 - 2013)
Tania Ecca (Advanced Programme, 2012 - 2013)
Ruth Davies (2012)
Liza Mayman (2012)
Curtis Corthell (2011-2012)
Elise Hill (2011-2012)
Matthew Stevens (2011-2012)
Miztli Cadena (2011)
Julia Chapman (2011)
Katie Farewell (2011)
Jenny Honeybill (2011)
Jordan Lingreen (2011)
Kirsten Meenan (2011)
Mary Taylor (2011)
Andrew Tempkin (2011)
Chelsey Thwaites (2011)
Tom Brandt (2010)
Corinne Meredith (2010)
Jessica Thanki (2010)
Lucy Dark (2009-2010)
Holly Holman (Advanced Programme, 2009-2010)
Louise Ody (Advanced Programme, 2009-2010)
Margaret Pritchard-Houston (Advanced Programme, 2009-2010)
Martina Bonolis (2009)
Crichton Atkinson (2008)
Natalie Scott (2007)
Laura Woodley (2007)