ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE

Third culture kids are a dynamic team of artists and performers based in Perth, W.A with roots stretching all over the globe. Interpreting ancient traditions and folklore through modern mediums such as film, theatre, visual art and dance, Third Culture Kids aim to create the perfect fusion of East and West in the most universal of all languages- Art.

DIRECTOR

MUSTAFA AL MAHDI

BRANDING & ADVERTISING

MUSTAFA AL MAHDI

MENTOR

VIVIENNE GLANCE

LEAD MALE

SOLAYMAN BELMIHOUB

CO - DIRECTOR

ALEX KANNIS

PUBLICIST

TANYA DHARMAPALA

MODEL

REHANA BADAT

LEAD FEMALE

ANGELA MAHLATJIE

STAGE MANAGER

CLAIRE MOUCHEMORE

DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

MUSTAFA AL MAHDI

MODEL

RAMI MUSTAFA

WRITER

DURE REY KHAN

LIGHTING DESIGNER

DEVON LOVELADY

SOUND DESIGNER

THOMAS MOORE

PRODUCER

MUSTAFA AL MAHDI

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

TANYA DHARMAPALA

CREATIVE WRITER

DURE REY KHAN

EDITOR

ALEX KANNIS

CINEMATOGRAPHER

LINCOLN RUSSELL

FEMALE 2

NAOMI DENNY

CREATIVE WRITER

MARZIYA MOHAMMEDALI

AUDITIONS ASSISTANT

HADIJA KATARINA

MENTOR

JAY EMMANUEL

VOICE OVER

DURE REY KHAN

CREDITS

PRODUCTION TEAM

MARKETING TEAM

SPECIAL THANKS

CAST

BIOs

DURE
KHAN

is a poet, writer and multidisciplinary artist originally from Peshawar, Pakistan. ‘Once We Were Kings’ is her first theatrical piece and was written over a period of 7 years. Khan uses her work

to explore themes of identity, isolation and belonging from the perspective of Queer,

Muslim migrants.

 

MUSTAFA
AL MAHDI

 

is a director and designer with a background in film and advertising. He is also the founder

of ‘Studio Damascus’. Al Mahdi has been involved with several production houses and advertising studios, bringing to each project his vibrant style and crisp minimalist aesthetic. Following

a distinctive holistic approach to theatre, he aims to translate ‘Once We Were Kings’ from page

to stage in his directorial debut.

ALEX
KANNIS

is a writer, amongst other things. He co-founded literary and arts journal ‘Dotdotdash’ Magazine

and bimonthly spoken word extravaganza ‘Ships in the Night’. He has performed as a slam poet

at ‘Cottonmouth’ and the ‘ABC Australian Poetry Slam’. Alex spends his evenings training Brazilian jiu-jitsu and boxing. He is currently writing his first novel.

CLAIRE MOUCHEMORE

comes from an extensive performance and production background, working with directors and companies including ‘Robert Wilson’, ‘NoFit State Circus’, ‘Black Swan State Theatre Company’

and ‘The Perth International Arts Festival’. Claire studied dance, performing arts and education

at ‘The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ and ‘Edith Cowan University’.

TANYA DHARMAPALA

comes from a background of business, marketing and publicity. She is now working in film and majoring in producing. With a few wacky short titles to her name, and occasionally dabbling in

 the performing arts. She likes being incredibly busy and can be trusted with paperwork.

SOLAYMAN BELMIHOUB

is a French actor coming from a background in classical theatre at a renowned acting school

in Paris. Starting his career with stand up comedy in popular comedy clubs in Paris, through

to French television shows and advertisements including ‘Apple’ and ‘BMW’, Solay moved

to Australia to diversify his acting career.

NAOMI
DENNY

 is an actress and member of the ‘UK National Youth Theatre’. Most recently, she has been involved in ‘Spring Awakening’ with ‘Fresh Bred Productions’, ‘Punk Rock’ with ‘The Western Australia Youth Theatre Company’, and ‘Bad News’ in the ‘2015 Fringe World Festival’ with the ‘Chaos Ensemble’.

ANGELA
MAHLATJIE

is a a talented young actress, currently in her second year at the ‘GAP II’ extensive actors programme at ‘The Actors Hub’. She has been a regular performer at the ‘LAB’ in the ‘Subiaco Arts Centre’ and has roles in several local productions. Angela had her debut ‘Fringe World’ performance earlier this year.

DEVON

LOVELADY

is a renowned lighting designer that has graduated from ‘The Western Australian Academy

of Performing Arts’. Devon developed a personal style in lighting design working in various ‘Fringe World Festival’ shows and producing iconic designs for ‘Neil La Bute’s Distance From Here’ at the ‘State Theatre’. Devon finds inspiration for various genres of theatre and dance in everyday life.

THOMAS
MOORE

is a renowned Sound Engineer that has graduated from ‘The Western Australian Academy

of Performing Arts’. Tom mostly works in the live music scene and film post production. He also dabbles in original works for theatre.

A Studio Damascus Project.