ØYSTEIN ULSBERG BRAGER is joint artistic director of Imploding Fictions and co-creator of award-winning podcast The Amelia Project. Øystein’s writing credits include The One Who Did It (long listed for the 2020 Theatre 503 International Playwriting award) and Madonna Spectacle, an audio fiction short form series produced by the Listen, Rinse, Repeat Podcast. He is a dramaturg at Unge Viken Teater, a regional theatre outside Oslo, and runs their young writer’s program. Freelance directing credits include Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Teater Innlandet, The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen at SoFT, Frankenstein by Nick Dear at Nordland Teater, Kinder K by Kristofer B. Grønskag (touring production, Norway), War stories by Amir Mirzai (touring production, Norway), Plass by Mette Karlsvik (Dramatikkens hus, Oslo) and Sense (Nose) by Anja Hilling for Company of Angels (Southwark Playhouse, London).

PHILIP THORNE is joint artistic director of Imploding Fictions and co-creator of award-winning podcast The Amelia Project. Philip has taken part in three of the Royal Court’s international residencies (most recently in 2019) and his translation of Nightblind is published by Oberon Books. In 2018 he was a finalist at Austin Film Festival with his Fiction Podcast script A Magician’s Death. He has co-directed shows including Hamletmachine, Norway, Today, Flap and Fear and You are invited…and has worked as assistant director in London at the National Theatre, Royal Court and Almeida Theatre working with directors such as Ramin Gray and James Macdonald. Philip has translated over a dozen plays from German into English for theatres including Arcola, Royal Court and Soho Theatre. Philip currently lives in Paris and divides his time between writing, directing, dramaturging, translating and practicing magic.

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