CASSIOPEIA BERKELEY-AGYEPONG – DIRECTOR / DRAMATURG
Currently: Assistant Director/Dramaturg The Flock Minerva Studio, Chichester Festival Theatre.
Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong is an actress, singer and theatre-maker from Croydon, passionate about new writing in theatre and opera. Her creative practice focuses on collaborating with others to create original work which champions global majority voices; and reimagining classic material in ways that create artistically fulfilling opportunities for womxn.
Cassi trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Music, having previously studied Music at the University of York. She is a dramaturg with Orange Tree Theatre’s Writers Collective for 2021; a member of Paines Plough’s Re:Assemble Dramaturgy programme and an Associate Artist of the National Youth Theatre. In 2020 Cassi co-founded Speaks of Rivers, a physical theatre company who use puppetry, spoken word and music to create original stories for young audiences.
Cassiopeia’s portfolio of work encompasses directing, devising, dramaturgy, writing, producing, performing, composing and workshop facilitation. Recent and upcoming engagements include:
As Director: Consensual (ALRA Theatre); The Fourteenth Stop (Arcola Outside; Camden People’s Theatre); The Birds (ALRA South); Love and Art and You Can Bake (American Actors UK E-Plays Vol.1&2); Wonderland – A New Musical (University of Winchester); Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Grand Opera House, York)
As Assistant Director: The Flock (Dir. Guy Jones, Chichester Festival Theatre); Baylis Youth Company Summer Project (Dir. Pete Cant, English National Opera); Britten’s Albert Herring (Dir. Simone Ibbett-Brown, Harrow Opera)
As Writer: The Fourteenth Stop (Arcola Outside; Camden People’s Theatre; DARE Festival @ Shoreditch Town Hall); Shuck ‘n’ Jive (Soho Theatre, published by Oberon Modern Plays); The Next Jessye Norman (Tristan Bates Theatre)
As Dramaturg: Miss Gyrus (The Glory); BLAQ (Workshop); Wonderland – A New Musical (Edinburgh Fringe)
As Performer: Madame Firmin in The Phantom of the Opera (UK & Ireland Tour); U/S Radio 1, Radio 2, The Moon in Caroline, or Change (Playhouse Theatre, West End); Lucy Parsons in Haymarket (Actors’ Church, Covent Garden); Megan in Accounting for Beginners (National Theatre Studio); Becoming Angela (National Theatre Studio); Porgy & Bess (Grange Park Opera); Trees in The Pied Piper of Chibok (Utopia Theatre, Arcola Theatre); Cappuccino Sister/Flute in Son of a Preacher Man(UK & Ireland Tour)
For further information visit: CassiopeiaBA.com