About Dolls in Amber
We're a production company founded by a couple of geeky women, excited by the challenge of making sci-fi theatre on a dime. Our mission is to put non straight-white-male narratives front and centre in genres where we're usually relegated to eye-candy or canon fodder, and tell audacious stories that audiences wouldn't expect to see onstage without a tonne of CGI. We stage the 'unstageable' (a genuine note we got on our 5★ debut Villain, Interrupted)
Alternative names included Screaming Harpies and the Anti-rich-straight-men Brigade but we were advised these might be too "caustic" - thus,
Dolls in Amber was born!
Micha is a working class, multi Offie nominated director and dramaturg represented by The Soho Agency. She has worked across screen and stage, including: I,DIDO for St George’s Bloomsbury, since adapted into a short film winning 24 awards internationally; Disney’s immersive THE NUTCRACKER, and two site specific pieces for James Patterson/Penguin - a courtroom drama (in collaboration with James Patterson) and a 12 hour immersive prison experience. She created the NHS commissioned MILIFE program for mental health in schools, since developed into a cartoon starring Jo Brand and Doc Brown. Her fringe shows have been nominated for Off West End awards four times and she has also directed a number of national tours. She was Assistant Director for PUBLIC DOMAIN at the Vaudeville theatre, and directed the Christmas Season of NEWSREVUE 22/23 (world’s longest running sketch show). Her cyber punk piece LETHE previewed at The Pleasance and played at The Kings Head Theatre to 4/5 star reviews and a Standing Ovation Award. She was shortlisted for the Vault 5 and is currently working on radical queer feminist wrestling show SASQUATCH which will commence a national tour early next year.
Micha specialises in edgy, cerebral theatre with an original twist. She has a natural affinity for pushing boundaries, both in theatre and in life, and won an extreme ironing competition when she was 11. Yes, that is as badass as it sounds.
KT is a screen and stage writer obsessed with sci-fi & fantasy, who explores LGBT+ and gender themes in her work. She’s represented by Jethro Thompson at Curtis Brown, and has an improbable Neuroscience degree from Cambridge.
KT is currently lead writing premium grounded sci-fi TV series EYLAND for Anton (director BAFTA-winner Otto Bathurst) and has had a queer YA series picked up by See-Saw. She’s also working with Raindog, the BFI, Greenacre, Erebus Pictures, and SF Studios. Her debut feature, MERMAID X, received BFI early development funding. She’s a member of BAFTA Connect, and was selected for the WFTV Mentorship scheme ‘22, EIFF Talent Lab ‘22, and Fright-Fest New Blood Scheme ‘21.
As well as VILLAIN, INTERRUPTED, KT has also written BEARD, about a woman who agrees to be a famous, closeted gay actor’s fake girlfriend, which was selected by the KH Playmill Festival ‘21 and the Bush open submissions scheme. It’s now looking for a debut home :p