A B O U T
Distracted Rat as a company engages in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative practice that enmeshes writers, through accessible, transparent processes that are people-focussed, to create queer and queered storytelling.
They produce radio plays, short films, theatre anthologies, plays and interactive work, previously at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, NDT Broadgate, The Space, OSO Arts Centre, Camden People’s Theatre and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
DR was originally founded by Jalice Corral (She/Her), Tilney Brune (She/Her), Anna Suwanasuk Rattray (She/Her), Will Jarvis (He/Him) and Ariella Como Stoian (They/She) while training at RCSSD.
W H O W E A R E
Is an American theatre maker who recently finished an MFA in Writing at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD). She has worked previously in casting and production for film and theatre In Virginia, New York, and Chicago. A graduate of L’école Jacques Lecoq, she specializes in physical theatre, devised work and movement direction.
ARIELLA COMO STOIAN
Ariella Como Stoian is a non-binary playwright and theatre-maker from Romania, Australia, Italy and now the UK, based in London. Ariella creates theatre through a magic realism, feminist lens to express joyful queer stories, often exploring themes of care, grief, embodiment, friendship and love. Ariella trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama where they are now a Visiting Practitioner. In the UK, their writing has been performed at The Space, Hen and Chickens Theatre, OSO Arts Centre, Southwark Playhouse, Camden People’s Theatre, The Cockpit and RCSSD, as well as site-specific, hyper-local spaces across Greater London.
Is a writer and stand-up comic from Baltimore. Since finishing her master’s degree at RCSSD, she has become a member of the 2019/2020 Soho Writer’s Lab. She also is a member of the stand-up group, Mumsn3t Comedy Collective, with whom she performs at The Apple Tree.
Is a writer, producer, director and actor from London. Since finishing his Writing MA at RCSSD, he's been writing scripts, working at Battersea Arts Centre, managing content for a startup podcast app and playing Animal Crossing. He created 'The Clockwork Arms', soon to be performed at the Boulevard Theatre, and is one of the OSO's resident Panto Players.
ANNA SUWANASUK RATTRAY
Is a Scottish-Thai writer and producer from Edinburgh. She is currently on Playwrights’ Studio Scotland’s Mentoring Programme 2019/2020, following her masters at RCSSD where she was an Embassy Scholar. She is part of GOATS whose work has been showcased at Camden People’s Theatre and the Boulevard Theatre (West End).