MyAnna Buring - Associate Director

MyAnna’s recent theatre includes Twelfth Night (Exeter Northcott), Seduced (Finborough).

TV includes CGI Sketch Show (BB3) Doctor Who & Casualty (both BBC1), Midsummer Murders, The Bill (both ITV), Murder Prevention (FIVE).

Films include Doomsday (Universal Pictures), City Rats (Face Films), The Descent (Celador Pictures).

For MahWaff: Guardians (Theatre503, Edinburgh Festival – Pleasance – Fringe First Award Winner 2005, Best Actress Fringe Awards 2005), Monologue for an Ensemble (Oman Tour, Edinburgh Festival – C Venues).

Trained at LAMDA.

Gunnar Cauthery - Associate

Gunnar has been acting since his early teens, playing the lead in TV's The Demon Headmaster, as well as taking parts in Just William and The Disney Club.

Recent Credits: The Happy Prince and others in Wilde Tales; Julian in Cracked (Rondo Theatre, Bath); News Revue (25th Anniversary Tour); Jack in Year 10 (Royal Court Upstairs).

For MahWaff: Western, Improvisation

Trained at RADA.

Hywel John - Company Director

Hywel’s recent theatre includes Macbeth (West End - Gielgud Theatre, Chichester Festival), Twelfth Night (Chichester Festival), Ned and Sharon (Hightide Festival), Mike's Wishes (Arcola), Jesus Christ It's Christmas (Bristol Old Vic), Opportunism Duplicity Paranoia (Candid Arts), The Father(Chichester Festival), Cinderella (Jerwood Vanbrugh), Making Dickie Happy (Croydon Warehouse, Rosemary Branch Theatre), Trelawny of the Wells (Finborough), King John (The Space), Bang on the Nerve (Theatre503)

Film includes: The Grind, Running for River, and Breakdown.

For MahWaff: Angry Young Man, Guardians, Western.

Trained at LAMDA

John Heffernan - Associate

John trained at Webber Douglas, where roles included Kirill in The Twelth Hour, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, The Passenger in Terrorism and Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac

Recent credits: Clive in Five Finger Exercise, by Peter Shaffer (Frankfurt International Theatre); Shakespeare workshop with Greg Doran (Wickham theatre, Bristol)

For MahWaff: Western, Travels With my Aunt, An Inspector Calls

Jessica Malik - Co-producer

Jess is the most recent member of MahWaff.

In addition to her background in the film, theatre and television industries, she holds a degree in law and is an experienced fundraiser, organiser and producer. She will be an invaluable asset to the Waffs in the upcoming Edinburgh productions.

Jessica's worked with organisations such as The British Red Cross, Great Ormond Street Childrens' Hospital and Help a London Child.

Cian Plumbe - Designer

Cian graduated with an MEng from Bristol university in Engineering before winning a highly competitive place on the Industrial Design course at the Royal College of Art.

Cian has also worked as a production designer on several short films, and has experience as a designer with international firms including the acclaimed Ora Ito design house in Paris.

For MahWaff: Western, Monologue For An Ensemble, Improvisation

Rebecca Pownall - Company Manager

Rebecca trained at Webber Douglas, where roles included Sally Bowles in I Am A Camera, Major Barbara in Major Barbara, and Rosalind in As You Like It

Recent credits: The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler (St. Luke's Theatre); Ophelia in director Yukio Ninagawa's Hamlet (Understudy, Thelma Holt Productions, National Tour); Girl in Silence, by Harold Pinter (Kings Head Theatre).

For MahWaff: Western, Monologue For An Ensemble, Improvisation

Ben Woolf - Artistic Director

Ben is an award-winning writer-director working in theatre, film and television.

As writer-director, MahWaff productions have included Angry Young Man and Western. He was the writer of Monologue for an Ensemble.

As a filmmaker, Ben has shot a number of dramas, commercials and broadcast documentaries.

Ben assisted Peter Gill on Look Back in Anger (Theatre Royal Bath); Sir Peter Hall on Amy's View (Peter Hall Productions/TRB, No. 1 tour & West End); and Paul Miller on French Without Tears (ETT, No. 1 tour).  He was Associate Director of Elling in the West End and is currently Staff Director of The History Boys for the National Theatre in the West End.