The Heroine Chronicles is a female-lead theatre and participation company, founded in 2018 by Callie Nestleroth and Clare McCall. We create energetic and colorful productions and interactive workshops with audience experience at the forefront.
We make new work and adaptations in which real and fictional worlds collide; recontextualizing female narratives in our contemporary society, often set in non-traditional spaces.
Our Audiences get a holistic and embodied experience that challenge how you engage with yourself and others.
Through all the work we do, our objectives are to:
Offer active, accessible theatrical experiences
Work from different perspectives
Provide alternative methods of advanced educational engagement
Link the tools and missions of theatre, libraries, museums, and schools
Create theatre for non-theatre spaces
Give students agency over their own learning
Create community through creativity and a shared love of exploring
CALLIE NESTLEROTH, Artistic Director
Callie is a theatre maker, director, and script reader from the Washington DC, now based in London. With The Heroine Chronicles Callie has directed Social Media Suicide (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018), a tour of Oh Heroine How I Love You! (London and NYC Libraries), and is developing new projects Dreaming Real and Why We Love Dead Women. Her work has been seen in London at Southwark Playhouse, Drayton Arms, Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Old Red Lion and site-specifically, and in New York as part of Make Music New York, The Young Playwrights Festival (O'Neill Center), Fresh Ground Pepper's CHALLENGE program, Kraine Theater. She is a member of the 2018/2019 SDCF Observership Class and assisted on Diana, A New Musical directed by Christopher Ashley at La Jolla Playhouse. Member of the 2019 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. Training: MFA Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; Advanced Directing at the National Theater Institute.
NICOLE ACQUAH, Associate Artist
Nicole Acquah is an actor, writer and educator. She holds a BA in Drama and Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, and a Master of Arts in Advanced Theatre Practice from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has also worked successfully with various arts organisations as a freelance theatre-maker. She runs theatre company Acquah&Co, focusing upon championing and celebrating diverse British voices. Her play For a Black Girl received critical acclaim at VAULT Festival 2018, where it was picked up by Camden People’s Theatre and The Curve, Slough. Nicole is a visiting lecturer and module facilitator at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as contributor to reputable theatre criticism magazines Exeunt and WhatsonStage. Nicole is an associate artist with The Heroine Chronicles, her first play with the company being an absurdist exploration of literary heroines entitled Heroines in Limbo.
JINSOOK KIM, Resident Designer
Jinsook Kim is a multi-discplinary theatre maker, performer and designer from South Korea. She is resident designer for The Heroine Chronicles, and a founder of devised company BrainStorm Ensemble. Designer credits include video on For A Black Girl, art direction on The Invisible, and PR for Oh Heroine How I Love You!. Assistant Director credits include Dragon King, The Petal, and Master and Margarita. http://jinsook-kim.com/portfolio/_pr-designs/?ckattempt=1
CLARE MCCALL, Associate Director
Clare is an actor, theatre-maker & facilitator with extensive experience in collaborative & devised theatre. Clare’s acting work spans both film & theatre with recent screen credits including Lane (independent film by Robyn Steyn), The Girl Who Fell in Love with a Wolf & The Invisible Milk (short films for BBC World Service), Just Business (independent film by Grizzle The Bear Ltd.) & The Further Adventures of Lucy-Anna Martin (independent feature film by John Richards). Her recent theatre credits include work with 27 Degrees, Idle Discourse, Footprints Theatre CIC & Pomba Girls. Clare’s one-woman-show, Social Media Suicide, was performed to sell-out audiences at Edinburgh Fringe 2018. SMS will be adapted as a Participation Project for The Heroine Chronicles in 2019.
As a facilitator, Clare leads workshops both as a freelance practitioner and in collaboration with Footprints CIC, Theatre For Life CIC, Arty Party & Atlas Movement Theatre.