Deanna Rodger is an award-winning writer and performer (former UK poetry champion). She is a forerunner in the UK poetry scene, with accolades from ELLE UK (30under30 inspirational women), HC100 Rising Star, Benjamin Zephaniah – with whom she teaches the Writing for Performance module at Brunel University – and theatres including Roundhouse Camden, Lyric Hammersmith and Young Vic. She has written for National Youth Theatre (2012 Olympic Team welcome Ceremony, Buckingham Palace), Somewhere to_ (Downing street, Treasury), BBC (Women who Spit Iplayer, 1Xtra, Freespeech), Sky News (Morning Thoughts) and regularly performs internationally.
Renown for her passion on and off stage, Deanna is co-founder and member of Chill Pill, Come Rhyme With Me and Keats House Poetry Forum. She is currently developing an installation which explores the relationship human beings have with light.
Taz Thomas is a visual director who specializes in animation and graphic design. Taz designs the aesthetic of Matter, bringing to life Matter’s immersive environments through 360 degree time lapses, digital visual imagery and CGI.
Cherif Hashizume is a sound engineer who has works with the likes of Jon Hopkins and Imogen Heap. As the sound designer for Matter, Cherif has built an interactive light sensor which sends a signal for a visual and sound respond depending on where light is shone on it. He has also designed the sound for the each world of the play.