Making change one absurd play at a time
Founder and Artistic Director
Marissa Landy is a writer, composer, director and actor who writes to make change. All of her work up to now with Baloney has focused on health (mental and physical). She started her writing career at Queen Mary University and after completing her Masters at Mountview she went on to develop Baloney Theatre Company. Every year she looks to explore what boundaries Baloney can push and will continue to make and seek work that does just that. Credits include: 'Same Old, Same Oldies' (director and writer), 'The Cat's the Thing' (performer and writer), 'Begonias' (performer and writer), 'Manic Monologues' (composer), 'Publico' (actor), 'Twelfth Night' tour (actor) and 'A NON-EMERGENCY' (performer and writer).
Director of Operations
Cristina Jerney is a London-based actor, writer, and marketing professional. Her unique background includes two theatre degrees, as well as previous marketing management positions for two London start-ups. A skilled communicator and project manager, Cristina is very pleased to bring the breadth of her experience to Baloney Theatre. Credits with Catapult Theatre Company include, 'Proud to be Here', 'All Girl Band' and currently they have a Christmas Concert in the works.
Writer in Residence
Lani is a performer and writer who trained in musical theatre at Mountview Academy of Performing Arts, and loves using puppetry and comedy to explore socio-political issues. Her previous theatre credits include: writer and performer in Canal Cafe Theatre’s NewsRevue, The Wicked Witch of the West in DK Productions’ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Evil Enchantress in DK Productions’ The Beauty and the Beast and Dominic Cummings in Blowfish Theatre’s national tour of Boris the Musical 3. Lani is also currently writing a comedy musical cabaret.
The best demonstration of humanity that I have seen at the Fringe this year. True, raw, realistic, poetic, beautiful theatre. Edinburgh Fringe Audience Review
Best show we have seen. Please go. Original. Heart warming and real. Needs to go on nationwide tour as needs to be seen. Edinburgh Fringe Audience Review
I'm a paramedic and have been for 7 years and nothing ever gets to me, I'm never emotional over a job. BUT, the story with Nina had me crying out of nowhere! I think it reminded me strongly of a job I've been to, but never thought about since, and seeing it from an outsiders perspective brought all kinds of emotions I didn't know I was bottling up. Thank you. Wanstead Fringe Audience ReviewParamedic