19th Street aims to produce diverse, challenging and exciting new writing whilst providing a springboard for emerging artists to further their careers in the UK. We particularly want to produce work that will foster relationships between established writers and emerging directors.


A Strange Loop

19th Street’s Sarah Roy is thrilled to be Associate Producer…

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Associated Artists

Get to know the team behind 19th Street Productions. If you’d like to be involved with any future ventures, make sure to get in touch.

Sarah Roy

Sarah trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.  As part of the Amoralist Theatre Company she starred in Bring Us The Head of Your Daughter (PS122), Animals and Plants – written and directed by Pulitzer Prize nominated Adam Rapp (The Gershwin Hotel), and The Bad and The Better (Playwrights Horizons). London work includes The Drunken City (Tabard Theatre), Glue (E4) and recently a reading of Harpo and Aleck (written by Dick Celement and Ian La Frenais) alongside Stephen Fry, Maureen Lipman and Mathew Horne. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 19th Street Productions.

Derek Ahonen

Derek is an internationally acclaimed playwright, director, and the founder of The Amoralist Theatre Company in New York. Notable works include The Pied Pipers of The Lower East Side (PS122)Happy in the Poorhouse (Theatre 80)Bring Us The Head of Your Daughter (PS122), The Bad and The Better (Playwrights Horizons), and The Qualification of Douglas Evans (Walkerspace).

Ahonen’s work has been lauded by The New York TimesThe New Yorker and Variety amongst many others.

Vik Sivalingam

Vik trained at Birkbeck, University of London. His directorial credits include The Drunken City (Tabard Theatre), Twelfth Night (Iris Theatre), The Tempest (British House – Rio Olympics 2016), Ages (Old Vic New Voices), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Rose Kingston Studio), Or Nearest Offer (Almeida Theatre).

Assisting/Resident credits include Made In Dagenham (West End), Royal Shakespeare Company, Headlong Theatre, Royal Court , Young Vic.

Max Elton

Director Max Elton directed the critically acclaimed production of David Ireland’s The End of Hope in Soho Theatre’s main space in a co-production between Soho Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond. He wrote and directed Big Brother Blitzkrieg (King’s Head Theatre), and other direction includes The Melting Pot (Finborough Theatre), Stripped (King’s Head Theatre) and Leftovers (Tristan Bates Theatre).

The Times “freewheeling, majestically entertaining… Elton, wisely opts for a light touch”

Evening Standard “There are a lot of gear changes for director Max Elton to handle in just one hour, but he steers a confident path through them”

Matt Trueman, WhatsOnStage “raunchy romcom packs explosives in it’s pants”

Stephanie Zari

Stephanie Zari is an award winning, BAFTA longlisted filmmaker whose shorts have achieved festival, critical, online and broadcast success screening at OSCAR, BAFTA and BIFA qualifying festivals worldwide. Her short film Marigolds was acquired and broadcast on BBC HD SHORTS and won Best Director at Underwire Film Festival. Stephanie’s latest short film Being Keegan stars multi-BAFTA nominated Stephen Graham (The Irishman, This is England, Snatch, Boardwalk Empire).

In 2017, Stephanie was Awarded Creative England/BFI Emerging Talent Development Funds for script completion of her feature film In Our Blood.

Stephanie is a 2017 Pia Pressure New Voices Award recipient, is part of the 2018/19 BFI/BAFTA X CREW Talent Programme and also received the John Brabourne Award in 2018.


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