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To 'raise dark' is when a poker player makes a raise during the opening round of betting without looking at his or her cards.

A move with inherent peril, usually designed to create action.


Raise Dark is a UK based theatre company that specialises in new writing and connecting with hard to reach audiences.








Kevin trained on the Central School of Speech and Drama Directing short course and was then selected to take part in the Young Vic Director’s Network: The Springboard Project 2012. He subsequently trained on weeklong workshops lead by Ian Rickson and Joe Hill-Gibbins.


His production of Macbeth: In Pitch Black had three national tours and directing credits include BODIEDPilgrims, Maidentrip and the immersive launch events IGN Premiere: Assassins Creed Syndicate and Final Fantasy XV.



Sarah led Raise Dark's Battle Lines programme and has worked as a workshop facilitator for Chain Reaction Theatre Company and the Milano Playwriting Festival 2015.


Sarah is also a writer and graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme and Studio Group. Her debut play Pilgrims was produced by Raise Dark and her second play The Sweethearts opened at the Finborough Theatre in Autumn 2015.


For more information on Sarah's work please visit The Agency's website.

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