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The Kibo Team

Sharon Willems

Artistic Director and Founding member


Sharon is the artistic director of Kibo Productions and directed their five-star production of Tea Set by Gina Moxley (The White Bear/Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh) starring Amy Molloy. Recent work includes direction for Indignitas by Jonathan Skinner (Criterion Theatre, New Writing Showcase) and To The Free by Olga Nikora (Off-West End Adopt A Playwright Award reading). Sharon directed the UK Première of Birthday by Brooklyn-based playwright Crystal Skillman (Waterloo East Theatre/Camden Fringe) and wrote the foreword for the subsequent Samuel French publication. She has curated several new writing events for Kibo Productions and is currently working with award-winning playwright, Jaki McCarrick (Leopoldville, PapaTango Prize) to develop Tussy, a new work on the life of feminist revolutionary Eleanor Marx.


Sharon is also a freelance director, script reader and dramaturg and has worked across London on new writing for Little Pieces of Gold, The Off Cut Festival, Papa Tango Theatre Company, and Salt Theatre Company.



Leonard Bacica
Company Manager and Founding Member

Leo started his career in cinema in 2002, then started branching out into theatre in 2011. He is working as a light designer, stage manager and lighting technician and is in charge of the production aspects of Kibo's new projects. 


Cinema credits include: Cold Mountain (2003), The Cave (2005), Blood Creek (2007) and hundreds of short films, music clips, commercials and TV shows.

Theatre credits include: Blavatsky's Tower (Barons Court Theatre), Now We Are 60 (King's Head Theatre), The Squeaky Clean (New Wimbledon Studio), Girl-friend (Hen and Chickens), L'Ecole Des Femmes (Barons Court Theatre & French Institute in London), She Wears Scented Rose (Teatro Technis).

Leo has been associated in a technical capacity with long running projects Tales Told in Romanian (since 2014) and Little Pieces of Gold (since 2013). He is also resident technician at Cafe de Paris.

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