Göze was born in Istanbul, Turkey. At university, she studied philosophy at Bryn Mawr College, USA, where she also performed in numerous main house productions under the direction of Mark Lord. In 1999, upon graduation, she returned to her hometown and began her apprenticeship with Bilsak Tiyatro Atölyesi. She worked with the company for five years, taking part in the training and devising process, participating in and sometimes running workshops, and performing in both the company venues and others in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir in four productions including Palyaco Rusen in Mach 1, the Clown and the Woman at the Istanbul International Theatre Festival. In 2003 she also began to work with alchera and performed the Traitor in War: a Call to Arms, also at the Istanbul International Theatre Festival.
In October 2004, Göze moved to the UK and began her practice-based doctorate on archetype in performance which was completed in 2008. In addition to founding/running and devising/performing with cafila aeterna, Göze had the chance to train with the New Winds led by Iben Nagel Rasmussen from 2005 to 2006, and to participate in, hold workshops with, and perform with the research group The Quick and the Dead led by Alison Hodge from 2005 to 2007. In April 2005, she attended ISTA in Poland; in September 2006, she attended Arlecchino Errante and took the commedia dell’arte masterclass with Claudia Contin and Ferruccio Merisi; in the Autumn of 2006, she worked independently with Alison Hodge on her clown; from January to April 2007, she was initiated into the ways of leather mask-making by Enzo Cozzi.
Since September 2007, Göze has been working as a lecturer at the Drama Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Marilena was born in Athens. During her undergraduate studies at the Theatre Studies Department (National University, Athens), Marilena trained in directing (particularly naturalism) and dramaturgy and participated in a number of productions. She moved to the UK in 2002 for postgraduate studies. (MA in Research  and PhD in Theatre , Royal Holloway, University of London).
Marilena joined cafila aeterna in October 2005. She is a resident spectator and works alongside other members of the company on the dramaturgy and devising of cafila’s work (and I raised my hand glorious , the truth about the tyrant  and the world rests on a tortoise ).
Alongside the work with cafila aeterna, Marilena is also the artistic director for Monsters and Players, a young international theatre company based in Dublin. She worked as a co-director and dramaturge for the company’s first professional show, a moment of suitable silence, for the Dublin Absolut Fringe (2009).
Since 2008, Marilena has been teaching contemporary performance practice and theory at the Department of Performing Arts, University of Winchester. Marilena is currently writing a book on travelling and contemporary British theatre.
Marissia Fragkou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied English at the University of Athens before moving to the UK to study theatre (MA in Research, 2005). She recently completed her Ph.D at the Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. She joined cafila aeterna in 2008 as a resident spectator for The World Rests on a Tortoise, a durational walking project for the ‘100 Years of Futurism’ event at the University of Goldsmiths (2009). She is interested in creating and researching on work that touches upon issues of belonging, nomadism and the self. She currently teaches drama, theatre and performance at Royal Holloway and the University of Winchester.
Katja is a performer and a teacher. Her current work explores how site-specificity deals with memory, history and time, and the mapping of stories through the space, be it walls of a building or the lines of skin. Katja joined cafila aeterna in September 2008, and performed and co-created The World Rests on a Tortoise, a durational walking project (at ‘100 years of Futurism’ event). Her solo work, Winter Stories, was performed at the Shunt Lounge, and includes an ongoing postcard project. Other ongoing work includes collaborations with artist Emily Orley and the ‘Brief Encounters – or the breaking of images’ project (Shunt, Manchester greenroom), and with Cass Fleming and Caoimhe McAvinchey engaging with the photography of Francesca Woodman, as well as performance work, artist mentorship and guest curating for My Site | In Space.
Past projects include working with Rajni Shah and Emily Orley on Summerbook Project (commissioned by Farnham Maltings), directing a one-woman cabaret show, Climb Inside, with performance artist Liselle Terret (BAC and Cochrane Theatre), performing as Josephine in Napoleon in Exile with Chris Goode and Signal To Noise (Drill Hall, London and Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), and co-founding My Wife, with performances Watergames, The Impressive Presence of the Empress, Come unto my hairdom (BAC, ICA).
Katja is currently undertaking PhD research at Queen Mary University of London for which she was awarded an AHRC-funded studentship for three years. She has been teaching Live Art at Goldsmiths since 2000, and is a sought after freelance lecturer on other practice-based drama and theatre arts courses in London (Central School of Speech and Drama, Queen Mary, Roehampton).