From the United States, but having lived & worked in the United Kingdom for over 20 years, Matthew is an international theatre director, playwright and theatre for development facilitator, post-graduate with experience of creating, coordinating and implementing theatre projects in the United Kingdom, the United States, Bosnia, and East & Southern Africa. For more information please visit, www.MatthewHahn.org.uk.
From Romania, Andrei's skills and passions encompass music, theatre, and film. With training in Acting from the National University of Theatre and Film Bucharest and a Master's degree from East 15 Acting School, Andrei went on to compose music for various theatre and film productions, and has worked as a voice-over artist and media producer. Additionally, he's been involved in leading music workshops for theatre groups at The Arcola Theatre, Scaffold State, and East 15. Andrei is also the frontman of the indie band, The Alpacas.
Colette is an Actor, theatre maker, producer and voice over artist. After studying Drama at Liverpool John Moores University Colette joined the BBC Talent Rights department engaging actors, musicians, presenters, script writers and all other contributors for radio, television and on-line productions.
She returned to working in the theatre in 2020 working with Portrait Theatre and is now a Director of the company. Colette has been working with The Folkestone Performing Arts Company since 2021 and has also worked as an acting coach for The Actor’s Lounge in Canterbury.
Katie is an actor, singer and theatre-maker. Katie trained at Italia Conti (BA HONS ACTING), and has had a varied and successful 20 year professional career, including West End credits, Open Air Oxford Shakespeare seasons, National UK Touring, Musicals, directing and producing new writing for Off West End and regular Voice Over work. Katie is also a classically trained, professional freelance singer, having recently headlined at Dreamland for the Turner and is an associate artist for Screaming Alley Cabaret and has been an associate artist for Looping the Loop CIC's 'We Are Nearly Normal' Street Theatre Company for the last 8 years. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Bindlestick Theatre and has toured shows in Kent, London and for Paines Plough Roundabout Festival.
Originally from Sweden, Francisca is a clown, theatre maker and applied theatre practitioner based in Kent. Her passion for working with young people and marginalised communities have led her to co-create performances with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, as well as with organisations such as Clowns Without Borders UK. She is a company director of award-winning Acá theatre who make witty and slapstick-tastic performances for young people, and work as a freelance performer, director, producer and facilitator. She frequently facilitates workshops in clowning, ensemble, LAMDA, classical theatre and physical theatre.
Will trained at the University of Kent, graduating in 2009 with a Masters in Drama and Theatre Studies, specialising in Theatrical Design and Scenography but with training in a range of areas including puppetry, popular performance and physical theatre. Credits include: for Gap Theatre: Radio Blighty's Idle Hour, It Came from the Deep, The Horror of Half Day Closing, Murder Between the Stumps and Escape from Castle Kronenburg. For Crashbang Theatre: The Sorcerer Next Door and Horror Stories. Other credits include: Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Tartarus, Riddley Walker, Year of the Family, Anna Weiss and The Seagull.
Sarah has successfully worked in theatre for over 13 Years. She trained at the Oxford School of Drama and The School of Physical Theatre. Her credits include The Jeweller directed by Paul Jepson, in London’s West End, and The Good Earth, Wales Millennium Centre, as well as touring a one woman show for 3 months. She is most passionate about the work she does with young offenders, vulnerable adults and diverse communities. She moved from London to Kent four years ago, since then her work has been focused locally.