Directors

Jack Evans
Director/Principle

Jack trained at ALRA North and works mostly in theatre as an Actor/Musician.

Theatre credits include: 
‘Girls Don’t Play Guitar’ (Liverpool Royal Court), Aladdin (The Production Exchange), Time to Bloom (The Knotted Project/Colour the Clouds/Lowry); Hansel and Gretel (Derby Theatre); Stone Soup (Bolton Albert Halls/Little Diamond Theatre Company); Beyond the End of the Road (November Club); A Sigh of the Coal (New Vic Borderlines) The Extraordinary Tale of Holly Christmas (The Lowry/Colour the Clouds Theatre Company) The Frozen Roman, Salsa Verde, Eddie and the Gold Tops (Badapple Theatre) The House Behind the Lines (Buglight Theatre).
 
Television/Commercial credits include: The Magic Story Box (CBeebies-TV); Santander; Barclaycard; Oak Furniture Land; AO; Pukka Pies; Sony Playstation (TVC)




Rachel Gay
Relief Director

Rachel works as an actor, multi-disciplinary performer and children's yoga teacher.  Training: Arthaus.Berlin (previously London International School of Performing Arts) Devised Theatre & Performance, Northumberland Theatre Company, Philippe Gaulier, and of course Act One Drama Studio!
Last year Rachel trained as a children & teen yoga teacher and is currently running classes and developing her yogi pedagogy under the name We Are Yoga (WAYyoga).
Theatre Credits include:
The Noise (Unlimited Theatre), We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Kenny Wax Productions), Rapunzel (Nottingham Playhouse) White Peacock (Nottingham Playhouse),
Television Credits Include:
Coronation Street, Performance Art - Luminosity (Marina Abramovic Retrospective, Manchester Art Gallery) Reground (W139 Amsterdam), Right Here Right Now (Baltic 39), currently working with LEVEL, Rowsley, as a performer in their forthcoming tour of SENSE.




Lauren Hart
Relief Director

Lauren Hart graduated in 2007 from The Central School of Speech and Drama in London where she trained as an actor and Theatre maker. Since graduating she has worked professionally in the independent theatre scene around Europe performing her own work and collaborating with other artists.  During her university studies she undertook various training within the field of physical theatre and movement. She has previously trained with The Grotowski Institute, Anu Almagro, Dimitris Varkas (Song of the Goat), Nigel Charnock (DV8),  John Britton (Duende), Company of Wolves, Frantic Assembly, Tmesis Theatre, Gob Squad, Dante or Die, Pas De Dieux and Minako Seki. As a child she also attended classes and performed with Act One. She has performed at various venues and site-specific locations in the UK, South Africa, Germany, Norway, Finland and Greece. She specialises in one-to-one performance, audience participation, physical theatre and site-specific theatre. All her work is devised and created from scratch so each performance is unique and tailor made. Her aim is to create performances that are focused on contributing to positive social change rather than simply just to entertain.

She has 12 years experience working as a Drama Specialist and Teacher with children, young people and adults in a variety of educational, community and professional organisations. She is currently in her final year of training to be a Dramatherapist and is passionate about creating value in her community using the therapeutic tools of theatre to inspire and make a fundamental difference to children and young people.
Bethan Owen
Assistant Director
Amelia Hannan
Assistant Director
Act One Drama Studio
PO Box 5976
Sheffield
S11 0GR

Contact Jack
Tel: 07904 339024
jack@actonedramastudio.co.uk
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