Meet more of the Team
Josephine Dennehy: Assistant Director
Josephine graduated in 2014 with a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from University College Cork, Ireland, with a year spent studying abroad in Paris. She has worked extensively in theatre production on both an amateur and professional level. She has previously worked with young people as a drama instructor at various summer camps in Cork and with the Cork School of Music Youth Theatre. She currently assists with Strange Town’s 11-14s youth theatre at Out of the Blue and the 8-10s and 11-14s youth theatre groups at the Calton Centre.
Jennifer Adam: Writer
Drew Taylor-Wilson: Director
Drew Taylor is an award winning theatre director, playwright and Arts in Education specialist based in Glasgow. A multidisciplinary artist with over 10 years in the industry; Drew’s practice centres on the facilitation of seldom seen stories, multi-art-form presentation and creating theatre as an accessible, stimulating space for all audiences and participants.
Amy Watt: Director
Amy is a freelance youth theatre practitioner and director who is passionate about using drama and theatre to create a positive impact on people and places. She has worked extensively throughout Scotland and on a range of international projects, in Romania, Lesotho, Canada, India and the Middle East. Amy joined Strange Town in 2009 and currently leads our 14-18s youth theatre (Tuesday group), as well as both of our Improv Comedy groups (8-10s and 11-14s). In June 2016 she directed our 16-18s youth theatre’s production of What Now? at the Traverse.
Nikki Kalkman: Assistant Director
Nikki is an independent theatre director and youth practitioner. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama) she has worked extensively in both the Australian and UK theatre Sectors. She creates dramaturgically strong, visual, experiential theatre within the disciplines of puppetry, physical and immersive theatre. She was commissioned by Puppet Animation Scotland to develop a performance based on the life of Dorothea Jordan, that was presented at Festival Mondial Des Theatres De Marionnettes 2015 in France. She also works extensively as a workshop assistant and chaperone with the Macrobert Arts Centre youth theatre. As well as assisting with our 14-18s (Thursday) youth theatre, Nikki leads specialist workshops in puppetry.
Ruth Hollyman: Creative Director
Ruth is an Edinburgh based director, arts manager and writer who has been working with young people in a theatre setting for 25 years, primarily in Scotland. She co-founded Strange Town and manages it with Steve Small and also runs the Strange Town Young Actors’ agency. She worked in the marketing department at Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 1995, where she established the theatre’s education programme. From 1996-2000 she lived in Tokyo, setting up a children’s theatre company and working in television and the voiceover industry. As a freelancer she has previously worked with Lyceum Youth Theatre, macRobert, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Scottish Youth Theatre, Perth Theatre, Stirling Youth Theatre, Borderline Youth Theatre, and Dundee Rep.
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If you're still having a think about what to go see during the last week of the Fringe Festival, why not give this a watch and a listen. We got the chance to chat to Strange Town theatre company ahead of their run of 'Dr Korczak's Example' at the Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile from the 21st to the 25th of August. We have a chat about the production, returning to the play from last year, general chat about the Fringe and, of course, a trip to the Desert Island!
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