Since 2014, he has been producing plays with his own Edinburgh company Aulos Productions, including the award-winning productions First Class (2014) and Gobland for the Goblins! (2017)
Meet more of the Team
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.
Grace is an actor and theatre practitioner with over 12 years of experience leading creative workshops for children and young people. Grace graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a MA Distinction in Acting. Her credits include Blue Stockings (Bridewell Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Royal Festival Hall), Alice in Wonderland (Birmingham Rep Theatre) and Bolero (Bridewell Theatre).
She has taught extensively throughout the UK with companies including City Varieties Youth Theatre, Performing Arts Etc., TheatreTrain, Stagecoach, Blueberry Academy and Aberdeen Performing Arts. Grace is particularly passionate about her work Grace is delighted to be part of the Strange Town team and to be leading the 8-12s Skills group.
Amy is a theatre maker, performer and youth arts facilitator. She graduated with BA(hons) Dance and Drama from Kingston University and Edinburgh College in 2020, during which she completed a placement with Strange Town. Amy is passionate about working with children and young people and has worked extensively as an Associate Artist with Firefly Arts and has worked freelance with At the Root and Scottish Youth Theatre. Amy enjoys using theatre as means to learn more about the world in which we live and often uses movement as means of narrative within both devised performance and text-based productions.
Katie Innes: Design and Production Manager
Katie graduated from the BA(hons) Drama and Performance course at Queen Margaret University, specialising in design and scenic art. She further developed her skills on the Scenehouse Design course. Her work in theatre includes designing for Dirliebane Theatre Company, Musselburgh Riding of the Marches and Hopscotch Theatre Company. She has also worked as props assistant for Jack Morton Worldwide on the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 and as a scenic artist on a variety of productions from Big House Events.
Katie designed 2 of Strange Town’s June 2017 shows- Last Night Me and Crossing, performed at the Traverse Theatre. She also designed Strange Town’s 2017 Fringe show- A Field of our Own.
Debs Hahn: Director
Debs is a Leith-based freelance director and youth theatre practitioner. As well as Strange Town, she has worked with the Lyceum Youth Theatre and Eco Drama. Debs studied Theatre at the University of Glasgow and Freie Universitaet Berlin, and is currently studying for an MSc in Community Education. She currently leads Strange Town’s 14-16s youth theatre and also Strange Town’s 16-25s group that is taking a devised performance to the National Theatre of Scotland Exchange festival.
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